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    2 Moscow airport workers involved in a plane crash that killed the CEO of Total had been drinking
    Oct25

    2 Moscow airport workers involved in a plane crash that killed the CEO of Total had been drinking

    Thomson ReutersMOSCOW, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Two Moscow airport workers involved in a plane crash in which Christophe de Margerie, the CEO of Total, was killed had been drinking alcohol, Russia’s aviation regulator said on Tuesday, saying the accident could have been avoided altogether. The French energy group’s chief executive was...

    A calm before the storm? The socio-political situation in Ukraine
    Oct25

    A calm before the storm? The socio-political situation in Ukraine

    While the war in Donbas in Eastern Ukraine is slowly turning into a frozen conflict, the socio-political situation in Ukraine is entering a phase of calm, with short-term prospects for political upheavals and popular discontent present but rather low. Yet longer-term evolutions do not bode well for the stability of the country, as several factors...

    Why Russia’s Military Escalation in Ukraine is Domestically Driven
    Oct25

    Why Russia’s Military Escalation in Ukraine is Domestically Driven

    On August 11, 2016, the Russian military held naval war games on the Black Sea, and placed its troops in Crimea on “combat alert.” Russia’s military escalation immediately followed Kremlin allegations that Ukrainian commandos had killed 2 Russian servicemen in Crimea. As the Russian Defense Ministry recently expanded...

    Time to Break Up With the Philippines
    Oct25

    Time to Break Up With the Philippines

    Alliances are transmission belts of war. So our Founding Fathers taught and the 20th century proved. When Britain, allied to France, declared war on Germany in 1914, America sat out, until our own ships were being sunk in 1917. When Britain, allied to France, declared war on Germany, September 3, 1939, we stayed out until Hitler declared war on...

    Obama’s Bet On Putin Has Collapsed
    Oct25

    Obama’s Bet On Putin Has Collapsed

    U.S. President Barack Obama told an interviewer recently that the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria “haunts me constantly” — and well it should. Hundreds of thousands dead, millions displaced, and still no end to the conflict is in sight. Even one year ago American military power still might have intervened decisively, without...

    Germany Warns of the Danger of War
    Oct25

    Germany Warns of the Danger of War

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Oct. 8 that the situation between the U.S. and Russia today is more dangerous than it was during the Cold War. As he put it, “It’s a fallacy to think that this is like the Cold War. The current times are different and more dangerous.” Since most of us think of the Cold War...

    Russia Preparing For War? Moscow Conducts Emergency Nuclear Drills
    Oct25

    Russia Preparing For War? Moscow Conducts Emergency Nuclear Drills

    The Kremlin has dusted off Soviet-era civil-defense plans and upgraded bomb shelters in major cities as anti-American rhetoric dominates the airwaves in the wake of a mistaken U.S.-led coalition bombing of Syrian troops last month. The United States and Russia ostensibly have been cooperating in Syria on routing the Islamic State group but still...

    Where Clinton and Trump stand on 37 issues
    Oct24

    Where Clinton and Trump stand on 37 issues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on three dozen issues: ABORTION Persistent Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion and to curb government funding for Planned Parenthood have been hotly debated in Washington and in states. The issue will be shaped in some way by the next president and could be...

    Grand Strategy: What is America’s Most Pressing Foreign Policy Issue?
    Oct24

    Grand Strategy: What is America’s Most Pressing Foreign Policy Issue?

    Ted Ellis Security, ISIS? China? Russia? The South China Sea. There are a variety of potential threats around the world today: tensions in the South China Seas, a nuclear North Korea, conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and civil wars in the Middle East are just a few. In order to better think about these challenges and how they relate to U.S....

    Clinton Adviser Lamented‘Naive’ Putin Comments
    Oct24

    Clinton Adviser Lamented‘Naive’ Putin Comments

    A high-level adviser to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign lamented the former secretary of state’s “naïve sounding” comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin made during a speech before Goldman Sachs executives three years ago, leaked emails show. Mandy Grunwald, Clinton’s senior communications adviser, warned other...