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    Donald Trump needs to clarify his position on NATO before something scary happens
    Nov10

    Donald Trump needs to clarify his position on NATO before something scary happens

    In mid-July, Donald Trump startled American allies and adversaries with a single startling statement: if elected president, he wouldn’t necessarily defend America’s allies in NATO if they were attacked by a foreign power. This extended, Trump said, to the Baltic countries right on Russia’s border — the very countries Russia...

    What I Learned About War by Having a Cup of Tea With a Taliban Veteran
    Nov10

    What I Learned About War by Having a Cup of Tea With a Taliban Veteran

    KYIV, Ukraine—In July 2010, I left a decade-long career in the Air Force, which included combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a special operations pilot. I was 29 years old and set to begin studies at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism the following January. Rather than idle away the intervening months, I had a plan—I...

    The Lessons of Henry Kissinger
    Nov10

    The Lessons of Henry Kissinger

    Author’s note (November 10, 2016): Over the past several months, I’ve interviewed Henry Kissinger, the former secretary of state, numerous times on the subject of America’s role in the world. Our conversations took place before this week’s election, but were informed by the foreign-policy differences between the...

    World Chaos and World Order: Conversations With Henry Kissinger
    Nov10

    World Chaos and World Order: Conversations With Henry Kissinger

    What follows is an extended transcript of several conversations on foreign policy I had with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, which formed the basis of a story in the December issue of The Atlantic. That story, along with an interview on Kissinger’s reaction to the surprise electoral...

    Donald Trump Will Have His Eye on You
    Nov10

    Donald Trump Will Have His Eye on You

    Edward Snowden was right. Glenn Greenwald was right. The American Civil Liberties Union was right.Throughout the Obama administration and indeed long beforehand, critics of the nation’s ever-expanding national security state have been grabbing Americans by the lapels and shaking them, trying to raise consciousness about the dangers. Their...

    With Trump Win, Ukraine Hopes to Score a US Presidential Visit
    Nov10

    With Trump Win, Ukraine Hopes to Score a US Presidential Visit

    KYIV, Ukraine—Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko congratulated Donald Trump on his election win by inviting the newly minted U.S. president-elect to visit the war-torn, Eastern European country. “This is a symbol of true democracy when nobody knew the results of the elections until the very last moment,” Poroshenko told U.S. Ambassador to...

    Turkey’s Receding EU Hopes Seen as Setback to Cyprus Reunification
    Nov10

    Turkey’s Receding EU Hopes Seen as Setback to Cyprus Reunification

    Turkey’s prospects of joining the European Union seem remote after the bloc this week criticized Ankara’s crackdown following the attempted coup in July. Turkey’s actions are also impacting the talks continuing in Switzerland over the reunification of Cyprus, which has been divided since Turkey invaded in 1974, in response to a...

    Russia Says Its Officials Were in Contact With Trump Campaign
    Nov10

    Russia Says Its Officials Were in Contact With Trump Campaign

    Russian government officials were in contact with members of Donald Trump’s campaign prior to Tuesday’s election, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Thursday. “Obviously, we know most of the people from his entourage,” Ryabkov told the Interfax news agency. “Those people have always been in the limelight in...

    EU set to extend Russia sanctions, but may be harder when Trump president
    Nov10

    EU set to extend Russia sanctions, but may be harder when Trump president

    By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is likely to extend economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine in December but… …read more Source:...

    Report: Trump’s team had contacts with Moscow during campaign
    Nov10

    Report: Trump’s team had contacts with Moscow during campaign

    Russia’s deputy foreign minister said Thursday that officials from his government were in contact with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, contradicting pledges from the president-elect that he had not interacted with the Kremlin despite numerous statements praising Russian President Vladimir Putin.”Obviously, we know most of...