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Section: US & Canada

    Obama’s Misguided Indulgence of U.S. Client States
    Jan03

    Obama’s Misguided Indulgence of U.S. Client States

    Uri Friedman comments on Obama’s management of relationships with allies and clients: By contrast, Obama seems to believe that the United States and its allies should—in an ideal world, at least—share interests and values. When an ally acts in ways he disapproves of, Obama has been more willing than his recent predecessors to publicly...

    Slovakia Tells Europe: Stop the Referendums
    Jan03

    Slovakia Tells Europe: Stop the Referendums

    At some points in 2016 it seemed as if there was always a referendum on the horizon in Europe—including the one in Britain on Brexit, in Hungary on refugees, in Italy on the constitution and in the Netherlands on a Ukraine trade deal. Now Robert Fico, Slovakia’s prime minister, has urged his fellow EU leaders to make sure 2017 doesn’t...

    China confirms its carrier held drills in South China Sea
    Jan03

    China confirms its carrier held drills in South China Sea

    BEIJING (AP) — China confirmed that its aircraft carrier has for the first time conducted drills in the South China Sea with a formation of other warships and fighter jets, a move that could raise concerns among its neighbors. The Defense Ministry said several J-15 fighter jets took off and landed from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier...

    How to Avoid a New Cold War
    Jan03

    How to Avoid a New Cold War

    In retaliation for the hacking of John Podesta and the DNC, Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats and ordered closure of their country houses on Long Island and Maryland’s Eastern shore. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that 35 U.S. diplomats would be expelled. But Vladimir Putin stepped in, declined to retaliate at all, and...

    Would a Fillon Presidency Overturn France’s Russia Policy?
    Jan03

    Would a Fillon Presidency Overturn France’s Russia Policy?

    David Cadier Security, Europe A French U-turn on Russia appears unlikely but some changes can be expected. After winning the conservatives’ primary elections on November 27, François Fillon is now best positioned to be the next president of France. Although political forecasts are like horoscopes these days, his victory over the far...

    Militia training clubs find eager audience among Russian nationalists
    Jan03

    Militia training clubs find eager audience among Russian nationalists

    The “cadets” listening to Gariev were largely white-collar and self-employed workers from cities across Russia, men motivated less by an ideology than by the siege mentality that has surged here since the wars in Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Will Populist Leaders Make Voters Love Putin?
    Jan02

    Will Populist Leaders Make Voters Love Putin?

    Republican voters see Russia more favorably today than they did before the election of Donald Trump. The so-called “Trump effect” (named after the President-elect’s sunny disposition toward Russia and President Vladimir Putin in particular) dominated at least one news cycle a few weeks back, but it obscures a more interesting emerging...

    This map shows whether the left or the right is in power in every European democracy
    Jan02

    This map shows whether the left or the right is in power in every European democracy

    Daily Kos Elections has been publishing our monthly International Elections Digest covering major foreign election developments throughout 2016. We put that knowledge to use making the above map that shows—very generally speaking—whether “the left” or “the right” wields political power in Europe, since nearly every country there is relatively...

    15 before-and-after images that show how we’re transforming the planet
    Jan02

    15 before-and-after images that show how we’re transforming the planet

    Human beings have replaced nature as the dominant force shaping Earth. We’ve cleared away forests, dammed up mighty rivers, paved vast roads, and transported thousands of species around the world. “To a large extent,” two scientists wrote in 2015, “the future of the only place where life is known to exist is being...

    Trump still not sold on Russian link to hacking
    Jan02

    Trump still not sold on Russian link to hacking

    PALM BEACH, Fla. — President-elect Donald Trump says that “no computer is safe” when it comes to keeping information private, expressing new skepticism about the security of online communications his administration is likely to use for everything from day-to-day planning to international relations. Trump rarely uses email or computers, despite...