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    Is Russia Really Winning in Syria and Ukraine?
    Oct05

    Is Russia Really Winning in Syria and Ukraine?

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Eurasia Moscow didn’t expect things would go this badly. Moscow just can’t catch a break. Last month, the Kremlin was shifting the discussion on Ukraine away from Russia’s involvement towards Ukraine’s noncompliance with the Minsk Accords, and preliminary discussions were underway among...

    Pence breaks with Trump on Putin, attacking Assad
    Oct05

    Pence breaks with Trump on Putin, attacking Assad

    Mike Pence broke sharply with his own running mate on Tuesday, calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “small and bullying leader” and saying the U.S. should consider striking the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad.On multiple occasions during his vice presidential debate with Democrat Tim Kaine, Pence took positions at odds with Donald...

    Pence Tries To Walk Back Donald Trump’s Bromance With Putin
    Oct05

    Pence Tries To Walk Back Donald Trump’s Bromance With Putin

    During the first vice presidential debate on Tuesday, Tim Kaine and Mike Pence spent nearly as much time talking about Russian leader Vladimir Putin as their own running mates.Pence took the first swing, perhaps wary of the fact that both he and Trump have compared Putin’s leadership favorably to U.S. president Barack Obama in the past:...

    Mike Pence brazenly contradicted Trump on Russia and Syria
    Oct05

    Mike Pence brazenly contradicted Trump on Russia and Syria

    Late in Wednesday’s vice presidential debate, Democrat Tim Kaine accused Republican Mike Pence of praising Russian President Vladimir Putin as a strong leader. Pence denied it. Kaine: Governor Pence said, inarguably, Vladimir Putin is a better leader than President Obama. Pence: That is absolutely inaccurate. Turns out, though, it was...

    Is Nuclear War Becoming Thinkable?
    Oct05

    Is Nuclear War Becoming Thinkable?

    People who make their living thinking about defense policy and national security like everything to fit into a nice framework, preferably one that can be visualized on a PowerPoint slide. If you are unfortunate enough to be standing next to two officials speaking Pentagonese during a reception, you will note that their language is full of...

    Pence Upstages Trump
    Oct05

    Pence Upstages Trump

    For a summit derided as a showdown between two affable boring suits, Tuesday’s vice-presidential debate turned out to be an acrimonious affair. If this was a pair of dads, they were the type who get into near fist-fights on the sidelines of Pop Warner games, not the friendly ones who cheer for both teams.Mike Pence, the Republican...

    Top Moments From The Vice Presidential Debate Between Mike Pence And Tim Kaine
    Oct05

    Top Moments From The Vice Presidential Debate Between Mike Pence And Tim Kaine

    Who’s going to be tougher on Russia?As if sensitive to Trump’s repeated praising of Russian president Vladimir Putin, Pence talked tough on Russia’s “barbaric” acts in Syria. “The small and bullying the leader of Russia is now dictating terms to the United States to the point where all the United States of...

    AP FACT CHECK: Pence on Clinton’s foreign policy
    Oct05

    AP FACT CHECK: Pence on Clinton’s foreign policy

    WASHINGTON — A claim from the vice-presidential debate between Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Tim Kaine, and how it stacks up with the facts: PENCE: She was the “architect of the Obama administration’s foreign policy.” He said the Middle East is “spinning out of control” and suggested that the ongoing crisis in...

    Pence and Kaine collide on debate stage
    Oct05

    Pence and Kaine collide on debate stage

    FARMVILLE, Virginia — Mike Pence quickly set out Tuesday to wrench the camera off of his controversy-plagued running mate, Donald Trump, and train it on Hillary Clinton’s flaws and scandals. And Tim Kaine was determined to stop him.The vice presidential contenders shed their polite decorum quickly – beginning with Kaine’s fierce...

    Is it a Threat or Desperation?
    Oct05

    Is it a Threat or Desperation?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday threatened to walk away from a long-standing plutonium disposal agreement with the United States. He submitted a bill to the Russian Duma that would withdraw Russia from a treaty first signed in 2000, but expanded upon in 2006 and 2010.Putin justifed Russia’s withdrawing by pointing to “a core...