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    The Gift of Empathy
    Nov15

    The Gift of Empathy

    Have the U.S. public and media adopted, with insufficient evidence, a demonization of Putin? It’s easy to do. Russia is the core of the former USSR, our Cold War enemy, and Putin, in his earlier career, was an intelligence operative. True, so was George Bush (the father) as director of the CIA, and true, the communist empire underwent a...

    Donald Trump Leaning Toward Extreme Militant John Bolton As Secretary Of State
    Nov15

    Donald Trump Leaning Toward Extreme Militant John Bolton As Secretary Of State

    WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump is leaning toward naming as secretary of state John Bolton, a bellicose enemy of Russia and Iran who is among the most hawkish members of the Republican foreign policy community, according to two sources familiar with Trump’s thinking.Bolton is the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, but...

    Human Rights Watch founder: Trump encouraging European anti-Semites
    Nov15

    Human Rights Watch founder: Trump encouraging European anti-Semites

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (JTA) — A founder of Human Rights Watch warned that Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president is encouraging anti-Semitism in Europe. Aryeh Neier, an American Jew who was born in Nazi Germany, addressed the issue on Sunday at a talk about philanthropy and anti-Semitism during an event organized by the Dutch...

    Trump and Putin are already talking about Syria
    Nov15

    Trump and Putin are already talking about Syria

    President Elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed a “settlement for the crisis in Syria” over the phone Monday, according to a statement released by the Kremlin. The Kremlin also said that Putin and Trump agreed that current relations between their two countries was “unsatisfactory.” The call comes less than a week after...

    Canada pressing ahead with Latvia mission despite concerns about NATO’s future
    Nov15

    Canada pressing ahead with Latvia mission despite concerns about NATO’s future

    Canada is pressing ahead with plans to deploy hundreds of troops to serve as a NATO buffer against Russia in eastern Europe, despite concerns about the military alliance’s future under the administration of Donald Trump. The president-elect repeatedly criticized NATO during the election campaign, calling it obsolete and warning that the...

    A 3-Step Strategy for Trump on Ukraine
    Nov15

    A 3-Step Strategy for Trump on Ukraine

    Jeffrey Burt, James Hitch, Peter Pettibone, Thomas Shillinglaw Security, Eurasia Trump is ideally positioned to construct an entirely new U.S.-Russian relationship. There are few higher foreign policy priorities for the new Trump Administration than addressing the highly disruptive and potentially catastrophic conflict brewing sinisterly in...

    Putin, Trump Speak by Phone, Agree to Work to Improve Ties
    Nov15

    Putin, Trump Speak by Phone, Agree to Work to Improve Ties

    MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin and President-elect Donald Trump spoke over the phone Monday to discuss future efforts to improve the U.S.-Russian ties, the Kremlin and Trump’s office said. “President-elect Trump noted to President Putin that he is very much looking forward to having a strong and enduring relationship with Russia...

    Latvian mission still on, despite doubts over NATO’s future
    Nov14

    Latvian mission still on, despite doubts over NATO’s future

    OTTAWA – Canada is pressing ahead with plans to deploy hundreds of troops to serve as a NATO buffer against Russia in eastern Europe, despite concerns about the military alliance’s future under the administration of Donald Trump. The president-elect repeatedly criticized NATO during the election campaign, calling it obsolete and warning...

    Putin, Trump agree to work to improve ties in phone conversation
    Nov14

    Putin, Trump agree to work to improve ties in phone conversation

    MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin and President-elect Donald Trump spoke over the phone Monday to discuss future efforts to improve the U.S.-Russian ties, the Kremlin and Trump’s office said. “President-elect Trump noted to President Putin that he is very much looking forward to having a strong and enduring relationship with Russia...

    Trump And Putin Speak By Phone And Agree For Cooperation, Kremlin Says
    Nov14

    Trump And Putin Speak By Phone And Agree For Cooperation, Kremlin Says

    MOSCOW, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday and agreed to work towards “constructive cooperation,” the Kremlin said.The two men will maintain contact by phone and seek to meet each other in person, it said.Trump will take office on Jan. 20, replacing Barack Obama whose...