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    Trump Will Face a Cornucopia of Global Threats
    Dec29

    Trump Will Face a Cornucopia of Global Threats

    Paula J. Dobriansky Security, No major power beyond the United States appears committed to the international order’s maintenance. IN 2017, the global environment is more dangerous than at any time since the end of World War II and is beset by numerous unfolding regional and global crises. Several countries seek to overturn the existing...

    Obama Set to Hit Russia With New Sanctions
    Dec29

    Obama Set to Hit Russia With New Sanctions

    The Obama administration is poised to hit Russia with new sanctions in response to alleged Russian hacking and interference in the November U.S. presidential elections. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the White House had been debating how to quickly punish Russia using an executive order that President Barack Obama signed last year....

    The 12 Canadian politics stories that mattered most in 2016
    Dec29

    The 12 Canadian politics stories that mattered most in 2016

    How many overseas trips did Prime Minister Justin Trudeau take in 2016 (leaving aside his five intracontinental jaunts to the United States)? How many MPs sat on the Special Committee on Electoral Reform, whose work was slammed, in no uncertain terms, by Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef (though she later apologized, saying she...

    OSCE, international monitoring group, acknowledges ‘major security incident’
    Dec29

    OSCE, international monitoring group, acknowledges ‘major security incident’

    The Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe, a group tasked with monitoring the pro-Russian uprising in eastern Ukraine, admitted Wednesday to being the victim of a recent “major security incident.” “There was an attack. We found out about it at the beginning of November,” an OSCE spokeswoman told …...

    Obama aide: Israel accusing US of being behind UN resolution is a ‘distraction’
    Dec29

    Obama aide: Israel accusing US of being behind UN resolution is a ‘distraction’

    Though Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., has pledged to share “clear evidence” the U.S. was behind last week’s anti-Israel United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which bars the Jewish state from establishing settlements in territory claimed by Palestinians, one of President Barack Obama’s senior aides is...

    U.S. to Expand Sanctions on Russia As Soon As Thursday, Report Says
    Dec28

    U.S. to Expand Sanctions on Russia As Soon As Thursday, Report Says

    The Obama administration is set to announce expanded sanctions on Russia this week—perhaps as soon as Thursday, according to one report—in response to the country’s tampering with this year’s U.S. presidential election. Russia said it is prepared to retaliate accordingly to what it deems any “hostile steps,” which,...

    Dear Secretary Kerry
    Dec28

    Dear Secretary Kerry

    I listened with rapt attention to your speech today on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I did so as someone who has yearned for an end to this conflict for decades, who grasps that the essential Jewish mission has always been the all-too-elusive quest for peace, and whose organization, AJC, has advocated for a two-state solution for nearly 25...

    OSCE Says It Suffered Major Cyberattack
    Dec28

    OSCE Says It Suffered Major Cyberattack

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has suffered a “major” cyberattack, a spokeswoman has confirmed. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Reporting From the War Zone: Why Conflict Journalism Matters
    Dec28

    Reporting From the War Zone: Why Conflict Journalism Matters

    KYIV, Ukraine—In June of 2015, I spent eight days embedded with the Ukrainian army in the front line town of Pisky in eastern Ukraine. I’ve been back and forth to the front lines in eastern Ukraine many times in the more than two years I’ve covered this conflict, but those eight days in Pisky stand out from the rest. It was an active...

    Dershowitz: ‘Money Counts At the UN,’ U.S. Should Threaten To Defund UN Over Anti-Israel Bias
    Dec28

    Dershowitz: ‘Money Counts At the UN,’ U.S. Should Threaten To Defund UN Over Anti-Israel Bias

    Wednesday on AM 970’s “The Joe Piscopo Show,” while discussing the recent United Nations security resolution criticizing Israel settlements, lawyer, author and emeritus law professor at Harvard University Alan Dershowitz said the United States needs to “threaten to defund the United Nations.” Dershowitz said, “There is an automatic anti...