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    Donald Trump and the GOP Tradition of Foreign-Policy Incoherence
    Apr28

    Donald Trump and the GOP Tradition of Foreign-Policy Incoherence

    Trump arrives for his foreign-policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel. Kevin Lamarque / ReutersMaking fun of the foreign-policy speech Donald Trump gave yesterday is easy. He said, “‘America First’ will be the major and overriding theme of my administration,” thus borrowing the slogan of those Americans who opposed America’s entry in...

    4 Reasons It Would Be Dangerous To Ban Russian Rocket Engines
    Apr28

    4 Reasons It Would Be Dangerous To Ban Russian Rocket Engines

    Loren B. Thompson, Constance Baroudos Security, Yes, we need to get rid of Russian engines, but banning them right away makes no sense. After Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine in 2014, everybody in Washington agreed it was time to stop relying on Russian rocket engines for getting U.S. military satellites into orbit. So it’s no surprise that...

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Fighting Spikes As Unity Over European Economic Sanctions Begins To Fray
    Apr28

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Fighting Spikes As Unity Over European Economic Sanctions Begins To Fray

    Fighting in Eastern Ukraine has spiked as ceasefire violations increase, international monitors said Thursday. The increase comes as European nations debate whether to continue their economic sanctions against Russia over the Kremlin’s actions in Ukraine, Agence France-Presse reported. …read more Source: International Business...

    Analyzing Trump’s tough-talking foreign policy speech
    Apr28

    Analyzing Trump’s tough-talking foreign policy speech

    JUDY WOODRUFF: And now we return to that Donald Trump and the — or Donald Trump’s speech that he gave this morning here in downtown Washington. It laid out his foreign policy vision, or at least part of it. Here are some excerpts. DONALD TRUMP, Republican Presidential Candidate: My foreign policy will always put the interests of the...

    OSCE: Cease-Fire Violations In Eastern Ukraine At ‘Worrying Levels’
    Apr28

    OSCE: Cease-Fire Violations In Eastern Ukraine At ‘Worrying Levels’

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine says that the number of violations of the cease-fire deal between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists is at the highest level in months. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, April 28, 2016
    Apr28

    The Morning Vertical, April 28, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian pilot expected to be extradited soon
    Apr28

    Ukrainian pilot expected to be extradited soon

    Jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko has been given forms to complete for extradition from Russia, one of her lawyers said Thursday. …read more Source: CTV...

    The Dispute About the South China Sea Is Also a Dispute About History and America’s Role
    Apr28

    The Dispute About the South China Sea Is Also a Dispute About History and America’s Role

    The U.S.S. John C. Stennis, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, plowed through the azure waters of the South China Sea in late April, as implacable as one of the world’s largest warships ought to be. Escorting the super-carrier, which was carrying more than 3,000 military personnel on a route some 125 nautical miles east of...

    Dewar ‘not considering’ leadership run, says party needs to rebuild from the bottom up
    Apr28

    Dewar ‘not considering’ leadership run, says party needs to rebuild from the bottom up

    Nov7CD101 Former NDP MP Paul Dewar says he hasn’t had time to think about whether he wants to launch another bid for the NDP leadership since his unexpected defeat by the Liberal wave in Ottawa Centre last Oct. 19. Though he won’t rule out a run to succeed Tom Mulcair, Dewar says he’s not sure what’s next on his horizon....

    Lawyer: extradition of Ukrainian pilot expected soon
    Apr28

    Lawyer: extradition of Ukrainian pilot expected soon

    A lawyer for a jailed Ukrainian pilot says his client has been given forms to complete for extradition from Russia. …read more Source: FOX...