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    Editorial: Candidates must reveal strategy for Russia
    Oct20

    Editorial: Candidates must reveal strategy for Russia

    Whatever awaits voters come inauguration day, it’s now clear that one of the biggest foreign policy challenges facing the next president is what to do about Russia. Yet America’s plan for meeting that challenge is far from clear. President Barack Obama’s unwillingness to meaningfully challenge Russia has increased the risk of a...

    Donald Trump keeps falling for Vladimir Putin’s praise and propaganda, and it’s finally hurting his campaign
    Oct20

    Donald Trump keeps falling for Vladimir Putin’s praise and propaganda, and it’s finally hurting his campaign

    Vladimir Putin; Donald Trump (Credit: Reuters/RIA Novosti/Brendan McDermid/Photo montage by Salon) One of the most memorable moments of Wednesday’s presidential debate was when Hillary Clinton told Donald Trump that Putin preferred him because “he’d rather have a puppet as president of the United States.” Trump’s response was a...

    In Ukraine Peace Talks, “Road Map” But No Breakthrough
    Oct20

    In Ukraine Peace Talks, “Road Map” But No Breakthrough

    The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France met in Berlin this week to discuss a “road map” for implementing their beleaguered peace plan in eastern Ukraine. FT reports: Ms Merkel said the main progress at the meeting was to agree on a road map — to be completed by foreign ministers in November — that would contain sequencing details not...

    Trump sides with Putin over U.S. intelligence
    Oct20

    Trump sides with Putin over U.S. intelligence

    Donald Trump angrily insisted on Wednesday night that he is not Vladimir Putin’s “puppet.” But at a minimum, in recent months he has often sounded like the Russian president’s lawyer—defending Putin against a variety of specific charges, from political killings to the 2014 downing of a passenger jet over Ukraine, despite the weight of...

    Next U.S. President Has A Ukrainian Problem
    Oct20

    Next U.S. President Has A Ukrainian Problem

    Of the many foreign policy pots and pans left neglected on the next President’s stove, the one marked “Ukraine” may be ready to boil over. It is a goulash of bribery, theft, official corruption and even murder – and nothing is as it first appears. Ukraine has faded from our national consciousness as other, even more...

    The Putin’s ‘Puppet’ Accusations Speak Volumes About the Sad State of U.S.-Russia Relations
    Oct20

    The Putin’s ‘Puppet’ Accusations Speak Volumes About the Sad State of U.S.-Russia Relations

    In the third U.S. presidential debate, the candidates traded accusations about who is really a puppet of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Even allowing for the overheated atmosphere of the U.S. election this cycle, it speaks volumes about the sad state of U.S.-Russian relations that a centerpiece of the most crucial conversation leading up to...

    Trump: We don’t know that Russia is hacking the US election. Experts: Yes, we do.
    Oct20

    Trump: We don’t know that Russia is hacking the US election. Experts: Yes, we do.

    At Wednesday night’s presidential debate, Donald Trump asserted that nobody has any idea who is behind the email hacks of the Democratic National Committee and top Clinton aide John Podesta — despite the US intelligence community having officially blamed Russia. “She has no idea whether it’s Russia, China, or anybody else,” Trump...

    US, Britain weigh new sanctions on Russia. But have the old ones worked?
    Oct20

    US, Britain weigh new sanctions on Russia. But have the old ones worked?

    Though Russia’s economy has suffered in recent years, due in part to Western sanctions over Russian activities in Ukraine, the Kremlin – and the Russian public – have shown little sign of yielding. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Can Donald Trump be stopped?
    Oct20

    Can Donald Trump be stopped?

    Donald Trump (Credit: Reuters/Rick Wilking) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. In the aftermath of the final presidential debate, Republican leaders and elected officials will no longer be able to shirk their responsibility to curb Donald Trump — who has become a clear and present danger not only to their party but to this country. He...

    Russian Military Holds Missile Exercise Near Western Border
    Oct20

    Russian Military Holds Missile Exercise Near Western Border

    MOSCOW—The Russian military has conducted drills involving state-of-the art missiles near the nation’s western border, amid tensions in relations with the West. The Defense Ministry said Thursday that the drills involved Iskander-M missiles. The war games were held at a shooting range near the city of Luga, about 100 kilometers (60 miles)...