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    The Next UN Secretary-General: Time for an Eastern European?
    Sep09

    The Next UN Secretary-General: Time for an Eastern European?

    As we enter the final months of the U.S. presidential campaign, most Americans are squarely focused on the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the White House. At the United Nations, another important election with long term geopolitical implications for our world is currently ongoing. That is the selection of the next...

    The US Election: an Exercise in Mendacity
    Sep09

    The US Election: an Exercise in Mendacity

    Image by Rich Girard What’s that smell in this room? Didn’t you notice it, Brick? Didn’t you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room?… There ain’t nothin’ more powerful than the odor of mendacity… You can smell it. It smells like death. — Big Daddy to son Brick in Tennessee Williams’ Cat...

    No end in sight for Ukraine’s deadly, ‘pointless war’
    Sep08

    No end in sight for Ukraine’s deadly, ‘pointless war’

    […] that relative calm is clearly fragile; Ukraine also claimed rebels fired some 90 mortar rounds at troops outside the city of Mariupol, one of the war’s tensest areas. According to United Nations figures, more than 9,500 people have been killed in the fighting in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions that began in April 2014, after...

    US Agrees to Help Enhance Ukrainian Forces, Dispatches Adviser
    Sep08

    US Agrees to Help Enhance Ukrainian Forces, Dispatches Adviser

    The United States and Ukraine agreed Thursday to cooperate on defense technology and improve Ukraine’s forces in a move aimed at boosting Ukrainian defense and enhancing U.S. assistance, the Pentagon said. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter also named a senior U.S. adviser to oversee the effort. Carter and Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan...

    Putin’s Popularity: The Envy of Other Politicians
    Sep08

    Putin’s Popularity: The Envy of Other Politicians

    Donald Trump’s statement that Russian President Vladimir Putin enjoys an 82 percent approval rating among his people wasn’t hyperbole. Russia’s two main polling agencies consistently give the man in the Kremlin ratings that would be the envy of Trump or his rival in the U.S. presidential election, Hillary Clinton. The comments...

    Retired General Appointed as Special Envoy to Ukraine’s Defense Minister
    Sep08

    Retired General Appointed as Special Envoy to Ukraine’s Defense Minister

    Gen. John P. Abizaid, who once led the United States Central Command, will advise on ways to strengthen Ukraine’s military. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin’s popularity: the envy of other politicians
    Sep08

    Putin’s popularity: the envy of other politicians

    MOSCOW (AP) — Donald Trump’s statement that Russian President Vladimir Putin enjoys an 82 percent approval rating among his people wasn’t hyperbole. Russia’s two main polling agencies consistently give the man in the Kremlin ratings that would be the envy of Trump or his rival in the U.S. presidential election, Hillary Clinton....

    Putin’s popularity: the envy of other politicians
    Sep08

    Putin’s popularity: the envy of other politicians

    MOSCOW (AP) — Donald Trump’s statement that Russian President Vladimir Putin enjoys an 82 percent approval rating among his people wasn’t hyperbole. Russia’s two main polling agencies consistently give the man in the Kremlin ratings that would be the envy of Trump or his rival in the U.S. presidential election, Hillary Clinton....

    Clinton Slams Trump’s ‘Unpatriotic’ Praise of Vladimir Putin
    Sep08

    Clinton Slams Trump’s ‘Unpatriotic’ Praise of Vladimir Putin

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton publicly condemned her Republican rival, Donald Trump, over his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin during Wednesday’s Commander-in-Chief Forum on NBC News. “Last night was yet another test, and Donald Trump failed yet again,” Clinton said during remarks at a press conference Thursday...

    Russian Fighter Jet Came Within 10 Feet Of American Plane Over The Black Sea
    Sep08

    Russian Fighter Jet Came Within 10 Feet Of American Plane Over The Black Sea

    A Russian fighter jet came within 10 feet of an American anti-submarine plane in the Black Sea on Wednesday, stoking tensions in the disputed waters just south of Crimea.Unnamed US defense officials told Reuters on Wednesday that the Russian Sukhoi SU-27 fighter jet had intercepted an American P-8 Poseidon surveillance plane in the Black Sea.The...