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    Obama’s Former Middle East Advisor: We Should Have Bombed Assad
    Apr20

    Obama’s Former Middle East Advisor: We Should Have Bombed Assad

    U.S. President Barack Obama leaves the Oval Office upon his departure from the White House in Washington for his trip to Saudi Arabia Carlos Barria / ReutersA couple of weeks ago, I was talking with Philip Gordon, who held the Middle East portfolio at the National Security Council from 2013 to 2015 (and before that, served as assistant secretary...

    Military aid to Ukraine was last-minute scramble under pressure from PM: Docs
    Apr20

    Military aid to Ukraine was last-minute scramble under pressure from PM: Docs

    Canada’s high-profile delivery of military supplies to Ukraine in the summer of 2014 appears to have been planned and executed under pressure from the prime minister in only 10 days, according to internal documents. A few months after the Russian annexation of Crimea, as conflict between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-supported...

    NATO-Russia Council meeting for 1st time since 2014
    Apr20

    NATO-Russia Council meeting for 1st time since 2014

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The NATO-Russia Council is meeting for the first time in nearly two years, with the U.S.-led alliance planning to object to what it deems provocative and dangerous actions by Moscow’s military. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday’s meeting at alliance headquarters is being held to exchange views on...

    The Holocaust, the Left, and the Return of Hate
    Apr20

    The Holocaust, the Left, and the Return of Hate

    Reprinted from TheTower.org. Alex Chalmers, the co-chair of the Oxford University Labour Club, resigned on February 17, citing widespread anti-Semitism and hostility to Jews among its members. His statement and a subsequent press release by the Oxford University Jewish Society make for sobering reading, not least because this is not an isolated...

    A Voice of America, Part II
    Apr20

    A Voice of America, Part II

    Editor’s Note: In the current issue of National Review, we have a piece by Jay Nordlinger, “A Voice of America.” It focuses on Myroslava Gongadze, the head of the Ukrainian service. This week, Mr. Nordlinger is expanding the piece in his Impromptus. For Part I, go here. The series concludes today.Myroslava Gongadze went to work for the...

    Ukrainian Pilot Jailed in Russia Ends Hunger Strike as Deal for Her Release Nears
    Apr20

    Ukrainian Pilot Jailed in Russia Ends Hunger Strike as Deal for Her Release Nears

    (MOSCOW) — Ukraine and Russia have reached a deal to free a jailed Ukrainian pilot, President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday, suggesting that she will be swapped for two Russian servicemen imprisoned in Ukraine. Nadezhda Savchenko, who was captured by Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine in 2014, was sentenced to 22 years in prison in Russia...

    News of the day from across the globe, April 20
    Apr20

    News of the day from across the globe, April 20

    Japan’s southern quake-hit area was rattled by a strong aftershock Tuesday and searchers found a woman’s body buried under landslide rubble, raising the death toll from the twin earthquakes to 45. More than 100,000 evacuees, some sleeping in their cars and others in gymnasiums or community centers, were bracing for another chilly...

    The Atlantic Daily: Kabul Attack, Earthquake Survivors, New York Primaries
    Apr20

    The Atlantic Daily: Kabul Attack, Earthquake Survivors, New York Primaries

    Mohammad Ismail / ReutersWhat We’re Following: The Deadly Assault in Kabul At least 28 people were killed and as many as 300 people were wounded in the heart of the Afghan capital when a suicide attacker detonated a bomb and gunmen opened fire outside government buildings. The assault was claimed by the Taliban, which made a comeback at the...

    The Kremlin’s Triad as the Means of Survival
    Apr20

    The Kremlin’s Triad as the Means of Survival

    Editor’s Note: How do Russia and the West see one another? What are the experts’ views on the confrontation between Russia and the West? How do the pundits explain the Russo-Ukrainian war and Russia’s Syrian gambit? What are the roots of the mythology about Russia in the West, and why has the West failed to predict and...

    White House ‘Gratified’ for Republicans Blocking 9/11 Bill on Saudi Government
    Apr20

    White House ‘Gratified’ for Republicans Blocking 9/11 Bill on Saudi Government

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest expressed “gratitude” for efforts from top Republicans in Congress to block legislation that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. Earnest expressed his thanks ahead of President Barack Obama’s trip to the kingdom, which took of Tuesday afternoon. “We are...