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    Wilbur Ross will shepherd Trump’s trade policy: Should he also own a shipping firm?
    Mar26

    Wilbur Ross will shepherd Trump’s trade policy: Should he also own a shipping firm?

    In this Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump, left, stands with investor Wilbur Ross after meeting at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. (Credit: AP) When private equity billionaire Wilbur Ross Jr. signed on to be President Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, he agreed to divest...

    Marine Le Pen meets with Vladimir Putin: “It’s now the world of Putin, the world of Donald Trump”
    Mar24

    Marine Le Pen meets with Vladimir Putin: “It’s now the world of Putin, the world of Donald Trump”

    (Credit: AP/Mikhail Klimentyev) The international web of far right politicians includes the likes of President Donald Trump in the United States, MEP Nigel Farage in the United Kingdom, President Vladimir Putin in Russia and an aspiring president — Marine Le Pen in France. As if to solidify her status as part of a global far right movement, Le...

    5 key questions about the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation
    Mar24

    5 key questions about the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation

    (Credit: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has emerged as the party’s spokesman on the FBI’s investigation of President Trump’s ties with Russian government officials. With his pinpoint questioning and his made-for-TV tan, the California congressman proved...

    Tell the truth, shame the devil: Nunes’ Wednesday craziness proves the need for independent probe
    Mar24

    Tell the truth, shame the devil: Nunes’ Wednesday craziness proves the need for independent probe

    FILE – In this May 17, 2013 file photo, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans retained control of the House in this week’s election, but because of retirements and party-imposed term limits on committee chairmen, more than half a dozen committees will be getting new chairmen. (AP Photo/Charles...

    When Russia interfered: I witnessed a Russian-led coup attempt in my home country
    Mar23

    When Russia interfered: I witnessed a Russian-led coup attempt in my home country

    (Credit: AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File) Testifying before a congressional committee, FBI Director James Comey has confirmed that his agency is investigating links between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia. While this investigation continues, Americans should be reminded of the signs of Russian interference in democratic processes outside the...

    U.S. and the Middle East: Power politics or amateur hour?
    Mar22

    U.S. and the Middle East: Power politics or amateur hour?

    (Credit: AP Photo/Lolita Baldor) The “Great Game” being played in the Middle East, with Syria and Iraq as the center rings, bears a superficial similarity to the power political maneuverings of the dominant European states in their African and Asian periphery during the 19th century. There is a somewhat closer resemblance to the Spanish civil war...

    White House distances itself from Paul Manafort, who reportedly laundered money to himself from a pro-Putin party’s “black ledger”
    Mar21

    White House distances itself from Paul Manafort, who reportedly laundered money to himself from a pro-Putin party’s “black ledger”

    Paul Manafort (Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri) A month after it was reported that a Ukrainian parliament member had attempted to blackmail Paul Manafort — the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump — with documents over Manafort’s alleged connections to pro-Putin forces in Ukraine, that same parliament member has released...

    Sean Spicer now argues Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, played a “very limited role” for a “limited time”
    Mar20

    Sean Spicer now argues Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, played a “very limited role” for a “limited time”

    Paul Manafort; Sean Spicer (Credit: AP/Matt Rourke/Andrew Harnik) After FBI Director James Comey testified to Congress that the bureau is actively investigating whether there are any links between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, the White House went to incredible lengths to distance the president from some of his closest allies during...

    Field of one: What Donald Trump’s decision not to fill out a bracket says about his media strategy
    Mar18

    Field of one: What Donald Trump’s decision not to fill out a bracket says about his media strategy

    (Credit: Getty/Saul Loeb/AP/Salon) Amidst all that President Trump did this week, largely overlooked was one small thing he didn’t do: fill out an NCAA tournament bracket on ESPN. The presidential pick ‘em became a tradition during the Obama administration. Each year of his presidency, Obama announced his picks for the men’s and...

    A brief history of Russian interventions in other people’s elections
    Mar18

    A brief history of Russian interventions in other people’s elections

    (Credit: AP) In the last nine years, Russia has invaded its neighbor Georgia, annexed the Ukrainian province of Crimea, supported rebels in Eastern Ukraine and interfered in the U.S. presidential election. The U.S. and the European Union have imposed biting sanctions on Russia for its actions in Ukraine. As a historian of Russian history, I find...

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