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    What Trump’s Meeting With Angela Merkel Means for NATO
    Mar21

    What Trump’s Meeting With Angela Merkel Means for NATO

    In his first in-person meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week, President Donald Trump conveyed America’s commitment to the transatlantic alliance, stating, “I reiterated to Chancellor Merkel my strong support for NATO.” The president also repeated his call for European members of NATO to increase spending on defense. As I...

    Why US-Russia Cyber Cooperation Is So Problematic
    Mar21

    Why US-Russia Cyber Cooperation Is So Problematic

    The Russian government is a notoriously bad actor in cyberspace, but this hasn’t stopped them from advocating for greater cyber cooperation abroad. Last year, the United States agreed to resume the 2013 discussions on cyber cooperation that were halted after Russia invaded Crimea. Russian connections to the recent breaches of the Democratic...

    Hopes Fade for a Political Solution to the War in Ukraine
    Mar17

    Hopes Fade for a Political Solution to the War in Ukraine

    KYIV, Ukraine—A Russian bank in the historic heart of Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, has become the epicenter of an escalating crisis that has Ukrainians doubting whether a political solution is still possible to end a three-year-old war against a combined force of pro-Russian separatists and Russian regulars. On March 13, protestors built a wall...

    The Daily Signal Won’t Be Bullied by the Establishment Media
    Mar12

    The Daily Signal Won’t Be Bullied by the Establishment Media

    “What’s a legitimate news outlet?” Apparently not The Daily Signal, if you believe the self-proclaimed arbiters of journalism who represent the “mainstream” media. The Washington Post published a story Friday with that audacious headline, questioning the “unusual” development of our White House correspondent’s handling pool coverage...

    Searching for the American Dream on the Edge of the War in Ukraine
    Mar11

    Searching for the American Dream on the Edge of the War in Ukraine

    SLOVIANSK, Ukraine—At the public library in this eastern Ukrainian city about 50 kilometers, or 30 miles, from the war’s front lines, a group of teenagers gather on a Monday afternoon to learn about life in America. This is Presidents Day back in the United States, and, as a way to practice their English, the students write letters to U.S....

    Government Watchdog Questions Sessions’ Need for Recusal From Russian Probe
    Mar03

    Government Watchdog Questions Sessions’ Need for Recusal From Russian Probe

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday he would recuse himself from any Justice Department investigation that relates to the 2016 presidential campaign. “He should only recuse himself from the investigation of illegal leaks,” @TomFitton says. “My staff recommended recusal. They said since I was involved in this campaign, I cannot be...

    ‘We Have to Forgive Them’: Front Lines in Ukraine Divide Families and Friendships
    Mar03

    ‘We Have to Forgive Them’: Front Lines in Ukraine Divide Families and Friendships

    TARAMCHUK, Ukraine—The war is always there, even if the shooting stops for a while. It is a quiet, overcast winter morning in the front-line village of Taramchuk in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian soldiers from the National Guard’s Aidar Battalion mill about outside the abandoned homes within which they have garrisoned, tending to their morning...

    This News Network Could Shake Up the Media Scene in Putin’s Russia
    Mar02

    This News Network Could Shake Up the Media Scene in Putin’s Russia

    Russian propaganda and influence operations have escalated over the past decade, and have especially intensified after the invasion of Ukraine. Plain and simple, the Kremlin has declared war on the concept of objective news reporting—on the airwaves as well as on the Internet. Years in the making and with a modest budget of $10 million, the U.S....

    Ukraine’s Population Continues to Dwindle
    Feb21

    Ukraine’s Population Continues to Dwindle

    KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s population decreased by about 170,000 people in 2016, the government reported last month, underscoring a demographic trend that began after the country declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, and which threatens to derail the country’s political and economic development. “This is a serious...

    Why Russian Military Aggression Has Backfired on Moscow
    Feb18

    Why Russian Military Aggression Has Backfired on Moscow

    KYIV, Ukraine—The Kremlin’s strategy of military aggression in Ukraine and Eastern Europe has backfired, spurring former Soviet and Warsaw Pact countries to become a de facto anti-Moscow military bloc, while NATO rearms and reinforces its eastern flank. Altogether, Eastern Europe has become the most rapidly militarizing region on earth,...

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