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    As US-China Trade War Looms, Ukraine Stands to Gain
    Apr17

    As US-China Trade War Looms, Ukraine Stands to Gain

    KYIV, Ukraine—Amid the specter of a looming trade war with the U.S., China is boosting its economic ties with Ukraine. For one, Ukraine has overtaken the U.S. as China’s top corn supplier. Five years ago, the U.S. supplied about 97 percent of Chinese corn imports. In 2017, however, Ukraine accounted for about two-thirds of China’s...

    Why the US Must Befriend Hungary’s Populist Leader
    Apr12

    Why the US Must Befriend Hungary’s Populist Leader

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban won a convincing majority in Sunday’s parliamentary election. Even the day before the election, The Guardian was all too pleased to showcase the left’s apoplexy by running the headline, “Hungary’s war on democracy is a war on democracy everywhere.” This has it exactly backward, of course....

    Mueller Investigates $150K Donation to Trump From Ukrainian Who Gave Clintons $13 Million
    Apr11

    Mueller Investigates $150K Donation to Trump From Ukrainian Who Gave Clintons $13 Million

    Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating a $150,000 donation from a Ukrainian businessman to President Donald Trump’s charity in 2015, according to a new report. The donation from steel magnate Victor Pinchuk pales in comparison to contributions he gave to the charity set up by Bill and Hillary Clinton. The billionaire has...

    We Hear You: Progressives’ Sour-Grapes Assault on the Electoral College
    Apr08

    We Hear You: Progressives’ Sour-Grapes Assault on the Electoral College

    Editor’s note: As usual, we’re playing catch-up on mail. This time we kick off with comments from The Daily Signal’s audience on liberals’ post-Trump storming of the Electoral College. Remember to write us at letters@dailysignal.com.—Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal: Regarding Jarrett Stepman’s commentary, “Progressive...

    A Lesson for NATO From Ukraine: In a War With Russia, Smartphones Might Be the Safest Way to Communicate
    Apr07

    A Lesson for NATO From Ukraine: In a War With Russia, Smartphones Might Be the Safest Way to Communicate

    KYIV, Ukraine—After four years of constant combat against Russia and its separatist proxies in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian troops have learned the value of creativity in warfare. The battlefield innovations in technology and tactics that Ukrainian troops have made on the fly in eastern Ukraine reflect the sort of forward thinking, flexible mindset...

    Time to Turn Up the Heat on Putin
    Apr06

    Time to Turn Up the Heat on Putin

    The West’s lenient attitude toward Russian acts of aggression have served only to embolden Russian President Vladimir Putin. Refreshingly, on the heels of the recent poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom, there has been a uniform response. In fact, the world may have just witnessed “the...

    Special Counsel Says Trump Aide Knowingly Communicated With Former Russian Spy
    Mar28

    Special Counsel Says Trump Aide Knowingly Communicated With Former Russian Spy

    Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates was in contact just before the 2016 election with a man he knew to be a former Russian spy, according to a document filed Tuesday by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office. The revelation comes in a sentencing memorandum filed about Alex van der Zwaan, a London-based lawyer who pleaded guilty in...

    US Joins Growing Coalition in Expelling Russian Officials Over Poisoning Incident
    Mar27

    US Joins Growing Coalition in Expelling Russian Officials Over Poisoning Incident

    At least 18 countries have expelled Russian citizens in retaliation for Russia’s alleged involvement in a nerve agent attack against a former double agent and his daughter in Salisbury, England. President Donald Trump moved to support British Prime Minister Theresa May by approving the expulsion Monday of 60 Russian diplomats or...

    NATO Braces for Putin’s Next Military Move in Eastern Europe
    Mar27

    NATO Braces for Putin’s Next Military Move in Eastern Europe

    KYIV, Ukraine—Since 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military aggression in Ukraine has rearranged the national defense chessboards of countries across Eastern Europe. In turn, the NATO military alliance has deployed weapons and troops eastward, to “make clear that an attack on one Ally would be considered an attack on the whole...

    Q&A: What Putin’s Re-Election Means
    Mar19

    Q&A: What Putin’s Re-Election Means

    Russia held its presidential election on Sunday, with President Vladimir Putin emerging the clear victor. He is now slated to begin a new, six-year term that will take him well into his third decade as head of state. The Daily Signal sat down with Alexis Mrachek of The Heritage Foundation to discuss Sunday’s election and what it means for...

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