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    Biden: International Community Must Stand Up Against Russian Aggression in Ukraine
    Jan16

    Biden: International Community Must Stand Up Against Russian Aggression in Ukraine

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says “the international community” must stand up against Russian aggression and urged President-elect Donald Trump to be a strong supporter and partner of Ukraine. Speaking Monday in Kyiv alongside President Petro Poroshenko, Biden noted Ukraine is “fighting both the cancer of corruption” and “the...

    Russian ‘Kompromat’ Remains Alive and Well
    Jan15

    Russian ‘Kompromat’ Remains Alive and Well

    Amid the political maelstrom surrounding the leaked, and wholly unverified, accusations of the Kremlin’s possession of compromising information on U.S. President Elect Donald Trump, a new Russian word entered the global lexicon, “kompromat.” “The Kremlin has no kompromat on the president-elect of the United States, Donald...

    As Russia Reacts to ‘Hawkish’ Tillerson, Elation Over Trump Melts
    Jan15

    As Russia Reacts to ‘Hawkish’ Tillerson, Elation Over Trump Melts

    When U.S. Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson appeared before the U.S. Senate for his confirmation hearing last week, pundits and politicians in Moscow were watching closely for signals as to the new administration’s stance on Russia. Their reactions included upbeat pragmatism to an “I-told-you-so” warning that a Russia hawk could be...

    Trump: Russia Sanctions to Be Upheld, but Maybe Not for Long
    Jan14

    Trump: Russia Sanctions to Be Upheld, but Maybe Not for Long

    U.S. president-elect Donald Trump says he would maintain sanctions against Russia imposed by the Obama administration but would consider lifting them if Russia cooperates on matters of common interest. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump said he would keep the sanctions in effect “at least for a period of time,” but...

    Poland Welcomes US Troops Amid Russia Fears
    Jan14

    Poland Welcomes US Troops Amid Russia Fears

    Poland on Saturday formally welcomed a contingent of U.S. troops that arrived in the country earlier in the week, part of a NATO deployment aimed at deterring Russian aggression in the region. Poland’s prime minister, Beata Szydlo, and Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz welcomed the troops at a ceremony in the western Polish town of Zagan....

    Why France May Not Be Russia’s Next Hacking Target
    Jan13

    Why France May Not Be Russia’s Next Hacking Target

    Amid growing alarm Europe may be the next target of Russian cyberattacks, some believe France — which is gearing up for presidential and parliamentary elections this year — may not be the obvious choice. The reasons range from the candidates themselves to the lack of a powerful motive or payback for the same kind of election hacking that U.S....

    Hungary to Meet NATO Defense Spending Goal by 2026
    Jan13

    Hungary to Meet NATO Defense Spending Goal by 2026

    Hungary will increase its defense spending gradually to 2 percent of its economic output by 2026 from 0.95 percent now, Defense Minister Istvan Simicsko said Thursday. Hungary, which joined NATO in 1999, spends less on defense than other eastern European members Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria. Although military spending...

    Russia Concerned About US Troops in Poland
    Jan12

    Russia Concerned About US Troops in Poland

    Russia expressed concern Thursday about the arrival of U.S. soldiers and tanks in Poland, saying they are a threat to its security. The first contingent of American soldiers arrived in Poland from Germany Thursday, leading Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov to call the operation a threat to Russia’s “interests and our security.” Eventually the...

    Vice President Biden to Make Swansong Visit to Ukraine
    Jan12

    Vice President Biden to Make Swansong Visit to Ukraine

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will fly to Kiev on Sunday on a farewell visit by one of Ukraine’s strongest political supporters, as the country looks forward with apprehension to the new administration of Donald Trump. Biden, whose visit was announced by the office of President Petro Poroshenko, has been the front man for U.S. policy...

    Senate Committee Advances Montenegro NATO Bid to Vote
    Jan12

    Senate Committee Advances Montenegro NATO Bid to Vote

    Soon after President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, left the hot seat in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearings, the committee voted in a business meeting to advance Montenegro’s bid to join NATO to the Senate floor. In December, the Senate failed to approve the treaty...

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