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    France’s Le Pen Seeks Closer Ties With Africa, Alliance Against Islamist Extremism
    Jan07

    France’s Le Pen Seeks Closer Ties With Africa, Alliance Against Islamist Extremism

    Polling strongly ahead of France’s presidential elections, far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Friday sketched out foreign policy priorities she’ll pursue if she wins the vote, which include backing an alliance with Washington and Moscow to fight Islamist extremism, carving out a new relationship with the European Union and deepening...

    US Tanks, Equipment Arrive for NATO Exercises in Eastern Europe
    Jan06

    US Tanks, Equipment Arrive for NATO Exercises in Eastern Europe

    Hundreds of U.S. tanks, trucks and other military equipment arrived by ship in Germany on Friday to be transported by rail and road to eastern Europe as part of a NATO buildup that has drawn Russia’s ire. Two shiploads arrived in the northern port of Bremerhaven and a third was due in a few days, bringing the fleets of tracked and wheeled...

    Trump Presidency Adds to Uncertainty Over NATO-Russia Tensions in 2017
    Jan05

    Trump Presidency Adds to Uncertainty Over NATO-Russia Tensions in 2017

    Since Russia’s 2014 forceful takeover of Crimea, both Moscow and NATO have deployed troops and weapons along old fault lines as tensions have grown to their highest since the end of the Cold War. Analysts say the dangers of a military confrontation are at their highest for decades. The upcoming change of administration in Washington will...

    Trump Presidency Adds to Uncertainty Over NATO-Russia Tensions
    Jan05

    Trump Presidency Adds to Uncertainty Over NATO-Russia Tensions

    Since Russia’s forceful takeover of Crimea in 2014, both Moscow and NATO have deployed troops and weapons along old lines as tensions have grown to their highest since the end of the Cold War. Analysts warn the dangers of a military confrontation are growing. Russia has deployed nuclear-capable Iskander missiles to its westernmost exclave...

    Pentagon Chief: Trump Needs to Keep Alliances, Hold Russia Accountable in Syria
    Jan05

    Pentagon Chief: Trump Needs to Keep Alliances, Hold Russia Accountable in Syria

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says President-elect Donald Trump’s administration should maintain partnerships with NATO and allies in the Asia-Pacific, while also holding Russia accountable to its stated mission of battling terrorists in Syria and help end the war. The recommendations came in a memo that Carter, like the other Cabinet...

    Analyst: Trump’s Defense of Russia Puts Him Outside Mainstream America
    Jan05

    Analyst: Trump’s Defense of Russia Puts Him Outside Mainstream America

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump continues to cast doubt on the conclusion of U.S. intelligence that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election. Washington last week imposed new sanctions on Russia after determining that Moscow was behind the hacking of Democratic Party computers. But some prominent Republicans have said they want even...

    Czech ‘Hybrid Threats’ Center Under Fire from Country’s Own President
    Jan05

    Czech ‘Hybrid Threats’ Center Under Fire from Country’s Own President

    A new Czech Interior Ministry team set up this week to monitor and analyze “hybrid threats” to security such as disinformation campaigns has come under fire from the office of the country’s own president. The Center Against Terrorism and Hybrid Threats (CTHH) comprises a team of 20 officials tasked with identifying threats from...

    Ukraine Moves to Blacklist Le Pen over Crimea Comments
    Jan04

    Ukraine Moves to Blacklist Le Pen over Crimea Comments

    Ukraine indicated on Wednesday it would bar French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen from entering the country after comments she made that appeared to legitimize Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Kyiv is nervous about the shifting political landscape in 2017. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has adopted a friendlier tone towards...

    State Department: 35 Russian Diplomats Leave US
    Jan02

    State Department: 35 Russian Diplomats Leave US

    The State Department is confirming that the 35 Russian diplomats President Barack Obama ordered out of the country have departed the United States. Obama expelled the diplomats, saying they were really spies, and ordered new sanctions on Russian spy agencies for alleged Russian hacking of political sites during the presidential election. Obama...

    Senator McCain: US ‘Must Stand Up to Vladimir Putin’
    Jan01

    Senator McCain: US ‘Must Stand Up to Vladimir Putin’

    Republican Senator John McCain said on Sunday the United States could only improve its relations with Russia by taking a tough stance with President Putin, calling for stronger sanctions against Moscow. On a tour of the Baltic states, Ukraine and Georgia, McCain and other senators assured the former Soviet-dominated countries that the United...

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