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Weekend Roundup: Global Rifts Harden Between the West, Russia and China

Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

We may not yet be in a new Cold War, but we have definitely entered a period of hot peace. (continued)

From the Baltic to the South China Sea, Russia and China See One Foe -- the U.S.

Artyom Lukin | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Artyom Lukin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- Two years ago, I wrote that America was pushing Russia and China to form an anti-Western quasi-alliance, possibly recreating conditions that led to past conflicts. Unfortunately, things have only gotten worse since then.

NATO Summit: a Stable Europe Must Include Russia

Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.) | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.)

NATO's approach to Russia should be: "Confront where we must, but cooperate where we can."

NATO Should Stand Up Black Sea Command Before It's Too Late

Dr. Ariel Cohen | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Dr. Ariel Cohen

At its summit in Warsaw on July 8 and 9, NATO should take urgent steps to protect its allies and partners on its southeastern flank. Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey, as well as Ukraine and Georgia, are all under severe pressure from Russia and require NATO assistance.

This Isn't 'Police Brutality' -- This Is Guantanamo

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 04.27.2015 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

Was the creation of a domestic Guantanamo-style "black site" made inevitable by the Pentagon's practice of unloading military surplus weapons on local police departments? Maybe -- but it's remarkable how many inevitable things can be avoided if the people in charge just refuse to misbehave.

Hunting for Red October... in the Stockholm Archipelago

András Simonyi | Posted 12.20.2014 | World
András Simonyi

The Swedish Armed Forces were put on high alert this weekend, as there was an apparent intrusion -- not for the first or the last time -- by a Russian submarine into Swedish territorial waters, in the Stockholm Archipelago.

Putin's Whack-a-Mole Game Extends to NATO

Kimberly Marten | Posted 11.07.2014 | World
Kimberly Marten

On Friday, Russia's Federal Security Service (the FSB) kidnapped an Estonian intelligence officer at gunpoint, using a smoke bomb and jamming Estonian radio communications. Moscow later claimed it had captured a spy.

Global Surge: Leaders Announce Major Military Initiatives

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.05.2014 | World

Western leaders announced two major initiatives at the NATO summit in Wales on Friday, in an effort to show decisive action in the face of growing glo...

Why NATO Won't Stop Russia In Ukraine

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.05.2014 | World

More than 60 leaders are attending a historical NATO summit in Wales this week. On the agenda are the political crisis in Afghanistan, the rise of the...

NATO Chief: Russia Attacking Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

By Adrian Croft and Kylie MacLellan NEWPORT, Wales, Sept 4 (Reuters) - NATO's top official accused Moscow outright on Thursday of atta...

Brzezinski: NATO Should Stop Putin From Restoring Czarist Empire

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.03.2014 | World

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, remains one of America’s top strategic thinkers going back t...

Only These Three Steps Will Enable NATO to Stand Up to Putin

Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.) | Posted 11.02.2014 | World
Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.)

This dangerous 21st century will be safer if the West is strong together. A strong West means a strong and legitimate NATO built on strong and credible armed forces. Wales is the place and the time to act. It is also the place and the time for NATO to be radical. NATO needs to rediscover a shared level of ambition that has been notably lacking of late, something which Moscow has been all too happy to exploit.

Preventing Jihadi Johns & Saving Future James Foleys: Research on Combatting Homegrown Terrorism & Radicalization

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

New research finds that potential terrorists cannot be identified using a single socio-economic profile. Similarly, at the individual level, homegrown terrorists are not driven by just one or even a prevalent set of motivations.

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 4

Mark Cassello | Posted 08.19.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

One month after the NATO summit, what have we learned? A new generation of youth who did not grow up in the shadow of the Cold War are beginning to ask questions about NATO, and the demonstrations offered them potent answers.

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 3

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.12.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

Almost two weeks after the NATO summit, what have we learned? Among a long list, all media coverage failed and the 99 percent fought each other.

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 2

Mark Cassello | Posted 08.06.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

When the NATO summit descended upon Chicago with the full weight of the global military industrial complex, what did we learn?

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 1

Mark Cassello | Posted 08.01.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

While the cloistered glitz of the NATO summit and the publicized gore of the anti-NATO protests left an indelible mark on those who participated in these events, to most the NATO summit was unremarkable. But what have we learned?

We Must Choose Nonviolence

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 07.29.2012 | Chicago
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Making our neighborhoods safe won't be easy. We need to provide the young with the best, not the worst, educational opportunities. We need the police to make protecting the citizens of those streets a greater priority.

Memorial Day Was Meant To Reconcile

Lillian Daniel | Posted 07.28.2012 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

Here in my city of Chicago, as NATO gathers amid displays of military force as well as protests, I pray for comfort for all those who have lost a loved one to the ravages of war. I pray that the peace of Christ, which passes all human understanding, will knit together this weary and war-torn world.

"Old Country" Bonds: Chicago and the Future of the Atlantic Alliance

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

Despite the fact that NATO might be "the most successful military alliance the world has ever seen," our transatlantic bonds go far beyond combined military operations. They are interwoven into the very fabric of our society.

Not NATO's Kind of Town

Curtis Black | Posted 07.23.2012 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Monday morning's headlines did nothing to burnish the city's reputation, and the $128 million that summit boosters said would be injected into the city's economy turned out to be a figment of their imagination.

NATO Terrorism Suspects Say Undercover Cops Set Them Up

Posted 05.22.2012 | Chicago

Attorneys representing five men charged with attempting to build bombs or make terrorist threats during the NATO summit in Chicago allege their client...

GOP Rep Banned In Foreign Territory

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

On his way to Kabul in March, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) suddenly found himself stranded in Dubai, banned from entering Afghanistan by Afghan Pr...

Saki Knafo

Occupy Activists Declare Victory In Chicago | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.22.2012 | Chicago

As Occupy activists from around the country begin heading home to their respective cities after a weekend of protests in Chicago, many say the massive...

Obama Speaks At NATO Summit

Posted 05.21.2012 | World

President Obama addressed the press on Monday afternoon at McCormick Place, Chicago, stressing that the city performed its hosting duties "magnificent...