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Russia Lashes Out At MH17 Findings: 'Biased And Politically Motivated'

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 09.28.2016 | World

Russia on Wednesday flatly dismissed a report from international prosecutors which concluded that Malaysian airliner MH17 had been downed by a Russian...

Putin and Assad Left Obama In The Dust Of The Aleppo End Game

Daniel Williams | Posted 09.27.2016 | World
Daniel Williams

Don't be fooled. The current air blitz by Russian jets, Syrian government troops and Iranian-organized ground forces would have happened without the bogus ceasefire that officially ended last week. If President Barack Obama didn't realize that when he made a ceasefire deal with Russia, then Vladimir Putin bamboozled him.

Russian-Born Oil Magnate Gives Big To Trump Victory

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Simon Grigorievich Kukes, former chief executive of a now-defunct Russian state-owned oil company, contributed more than $150,000 to Trump's campaign and joint fundraising committee.

Weekend Roundup: When Better Angels Lose Their Wings

Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel is discovering through repeated blows at the polls, when the wages of war outstrip the means of empathy, people retreat to their own suffering and better angels lose their wings. Bad faith results from good intentions if the capacity to fulfill moral claims is lacking. (continued)

Part IV. A Clinical Perspective: Why Does Trump Admire Brutal Dictators?

Michael J. Tansey | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
Michael J. Tansey

Thomas Jefferson insisted that an "informed citizenry" is the best protection for democracy. It is therefore extremely disconcerting that a staggering percentage of Americans cannot name our vice president or the country we fought for our independence.

Pro-Putin Party Seen Winning Even More Power In Russia's Parliament

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.18.2016 | World

MOSCOW/SARANSK, Russia, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia’s parliament in an ...

In Russia-U.S. Deal, West Leaves Syrian Islamist Mess

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 09.15.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

With no official documentation publicly available, latest cease-fire negotiated by the US and Russia has been criticized as unusually vague, nontransparent, and weak.

Obama's Nuclear Deal Invalidated UN Resolutions That Curb Iran

Raghida Dergham | Posted 09.12.2016 | World
Raghida Dergham

The Obama administration has quietly voiced warnings that its putative deal with the Russian government is at a breaking point, and said it is running...

U.S. Probes Possible Russian Cyber-Meddling In Election

The Washington Post | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 09.06.2016 | World

U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are investigating what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public ...

Erdogan's About Face Confuses Regional Players

Raghida Dergham | Posted 09.04.2016 | World
Raghida Dergham

The G20 summit in China that starts in Sunday will be an occasion for learning the orientations of the world's most powerful countries and a test for ...

The Russian Bear Is Rising

Hasnet Lais | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Hasnet Lais

Since the Second World War, we've all grown up on a steady diet of cultural, economic and political pax-Americana, but the balance of power is rapidly shifting. One thing which should make the West stand up and take notice is the military hardware at Putin's disposal.

The Secret of Trump's Wall

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Have you been wondering why Trump has said nice things about Putin and vice versa? Have you also wondered why people in his campaign have had ties ...

Cooperate With Russia When We Can, Stand Up To Russia When Necessary

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 08.29.2016 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

For now, it seems unlikely that Russia will engage in new, major offensives in Ukraine and elsewhere in Eastern Europe. But Putin certainly gauged correctly that the U.S. and its allies would not be willing to fight his actions -- that our response would be nonmilitary.

The Obama Administration's 'Problem From Hell' In Syria

Neil Hicks | Posted 08.15.2016 | World
Neil Hicks

It is a painful reality that the Assad government, responsible for the vast majority of mass atrocities and human rights crimes in the war, is in a position to dictate the level of the conflict in Aleppo and other parts of Syria.

Turkey-Russia: The Sultan and the Tsar Need for Each Other

Raghida Dergham | Posted 08.15.2016 | World
Raghida Dergham

The Battle of Aleppo has changed the parameters of bargaining between Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Recep Erdogan, forcing the tsar and the sul...

Big Daddy Trump and Ivanka Boo-Boo

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Twice in recent days I saw Ivanka Trump on TV saying that her father would be "incredible" and "amazing" for women as President. She didn't offer det...

Trump Reaches Out To His Best Bud

Gary Jacobs | Posted 08.10.2016 | Comedy
Gary Jacobs

"Hi, Vlad. Thanks for taking my call." "No problem, my friend," Putin replied. "What can I do for you?" "It's the polls, Vlad," said Trump. "The ...

Putin Meets With Erdogan To Renew Ties After Turkey's Failed Coup

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.09.2016 | World

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told his visiting Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan he hoped Ankara could f...

Erdogan-Putin: Ready to Settle Scores with the US and Europe

Raghida Dergham | Posted 08.08.2016 | World
Raghida Dergham

When the tsar Vladimir Putin meets with the sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan next week in Moscow in the latter's first foreign visit following the failed c...

A Difficult Battle for Hillary: America's Mood Could Favor Trump

Raghida Dergham | Posted 08.01.2016 | World
Raghida Dergham

The American mood is difficult in a time rife with worrying about the future and concern about "the other", amid resentment against the political esta...

The Truth About Russia And Me

Donald J. Drumpf | Posted 08.01.2016 | Comedy
Donald J. Drumpf

People are asking all kinds of questions about me and Vladimir Putin. Questions like: “How well do you guys know each other?”… “How serious is...

Clinton Says Russians Hacked DNC, Calls Trump's Putin Remarks 'Troubling'

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 07.31.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Russian intelligence services hacked into Democratic National Commi...

Following Democrat Hacks, Russia Claims It Was Attacked

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.30.2016 | World

Russia’s intelligence service said on Saturday that the computer networks of 20 organizations, including state agencies and defense companies, have ...

Urgent! No Security Briefing For Donald Trump: Sign Petition Immediately

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

A few weeks ago, I urged everyone to sign a petition telling the Obama Administration not to provide Donald Trump a security briefing. Trump will use whatever they tell him for his own dark purposes.

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: The Dem Convention is Underway, Plus the Trump-Putin Link Threatens the Election

Bob Cesca | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Today’s topics include: Putin and the Russians Behind the DNC Leak Story; The Story of the Year; Bernie or Bust People Aren’t Seeing the Big Pictu...