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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...

Erdogan's Falling Out With The West Makes Him In Need of Moscow

Raghida Dergham | Posted 07.24.2016 | World
Raghida Dergham

In whose interest is it for the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to launch a crackdown on judicial, educational, and military institutions, impo...

The Real Winner At The GOP Convention Is Vladimir Putin

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― While the nation has obsessed over Melania Trump’s plagiarism and other oddities during the Republican National Convention, events muc...

Turkey's Coup Attempt Had Nothing to Do With Restoring Democracy or Human Rights. Sorry?

Riley Waggaman | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Riley Waggaman

Despite the shocked reactions of your worldly Facebook friends, there was nothing particularly surprising about the recent coup attempt in Turkey. For...

NATO and Russia: The Many Unknowns

Markus Ziener | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Markus Ziener

Officially the Warsaw NATO summit will be about the deployment of military forces, missiles and arms projects. But in fact hovering above all will be one question: How to deal with the Russian military powerhouse that resurfaced in the East.

NATO Takes Control Of U.S.-Built Missile Defense Shield For Europe Amid Russian Suspicion

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 07.08.2016 | World

NATO took command of a U.S.-built missile shield in Europe on Friday after France won assurances that the multi-billion-dollar system would not be und...

Russia Is Very Quickly Running Out Of Cash

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 07.05.2016 | World

Russia will exhaust one of its two sovereign funds next year, according to a finance ministry proposal seen by Reuters, having by that point run throu...

What Brexit Means for Russia

Samuel Ramani | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom held a historic referendum on its future in the European Union (EU). Although the Leave campaign’s victory crea...

The US Loses Its Moral High Ground Over Syria

Raghida Dergham | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
Raghida Dergham

The White House looked weak as it defended President Obama's policies in Syria, in response to the strongly worded memorandum sent by 51 US diplomats ...

Why Russia and Israel are Cooperating in Syria

Samuel Ramani | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

On June 7, 2016, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to celebrate the 25th anniversary of...

GOP Effort to Control Trump Is the Embodiment of the Fable "The Scorpion and the Frog"

Murray Forseter | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Murray Forseter

As they try to come to terms with the outrageous, bigoted, xenophobic, misogynistic, unconstitutional ravings of their presumptive presidential candid...

AIDS, Condoms and Rank Stupidity in Russia

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 06.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Eliot Borenstein

Forget strategic weapons and missile shields: in the race towards deliberate, self-destructive ignorance, Russia and the United States are, as usual, ...

Ukraine's Bright and Gutsy Reformers Say Public Wants Immediate Reform

Diane M. Francis | Posted 05.24.2016 | World
Diane M. Francis

"A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. . . . We must have patience till luck turns," Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1798.

Trump Presidency Will Be Another Disaster

Diane M. Francis | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Diane M. Francis

No visit to the capitol is complete without rubbing elbows with the great and grateful. This week, I found myself at a swanky law firm gathering where I met and chatted with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.

A Trump Presidency Sends Shivers Throughout the World

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

This election is important not only to the people of the United States but the entire world is looking on and will judge us by the outcome.

Russia's Propaganda About Fighting Terror Just Suffered A Big Blow

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 05.16.2016 | World

WASHINGTON -- The last time he visited the U.S., in September of 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin brought the ideal message for war-weary observ...

Trump Channels Founders But Displays None of Their Knowledge, Leadership and Diplomatic Skills

Murray Forseter | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Murray Forseter

In the end, it should come down not to the electorate's knowledge of historical admonitions, but rather to the confidence Americans have in the knowledge, leadership and diplomatic skills they want in their next president.

Ukraine's Eurovision Win Sparks A Political Uproar In Russia

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.15.2016 | World

KIEV/MOSCOW, May 15 (Reuters) - Ukrainians hailed their country's unexpected victory in the Eurovision song contest as a Europe-wide endorsement of Uk...

Candidate for POTUS Warns of Russian Invasion of Alaska

Judy Frankel | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

John Richard (J.R.) Myers, who lives in Alaska, warns that the Russians are claiming large areas of the Arctic. He's on the ballot in the California J...

Trump Will Soon Be Getting Intelligence Briefings! God Help Us

John Blumenthal | Posted 05.09.2016 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

What do you give a buffoon with a big mouth? The CIA may have to be somewhat creative (read: make up stuff) in order to keep the nation's intelligence community from being completely annihilated by an idiot with itchy tweeting fingers.

A President Clinton or Trump Would Be More Alike Than Different on Foreign Policy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

The American public has had enough of wars, doesn't know what to believe when politicians speak, and is more interested in taking care of things at home. This is not likely to change when the next president takes office, and Clinton and Trump know it.

30 Years After the Chernobyl Disaster, a Nuclear Menace Still Hides in Plain Sight

Ioana Moldovan | Posted 04.26.2016 | World
Ioana Moldovan

Today, it is mostly silence that surrounds the abandoned buildings that stand as testimony to the hasty departure.

U.S. Leadership Amiss in Resolving the Armenia-Azerbaijan Clash over Nagorno-Karabakh

Dr. Ariel Cohen | Posted 04.12.2016 | World
Dr. Ariel Cohen

The fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh is like a chronic affliction that simmers down but never really stops. Escalations in the level of hostilities regularly arrive with melt-offs of the mountain snow. However, the eruption that began on April 2nd has flared up to levels unseen since the 1990s.

Brookings Economist Floats Novel Theory About Russia And The Panama Papers

The Washington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 04.09.2016 | World

On the face of it, the Panama Papers don't look good for Russia. Reporters investigating the huge leak of financial data from a Panamanian legal firm ...