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Obama Sidelines Kerry on Ukraine Policy

Eric Zuesse | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

Kerry now faces the decision as to whether to quit -- which would force the EU's hand regarding whether to continue with U.S. policy there -- or else for Kerry to stay in office and be disrespected in all capitals for his staying on after having been so blatantly contradicted by his subordinate on a key issue of U.S. foreign policy.

By Misunderstanding Crimea, the West Is Pushing Russia Further Away

Ilaria Parogni | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
Ilaria Parogni

The rights of minorities might be under threat, but for many residents of the peninsula, life under the new flag is good enough -- and international observers still struggle to accept this.

Obama: Mr. "We Don't Have A Strategy Yet" Does the Troubled NATO Summit

William Bradley | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Largely an exercise in fantasy, like the longest-running science fiction show on the planet, NATO, since the end of the Soviet superpower erased the Cold War fear of a Red Army surge through the heart of Western Europe to the Bay of Biscay, has been an institution in search of a new mission and an accident waiting to happen.

Washington Post 'News Article' Slams President Obama for Not Bombing Russia

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.03.2014 | Media
Robert Naiman

If the Washington Post were a Senator, Senator W. Post's extremist warmongering concerning the potential use of military force would make Senator McCain look like a prudent moderate by comparison.

Ukraine: Out of the Frying Pan

John Feffer | Posted 04.28.2014 | World
John Feffer

In the end, the street triumphed over the elite. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych tried to hang on to power, and failed. Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to maintain Russian influence, and failed. The EU tried to mediate, and failed. And the United States tried to... well, I'll get to that in a moment.

Ukraine: Doing Nothing is The Worst of All Options

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Michael Bociurkiw

There is troubling disarray, a sort of diplomatic paralysis, among western governments' policies towards the corrupt regime of President Viktor Yanukovych -- the thug from eastern Ukraine who appears ready to stop at nothing to retain power.

Bahrainis Take to the Streets on 3rd Anniversary of Uprising, as John Timoney and U.S. Government Continue Their Role in Violent Crackdown

Kris Hermes | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Kris Hermes

Unfortunately, it is less a celebration than an ongoing struggle to resist the oppressive regime of King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, whose family has ruled the small Persian Gulf Island of one million people for more than 200 years.

Nuland's Leaked "F the EU" is a Wake Up Call

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, CEO Ziklag Systems Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland called her colleague in the Ukraine to discuss the ...

The Cat, the Rooster, and the Young Mouse... and Vladimir Putin, Victoria Nuland, and Europe

András Simonyi | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
András Simonyi

The fallout from the Nuland YouTube video says little about Washington's attitude towards the EU and more about America's real strategic worries -- and of course the modus operandi of present day Russia.

The New U.S. Diplomatic Language: 'F**k the EU' on Ukraine

Georges Ugeux | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Georges Ugeux

This conversation raises a serious question about the judgment of the Assistant Secretary of State in dealing with the complexities of Europe and the difficult Ukrainian issue

Peter King On Official Caught Saying 'F*** The E.U.': 'Good For Her'

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) came to the defense of Victoria Nuland, the senior State Department official caught saying "f*** the E.U." in a leaked phone ...

Merkel Condemns State Department Official For Allegedly Saying 'F*** The EU'

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

(note profanity in paragraph 2) BERLIN, Feb 7 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel finds the disparaging remarks of U.S. diplom...

State Department Official Who Helped With Benghazi Talking Points Nominated To Top Post

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Victoria Nuland, a State Department spokeswoman, to become assistant secretary for European and Eurasian ...

Report: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

One day after The White House released 100 pages of Benghazi emails, a report has surfaced alleging that Republicans released a set with altered text....

Benghazi Blues: Massive Conspiracy or Hack Politics and Dumb PR?

William Bradley | Posted 07.13.2013 | World
William Bradley

Obama poses an excellent question: Why put together a spin program that will fall apart in a few days? For that is exactly what happened.

Goma Falls and US Condemns Rebels; Ignores FDLR Atrocities

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

"Sake vient de tomber sans coups de feu" (Sake just fell without firing)-MONUSCO contact M23 outside of Goma (Courtesy of M23) When the Congolese ...

USAID's Eviction From Russia: An Opportunity for Online Learning as E-Development

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 09.20.2012 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

What's a development agency to do when the intended recipients of U.S. assistance don't want to be helped?

Despite Assange Claims, U.S. Has No Criminal Case Against Him

Reuters | Mark Hosenball | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Despite claims by Julian Assange that Washington is plotting to extradite and execute him, U.S. and European governmen...

U.S. Concerned As Syria Reportedly Moves Chemical Stockpile‎

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) - U.S. officials said that Syria has started to move part of its chemical weapons arsenal out of storage facilities, t...