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EU Leader Identifies Russia, China, Trump as Threats

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European Union President Donald Tusk says China, Russia and the U.S. administration of President Donald Trump are among the top external threats facing the… VoA His remarks came in a letter to 27 EU leaders before a summit Friday in… “Particularly the change in… EU Leader Identifies… Read More »

Why the World Needs to Watch the India-Pakistan Nuclear Standoff

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Pakistan creates tension with India by ignoring its own problems. Michael Krepon The National Interest Nuclear dangers are growing in five different regions. The least noticed is… Why the World Needs to… Read More »

Who’s top rooster in the South China Sea?

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It’s not a matter of “if” but “when” there is a serious confrontation between Messrs Trump and Xi over “access” to the South China Sea. Pepe Escobar Asia Times The stakes could not be higher As we enter the… Who’s top rooster in… Read More »

Dark Knight of America’s soul

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Weapons, warriors & fear is the New Order for America William J. Astore Asia Times I came of age during America’s Cold War with the Soviet Union, witnessing its denouement while serving in the US military. In those days, the USSR led the world’s weapons trade, providing arms to the Warsaw Pact as well as… Dark Knight of… Read More »

In the Baltics, waiting for history to start up again

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As the Trump era begins, Lithuanians are preparing for the worst. Vijai Maheshwari Politco VILNIUS, Lithuania — A large plaque located in a central square in Lithuania’s capital city enshrines a phrase uttered by U.S. President George W. Bush during a visit in 2002: “Anyone who would choose Lithuania as an… In the Baltics, waiting for… Read More »

An uncertain future for peace

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It looks like the tide is high in the UN-brokered Cyprus reunification talks, now that the focus is on the thorny issue of security and guarantees in a… Annie Charalambous incyprus The two leaders met in Nicosia yesterday for the first time since the Geneva-hosted security-focused Conference on Cyprus and agreed to meet again on… An uncertain future… Read More »

Appeasing Iran will only give it more room for maneuver

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Donald Trump must adopt a “don’t make the landlord go crazy” approach to the regime. Farhad Rezaei Asia Times And he should be prepared to punish it, writes Farhad Rezaei Ehud Barak, Israel’s Prime… Appeasing Iran will only… Read More »

How many Arabs have we killed?

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Unlike the Canadian Government, which reported the location, target and date of all airstrikes conducted in both Iraq and Syria, human rights lawyer Kellie Tranter received a chilling response to her F.O.I. request from the Australian Government. Kellie Tranter Independent Australia “How many Arabs have we killed?” IT WAS a question put… How many Arabs have… Read More »

Cyprus talks: the EU offers all the guarantees Cyprus needs – OPINION

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The seemingly intractable Cyprus problem has been dubbed the ‘graveyard of diplomats’, an unforgiving label alluding to the failed attempts of the international community over the past decades to successfully assemble the puzzle that is, admittedly, the… Nikos Christodoulides, Cyprus government spokesman Euronews And yet, the latest efforts in the… Cyprus talks: the… Read More »

The Arab Spring is far from over

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Like the French Revolution, it could play out over decades and reshape the… KOERT DEBEUF Politico My friend Ahmed Maher was released from prison on January 5. Ahmed was the leader of the April 6 Youth Movement that organized the Egyptian revolution against the then… The Arab Spring… Read More »

Putin-Trump alliance against ISIS and Al-Qaeda on the way?

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US President Trump’s emphasis on defeating ISIS and Jihadi terrorism finds an echo in the words of Russian President Putin, creating the possibility of an alliance between the two to combat ISIS and… ALEXANDER MERCOURIS The Duran Both Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump have repeatedly made clear their utter… Putin-Trump alliance… Read More »

The Cruise Missile Could Be Mattis’s Nuclear Crisis

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The new defense secretary should be skeptical about acquiring nuclear… Tom Z. Collina The National Interest During his January 12 Senate confirmation hearing, new Defense Secretary James Mattis was asked if he would support the Obama administration’s trillion-dollar plan to rebuild the… The Cruise Missile… Read More »

The Simple Reason Russia and America Keep Inching towards Crisis

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Tensions between the United States and Russia rose rapidly during the final months of the Obama administration. Ted Galen Carpenter The National Interest Symbolizing that trend is the new deployment of three thousand U.S. troops along with tanks and other military hardware in eastern Poland, directly on that country’s border with Russia. That decision drew an… The Simple Reason Russia… Read More »

Trump Inherits Guantanamo’s Remaining Detainees

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Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Defense announced they had transferred 10 more Guantanamo detainees, this time to… Now, 45 remain at the facility, leaving challenges on what to do with the prisoners for President-elect Donald… Arun Rath npr Back in 2009, on his third day in office, President Barack Obama ordered the detention facilities at Guantanamo to be closed “as soon as practicable, and no later than one year from the date of this… The executive order also… ... Read More »

Print Email Facebook Twitter More Edward Snowden’s residency permit in Russia extended by three years, lawyer says

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Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has been allowed to remain in Russia for another three years and will next year qualify to apply for Russian citizenship, his Russian lawyer has been quoted as saying. ABC Russian authorities said earlier on Wednesday they had extended a residency permit for Snowden, who was given asylum in Russia after leaking classified information about US spy operations. That permit is now valid until… Print  Email  Facebook  Twitter  More… Read More »

Judy Asks: Is a Cyprus Deal in Sight?

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A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the… Posted by: Judy Dempsey Carnegie Europe Thanos DokosDirector general of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) The reluctance of Greek Cypriots to… Judy Asks: Is… Read More »