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BREAKING NEWS — U.S. says very high likelihood Russia bombed humanitarian aid convoy in Syria

LATE BREAKING NEWS!!! Developing Eric Schmitt, Michael R. Gordon, and Somini Sengupta, “U.S. Officials Say Russia Probably Attacked U.N. Humanitarian Convoy,” New York Times, September 20, 2016. Valdimir Putin may have ripped off his mask…

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Herd journalists: The most deplorable in Trump’s “basket of deplorables” (Updated September 16, 2016)

Updated September 16, 2016 See Margaret Sullivan (Media Columnist), “It’s time for TV news to stop playing the stooge for Donald Trump,” Washington Post, September 16, 2016 (1:46 p.m.) Voters in the United States must…

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Beyond Trump and the November elections: Is a coherent U.S. foreign policy possible?

2016 is a good year to be observing what people in the United States are saying about foreign policy. There are new and dangerous currents in U.S. politics which may affect foreign policy. To try…

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Ukraine Update: Renewal of sanctions, “progress”, and one-sided implementation of Minsk II Agreement (with full text in English)

“Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.” Will Rogers It is quite amazing how the ceasefire called for in the Minsk II Agreement of February 12, 2015 seems…