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Two of top three candidates in French presidential primary are friendly to Russia

Developing Russia is reportedly intervening in the French presidential elections, right now. Two of the top three candidates in the April primary are friendly to Russia. The third is the object of a Russian subversion…

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The Trump Paradox: “Making America Great Again” without the values that have made America great

The great paradox of President Donald Trump is that he promises to the American people that he will “make America great again” but in practice appears to want to do so without honoring and defending the values that have made America great in the past.


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With Obama having checked out, U.S. foreign policy is on auto pilot—“Do nothing”

As we have pointed out, President Barack Obama has effectively checked out of his responsibilities to vigilantly promote and defend the foreign policy interests of the United States. The country is on “Obama auto pilot”…


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Erdogan’s accelerating auto coup d’etat in Turkey (updated September 17, 2016)

Updated September17, 2016. See TIM ARANGO, CEYLAN YEGINSU and SAFAK TIMURSEPT,”Turks See Purge as Witch Hunt of ‘Medieval’ Darkness,” New York Times, September 16, 2016. *** Originally published July 27, 2016 See Sami Naïr (Análisis),…



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International Law and the Descent toward Barbarism: MSF —“Wars are being fought as in ‘barbarian times’

International Law constitutes the structure and the fabric which helps to hold international society back from a descent into barbarism. But, as is the case in holding any government accountable to law, the efficacy of…


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Thinking clearly about Putin and Syria

Barack Obama, John Kerry and other Western leaders should always bear in mind wiho Vladimir Putin is, and what he has done in the last four years with respect to Syria, the Crimea, the eastern…




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The missing elements in the war against ISIS — Taking down their websites and engaging in robust public diplomacy

UPDATE June 23, 2015 Europe is setting up a special police unit to monitor jihadist sites and content, andd to remove it. See Richard Spencer, “Europe-wide police unit to monitor Islamic State social media; Europol…