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What’s Powering Trump’s Desire To Befriend Russia?

Many people have speculated about why President Donald Trump appears eager to develop a close relationship with Vladimir Putin's Russia. Adam Entous, a Washington, D.C. based reporter for The New Yorker, has done deep reporting that provides new fodder for ...
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Putin, Trump Will Hold Summit in Helsinki on July 16

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a summit in Helsinki on July 16, a long-expected encounter that comes amid spiraling tensions between Moscow and Washington. A terse synchronized statement issued by the Kre...
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Will the Gaza Events Further Polarize the Middle East?

By moving the U.S. embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem, the United States has added complexity to a situation that was already chaotic. Washington’s move will not change the reality on the ground, as 62 Palestinians have been killed over the last few days. G...
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Is Trump Playing Right Into Putin’s Hands?

By Robert J. Pranger During the week of May 7th, President Vladimir Putin is likely enjoying the start of his fourth term as president of Russia. I use the term “enjoying” with some confidence because, compa...

Video Reveals Horrific Effects of Syrian Gas Attack on Civilians

The New York Times reports today (Feb. 27) that the Syrian government's use of banned chemical weapons against civilians in its long-running civil war may have been aided by North Korea. The Times story is based on an unpublished United Nations report prepa...