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Section: Foreign Policy (USA)

      Money Still Rules Ukraine
      Aug26

      Money Still Rules Ukraine

      President Poroshenko talks big about reform — but he’s missing what may be his only chance to break the power of the oligarchs. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Situation Report: F-22s headed for Europe; new truce between the Koreas; Syrians say they were sold out by the Turks; Special Ops under investigation; and lots more
      Aug25

      Situation Report: F-22s headed for Europe; new truce between the Koreas; Syrians say they were sold out by the Turks; Special Ops under investigation; and lots more

      By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Airpower to Europe. The U.S. Air Force is getting ready to send its newest high-tech fighter plane to Europe for the first time, as NATO allies continue to cast wary glances toward Russia. “Russia’s military activity in the Ukraine continues to be of great concern to us and to … …read more...

      Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: Postcard from Ukraine: strays in foxholes, the legacy continues
      Aug21

      Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: Postcard from Ukraine: strays in foxholes, the legacy continues

      Over the last year or so, there have been a lot of wire photos coming in from the front lines of fighting in Ukraine showing muddied and embattled soldiers and volunteer fighters sharing a quiet or comforting moment with a stray dog. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Situation Report: Ash Carter opens up on Turkey and Russia; Pentagon drops new Pacific strategy; American suicide bomber strikes in Iraq; Ukraine stays hot; and lots more
      Aug21

      Situation Report: Ash Carter opens up on Turkey and Russia; Pentagon drops new Pacific strategy; American suicide bomber strikes in Iraq; Ukraine stays hot; and lots more

      By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Nobody’s business but the Turks. Turkey may have opened up its airfields to U.S. F-16 fighter planes and drones, but the NATO ally still needs to “do more” in the fight against the Islamic State in Syria, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters on Thursday. In one of the … …read more...

      Situation Report: Attacks on Egyptian, Turkish security forces; Russian ship towed home; North and South Korea trade fire; Kiev warns pro-Russian rebels; Army family angry at treatment; and lots more
      Aug20

      Situation Report: Attacks on Egyptian, Turkish security forces; Russian ship towed home; North and South Korea trade fire; Kiev warns pro-Russian rebels; Army family angry at treatment; and lots more

      By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Violence flares. Wednesday was a bloody day for two key U.S. allies, as Turkey and Egypt were each forced to deal with a series of domestic attacks on their security forces. In Cairo, a large car bomb exploded early Thursday morning close to a national security building, ripping the … …read more...

      Russia’s Putin Is Once Again Spending His Summer Riding Submarines
      Aug18

      Russia’s Putin Is Once Again Spending His Summer Riding Submarines

      The Russian leader is in Crimea promoting tourism. …read more Source: Foreign...

      After Bloody Weekend, Ukraine Cease-Fire Thrown Into Fresh Doubt
      Aug17

      After Bloody Weekend, Ukraine Cease-Fire Thrown Into Fresh Doubt

      Full-scale fighting could once again return to eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Situation Report: Taliban off limits; Patriot missiles coming home; more drones coming soon to a battlefield near you; fighting picks up in Ukraine; Iraqi blame game; and lots more
      Aug17

      Situation Report: Taliban off limits; Patriot missiles coming home; more drones coming soon to a battlefield near you; fighting picks up in Ukraine; Iraqi blame game; and lots more

      By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Let the dominoes fall. Launching strikes against Taliban targets has become all but off-limits for the handful of American special operators still working in Afghanistan, FP’s Sean Naylor reports, though commanders have recently added the Islamic State to their shrinking hit list. The number of missions...

      Surprise! Ukraine Loves NATO
      Aug13

      Surprise! Ukraine Loves NATO

      Once hostile, then skeptical, Ukrainians are now ready to embrace the western military alliance. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Vladimir Putin’s Good-Cop, Bad-Cop Act
      Jul30

      Vladimir Putin’s Good-Cop, Bad-Cop Act

      Russia’s leader wins President Obama’s praise for his role in the Iran nuclear deal. But ongoing disputes from Syria to Ukraine raise doubts about the prospects for truly friendly relations. …read more Source: Foreign...