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      Report: U.S. Officials Knew Ukraine Felt ‘Pressure’ From Trump Administration to Investigate Biden
      Nov18

      Report: U.S. Officials Knew Ukraine Felt ‘Pressure’ From Trump Administration to Investigate Biden

      (WASHINGTON) — Despite his denials, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was feeling pressure from the Trump administration to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden before his July phone call with President Donald Trump that has led to impeachment hearings. In early May, staff at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, including then-Ambassador Marie...

      The End of the American International Order: What Comes Next?
      Nov18

      The End of the American International Order: What Comes Next?

      This is the text of a speech delivered by Ian Bremmer on November 18 at the 2019 GZERO Summit in Tokyo. China has made its decision. Beijing is building a separate system of Chinese technology—its own standards, infrastructure, and supply chains—to compete with the West. Make no mistake: this is the single most consequential geopolitical decision...

      Amid U.S. Impeachment Inquiry, Ukraine Left Feeling ‘Abandoned’
      Nov16

      Amid U.S. Impeachment Inquiry, Ukraine Left Feeling ‘Abandoned’

      Ukraine is at the center of today’s east-west geopolitical battle, but it’s feeling increasingly alone and abandoned by its U.S. backers amid the impeachment drama unfolding in Washington. The U.S. ambassador — who was pushed out earlier this year and testified Friday in Congress — hasn’t been replaced. Neither has the...

      We Need to Stop Thinking of Conflict With Russia as an ‘Information War’
      Nov09

      We Need to Stop Thinking of Conflict With Russia as an ‘Information War’

      On November 9th, 2019 we mark the thirty year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall—a year synonymous with the end of the Cold War, the ideological defeat of the USSR, the victory of freedom of expression over censorship, democracy over authoritarianism. Thirty years later talk of Cold War with the Soviet Union have been replaced with...

      Russian Forces Deploy at Syrian Border, Threaten Kurdish Fighters With Being ‘Streamrolled’ by Turkey
      Oct23

      Russian Forces Deploy at Syrian Border, Threaten Kurdish Fighters With Being ‘Streamrolled’ by Turkey

      (AKCAKALE, Turkey) — Russian military police began patrols on part of the Syrian border Wednesday, quickly moving to implement an accord with Turkey that divvies up control of northeastern Syria. The Kremlin told Kurdish fighters to pull back from the entire frontier or else face being “steamrolled” by Turkish forces. Turkish President Recep...

      U.S. Diplomat Who Said ‘It’s Crazy to Withhold Security Assistance’ in Ukraine Text Messages to Testify to Congress
      Oct22

      U.S. Diplomat Who Said ‘It’s Crazy to Withhold Security Assistance’ in Ukraine Text Messages to Testify to Congress

      KYIV, Ukraine — William Taylor has emerged as an unlikely central player in the events that are at the heart of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The retired career civil servant was tapped to run the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine after the administration abruptly ousted the ambassador. He was then drawn into a Trump administration...

      ‘Only God is With Us.’ A Syrian Family Feels Betrayed By U.S.
      Oct19

      ‘Only God is With Us.’ A Syrian Family Feels Betrayed By U.S.

      (BARDARASH, Iraq) — For months, every time Turkey threatened to invade northern Syria, Salwa Hanna told her husband they should take their children and flee from the border town of Kobani. And every time, he told her not to worry, because the Americans were there. Now the Christian family is among an estimated 160,000 Syrians who have fled...

      Exclusive: How a Ukrainian Oligarch Wanted by U.S. Authorities Helped Giuliani Attack Biden
      Oct16

      Exclusive: How a Ukrainian Oligarch Wanted by U.S. Authorities Helped Giuliani Attack Biden

      In their effort to discredit President Donald Trump’s perceived enemies, close allies of the President have received key documents and information from a Ukrainian oligarch wanted in the U.S. on corruption charges, according to five people directly involved in this effort and two other people familiar with it. The information came from the...

      President Trump’s Ongoing Failure with North Korea Talks
      Oct11

      President Trump’s Ongoing Failure with North Korea Talks

      With the shakedown in Ukraine and betrayal of the Kurds in Northern Syrian, another foreign policy failure this past week almost went by without notice: the complete breakdown of talks between U.S. and North Korean diplomats on North Korea’s denuclearization. The U.S. and the North Koreans have engaged in a negotiation of sorts since the...

      How a Ukrainian Gas Company Wound Up in the Middle of Trump’s Impeachment Drama
      Oct08

      How a Ukrainian Gas Company Wound Up in the Middle of Trump’s Impeachment Drama

      News broke Monday morning that a group of businessmen touting close ties to President Trump and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, spent last spring maneuvering to install new management at the top of Naftogaz, Ukraine’s state-owned gas company. The news came on the heels of revelations that Trump and his allies spent much of this year...