Category Archives: international relations

Just asking: Why pick on Cuba but support China?

I’m not going to make this a detailed or well-researched blog post. Rather, I’m asking a question in hopes of getting a conversation started: The Trump administration is rolling back efforts made by President Obama to open more doors between … Continue reading

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If you leave, you want to remain; if you stay, you want to go

I’ve been fortunate to live in six states, including on both coasts, in the Midwest and in the southwest. And I’ve found one constant everywhere I’ve called home: People who have lived in multiple places — and especially if they’ve been … Continue reading

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Russia, to U.S: Quit threatening our national security

Reuters reports that the Russian foreign minister had some choice words for the Obama administration. “We have witnessed a fundamental change of circumstances when it comes to the aggressive Russophobia that now lies at the heart of U.S. policy towards … Continue reading

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Former British colonel: Time is now for U.K., West to declare war on ISIS

The Mirror has the op-ed. There can be no doubt after the Paris attacks and the Russian Airliner attack that ISIS intends to kill all those who don’t believe in their horrific caliphate where ever and whenever they can and … Continue reading

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BREAKING: U.S. official: Syrian passport carried by Paris bomber likely fake

CBS News has the details. Grief, alarm and resolve spread across Europe on Saturday as officials raced to piece together information on the seven attackers. Officials said one was a young Frenchman known to the authorities. In addition, a Syrian … Continue reading

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Dutch, to Greeks: Thanks for the chaos!

The Telegraph explains why Dutch politicians are not at all happy with their Greek counterparts. Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who is also president of the Eurogroup, described reaching an accord as difficult. “Greece has seen decades of bad policies … Continue reading

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A Russian spy. A Canadian church. And a 6-year stay.

A fascinating story by the National Post. A former KGB agent who spent six years hiding in a Vancouver church to avoid deportation to Russia has left Canada after surrendering to immigration enforcement authorities, his lawyer said Sunday. Mikhail Lennikov, … Continue reading

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