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America 2017, summations: The triumph of the Institutions over Trump’s tendency towards totalitarian voluntarism – M.N. 

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Trump’s strategy on national security is shockingly normal, says James Stavridis – Press of Atlantic City

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Trump’s strategy on national security is shockingly normal, says James Stavridis – Press of Atlantic City
 


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Trump’s strategy on national security is shockingly normal, says James Stavridis
Press of Atlantic City
President Donald Trump’s recently released National Security Strategy is a pleasantly centrist document essentially a well-written amalgam of mainstream foreign policy principles that could as easily have emerged from a Hillary Clinton White House
Trump isolating the US, from Asia to the MideastLas Vegas Sun
Donald Trump’s National Security StrategyVoltaire Network all 165 

 
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On diplomacy, the FBI, ‘fake news,’ the GOP, Macron, and more – National Review
 


National Review
On diplomacy, the FBI, ‘fake news,’ the GOP, Macron, and more
National Review
On Twitter, some people have been circulating a tweet from November 3, 2016 five days before the presidential election. It was written by Sarah Sanders, who is now President Trump’s press secretary. She said, When you’re attacking FBI agents 
Column: History of using FBI for political purposes – ThisWeek Community News
 

Column: History of using FBI for political purposes
ThisWeek Community News
The implications to Kennedy were clear, especially since the administration had pledged to go after organized crime and despite the fact that his own father, Joseph, was alleged to have had dealings with the Mafia including in John’s election campaign 
Other voices: A clear message to the thugs of the world Twin Cities – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
 


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Other voices: A clear message to the thugs of the world Twin Cities
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian tax lawyer, died beaten and alone in a Moscow prison cell eight years ago. He was ill and neglected. He had exposed the theft of hundreds of millions of dollars by a corrupt cabal, and he paid for it with his life. Now, in a …
Trump Administration Announces Sanctions Pursuant To The Global …Mondaq News Alertsall 5 news articles »
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
She headed a powerful organized crime syndicate that leveraged state actors to expropriate businesses, monopolize markets, solicit bribes, and administer extortion rackets. There should be more to come. In passing sanctions against Russiafor  

 

Editorial: Trump right to stand up to Putin in Ukraine – Burlington Times News
 


Express.co.uk
Editorial: Trump right to stand up to Putin in Ukraine
Burlington Times News
In the annals of President Donald Trump’s odd dealings with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, give Trump credit for making a straightforward decision to defy Putin by supplying arms to Ukraine. The State Department says the U.S. will provide Ukraine with  
As Others See It: Give Trump credit for defying PutinPittsburgh Post-Gazette

World War 3 SHOCK warning: Trump to send weapons to Ukraine amid Putin-fuelled conflictExpress.co.ukall 166 154 news articles »
Regrettably, Trump dominated politics this year – National Catholic Reporter
 


National Catholic Reporter
Regrettably, Trump dominated politics this year
National Catholic Reporter
Just as he put his name on buildings he helped build, just as he got himself not one but two “trophy wives,” he looks atAmerica now as his trophy country. The job of Congress, of the media, of his own nominee to the Supreme Court, is not to display 
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Putin Orders Agents to ‘Liquidate Bandits’ After Terror Attack – Bloomberg
 


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Putin Orders Agents to ‘Liquidate Bandits’ After Terror Attack
Bloomberg
The attack came after Putin thanked U.S. President Donald Trump last week for information passed on by the Central Intelligence Agency that he said helped break up an Islamic State cell plotting to bomb St. Petersburg’s Kazan Cathedral and other 
Putin says St. Petersburg explosion was terror attackABC News
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America and the Great Abdication – The Atlantic
 


The Atlantic
America and the Great Abdication
The Atlantic
Russia under Vladimir Putin is a country with a narrowly based economy that is focused on retaining power at home, reestablishing Russian influence in the Middle East and Europe, and interfering in the internal politics of Western democracies. It is and more »
With more to come, new JFK documents offer fresh leads 54 years later

Half-a-dozen 2017 releases of long-secret documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy have given plenty of new leads to those who dont believe alleged gunman Lee Harvey Oswald … Click to Continue »
The Oil and Gas Sector Is Changing and So Is Geopolitics – New York Times
 


New York Times
The Oil and Gas Sector Is Changing and So Is Geopolitics
New York Times
Such units are now helping countries in Central and Eastern Europe receive gas from abroad, lessening their dependence onRussia for energy and creating a more globally integrated energy system. No longer dependent on continental pipelines, countries 
The Long Rise and Fast Fall of New York’s Black Mafia – Daily Beast
 


Daily Beast
The Long Rise and Fast Fall of New York’s Black Mafia
Daily Beast
In 1974, it looked like the Godfather model was fading amid indictments and hits on its leaders and as middle-class white residents poured out of America’s inner cities. That was when Francis A.J. Ianni published Black Mafia: Ethnic Succession in
Preparing for Putin, round five – The Japan Times
 


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Preparing for Putin, round five
The Japan Times
U.S. President Donald Trump appears to have genuine affinity for Putin and Russia, the one constant in his chaotic foreign policy. He wants to work with Putin and to give him space to solve problems, a process that would extend Russian influence 
Russia warns US against ‘meddling’ in presidential electionUSA TODAY
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Putin Trump – Google News: Preparing for Putin, round five – The Japan Times
 


USA TODAY
Preparing for Putin, round five
The Japan Times
U.S. President Donald Trump appears to have genuine affinity for Putin and Russia, the one constant in his chaotic foreign policy. He wants to work with Putin and to give him space to solve problems, a process that would extend Russian influence 
Russia warns US against ‘meddling’ in presidential electionUSA TODAY
Other Views: Putin may be in more trouble than we knowLubbockOnline.com
Trump calls Putin’s denials ‘sincere,’ later says he’s ‘with our agencies’ on Russian election meddlingOakwood Herald
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2017: A polarizing year dominated by hashtags and Trump – WTVA
 


Los Angeles Times
2017: A polarizing year dominated by hashtags and Trump
WTVA
The Kremlin’s optimism that deals could be done with the Trump administration — on sanctions, Crimea and Syria — quickly frayed into frustration and then exasperation. Last week, President Putin wrote off 2017 as a year of “delirium and madness” in
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In first year, Trump delivers on some promises while sowing division – The Columbus Dispatch
 


The Columbus Dispatch
In first year, Trump delivers on some promises while sowing division
The Columbus Dispatch
Peter Mansoor, the General Raymond E. Mason chair in military history at Ohio State University, said Trump has degraded American national security by ratcheting up tensions with North Korea, by ceding leadership in the Middle East to Russia, byand more »
‘Liquidate the bandits’ Putin’s fury over St Petersburg supermarket terror attack – Express.co.uk
 


Bloomberg
‘Liquidate the bandits’ Putin’s fury over St Petersburg supermarket terror attack
Express.co.uk
Mr Putin was speaking at an awards ceremony in the Kremlin for Russian military servicemen and women who served in Syria. when he confirmed the incident. He said: “You know that yesterday in St Petersburg a terrorist act was carried out. “And that 
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5 Points On The Threat Of Trump Issuing Pardons In The Russia Probe – TPM
 


TPM
5 Points On The Threat Of Trump Issuing Pardons In The Russia Probe
TPM
Parallel local probes are already underway in New York, where Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance are investigating indicted former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s financial and real estate dealings 
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Preparing for and working towards a democratic Russia – Open Democracy
 


Open Democracy
Preparing for and working towards a democratic Russia
Open Democracy
The west had, before this event, not developed a clear understanding of, and coherent plan for, a situation in which theRussian Communist regime would disappear, and an independent Russia would embark on the road to gradual westernisation. As a result and more »
The top US environment stories of 2017: Trump makes the political weather

The new president immediately made his mark on environmental policy, pulling out of the Paris climate accord and targeting Americas protected public landsIt was a tempestuous year politically and literally.Related: Al Gore: ‘I tried my best’ but Trump can’t be educated on climate change

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Trump’s world: his impact so far and what to watch in 2018

The presidents disregard or disdain for established US foreign policy has alarmed enemies and allies and got experts nervously shortening the odds on a major warThe Trump effect on international relations is likely to be studied for generations to come, but first we have to survive it. With the presidency sliding towards two major conflicts, that is no foregone conclusion.Experts on nuclear weapons and the institutionalised madness of mutually assured destruction, are increasingly making nervous jokes about living outside the blast radius in Washington DC and not bothering to buy wines that age well.

Related: Trump’s bullying and bluster on Jerusalem is bad news for the UN | Patrick Wintour

Related: Jared Kushner is wreaking havoc in the Middle East | Moustafa Bayoumi

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The Most Dangerous People on the Internet in 2017 – WIRED
 

The Most Dangerous People on the Internet in 2017
WIRED
Since the summer of 2016, the mysterious group calling itself the Shadow Brokers has trolled and tortured the National Security Agency, touting a shocking cache of secret NSA hacking tools that it somehow obtained, and has since been leaking piecemeal 
POTUS: Compromised? – U.S. News & World Report
 


U.S. News & World Report
POTUS: Compromised?
U.S. News & World Report
Russia interfered in the U.S. election to help Trump. Russia offered that help directly to Trump campaign officials, who responded positively and possibly worked directly with Russia. Trump campaign aides lied repeatedly about meetings with Russians 
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Trumpism is nothing new: its part of Americas national culture | Cas Mudde

The Republican partys radicalised base is ingrained in the US and will outlast Trump. The sooner we realise this, the sooner we can find a way to beat itThe author Tom Wolfe once wrote: The dark night of fascism is always descending in the United States and yet lands only in Europe. He was reflecting a consensus, shared by public and scholars alike, that far right politics is a European phenomenon, at odds with American values. It is a conviction so deeply held that it has left the US blind to reality.Any example of far-right politics is explained away as exceptional, not representative of the real America, from lone wolf terrorists such as the Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh to the rise of Trumpism.Calling the far right ‘un-American’ might make for good politics, but it expresses a blatant lack of historical understanding

Related: Trump, Putin and Xi: a year of tough-guy leaders and foolish brinkmanship

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United States: Trump Administration Announces Sanctions Pursuant To The Global Magnitsky Act – Mondaq News Alerts
 

United States: Trump Administration Announces Sanctions Pursuant To The Global Magnitsky Act
Mondaq News Alerts
Among some of the most egregious examples, witnesses in August 2017 described mass killings, arson attacks, and rapes committed by the Burmese Army and Burmese Border Guard Police, all then under Maung Maung Soe’s command in northern Rakhine State and more »
How the Interrogation of Reality Winner Reveals the Deceptive Tactics of Exceedingly Friendly FBI Agents – The Intercept
 


The Intercept
How the Interrogation of Reality Winner Reveals the Deceptive Tactics of Exceedingly Friendly FBI Agents
The Intercept
In late January, George Papadopoulos did what a lot of Americans do when FBI agents ask for a few minutes of their time he agreed to talk. It’s a decision he likely regrets, because in October the former adviser to President Donald Trump’s election 

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