International

01/22/2017 - 9:00am

    Here's a thought exercise: What do you suppose would happen if Russian strongman Vladimir Putin decided to clarify remarks he reportedly made about Donald Trump during the election campaign?

    "I never said Trump was 'brilliant,'" he might say. "That was a poor translation...

01/21/2017 - 3:00pm

    Donald Trump is not one to mince words: He says he doesn't care if the European Union breaks up, since it is "basically a vehicle for Germany" and calls the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Europe's main defense arrangement, "obsolete." With these statements, the next U.S...

01/21/2017 - 8:00am

    The 2016 presidential election and Donald Trump have given Russia a wonderful opportunity to showcase one of its best national products: a particularly effective type of media manipulation called "kompromat."

    Short for "compromising...

01/20/2017 - 11:30am

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump sounds awfully certain about one thing. After North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared on New Year's Day that his country was on the verge of testing an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S., Trump condescendingly tweeted, "It won'...

01/12/2017 - 2:00pm

    In 1994, when I was secretary of defense, we came perilously close to a second Korean War because of North Korea's nuclear program. Today we are again approaching a crisis with North Korea, and again the cause is its nuclear program. A war in 1994 would have been terrible, but we were able to avoid...

01/12/2017 - 12:00pm

    "We are following a foreign policy which is the outward expression of the democratic faith we profess. We are doing what we can to encourage free states and free peoples throughout the world, to aid the suffering and afflicted in foreign lands, and to strengthen democratic nations against...

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