World News

Trump’s new national security adviser wrote a reading list for anyone involved in military affairs

Facing added scrutiny in the wake of his predecessor’s resignation, new National Security Council chief of staff H.R. McMaster will have to learn from Michael Flynn’s mistakes. Fortunately learning is one of his favorite hobbies.<p>In 2012, while commander of the US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence …

Foreign Policy

They came for the American dream. Now they’re fleeing to Canada.

Waist-deep in snow, in remote locations close to the border, migrants are braving sub-zero temperatures and the danger of being stopped by border patrol agents to find the American dream — in Canada.<p>In the past few months, reports suggest hundreds of refugees living in the United States have fled …

Refugees

There Is No American 'Deep State'

Experts on Turkish politics say the use of that term misunderstands what it means in Turkey—and the ways that such allegations can be used to enable political repression.<p>Over the last week, the idea of a “deep state” in the United States has become a hot concept in American politics. The idea is …

Turkey

Germany: 'Unacceptable' that Russia accepts separatist Ukraine passports

France and Germany have condemned the Kremlin's decision to accept passports issued by authorities controlled by pro-Russian rebels. Meanwhile, a new ceasefire deal is going into effect in Eastern Ukraine.<p>Germany's government on Monday said that Russia's decision to recognize passports issued by …

Ukraine

The migrant slave trade is booming in Libya. Why is the world ignoring it?

I’ve seen the dangerous route to Europe through Libya, with thousands of people at the mercy of cruelty for profit. But our leaders prefer to keep them there<p>It’s a mass grave that we don’t need the United Nations to verify. Every day an average of 14 migrants, the vast majority from countries in …

Refugees

Russia preps a psychological profile of Trump. Here's what it says.

MOSCOW — A dossier on Donald Trump's psychological makeup is being prepared for Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>Among its preliminary conclusions is that the new American leader is a risk-taker who can be naïve, according to a senior Kremlin adviser.<p>Trump "doesn't understand fully who is Mr. Putin …

Russia

I didn’t think I’d ever leave the CIA. But because of Trump, I quit.

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/The_Washington_Post/20170217/58a754fce4b04fcea7a58efa/58ab8ef2e4b09a0a172eca01_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1487638283459_1280_720_2000.mp4<p><i>Edward Price worked at the CIA from 2006 until this month, most recently as the spokesman for the National Security</i> …

Foreign Policy

The Burning Problem Of China's Garbage

Sitting inside a glass-encased cockpit, two men fiddle with joysticks controlling giant claws outside. They look like they're playing at a vending machine at a mall, where you try to grasp a stuffed animal. But these are engineers. The claws they're manipulating are as big as houses, and they're …

China

The Mystery of the Ukraine Peace Plan

Who is its reported author, Andrii Artemenko, and what does he want?<p>On Sunday, <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> reported that two associates of President Donald Trump, including Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, presented a sealed envelope to then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn containing a secret …

Ukraine

In Policy Dissent, Mattis Wields Influence

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis appears to be at odds with President Donald Trump on Russia and other key issues, setting up potential discord but also helping to nudge the White House toward more conventional policy stances.<p>In recent days, other top administration officials have aired foreign-policy …

Foreign Policy

Pence defends Trump's media attacks during Brussels trip

<b>Brussels (CNN) —</b> US Vice President Mike Pence backed up President Donald Trump's latest attacks on the news media, vowing Monday that he and Trump would continue to "call out the media when they play fast and loose with the facts."<p>Pence insisted that both he and Trump "support a free and …

U.S. Politics

President Trump's Chaotic Foreign Policy Is Alarming All of Europe

In the Bible’s Book of Exodus, the Egyptian Pharaoh sends his massive Army in pursuit of fleeing Israelis until the sea closes over them with …

Foreign Policy

China wants foreign submarines to stop traveling below the surface in the vast waters it claims

Submarines are designed with one primary aim: to travel underwater. But when it comes to foreign vessels operating in the vast waters it claims, China doesn’t much like that idea.<p>According to state media reports posted last week, Beijing is drafting a revision to the nation’s maritime “traffic …

South China Sea

Taiwan and the Trumpian Uncertainty Principle

The high price of a phone call<p>Core to Donald Trump’s appeal, both at home and abroad, is that he doesn’t seem to care how he’s supposed to behave. He certainly doesn’t fuss over offending Chinese nationalist sensibilities. This perhaps explains, in part, his curious adventure in China-Taiwan …

Taiwan

Mexican retaliation could hurt corn farmers

Mexico is upping the ante in its escalating war of words with President Donald Trump over trade policy by aiming squarely at the nation’s midsection: the corn belt.<p>And that’s making U.S. corn farmers nervous.<p>In response to Trump’s threats of a border tax, Mexican Senator Armando Rios Piter said …

Agriculture

Ireland PM Enda Kenny expected to resign over police scandal

Fine Gael leader expected to outline plans at party meeting in Dublin next month after St Patrick’s Day visit to White House<p>Enda Kenny is expected to step down as prime minister of Ireland next month after facing severe criticism over his handling of a crisis in the Irish police force.<p>Kenny, who …

Ireland

Ukraine's Drone Army Was Born In a Crucible of Conflict

Ukraine is building an unmanned air force for 21st-century warfare.<p>On the eve of combat, Ukraine's unmanned aerial forces were woefully out of date.<p>Almost three years ago, when confrontation appeared imminent over Russia's annexation of Crimea, Ukraine's military relied on Soviet-era Tu-143 …

Drones

Turkey Tries 47 Ex-Soldiers in Erdogan Assassination Plot

IZMIR, Turkey — Dozens of former Turkish soldiers were brought to trial Monday on charges of trying to murder President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a coup attempt last July, the latest in a series of trials in the plot.<p>Prosecutors in the southwestern city of Mugla sought life sentences for 47 …

Turkey

Can the Dutch Turn Back the Populist Tide?

<b>After the election of Donald Trump in the United States and the Brexit referendum in Great Britain, eyes now turn to a slew of elections taking place</b> …

Democracy

The rising risk of showdown between Trump and Iran

<b>Are the US and Iran heading for a new confrontation? After a turbulent first three weeks in which President Donald Trump described Iran as "the world's number one terrorist state" and put it "on notice", it is a question many are asking.</b><p>For Iranians with connections in the United States, these are …

Iran

Study looks at free-trade-with-Russia scenario

Free trade between the EU and Russia could bring enormous benefits for both sides, a study by the Munich-based Ifo economic research institute suggests. Only, the Ukraine conflict still stands in the way.<p>A free trade area for the European Union, Russia and other states would have economic …

Russia

India: Investors Are Betting On a Hot Economy

Among the best performing areas of the emerging markets, India country-specific exchange traded funds have made a drastic surge since the start of the new year.<p>Specifically, the India ETFs that focus on small capitalization stocks have been among the best performers in the emerging markets category …

Stocks

Egyptian man claims to find missile launcher in rubbish heap outside Cairo airport

An Egyptian man claims to have found a shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missile launcher lying in a heap of rubbish next to Cairo’s main international airport.<p>The man’s claim could not be verified but if the weapon is real, it would mark an alarming breach of security in a country that has seen two …

Egypt

Le Pen’s Paris headquarters searched by police

French police have searched the headquarters of Marine Le Pen’s National Front party in western Paris.<p>FN officials have told the Reuters agency the search is connected to an inquiry into the alleged misuse of European Union funds to pay parliamentary assistants.<p>“It looks on the face of it like a …

France

Is Iran Preparing For War In The Middle East? Russia To Send $1B In Weapons To Tehran

Russia was set to send Iran about $1 billion worth of missile defense systems, Russian news agency Tass reported Monday. The deal was the result of a …

Iran

An Anti-Islamic Commentator Said There Were No-Go Zones In Paris And Got Dragged For It

“RUN AWAY”<p>Pamela Geller is an American writer and anti-Islamic commentator.<p>On February 16, Geller tweeted one of her articles entitled “Riots in Paris: No-go zones extend as violence spreads ACROSS FRANCE.”<p>In her article, Geller mentions the urban violence that took place in support of an alleged …

France

China Debates Response To The Killing Of North Korean Kim Jong Nam

China is debating how to react to the death of Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korea's leader. Some think that the dead man could potentially have headed a more China-friendly North Korean regime.

Korean Peninsula

Will Republicans Break With Trump Over Russia?

So says Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, who predicts his GOP colleagues will come around to his way of thinking.<p>President Donald Trump is “dangerously naïve.”<p>He has a “pathological unwillingness to criticize anything the Kremlin does.” He is discrediting U.S. …

Russia

Does Donald Trump Know What His Own Administration Is Doing?

While the president blasted America’s allies during a rally in South Florida, his vice president and secretary of defense embarked on an apology tour in Europe.<p>For a few fleeting hours on Saturday, <b>Donald Trump</b> slipped the confines of his scandal-plagued new home in Washington, D.C., for the more …

Donald Trump

Oh Cupid, Why No Love For Tax Reform?

Valentine’s day notwithstanding, last week was short on any love for tax reform. It began with visitors from the Great White North. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a sit down with President Trump at the White House. The two leaders talked about cross-border trade and Trump’s desire to …

Business