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Is a Major Reset With Russia in the Cards? - Richard Walker, American Free Press

Is a Major Reset With Russia in the Cards? - Richard Walker, American Free Press | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
If all of the recent news is to be believed, it is looking more and more likely that, with President Donald Trump in the White House effective Jan. 20, 2017, the United States and Russian President…
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Russian fake news campaign aimed at discrediting Angela Merkel ahead of German election, EU task force finds →

Russian fake news campaign aimed at discrediting Angela Merkel ahead of German election, EU task force finds → | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
German Chancellor Angela Merkel a prime Kremlin target, EU task force said.
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Is Putin's Deadliest Weapons Program in Trouble? - Franz-Stefan Gady, The Diplomat

Is Putin's Deadliest Weapons Program in Trouble? - Franz-Stefan Gady, The Diplomat | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Russia’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile program might be encountering a few technical roadblocks.
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Did Western Sanctions Actually Help the Russian Military? - Paul McCleary, FP

Did Western Sanctions Actually Help the Russian Military? - Paul McCleary, FP | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Did Western Sanctions Actually Help the Russian Military? « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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U.S. Bombing in Libya Linked to Berlin Truck Attack - Paul Cruickshank, et al. CNN

U.S. Bombing in Libya Linked to Berlin Truck Attack - Paul Cruickshank, et al. CNN | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Intelligence indicating the possible presence of terrorists linked to the Berlin truck attack contributed to a US decision to strike Libyan camps, sources say.
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Iraqi Forces Liberate Eastern Mosul from the Islamic State — but the fight for west Mosul has just begun.

Iraqi Forces Liberate Eastern Mosul from the Islamic State — but the fight for west Mosul has just begun. | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Iraqi officials announced the liberation of eastern Mosul, with clearance operations ongoing. The Iraqi security forces control all areas inside the city east of the Tigris River, the east bank of the river around all five bridges crossing the Tigris,
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Is Trump ready for war in the South China Sea, or is his team just not being clear?

Is Trump ready for war in the South China Sea, or is his team just not being clear? | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
White House spokesman vows to stop China taking islands in South China Sea.
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Inside The Private Chatrooms Trump Supporters Are Using To Manipulate French Voters

Inside The Private Chatrooms Trump Supporters Are Using To Manipulate French Voters | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Welcome to "The Great Liberation Of France."..
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Putin, the perpetual spoiler, tries his hand at a peace process - Andrew Roth, WaPo

Putin, the perpetual spoiler, tries his hand at a peace process - Andrew Roth, WaPo | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
“You can be a destructive force or you can try to resolve conflicts,” a Russian analyst said. “The first is simpler.”
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Tracking Trump's promises

Tracking Trump's promises | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Donald Trump made hundreds of promises, pledges and threats on his road to the White House. This interactive feature tracks, in real time, his progress in delivering on that agenda at the beginning of his term.
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Revenge of the Bureaucrats - Nancy Cook & Andrew Restuccia, Politico

Revenge of the Bureaucrats - Nancy Cook & Andrew Restuccia, Politico | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Federal workers fume over Trump's vows to freeze hiring and shrink the government.
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Trump's decision to kill TPP is at odds with his desire to create jobs & contain China. - Max Boot, Commentary

Trump's decision to kill TPP is at odds with his desire to create jobs & contain China. - Max Boot, Commentary | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
A Journal of Significant Thought and Opinion
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Malnutrition Wiping Out Children in Northern Nigeria - Donald McNeil Jr., NY Times

Malnutrition Wiping Out Children in Northern Nigeria - Donald McNeil Jr., NY Times | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Medical workers have seen few infants and toddlers in refugee camps in Nigeria’s Borno State and fear that many have died of starvation and related diseases.
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New analysis of hypothetical NATO-Russia conflict in the Baltic region with future tech/weapons - Modern War Institute

New analysis of hypothetical NATO-Russia conflict in the Baltic region with future tech/weapons - Modern War Institute | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Fiction offers a powerful tool with which to think about future war. But to apply lessons from works of fiction to real-world planning, MWI non-resident fellow ML Cavanaugh turns to a tried-and-true military instrument: the After Action Review.
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Trump team aims to test Russia's alliance with Iran - Eli Lake, Bloomberg

Trump team aims to test Russia's alliance with Iran - Eli Lake, Bloomberg | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
What would Moscow gain by cutting off Tehran? The U.S. hopes to find out.
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U.S. Navy Moving at Warp Speed to Develop Lasers - Michael Fabey, et al., Scout Warrior

U.S. Navy Moving at Warp Speed to Develop Lasers - Michael Fabey, et al., Scout Warrior | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Laser weapons will be developed through a three-phased approach in order to fire the weapon from destroyers at cruise missiles, drones, aircraft and small boats.
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India’s Submarine Choice - Wall St. Journal

India’s Submarine Choice - Wall St. Journal | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
New Delhi hasn’t signed defense deals necessary for U.S. cooperation, says an editorial in The Wall Street Journal.
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DoD Denies Claim of a Joint U.S.-Russian Airstrike in Syria - David Axe, et al., TDB

DoD Denies Claim of a Joint U.S.-Russian Airstrike in Syria - David Axe, et al., TDB | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
The Associated Press reported what it said was a Russian government announcement of a joint U.S.-Russian airstrike on Syria. The Pentagon says no way.
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China says will protect South China Sea sovereignty

China says will protect South China Sea sovereignty | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
China said on Tuesday it had "irrefutable" sovereignty over disputed islands in the South China Sea after the White House vowed to defend "international territories" in the strategic waterway.
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Opinion | How international justice makes it harder for dictators to step down

Opinion | How international justice makes it harder for dictators to step down | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
When dictators choose to run away.
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Sales of George Orwell's 1984 surge after Kellyanne Conway's 'alternative facts'

Sales of George Orwell's 1984 surge after Kellyanne Conway's 'alternative facts' | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Comments made by Donald Trump’s adviser have been compared to the classic dystopian novel, pushing it to become the sixth best-selling book on Amazon
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Mattis readies possible ISIS options for Trump Pentagon visit

Mattis readies possible ISIS options for Trump Pentagon visit | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Defense Secretary James Mattis is quickly taking charge of a Pentagon review to determine specific options to propose to President Donald Trump to accelerate the war against ISIS. Some initial ideas could be presented possibly as soon as this week, according to defense officials.
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Welcome to World Order 2.0 - Richard Haass, Project Syndicate

Welcome to World Order 2.0 - Richard Haass, Project Syndicate | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Since the Peace of Westphalia in 1848 ended the Thirty Years’ War in Europe, the concept of sovereignty – the right of countries to an independent existence and autonomy – has formed the core of the international order. But, in a globalized world, an order based solely sovereign rights has become increasingly inadequate.
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Ditching TPP Won’t Solve the Trade Deficit - Jared Bernstein, NYTimes

Ditching TPP Won’t Solve the Trade Deficit - Jared Bernstein,  NYTimes | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
If Trump is serious about balancing imports and exports, he needs to think bigger.
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What Can Trump Actually Do About NAFTA? - Jeff Spross, The Week

What Can Trump Actually Do About NAFTA? - Jeff Spross, The Week | Shahriyar Gourgi | Scoop.it
Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.
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