The Soviet Union withdrew its military forces from Afghanistan 30 years ago this month without achieving demilitarization there or the national reconciliation, including free elections, that they sought during negotiations with the U.S., according to the declassified documents published today by the National Security Archive.
In 2016, Andrei Lvovich Nekrasov, a Russian film-maker, released The Magnitsky Act – Behind the Scenes. Although the film won many artistic accolades, including a special commendation from the Prix Europa Award for a Television Documentary, public screenings were abruptly canceled in both Europe and the United States. Political pressure and the threat of lawsuits from billionaire William Browder ensured the limitation of the film to a single website.
Two years after leaving office, Joe Biden couldn’t resist the temptation last year to brag to an audience of foreign policy specialists about the time as vice president that he strong-armed Ukraine into firing its top prosecutor.
Fareed Zakaria: “The real puzzle remains: Why has Trump been unwilling to confront Putin in any way on any issue?…And will Venezuela be the moment when Trump finally ends his appeasement?”
WASHINGTON, March 24 (Reuters) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election did not find that any U.S. or Trump campaign officials knowingly conspired with Russia, according to details released on Sunday.
Key Democratic operatives and private investigators who tried to derail Donald Trump’s campaign by claiming he was a tool of the Kremlin have rebooted their operation since his election with a multimillion-dollar stealth campaign to persuade major media outlets and lawmakers that the president should be impeached.
Amid signs that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference may be near its conclusion, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds that trust in Mueller has eroded and half of Americans agree with President Donald Trump’s contention that he has been the victim of a “witch hunt.”
The residents of the Donbas experience the economic crisis brought on by the armed conflict in diverse ways…
They patrol the streets of the Ukrainian capital in matching urban camouflage and march in lockstep through Kyiv with torches…