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NATO Defense
Germany Ponders Big Increase in Defense Spending

German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked the lower house of the country’s parliament to make “an appropriate” addition to the country’s defense budget for the next year.

NATO Defense
Baltics Boost Defense Spending as Russian Threat Looms

Latvia and Lithuania, NATO members, are worried about a Russian invasion. That’s why these two Baltic states are boosting their defense spending.

NATO Defense
NATO and Sweden Send in the Subs

NATO and Sweden are conducting a huge drill with a dozen subs from eleven countries, in a move that’s sure to raise temperatures in the Kremlin.

NATO Defense
Poland Arms, Russia Fumes

Poland’s announcement that it will be getting the US-made Patriot missile defense system has not been taken well by Russia, which has responded with threats against countries who play host to NATO missile shield installations.

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Department of Can-Kicking

So much for a breakthrough.

The Noose Tightens

As Putin heads to meet French President Emanuel Macron next week, his security services are interrogating a celebrated Cannes-winning director in Moscow.

TPP Post Trump

Picking up the pieces of TPP may be more difficult than many in Asia imagine, leaving China with an attractive opening.

Atrocity in England

Twenty-two people were killed in a bombing at a children’s concert, the deadliest in the UK since the 7/7 bombings.

Seeing a Pattern...

To lose one President to a corruption scandal may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose two in a row begins to look like carelessness.

Crude Economics

Iraq isn’t towing the cartel line.

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