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US-Russia Tensions Mount Over Warplanes in Venezuela

The landing of two Russian long-range strategic bombers at an airport outside of the Venezuelan capital of Caracas Monday touched off a bitter exchange between US and Russian officials, underscoring the increasingly tense and dangerous relations that prevail between the world’s two major nuclear powers. The supersonic bombers, Tupolev Tu-160 aircraft, capable of carrying short-range…

Who Does Emmanuel Macron Owe?
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Who Does Emmanuel Macron Owe?

Emmanuel Macron did not feel destined for a career in politics. As a young man, he hoped to become a philosopher, then a senior civil servant, then a business banker. To help him on his way, he frequented Uncle Sam’s fairy godmothers – the French-American Foundation and the German Marshall Fund of the United States….

Cunning Plan: Poland Wants to Set Up a US Military Base Right Next to Russia’s Kaliningrad
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Cunning Plan: Poland Wants to Set Up a US Military Base Right Next to Russia’s Kaliningrad

Poland and the US are reportedly in talks over setting up an American military base on the border with Kaliningrad, the Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea. How serious, and most importantly, how realistic are Warsaw’s plans? Polish diplomatic sources told Russian paper Izvestiya that a US military base could soon appear very close to…