Author: By John E. Herbst, Steven Pifer, and William Taylor
Source: Atlantic Council
The infamous CIA National Intelligence Estimate, for example, which predicted that Ukraine might split in two, proved spectacularly wrong. Ukrainian politicians, despite their many flaws, largely managed the substantial differences in outlook between the country’s east and west.
Author: William E. Pomeranz
Russia’s search for greater international influence and respect continued its downward spiral this summer. Its Olympic experience was spoiled by charges of doping. Accusations of hacking dragged it into the U.S. presidential campaign, and military tensions over Ukraine and Syria showed no sign of abetting.
Author: By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
Source: WASHINGTON (AP)
Donald Trump's health care plan would make 18 million people uninsured, but also lower premiums significantly for policies purchased directly by consumers, according to an independent study released Thursday.
On June 29, the Russian Defense Ministry announced it was purging the entire senior and mid-level command of the Baltic Fleet. It was a dramatic move that suggested deep structural problems within the fleet command. In total, 50 officers were dismissed from their post, including the fleet commander, Vice Admiral Viktor Kravchuk, and his chief of staff, Vice Admiral Sergei Popov.
Author: By Rich Calder
McMahon spokeswoman Ashleigh Owens defended the purchase of a GMC Yukon, saying that the seven-seater is used to transport staff to events and that “similar models are driven by all DAs and city officials.”
Staten Island, NY: New York State Assemblyman Ron Castorina, Jr. (R,C,I,Ref-South Shore), along with Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island), cast votes yesterday in opposition of Assembly bill A.7508, a blanket extension of Mayor de Blasio's control of New York City schools for another three years.
Are you serious? Many people are overjoyed and shaking their head in disbelief that the U.S. government announced that the face of the $20 bill will now be the face of a black woman: none other than former slave Harriet Tubman!
Staten Island, NY - TODAY: A group of local elected officials from New York and New Jersey joined together to request that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey proceed with an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) analyzing the potential ways of expanding the Outerbridge Crossing.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had agreed a framework for a deal to secure the release of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko from a 22-year jail sentence in Russia
House Speaker Paul Ryan's national stature is such that he had to call a news conference to deny he wants to be president. Back on Capitol Hill, he's about to blow through a statutory deadline to pass an annual budget, a major embarrassment for him and House Republicans.