Trump Administration Calls on Russia to Leave Crimea

The Trump administration has called on Russia to remove forces from Crimea, a peninsula in southeastern Ukraine, that was annexed by Russia in 2014. The statement was made yesterday by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “Russia, through its 2014 invasion of Ukraine and its attempted annexation of Crimea, sought to undermine a bedrock international […]

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Mixed Messages from Pompeo’s Most Recent Trip to North Korea

Conflicting messages have arisen from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s most recent visit to North Korea just concluded on Saturday. At the conclusion of the meetings, Pompeo told reporters that conversations he had with a high-ranking North Korean official were “productive” and conducted in “in good faith.” “I think we made progress in every element […]

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Even Supporters of U.S. Withdrawal Convinced New Iran Deal Unlikely

National Security Advisor John Bolton said during an interview this weekend that the U.S. may sanction European companies that continue to do business with Iran in the wake of the U.S.’ withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement. “Is the United States going to sanction European companies that do business with Iran?” Bolton was asked by […]

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White House: China Airline Demands “Orwellian”

China’s Civil Aviation Administration sent a letter this week to thirty-six foreign carriers, including airlines in the United States, demanding the removal of any reference to Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macau being independent of China. The White House responded to the letter calling the demands “Orwellian.” “President Donald J. Trump ran against political correctness in […]

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