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US Gains Favor in Russian Media, Polls

Favorable reporting of President Trump by the Kremlin-controlled media has sparked gains in US popularity in Russia for now.

The Swamp Strikes Back

The Trump administration has been far too cozy with the Kremlin, and now “the swamp” is acting as America’s first line of defense by ousting National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

European Crisis Looms in the Balkans

Weak institutions, corruption, ethnic divisions, radicalization, and historic grievances are reaching combustible levels in the Balkans. The Kremlin fuels it, as the West tries to wish it away.

China’s Timed Provocation Challenges the US

Two days after Secretary of Defense Mattis offered Tokyo reassurances of the US's defense commitment, Beijing illegally entered Japan’s waters. Will Washingtons’s words matter?