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War in Context

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  1. Lewandowski: Manafort should go to jail for the rest of his life if he colluded
    The Hill reports: President Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said this week that, if anyone on Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian officials during the 2016 election, they should “go to jail for the rest of their lives.” “I think if anybody, and I’ve said this, if Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, or Rick Gates or […]
  2. Manafort used Trump campaign account to email Ukrainian operative
    Politico reports: Former Donald Trump aide Paul Manafort used his presidential campaign email account to correspond with a Ukrainian political operative with suspected Russian ties, according to people familiar with the correspondence. Manafort sent emails to seek repayment for previous work he did in Ukraine and to discuss potential new opportunities in the country, even […]
  3. In the Caribbean, colonialism and inequality mean hurricanes hit harder
    A satellite image of Hurricane Irma spiraling through the Caribbean. NOAA/AP By Levi Gahman, The University of the West Indies: St. Augustine Campus and Gabrielle Thongs, The University of the West Indies: St. Augustine Campus Hurricane Maria, the 15th tropical depression this season, is now battering the Caribbean, just two weeks after Hurricane Irma wreaked […]
  4. The White House’s preposterous policy analysis on refugees
    In an editorial, the Washington Post says: A quirky thing about government programs is that, in addition to costs, there are benefits, the latter of which may also include revenue. Yet in the case of U.S. refugee programs, xenophobes seeking an upper hand in the Trump administration have covered up half the ledger. A report […]
  5. Birth of a second Hezbollah? Where Iran stands in a post-war Syria
    Shahir Shahidsaless writes: Iran’s doctrine in Syria and Iraq is that “if we don’t defend our strongholds outside of our borders we will have to fight our enemies inside our borders”. Accordingly, Iran heavily invested in Syria. Staffan de Mistura, UN special envoy for Syria, has previously estimated that Iran spends $6bn annually in the […]
  6. Manafort offered to give Russian billionaire ‘private briefings’ on 2016 campaign
    The Washington Post reports: Less than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign chairman offered to provide briefings on the race to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the Kremlin, according to people familiar with the discussions. Paul Manafort made the offer in an email to an overseas intermediary, asking […]
  7. Mueller seeks White House documents related to Trump’s actions as president
    The New York Times reports: Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, has asked the White House for documents about some of President Trump’s most scrutinized actions since taking office, including the firing of his national security adviser and F.B.I. director, according to White House officials. Mr. Mueller is also interested in an Oval Office […]
  8. Iranian president aptly describes Trump as a ‘rogue newcomer’ to world politics
    The Washington Post reports: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blasted President Trump on Wednesday for his “ignorant, absurd and hateful” speech before the United Nations a day earlier and vowed Iran would not be the first to walk away from the historic 2015 nuclear deal. Rouhani, during a 23-minute address at the U.N. General Assembly, never […]
  9. Russians appear to use Facebook to push Trump rallies in 17 U.S. cities
    Video: Voters turn out for a pro-Trump rally in Coral Springs, Florida not knowing it was likely organized in Russia — Kevin Poulsen (@kpoulsen) September 20, 2017 The Daily Beast reports: Suspected Russia propagandists on Facebook tried to organize more than a dozen pro-Trump rallies in Florida during last year’s election, The Daily […]
  10. Special counsel’s office has interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has authority over probe
    The Washington Post reports: Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s office has interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein as part of its probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election — a conversation that put investigators in the unusual position of obtaining the account of a man who has authority over their work, according […]
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