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Beirut 1982, Aleppo 2016

The waiting is over for those who pinned their hopes and fears for the next phase of the Syrian conflict on the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. But whatever approach is eventually adopted by the incoming administration of Donald Trump once it picks up the foreign policy reins in ...

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60 personalities in France say “stop to Holland-bashing!”

The difficult situation current French president Francois Hollande is going through and the unprecedented collapse of his popularity, prompted a group of artists, athletes, creators, thinkers, researchers and entrepreneurs to sign a support statement for him, published Sunday in the French newspaper ‘le journal de dimanche” in which they  demand ...

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Make Europe Defend Again?

Donald Trump is making Europe think again, especially about European defense. Some European politicians are so concerned that the U.S. president-elect may scale back American military commitments in Europe that they are making radical proposals. The foreign policy spokesperson for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, Roderich Kiesewetter, told Reuters ...

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Trump election: Jeff Sessions tapped for top law job

Donald Trump has asked Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, US media is reporting. Senator Sessions, a former prosecutor elected to the Senate in 1996, has been one of Mr Trump’s closest allies throughout the campaign. Meanwhile, retired three star lieutenant general Michael Flynn is understood to have ...

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The End of Europe’s Comfort Zone

Shortly before Donald Trump was elected U.S. president on November 8, leading EU officials paid a visit to NATO’s headquarters in Brussels. Led by Nathalie Tocci, who is the top security and foreign policy adviser to the EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, the delegation spent two hours briefing the ...

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Trump election: Priebus and Bannon given key roles

(BBC) – US President-elect Donald Trump has awarded key roles in his incoming team to a top Republican party official and a right-wing media chief. Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), will be his chief of staff. In this role, he will set the tone for the ...

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