Ukraine

Tillerson In Moscow: Is World War III Back On Track?

If anyone is worried whether the prospect of a major war, which many of us considered almost inevitable if Hillary Clinton had attained the White House, is back on track, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Moscow was cold comfort.

Islamic State Eyes North Africa

North Africa should not become a divisive issue to complicate the relations between Russia and the West. The situation calls for cooperation and dialogue. The IS will soon become a thing of the past if Russia and the West set aside what divides them and concentrate on what brings them together.

Key Events In The Holiday-Shortened Week

In this holiday-shortened week (markets closed for Good Friday), focus turns to several inflation prints in G10 in the week ahead, with US and UK inflation data likely to get the most attention. In addition, there are a few scheduled speaking engagements by Fed officials, including a speech by Fed Chair Yellen on Monday.

Trump Said To Weigh More Sanctions Against Russia, Iran For Supporting Syria

“I think that’s conversations that he [Trump] will be having and has started to have, going forward. But I think he will have to look at the situation,” Haley told CNN's Jake Tepper when asked whether Trump “wants tougher sanctions on Russia and Iran. Nothing is off the table at this point."

Soros-Linked "Undesirable NGOs" Fund ISIS-linked Refugee Boats To EU

Investigations by Italian authorities and others have found that NGOs funded by among others George Soros, are actively financing private ships to smuggle tens of thousands of illegal North African refugees into the EU via Southern Italy. The human trafficking is reportedly linked to ISIS smuggling networks. If confirmed by authorities, it could potentially open the NGOs to criminal charges .

Matt Taibbi: Putin Derangement Syndrome Arrives

"Even people who themselves have been accused of being Russian plants are now accusing people of being Russian plants. As the Russians would say, it's enough to make your bashka hurt."

'Russiagate' Is Failing And Its Supporters Are Getting Concerned

In the absence of any more leaks there has been nothing over the last few weeks for the supporters of ‘Russiagate’ to work with.  The result is that in the absence of anything new the effort to keep the ‘Russiagate’ scandal going and in the public eye is flagging.