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U.S. Sinks Deeper into Syrian Civil War, Gulf Feud Starting to Shift Qatari Policy, U.S. Resumes Weapons Deliveries to Saudi Arabia
The U.S. military shot down a Syrian bomber on Sunday, Qatar is reconsidering its support for Hamas while continuing to fight it out in the editorial pages, and the United States is supplying the Saudi air campaign in Yemen again.
Some quick takeaways from the prepared testimony of former FBI Director James Comey in advance of tomorrow’s SSCI hearing.
Our previous analysis of whether President Trump's behavior toward former FBI Director James Comey might constitute obstruction of justice missed an important and complex question: whether an FBI investigation even counts as a “pending proceeding” for purposes of the agency obstruction of justice statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1505.
Citizen Lab found that Russian hacking group conducted a cyberattack against a U.S. journalist, an example of a dangerous trend of targeting civil society members in Russia and abroad.
The Washington Post is now reporting that Russian ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak communicated to Moscow that Jared Kushner had approached him in hopes of establishing a secret communications channel with the Kremlin.
An overview of two kinds of leak investigations: those undertaken by the Justice Department and those led by the Department’s Inspector General.
Russia’s Latest Plan for Syria, Yemen Coalition Tearing Itself Apart, Economy and Syria on Agenda in Iran’s Election
Russia proposes “de-escalation zones” to reduce fighting in Syria, the UAE and Yemeni governments are feuding within the Saudi-led coalition to fight the Houthis, and Iran’s election highlights criticisms of the intervention in Syria.
Today marks the launch of our comprehensive page collecting developments and news stories relating to President Trump and his associates’ alleged ties to Russia. But the internet is teeming with timelines and databases—some quite sophisticated—providing infinite variations on this very thing.
With its role in Syria, Russia has presented itself as an alternative security manager in the Middle East—but Moscow is discovering that getting into the region is far easier than getting out.