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Recent articles by John:

Germany's intelligence chief warns spying has surged to Cold War levels as Russia wages war against Ukraine

The US and Europe have expelled hundreds of Russian diplomats, accusing many of acting as spies, since the war in Ukraine began. → Read More

NATO beer with 'taste of security' and 'hint of freedom' released in Finland to mark move to join alliance

Finland and Sweden formally applied to join NATO this week. The moves were prompted by Russia's unprovoked war in Ukraine. → Read More

Fiona Hill says Putin got 'frustrated many times' with Trump because the Russian leader 'had to keep explaining things' to him

Putin's frustration over Trump's poor understanding of geopolitics played into Moscow's decision on the timing of Russia's war in Ukraine, Hill said. → Read More

Fiona Hill says Putin 'doesn't think anything has gone wrong' in Ukraine and lives 'in a bubble'

"As far as Putin is concerned, he'll find a way to still meet" his goals in the war, which include the "dismemberment" of Ukraine, Hill said. → Read More

Finland's parliament votes overwhelmingly for the country to join NATO after Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Sweden and Finland have moved closer and closer to joining the NATO military alliance since Russia invaded Ukraine in late February. → Read More

Turkey's Erdogan hints he'll hold Finland and Sweden's NATO bids hostage unless he gets concessions

NATO enlargement requires unanimous support from current members, and Erdogan is seemingly trying to leverage Turkey's vote to his own benefit. → Read More

Sweden and Finland announce they'll apply for NATO, defying Russia's threats and ending their historic neutrality

Finland shares an 830-mile border with Russia, and has gone to war with it in the past. Finland and Sweden remained neutral throughout the Cold War. → Read More

Ukraine's top diplomat calls out Rand Paul for delaying 'much needed support' he says could be saving lives

Paul singlehandedly blocked the swift passage of a bill that would see $40 billion in aid provided to Ukraine. → Read More

US lawmakers decry Israeli forces for attacking the funeral procession of slain Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh: 'This is just cruel'

Video of the Al Jazeera journalist's funeral procession shows Israeli authorities beating mourners, including those carrying Abu Akleh's coffin. → Read More

Turkey's President Erdogan signals he'll block Finland and Sweden's NATO applications, claiming they're home to 'terrorist organizations'

Sweden and Finland are expected to apply to join NATO, but all member countries need to agree for them to be accepted. → Read More

Ilhan Omar calls for Israel to be held accountable for 'human rights violations' over killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

The Biden administration condemned Akleh's killing and called for an investigation, without explicitly calling out Israel. → Read More

Trump's former defense secretary painted the ex-president as a national security risk in memoir on his time in Pentagon

Trump was an "idiosyncratic, unpredictable, and unpricipled commander in chief," Esper wrote in his memoir. → Read More

Finland's president has a message for Russia as it inches closer to joining NATO: 'You caused this'

Sauli Niinisto said on Wednesday if Moscow wonders why Helsinki is moving toward joining NATO then Russia should "look at the mirror." → Read More

UK pledges military assistance to Sweden and Finland as they inch toward joining NATO against Putin's wishes

The UK said its new pact with the countries would "reinforce their security and fortify northern Europe's defences, in the face of renewed threats." → Read More

Trump saw US allies like Merkel and Trudeau as 'weak' but adversaries like Putin and Xi as 'strong,' his former Pentagon chief said

Experts on authoritarianism and democracy have said Trump's behavior as president emboldened and enabled authoritarians like Putin. → Read More

US spy chief warns Putin is preparing for 'prolonged' war in Ukraine and it's likely to become 'more unpredictable and escalatory'

DNI Avril Haines said that Putin likely "judges that Russia has a greater ability and willingness to endure challenges than his adversaries." → Read More

Trump's defense chief says he was accused of disloyalty after he refused to back claims slain Iranian general Soleimani was planning to attack 4 US embassies

"A trusted colleague told me that some of Trump's friends called to report on me, complaining that I was 'undermining' him," Esper writes. → Read More

Trump's former Pentagon chief Mark Esper tells Fox News that the ex-president 'threatens our democracy'

Esper on Monday characterized Trump as a threat to US democracy — a remarkable rebuke of a president by a former cabinet member. → Read More

Trump was the 'biggest leaker of all' in his administration and it was 'generally bad' for the country, his former Pentagon chief says

"Leaks were a chronic problem" in the Trump administration, Esper said in his new book, and those involved in the leaking "learned from the top." → Read More

Putin's Victory Day speech made no mention of wins in Ukraine because 'he has no victory to celebrate,' US ambassador to UN says

Putin offered no signs of a shift in strategy and stuck to pushing the same baseless propaganda on the war that the Kremlin has spread for months. → Read More