ARTICLE V DIED TODAY. OR, MAYBE YESTERDAY | MACRON MAY SHARE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD MANTEL | KUSHNER WANTS KISLYAK’S SECRET TREASONOUS TIN FOIL HAT | IN MEMORIAM: ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI

-----BREAKING-----   THE AMERICANS ARE OUT, RUSSIANS ARE IN + THE GERMANS ARE UP ARTICLE V died today. Or, maybe yesterday; I can’t be sure. General Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay, the first Secretary General of NATO, famously said NATO exists “To keep the Americans in, the Russians out, and the Germans down.” Now, after … Continue reading ARTICLE V DIED TODAY. OR, MAYBE YESTERDAY | MACRON MAY SHARE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD MANTEL | KUSHNER WANTS KISLYAK’S SECRET TREASONOUS TIN FOIL HAT | IN MEMORIAM: ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI

NO HIDING BEHIND WALLS | BIG LEAGUE BRUSSELS | CHATTER, DISINFO + LIES | BODY SLAMMING + BAD ADVICE | SHHH THE MARKET IS SPEAKING | RUSSIA AT THE BOTTOM OF A BOTTLE

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   OBAMA IN BERLIN, TRUMP IN BRUSSELS: AMERICA’S PAST + PRESENT Reuters reports, “Ribbon-cutting, jets overhead and a dinner in a new, billion-dollar headquarters: Donald Trump's first meeting at NATO on Thursday is choreographed to impress a U.S. president who called the Western alliance ‘obsolete’,” who also happens to appreciate the sort … Continue reading NO HIDING BEHIND WALLS | BIG LEAGUE BRUSSELS | CHATTER, DISINFO + LIES | BODY SLAMMING + BAD ADVICE | SHHH THE MARKET IS SPEAKING | RUSSIA AT THE BOTTOM OF A BOTTLE

DELUXE EDITION: TRUMP A DANGER TO DEMOCRACY | ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL: FIELD GUIDE TO COMEY FIRING FALLOUT | NATO IN THE BALTICS + THE BLACK SEA | NOT SO GRAND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

-----ON THE AGENDA-----   RUSSIAN ELECTION INTERFERENCE SUMMIT IN PRAGUE The Guardian reports, “Security specialists from 27 countries including Britain and the US are meeting in Prague on Monday in what has been billed as the most concerted attempt yet to counter alleged Kremlin destabilisation measures aimed at undermining western elections.” The five-day summit is … Continue reading DELUXE EDITION: TRUMP A DANGER TO DEMOCRACY | ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL: FIELD GUIDE TO COMEY FIRING FALLOUT | NATO IN THE BALTICS + THE BLACK SEA | NOT SO GRAND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS