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In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed-door meeting in Washington. A grand jury used by Mueller has heard secret testimony from a Russian-American lobbyist who attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump's eldest son, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

For a real Russia collusion story, follow a different trail

With Special Counsel Robert Mueller now moving into tax and money laundering issues, the Russian-Trump collusion theory having proven a dry hole, it would make sense that Congress take a look at real collusion by the Russians and American politicians over the last decade, if the current hysteria over the issue is sincere.

Exiled Ukraine politician Oleksandr Onyshchenko

Q&A with exiled Ukrainian Oleksandr Onyshchenko

Oleksandr Onyshchenko was forced to leave Ukraine after being exposed as an opposition supporter. Charges and arrest warrants were issued as a result of Onyshchenko revealing audiotapes that exposed high level corruption in President Poroshenko's inner circle.

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses a plenary session titled "The Russian Far East: Creating a New Reality" at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Russian President Putin says he believes President Donald Trump's administration is willing to defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula. (Sergei Bobylev/TASS News Agency Pool Photo via AP)

Russia supplying N. Korea, evading sanctions

We have long reported that Russia was increasing its trade with North Korea as China began to reduce flows per the request of President Trump in the face of Kim Jong-un's nuclear weapon development and ballistic missile tests. Now it seems that Russian companies are ramping up illicit trade with the North to help it evade sanctions.

In this July 17, 2016, file photo, then-Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

The threat of anonymous media sources

It's no secret that the media has lost a great deal of credibility over the last election cycle. Part of the reason for this is the use of anonymous sources to besmirch the character of politicians or other public figures to support a political agenda, or to conjure up a scandalous story to attract readers.

This picture released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry on Saturday, July 22, 2017, shows Sayyad-3 air defense missiles during inauguration of its production line at an undisclosed location, Iran, according to official information released. Sayyad-3 is an upgrade to previous versions of the missile. Writing on the banner at right reads in Persian: " We are fighters as long as we are alive". (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)

Iran to increase missile power, threaten neighbors, the world

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After signing a nuclear "deal" with world powers which allows the Islamic Republic of Iran to eventually get nuclear weapons in a period of years, today Iran said its priority is to increase its missile power, and export these weapons to clients in the Middle East, to further threaten Israel, and American allies in the region.

North Korea should follow Kazakhstan's lead

After threatening to destroy the U.S. territory of Guam with nuclear weapons, Kim Jong-un appears to be backing down in the face of threats from President Trump, and, more likely, back-channel arm-twisting from China and Russia.

China may have new long-range Quantum sub detector

China may have accidentally announced a new breakthrough in submarine detection when the Chinese Academy of Sciences temporarily posted news of a new quantum, magnetometer breakthrough. The information was quickly removed after a journalist pointed out its military applications.

Illustration China in Afghanistan by John Camejo for The Washington Times

Russia: Trump Afghan policy aims at China

The Kremlin and the Trump White House continue to negotiate and trade barbs through the media, where each is trying to spin the narrative in its favor, as only two major players in the great game can do.

Resisting Russia, Poland refuses to play by the EU playbook

Jaroslaw is just not letting it go. "It" is the 2010 crash of a Polish Air Force plane near Smolensk, Russia, which killed Lech Kaczynski, the twin brother of Polish Law and Justice party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, 18 members of the Polish parliament, the military commanders of the Polish armed forces, the Polish central bank chief and a former Polish president.

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani talks late Friday, July 21, 2017, in his first televised speech since the dispute between Qatar and three Gulf countries and Egypt, in Doha, Qatar. (Qatar News Agency via AP) ** FILE **

Restrain Qatar to counter the Shia terror hegemon in Middle East

The Arab Gulf alliance of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, and Bahrain recently reinstated their 13 demands on Qatar to restore relations and end sanctions. "We reiterate the importance of Qatar's compliance with the 13 demands outlined by the four states," said a joint statement released by the foreign ministers on July 31.

Congress may regret tying Trump's hands on Russia

The Founding Fathers set up a system of checks and balances. That's something we all learned about this in civics class (unless you are a millennial who didn't take civics). So, it is well within the authority of the legislative branch to attempt to tie the president's hands when it comes to sanctions on Russia.