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  • Rachel Marsden: Russia's big test

    PARIS -- The war in Syria is Russia's to lose. Arguably, it could very well end up being Russia's biggest test as a player on the world stage since the end of the Cold War. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov,...
  • Rachel Marsden: Who are Turkey's agents provocateurs?

    PARIS -- To believe the media narrative, the "Arab Spring" has arrived in yet another Islamic nation -- Turkey this time -- snowballing at record speed from a single protest over the fate of trees under an urban-development plan. This simplistic...
  • Rachel Marsden: NSA's PRISM program falls victim to an ego trip

    PARIS -- Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor on the lam for having dumped some classified documents on the desk of a British reporter, says that he doesn't consider himself a hero, but his girlfriend's blog paints a different...
  • Rachel Marsden: Edward Snowden and the dangers of amateurism

    PARIS -- Anyone who knows anything about the real world of intelligence and espionage knows that James Bond is a joke who wouldn't survive his first day on the job (and not just because he'd fall asleep during static surveillance). But just try explaining...
  • Rachel Marsden: Snowden derails Putin's shirtless summer tour

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is normally trolling the global media at this time of year by posing shirtless and engaging in various camera-friendly summer sports like swimming and fishing. But this summer, he's being out-trolled and is stuck answering...
  • Rachel Marsden: Decrypting Snowden's Russian layover

    PARIS -- "A traitor is always useful," a Russian security service friend said to me while discussing NSA contractor turned defector Edward Snowden's arrival in his country. Snowden has fallen into the open arms of Mother Russia, where he was greeted at...
  • Rachel Marsden: Foreign outrage over Snowden affair is laughable

    Ever since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden fled the job he held for three months, taking four laptop computers full of U.S. intelligence with him to Hong Kong and Russia, other countries have become "outraged" by the Snowden disclosures about...
  • Rachel Marsden: Russia's American PR blitz

    Russian President Vladimir Putin cares a lot about what you think -- about NSA contractor-turned-defector and Russian asylum seeker Edward Snowden, and pretty much everything else -- to the point of spending $300 million of state funds last year on the...
  • Look for tip-offs from UN General Assembly meeting

    PARIS -- You're probably thinking that there are better things to watch than the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly -- like maybe something featuring narcissistic birdbrains or pretentious toddlers. But you can actually get all of the...
  • Rachel Marsden: What we've learned in Syria

    The Syrian conflict is far from resolved, but with Russia finally stepping in and offering to broker a solution -- something this column has long recommended -- a stand-down now seems increasingly likely. As the world now mulls Russia's proposal for Syria...
  • Rachel Marsden: A double standard on deadly weapons

    PARIS -- It's heartbreaking that America is mourning the victims of yet another horrific shooting massacre -- this time as the result of a former Navy reservist opening fire in the Washington Navy Yard complex, killing 13 people (including himself) and...
  • Rachel Marsden: Putin's power play in Syria is win-win

    PARIS -- Boy, was that ever painful, watching Russian President Vladimir Putin attempting to pry U.S. President Barack Obama's fingers off the Tomahawk missile trigger and convince him not to go ahead with an attack that Obama most likely didn't want to...