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    February 8th, 2017
    Feb08

    February 8th, 2017

    CHINA A Top Chinese Judge Is Calling Trump a “Bully” and Schooling Him on What the Law Is About Charlie Campbell, TIME The US president is an “enemy of the rule of law,” according to a top Chinese judge, reacting to Trump’s verbal attacks on an American judge who blocked his controversial travel ban last week. He Fan, a member of the apex...

    Bombing Claims Second Rebel Leader in Ukraine
    Feb08

    Bombing Claims Second Rebel Leader in Ukraine

    Merkel urges Putin to pressure Ukrainian rebels as violence returns to the Donbas war zone. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Trump’s tango wih Putin
    Feb08

    Trump’s tango wih Putin

    US-Russia relations have been on a downward spiral since the 2008 Georgian war with Russia. Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s acerbic remarks on the 2011 Russian parliamentary elections added to the downward momentum. The Ukraine crisis in 2014 saw relations plummet further. The current nadir was reached after WikiLeaks made public...

    Ukraine, Russia and Recent Fighting
    Feb08

    Ukraine, Russia and Recent Fighting

    By Antonia Colibasanu Geopolitical Futures’ forecast for 2017 is that the frozen conflict in Ukraine will be formalized in some way. Increased fighting in Ukraine since Jan. 29 poses a potential challenge to this forecast and therefore warrants a close look. Last week, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko cut short his visit to Germany amid...

    The EU visa suspension mechanism
    Feb08

    The EU visa suspension mechanism

    Visa liberalisation will be high up on the EU agenda in 2017, with the Union about to waive visa requirements for 45 million Ukrainians and 5 million Georgians. Kosovo is hoping for near visa-free travel, as is Turkey: the Turkish government has repeatedly emphasised that only a visa waiver will guarantee a continuation of its efforts to curb the...

    Artificially inflating the threat from Russia does nobody any good
    Feb08

    Artificially inflating the threat from Russia does nobody any good

    Much has been written lately about Russia “hacking” the US presidential elections, and how Vladimir Putin’s government is in a new Cold War with the West. Molly Mckew, who advised Mikhail Saakashvili when he was president of Georgia, writes that the West is already fighting a war in defence of the values on which its liberal order is based....

    Changes in Washington, Brussels, and Berlin: What Do They Mean for Kyiv?
    Feb08

    Changes in Washington, Brussels, and Berlin: What Do They Mean for Kyiv?

    As US President Donald Trump introduces a new leadership style, political and economic crises play out in the EU, and tensions in Russia’s foreign and domestic affairs increase, the effects will be astutely felt in Ukraine—a country that has become a key battleground state in the confrontation between the world’s pro- and anti-Western...

    Russia to publish “anti-Ukrainian Ukrainian newspaper” in occupied Crimea
    Feb08

    Russia to publish “anti-Ukrainian Ukrainian newspaper” in occupied Crimea

    The Russian media has widely reported plans to publish “the first Ukrainian-language newspaper in Crimea”. ‘First’ it is not, but it will be the only paper in Ukrainian since Russia’s invasion and occupation of Crimea. It may be used merely for propaganda purposes, however the ‘Ukrainian society’ supposedly behind the initiative...

    Ukraine as testing ground for Kremlin-Trump ’dialogue’
    Feb08

    Ukraine as testing ground for Kremlin-Trump ’dialogue’

    If Ukraine turns away from the Minsk Agreement, there will be no Western leverage to put pressure on Russia. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    ‘When Trump won, Ukraine’s Poroshenko put himself in pretty bad position’
    Feb08

    ‘When Trump won, Ukraine’s Poroshenko put himself in pretty bad position’

    The Ukrainian president exposed his preference for Clinton during the US presidential campaign, explains Daniel McAdams, executive director at Ron Paul Institute, adding that it could have resulted in a change of tone in the US after Trump’s win. US President Donald Trump met Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Timoshenko last week. According...

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