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    Ukraine on high alert over Crimea tensions with Russia
    Aug12

    Ukraine on high alert over Crimea tensions with Russia

    Ukraine put its forces around Crimea on high alert Thursday, as tensions soared after Moscow accused Kiev of attempting to mount armed incursions into the disputed peninsula. …read more Source:...

    Is Putin Preparing a New Attack on Ukraine?
    Aug12

    Is Putin Preparing a New Attack on Ukraine?

    Observers have greatly feared that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin would start a small regional war this August. Russia has moved up its State Duma elections to September 18. Although only Putin’s parties are allowed to win, he has a predilection for “small and victorious wars” to mobilize his people. …read more Source:...

    Is Putin Preparing a New Attack on Ukraine?
    Aug12

    Is Putin Preparing a New Attack on Ukraine?

    Observers have greatly feared that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin would start a small regional war this August. Russia has moved up its State Duma elections to September 18. Although only Putin’s parties are allowed to win, he has a predilection for “small and victorious wars” to mobilize his people. …read more Source:...

    &#146Saboteur&#146 or tortured victim of Russia’s ‘Ukrainian state terrorism&#146 hysteria shown on TV
    Aug12

    &#146Saboteur&#146 or tortured victim of Russia’s ‘Ukrainian state terrorism&#146 hysteria shown on TV

    The threatened Russian ‘response’ to alleged ‘attacks’ by Ukraine on Russian-occupied Crimea has not included answers to very basic questions, with the Russians supposedly killed remaining unnamed, together with almost all the alleged ‘saboteurs’. One, however, in a format Russia has used since 2014, has now...

    Western democracy needs humility to step beyond its own shadow
    Aug12

    Western democracy needs humility to step beyond its own shadow

    This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. This is part two of an essay on humility’s value for democracy in dark times. Read part one here. Joshua...

    Russia continues to torment Ukrainian it drove half-crazy through torture
    Aug12

    Russia continues to torment Ukrainian it drove half-crazy through torture

    Ukraine has repeated its request for the extradition of Ukrainian political prisoners Stanislav Klykh and Mykola Karpyuk, amid increasing concern for Klykh’s psychological state after torture in Russian captivity and as Klykh faces cynical new charges for supposed ‘contempt of court’. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

    Turkey Is Descending into Repression and Conflict, Taking Its Value to NATO with It
    Aug11

    Turkey Is Descending into Repression and Conflict, Taking Its Value to NATO with It

    Doug Bandow Turkey’s brief democratic moment is ending. The rise of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Development and Justice Party (AKP) in 2002 signaled the collapse of the militarized secular republic created by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The recent failed coup effectively killed the semi-liberal democracy that briefly replaced Kemalism. NATO is...

    War Clouds Gathering Over Crimea
    Aug11

    War Clouds Gathering Over Crimea

    Russia claims that Ukraine sent a sabotage team into Crimea over the weekend, armed with bombs and military equipment. Russian president Putin has pulled out of the “Normandy” talks in response. Ukrainian president Poroshenko denied any involvement in an attack on Crimea and responded to the charges by placing his military on high...

    Pundits Dissect Baku Summit
    Aug11

    Pundits Dissect Baku Summit

    The leaders of Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan talked transport and energy projects, while the question of how to deal with resurgent Turkey loomed as a backdrop. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    MOSCOW TRYING TO RETURN THE WORLD TO THE LOGIC  OF THE COLD WAR.
    Aug11

    MOSCOW TRYING TO RETURN THE WORLD TO THE LOGIC OF THE COLD WAR.

    On the question “GHN” answered international relations specialist Irakli Toronjadze. “…the biggest geopolitical mistake of the twentieth century, was the fact that the Soviet Union had not been disarmed, and on its territory was not introduced the occupation rule. Let us hope that this error will not lead to a new Cold War, the free world will...

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