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    Mayor shot dead in Starobilsk (Luhansk region)
    Feb24

    Mayor shot dead in Starobilsk (Luhansk region)

    A mayor has been shot dead in a Kiev government-controlled town in the troubled Russian-speaking eastern region of Ukraine, local police sources say. Local police spokeswoman Tetyana Pogukai said on Tuesday that the assassination took place in Starobilsk town, which is located 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of the northeastern city of...

    Cyberwar is here to stay
    Feb24

    Cyberwar is here to stay

    Cyberwarfare is a threat that is anonymous, hard to trace and hard to defend against. Keyboard image via shutterstock.comLast week, The New York Times revealed that the Obama administration had prepared a cyberattack plan to be carried out against Iran in the event diplomatic negotiations failed to limit that country’s nuclear weapons...

    Judy Asks: Is Ukraine a Lost Cause?
    Feb24

    Judy Asks: Is Ukraine a Lost Cause?

    A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world. …read more Source: Carnegie...

    Felgenhauer: War of the Russian Federation against NATO – as the war British with Zulu.
    Feb24

    Felgenhauer: War of the Russian Federation against NATO – as the war British with Zulu.

    23/2/16 “Usually, when there is a collision of a modern army with outdated, it looks like the opposition of the Spaniards with the Indians. Or Zulu spears against the English with machine guns.” The Russian leadership is engaged in nuclear blackmail, because nothing is left to him: conventional forces of Russia is hopelessly behind the West on a...

    Ending a 60 year stalemate: Japan’s push to get a peace treaty with Russia
    Feb24

    Ending a 60 year stalemate: Japan’s push to get a peace treaty with Russia

    By Tom Holcombe, an intern with the Lowy Institute’s International Security Program It’s been more than 70 years since World War II ended but there is still no peace treaty between Japan and Russia. Is this about to change? This year marks the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Joint Declaration by Japan and the then Soviet Union, in which...

    Amnesty International accuses Russia of deliberately bombing civilians
    Feb24

    Amnesty International accuses Russia of deliberately bombing civilians

    “Some Russian air strikes appear to have directly attacked civilians or civilian objects by striking residential areas with no evident military target and even medical facilities, resulting in deaths and injuries to civilians. Such attacks may amount to war crimes” …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Detained for being Crimean Tatar
    Feb24

    Detained for being Crimean Tatar

    All young Crimean Tatar men trying to enter Crimea from mainland Ukraine at the Chonhar crossing on Feb 22 were stopped by Russian security service officers, with many taken away for questioning …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Izborsky Club Says Moscow Must Block Alliance of Baltic–Black Sea States
    Feb24

    Izborsky Club Says Moscow Must Block Alliance of Baltic–Black Sea States

    Twenty-five years ago, Moscow’s massive nuclear weapons stockpile could not prevent the Soviet Union from falling apart, because of a conjunction of domestic problems and opposition from abroad, the influential Izborsky Club says. Today, Russia has recovered from the disasters of the 1990s; but the situation both at home and abroad is such...

    Surkov and Gryzlov: Russia’s New Negotiators on Ukraine (Part Two)
    Feb24

    Surkov and Gryzlov: Russia’s New Negotiators on Ukraine (Part Two)

    *To read Part One, please click here. Russia’s new representative in the Minsk Contact Group “on the implementation of the peace plan in the East of Ukraine,” Boris Gryzlov, has been closely associated with President Vladimir Putin for nearly 20 years, since Putin was still working in St. Petersburg. The new envoy takes over this assignment...

    Killing by Sanctions
    Feb24

    Killing by Sanctions

    While Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, who is currently advising presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, famously said that the estimated 500,000 children who died as a result of US sanctions on Iraq was “worth it.” It was, perhaps, a rare moment of candor from a politician, an admission that Washington is willing to support ostensibly...

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