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    Much More to be Done Before MH17 Findings Can Support a War Crime Trial
    Oct15

    Much More to be Done Before MH17 Findings Can Support a War Crime Trial

    On Tuesday, the Dutch Safety Board released its report into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in July 2014. All on board – 298 people – were killed. MH17 is said to have been downed by a Russian-made BUK surface-to-air missile, launched from somewhere in a 320-square-kilometre area in eastern Ukraine. A warhead, carried...

    New Movie Reveals Russia’s Attempts to Destroy Ukraine
    Oct15

    New Movie Reveals Russia’s Attempts to Destroy Ukraine

    Ukraine is a nation interrupted, its identity and promise stolen by invaders and predators for centuries.Ukraine’s principle oppressor has been, and remains, Russia where leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin propagate the fiction that Ukraine is “little Russia.” But the two are distinctive and the Ukrainian language is...

    Evaluating Harper’s Office of Religious Freedom
    Oct14

    Evaluating Harper’s Office of Religious Freedom

    With the federal election days away, and the spotlight on the current government’s accomplishments and follies, an unprecedented initiative of Prime Minister Stephen Harper comes to mind: the Office of Religious Freedom (ORF), which was announced in February 2013 at Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in Toronto. Deemed a positive step forward...

    How Can Anyone Still Be An Interventionist?
    Oct14

    How Can Anyone Still Be An Interventionist?

    Given the ongoing disasters in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and the rest of the Middle East, how can anyone in his right mind still be an interventionist? Look at Iraq. The US invasion and multi-year occupation of that country was supposed to bring a paradise of peace, prosperity, and harmony to the country. That’s what killing...

    A ‘Royal Rumble’ in Syria means yet more chaos for civilians
    Oct14

    A ‘Royal Rumble’ in Syria means yet more chaos for civilians

    Uneasy allies? Alexei Druzhinin/REUTERSAs a child, I would eagerly await the annual World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) “Royal Rumble” – 30 of the best wrestlers, all in one ring, fighting it out in a lengthy and often brutal (and yes, scripted) affair over the course of hours to be the last man standing. The most entertaining part, I found,...

    Why Crimea’s Blockade is Necessary
    Oct14

    Why Crimea’s Blockade is Necessary

    Since September 20, Crimean Tatar activists and other protesters—mostly from the Right Sector—have been blockading the flow of goods from mainland Ukraine to Crimea. The Kyiv government has neither formally supported nor criticized the move. The reaction among analysts, observers, and bloggers has been mixed—from enthusiasm to caution and even...

    MH-17 Final Report: Who Shot Down The Plane?
    Oct14

    MH-17 Final Report: Who Shot Down The Plane?

    The long-awaited final report of the Dutch Safety Board on the 2014 shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 over Ukraine came out yesterday, but it offered very little in terms of what actually happened. With the most powerful intelligence apparatus on earth, how is it that the US cannot bring forth evidence to back its claims about Russian...

    The MH17 Malaysian Airlines Crash: From Syria to Ukraine, When Lying Catches Up
    Oct14

    The MH17 Malaysian Airlines Crash: From Syria to Ukraine, When Lying Catches Up

    Centre for Research on Globalization. Canada. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Made in Moscow: Religious Freedom Abuses Continue in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine
    Oct14

    Made in Moscow: Religious Freedom Abuses Continue in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

    “We cannot stand by when the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a nation is flagrantly violated,” US President Barack Obama said on September 28 at the UN General Assembly. He was condemning Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its aggressive moves in eastern Ukraine.Much of the world has decried these acts and their most...

    For Decentralization to Work, Reformers Must Support Legislation for Strong Local Governance
    Oct14

    For Decentralization to Work, Reformers Must Support Legislation for Strong Local Governance

    As the August 31 grenade attacks, rioting, and violent protests at Ukraine’s Parliament—the Verkhovna Rada—demonstrated quite literally, the Ukrainian decentralization effort is an explosive issue. Constitutional amendments granting local communities greater governing responsibilities have sparked widespread criticism, both in Ukraine and...

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