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    Exiled Russian Lawmaker Ilya Ponomarev: Current US Sanctions Won’t Work
    Aug28

    Exiled Russian Lawmaker Ilya Ponomarev: Current US Sanctions Won’t Work

    The United States must expand the scope of its sanctions well beyond Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle if this effort—a response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine—is to have any real impact, says a Russian lawmaker. “The [US] government machine is doing what it can do,...

    NATO, EU Need Political Will from Europe to Tackle Challenges
    Aug28

    NATO, EU Need Political Will from Europe to Tackle Challenges

    In recent years we have witnessed significant changes in Europe’s eastern and southern neighborhood that have had a profoundly negative impact on our security. The threat from the East, whose nature could be described as traditional or conventional, stems from Russia’s aggressive posture. The illegal annexation of Crimea and the armed...

    Ukraine’s wartime nationalism
    Aug28

    Ukraine’s wartime nationalism

    The revolution and the war in Donbas that followed it have brought about deep changes in the way Ukrainian citizens think about the national community. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    New polls show wavering support for SYRIZA ahead of new elections
    Aug28

    New polls show wavering support for SYRIZA ahead of new elections

    New polls show wavering support for SYRIZA ahead of new electionsThe Head of the Greek Supreme Court Vassiliki Thanou was yesterday appointed as caretaker Prime Minister, making her Greece’s first female Prime Minister. The caretaker cabinet will be sworn in at noon today with the country then moving to new elections. A new ProRata election...

    The Curious Case of the Soviet Star Painter
    Aug27

    The Curious Case of the Soviet Star Painter

    On August 17, Moscow’s Tagansky District Court initiated proceedings on the so-called “roofers’ case”: Last year, roofer Pavel Ushivets scaled the golden pinnacle of a Stalin-era skyscraper and painted half of it blue to resemble Ukraine’s national colors, then planted a Ukrainian flag on its spire. Instead of arresting the...

    Reconciling Positions Of The Ukrainian Crisis
    Aug27

    Reconciling Positions Of The Ukrainian Crisis

    In the Newsfeaturing Henry A. Kissingervia Russia Beyond The HeadlinesIn a recent interview, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger suggested the possibility of reconciling the different positions of those involved in the crisis in Ukraine, raising hopes that a resolution could be brokered peacefully. …read more Source: Hoover...

    Russia’s Arctic illusions
    Aug27

    Russia’s Arctic illusions

    U.S. chairmanship in the Arctic Council will receive a needed boost from the upcoming conference in Anchorage, which President Barack Obama is due to address on August 31. His message is predictable: He’ll talk about climate change. Russia has received an invitation to the conference, but decided to send a fairly low-level delegation....

    Ukraine Wins Debt Relief As Russia Refuses To Join Agreement
    Aug27

    Ukraine Wins Debt Relief As Russia Refuses To Join Agreement

    August 27, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Russia: Scenes From a Trial
    Aug27

    Russia: Scenes From a Trial

    Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko stand convicted of terrorism in Russia. Their supporters say the trial of the Ukrainian patriots was a farce. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Things Are Looking Up for Ukraine: Debt Deal Reached
    Aug27

    Things Are Looking Up for Ukraine: Debt Deal Reached

    Today Ukraine received great news. Private owners of $19 billion of Ukraine’s Eurobonds have agreed to a substantial debt restructuring that will give Ukraine much-needed relief. The high bond yields have been sharply reduced, the bonds’ maturities have been prolonged, and the face value of the bonds has been reduced by 20...

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