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    In Ukraine, Corruption Concerns Linger A Year After A Revolution
    May18

    In Ukraine, Corruption Concerns Linger A Year After A Revolution

    Image credit: iStockOther Mediaquoting Michael McFaulvia The New York Times To a great extent, the frustrations are to be expected, analysts say. “A year out, everybody is always disappointed from any revolutionary upheaval, that’s a statement of social science law,” said Michael A. McFaul, a Stanford University professor and former...

    Brexit: Views from Brussels, Berlin, Paris, and Warsaw
    May18

    Brexit: Views from Brussels, Berlin, Paris, and Warsaw

    Cameron’s EU Strategy Threatened by His Own Party Michael Leigh BRUSSELS—The Conservative Party’s victory in the U.K.’s May 7 general election reflected Prime Minister David Cameron’s record in government, especially the improvement in the economy, his hard-hitting messages, and the disarray of the opposition. A victory by...

    The ruble currency storm is over, but is the Russian economy ready for the next one?
    May18

    The ruble currency storm is over, but is the Russian economy ready for the next one?

    Recent data show the Russian economy contracted 1.9 percent in the first quarter of 2015. In this article, Sergey Aleksashenko delves into the events that led to the downturn, and what we can expect for the rest of 2015. When the Russian ruble collapsed in mid-December last year, losing one-third of its value in three weeks, some experts...

    Ukraine Says Russia Tried to Kill Captured Russian Soldiers
    May18

    Ukraine Says Russia Tried to Kill Captured Russian Soldiers

    May 18, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Unsuccessful reforms are a bigger threat to Ukraine than the Russian aggression
    May18

    Unsuccessful reforms are a bigger threat to Ukraine than the Russian aggression

    Despite the Kremlin’s intervention, Ukrainians elected a new president, Petro Poroshenko, followed by a new parliament with a strong mandate for change. Now frustration is growing about the pace of reform – not only domestically but among the country’s biggest backers abroad. If it isn’t torn apart by war, Ukraine risks slipping...

    Protesters Call for Macedonian PM to Quit, Ukraine Bans Soviet Symbols
    May18

    Protesters Call for Macedonian PM to Quit, Ukraine Bans Soviet Symbols

    Plus, Azerbaijan’s capital gets a facelift ahead of the European Games, and gay athletes complain of unsportsmanlike conduct in Kazakhstan’s ‘nontraditional’ sex legislation. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Merkel Holds the Line Over Eastern Europe
    May18

    Merkel Holds the Line Over Eastern Europe

    Germany’s role in the Ukraine crisis will influence the EU’s future policy toward Eastern Europe. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    New Military Spending Bill Expands Empire But Forbids Debate on War
    May18

    New Military Spending Bill Expands Empire But Forbids Debate on War

    On Friday the House passed a massive National Defense Authorization for 2016 that will guarantee US involvement in more wars and overseas interventions for years to come. The Republican majority resorted to trickery to evade the meager spending limitations imposed by the 2011 budget control act – limitations that did not, as often reported, cut...

    Alberta and the world of oil
    May16

    Alberta and the world of oil

    Albertans went to the polls on May 5 and elected an NDP government – after 43 years of Progressive Conservative rule. The shock waves reverberate. At the same time, Alberta is experiencing drastically reduced revenue from oil and gas. Under the Progressives Conservatives, a cosy relationship existed between oil companies and provincial...

    A problematic nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
    May16

    A problematic nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

    The year 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of the entry into force of the (Nuclear) Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). This treaty is often referred to as the cornerstone of the global nuclear system and a foundation for the international security environment in which we live. With only four states remaining outside its ambit, the NPT formally retains...

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