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    Glitz Meets Politics: an Australian Viewer’s Guide to Eurovision Voting
    May21

    Glitz Meets Politics: an Australian Viewer’s Guide to Eurovision Voting

    There is no denying that Eurovision is political, and separating the geopolitics of Europe from this contest remains impossible. After years of being sidelined as observers, 2015 marks the year Australians can finally get involved in the Eurovision Song Contest. Not only will Guy Sebastian become our first official entry, but Australians will...

    Russia: US Not Always Constructive in Ukraine’s Affairs
    May20

    Russia: US Not Always Constructive in Ukraine’s Affairs

    Russia’s Foreign Minister has criticized the United States for participating in Ukraine’s affairs… …read more Source: American Security Council...

    Moscow Patriarchate Rapidly Losing Out in Ukraine—and Beyond
    May20

    Moscow Patriarchate Rapidly Losing Out in Ukraine—and Beyond

    The Moscow Patriarchate is rapidly losing influence in Ukraine and may be dissolving from below. These trends could open the way to the formation of a single autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church, independent of Moscow, and undermine the influence of Patriarch Kirill and his Church at home and abroad. More than half of all the parishes of the...

    Russian Spetsnaz Personnel Detained in Ukraine
    May20

    Russian Spetsnaz Personnel Detained in Ukraine

    Ukrainian military spokesman, Andriy Lysenko, told a press conference on May 17 that two Russian Spetsnaz (special forces) personnel were arrested by government forces 15 kilometers from Luhansk. The details surrounding the detentions are important to understand Russian actions in southeastern Ukraine. Since the outset of the conflict in Donbas...

    Europe Needs to Help Ukraine Now!
    May20

    Europe Needs to Help Ukraine Now!

    Ukraine bleeds, but reforms impressively, while the West ignores it. The Minsk ceasefire agreement does not hold, though the intensity of the fighting has faded. In mid-March, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) doubled Ukraine’s international reserves, but the country’s finances remain fragile. Europe’s central banks should...

    Russia Strikes Back against Europe’s Energy Union
    May20

    Russia Strikes Back against Europe’s Energy Union

    BRUSSELS—Europe is starting to play hardball with Russia on energy — and the Kremlin is fighting back. For years, the European Union was highly dependent on Russia’s natural gas and was unable to exert any influence on its supplier since it is the world’s largest energy importer. This spring, the European Commission launched an EU...

    REPORT: U.S.-Russian Relations Beyond Ukraine
    May20

    REPORT: U.S.-Russian Relations Beyond Ukraine

    May 20, 2015 │ Richard Weitz of the Hudson Institute traces the causes of the current conflict and provides recommendations for the post-Ukraine development of U.S.-Russian relations. …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Low inflation and slow recovery test ECB policy
    May20

    Low inflation and slow recovery test ECB policy

    Sir,Your editorial (“Draghi perches nicely on both sides of the fence”, May 16) urging the European Central Bank to keep open its monetary spigot, might have been stronger had it recognised two important considerations.The first is that, beyond monetary policy, an important factor contributing to the green shoots now appearing in the European...

    U.S.-Russian Relations Beyond Ukraine: Realities and Recommendations Moving Forward
    May20

    U.S.-Russian Relations Beyond Ukraine: Realities and Recommendations Moving Forward

    The Russian-American relationship has reached its lowest point since the end of the Cold War. But while the conflict in Ukraine was the catalyst for pushing tensions over the edge, a number of more pervasive issues, such as disagreements over bilateral arms control, European security, and crises in the Middle East continue to drive Moscow and...

    Russian Duma Targets NGO Threat, CSTO Plans for Taliban Incursion
    May20

    Russian Duma Targets NGO Threat, CSTO Plans for Taliban Incursion

    Plus, Hungary’s Orban riles EU officials with latest anti-refugee blast; Bulgarian archeologists find an 8,000-year-old village. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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