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    Corruption, not Russian Tanks, Greatest Threat to Success of Ukraine
    Jun15

    Corruption, not Russian Tanks, Greatest Threat to Success of Ukraine

    Corruption threatens to derail Ukraine’s progress, American and Ukrainians officials agreed at the Atlantic Council’s Wrocław Global Forum in Wrocław, Poland on June 13. “There is no issue that is a greater threat to Ukraine’s long-term success today than institutionalized corruption,” said Geoffrey R. Pyatt, US...

    Poland’s Sikorski Urges Tougher NATO Stance Against Russia
    Jun15

    Poland’s Sikorski Urges Tougher NATO Stance Against Russia

    Two days after resigning as the Speaker of Poland’s Parliament following an eavesdropping scandal, veteran Polish politician Radosław Sikorski said his country and the United States must jointly stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s provocations in Ukraine. Speaking June 12 at the Atlantic Council’s Wrocław Global Forum...

    Hadley: Ukraine Faces ‘Enormous Existential Challenge’
    Jun14

    Hadley: Ukraine Faces ‘Enormous Existential Challenge’

    The United States and its European allies must dramatically step up efforts to help the Ukrainian people defend themselves from Russian President Vladimir Putin and his proxies in eastern Ukraine, said Stephen J. Hadley, who served as National Security Adviser under US President George W. Bush.Hadley, speaking June 13 at the Atlantic...

    Soros – An American Oligarch‘s Dirty Tale of Corruption
    Jun14

    Soros – An American Oligarch‘s Dirty Tale of Corruption

    Rarely does the world get a true look inside the corrupt world of Western oligarchs and the brazen manipulations they use to enhance their fortunes at the expense of the public good. The following comes from correspondence of the Hungarian-born billionaire, now naturalized American speculator, George Soros. The hacker group CyberBerkut has...

    ISIS’s Wilayat Sinai Attacks International Base
    Jun13

    ISIS’s Wilayat Sinai Attacks International Base

    By Harleen Gambhir and Jantzen Garnett Recent attacks in Egypt on the one-year anniversary of the fall of Mosul indicate that ISIS’s affiliate in the Sinai may seek to target the Western military forces and the Egyptian state over the course of the next six weeks. ISW assessed that ISIS’s most dangerous course of action during the...

    Weekend catch-up: ISIS, China’s worldview, Putin’s pivot, Turkish elections and more
    Jun13

    Weekend catch-up: ISIS, China’s worldview, Putin’s pivot, Turkish elections and more

    It was a short week on The Interpreter, thanks to Monday’s public holiday, but the other four days were filled with plenty to interest and provoke. For instance, we debated the war against ISIS in Iraq, with retired General Jim Molan arguing that Australia needed to step up its commitment by deploying army advisers alongside the Iraqi army...

    Playing with fire
    Jun13

    Playing with fire

    When UK Prime Minister David Cameron set out on his tour of the Continent late last month, the European leaders who received him likely knew what he was going to tell them: that the clock was ticking on Britain’s EU membership, and that the choice the British people will make a couple of years from now depends on them. Indeed UK Foreign...

    Top US General in Europe says NATO Alliance is Strong
    Jun12

    Top US General in Europe says NATO Alliance is Strong

    Nine months after NATO’s summit in Wales, and with less than a year to go before NATO’s next gathering in Warsaw, the Pentagon’s highest-ranking officer in Europe says the 28-member alliance stands ready to confront any threats it may face. Lt. Gen. Frederick “Ben” Hodges, Commanding General of the US Army Europe, labeled...

    Belarusian Foreign Minister Makei: ‘We want to be friends with everybody’
    Jun12

    Belarusian Foreign Minister Makei: ‘We want to be friends with everybody’

    In his lengthy and informative May 19 interview to the Washington Post, Foreign Minister of Belarus Uadzimir Makei responded to four variations of one and the same persistent question: Should Belarus develop its relations more with the West or with Russia? Makei stood his ground, insisting this question had a Cold War ring to it (Mfa.gov.by, May...

    Planned Electricity Fee Increase May Revive Protest Movement in Armenia
    Jun12

    Planned Electricity Fee Increase May Revive Protest Movement in Armenia

    In early May, the Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA) joint-stock company (a subsidiary of Russian RAO UES International) submitted a request to Armenia’s state regulatory commission for a fee increase for retail customers. Currently, there is a two-tier price system, with 42 Armenian dram (about 9 cents—1 US dollar equals 477 Armenian dram)...

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