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    Let Czar Putin overextend himself
    Sep29

    Let Czar Putin overextend himself

    Vladimir Putin says he isn’t a czar, but increasingly he’s behaving like one. So why not let him go the way of Russia’s last czar—and sink himself by overextending himself militarily? Despite the risk that a weak or dithering response by the West to Putin’s new advance into Syria will only encourage the hardliners around...

    Putin’s new world order
    Sep29

    Putin’s new world order

    The president of Russia uses a Putin-speak in his speeches that we must parse word for word, in our own best interests. Only after translating them into normal speech do we learn what he has said and why. His September 28 speech to the United Nations General Assembly made seven overlapping and interdependent points that are worth translating....

    Obama and Putin: That was awkward
    Sep29

    Obama and Putin: That was awkward

    An awkward toast, sideways glances, a stiff handshake. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin aren’t just geostrategic rivals. They are two guys who simply don’t like each other. That much seemed clear after Monday’s action at the United Nations in New York, where Obama and Putin sat uncomfortably together at a lunch, then met...

    The West’s ominous ‘Ukraine fatigue’
    Sep29

    The West’s ominous ‘Ukraine fatigue’

    KIEV — The Mystetskyi Arsenal is an imposing building that dominates Lavrska street in the center of Ukraine’s capital city. A former weapons arsenal built by Catherine the Great, it now houses a museum. But earlier this month it was the site of something more politicized even than Ukrainian art: the annual Yalta European Strategy (YES)...

    Russia plays the Polish history card
    Sep29

    Russia plays the Polish history card

    WARSAW — It’s usually not difficult for a Russian to cause outrage in Poland by taking a poke at that proud but prickly country’s history — and that seems to be what Moscow’s ambassador in Warsaw may have hoped to do by suggesting that Poland bore some of the responsibility for starting World War II. What’s more surprising...

    Obama swipes at Putin, Cheney — and Trump
    Sep28

    Obama swipes at Putin, Cheney — and Trump

    UNITED NATIONS — U.S. President Barack Obama took repeated swipes at Vladimir Putin, Dick Cheney and even Donald Trump, without mentioning them by name, in an address to the United Nations on Monday, holding them up as examples of forces playing off fears and attempting to pull the country and world backward. Putin was a particular focus for...

    Dutch moves toward referendum on EU-Ukraine alliance
    Sep28

    Dutch moves toward referendum on EU-Ukraine alliance

    An anti-EU Dutch group says it has collected enough signatures to force the Dutch government to hold a referendum on the bloc’s association agreement with Ukraine. More than 451,000 people have signed a petition calling into question the deal that aims to strengthen political and economic collaboration between Brussels and Kiev. That number...

    A smackdown before the Putin-Obama sitdown
    Sep28

    A smackdown before the Putin-Obama sitdown

    Barack Obama’s high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin is already off to a tense start. And the two men haven’t even sat down together yet. When the two leaders do convene Monday afternoon at the United Nations, they’ll be at odds over why they’re meeting, what to discuss — and even what counts as good...

    Additions to the Transparency Register (19-25 September)
    Sep28

    Additions to the Transparency Register (19-25 September)

    Ahimsa Fund Akamai Technologies, Inc. Alcohol Focus Scotland Anica – Associazione Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche Audiovisive Multimediali Animal Skincare Products Europe ARD-Gremienvorsitzendenkonferenz Asociación para la Defensa de la Naturaleza (WWF España) Associazione Culturale Unionbirrai Astellas Pharma Europe Limited Banco Comercial...

    The return of the ‘Afgantsy’
    Sep28

    The return of the ‘Afgantsy’

    The sleeve of rebel fighter Yuri Protsenko shows his allegiance in the ongoing conflict in his native Ukraine: He wears the patch of the largest Russia-backed separatist militia in the country, the Vostok Battalion, which he joined in February of last year. In Kyiv, Igor Panasyuk is readying himself for combat against rebels like Protsenko. Stout...

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