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    Moldova’s Maidan
    Oct01

    Moldova’s Maidan

    CHISINAU, Moldova — The poorest country in Europe is having its Maidan moment, as hundreds of protestors camp out in the center of the capital, blue EU flags fluttering overhead, to protest the disappearance of over €1 billion from the country’s banking system. The similarities to the movement that overthrew Ukraine’s corrupt...

    Putin and Obama disagree on Syria? Think again
    Sep30

    Putin and Obama disagree on Syria? Think again

    The bad blood between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin and their so-called dueling speeches at the United Nations on Monday masks a deeper reality: The two presidents are today in more alignment than they have been in years on what to do about Syria. As a result, some sources suggest that despite the tough rhetoric on the surface between the two...

    NATO reaches fork in road
    Sep30

    NATO reaches fork in road

    After 14 years of fighting against Al Qaida, the Taliban and now ISIL, while increasingly focusing on Asia Pacific, the United States is waking up to the reality that Europe, once considered an island of peace and stability, is in trouble. Europe is buffeted by three powerful gales: the deteriorating security situation along NATO’s southern...

    Pentagon’s top Russia official resigns
    Sep29

    Pentagon’s top Russia official resigns

    The Pentagon’s top official overseeing military relations with Russia and Ukraine is resigning amid the ongoing debate within the Obama administration over how respond to Russian moves in Ukraine and Syria. Evelyn Farkas, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, is leaving her post at the end of next month...

    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...

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