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    Behind Putin’s nuclear threats
    Aug18

    Behind Putin’s nuclear threats

    HELSINKI — When Leonid Brezhnev was in charge of the Soviet Union, he did not see much need to threaten Europe with his country’s vast nuclear arsenal: The USSR’s overwhelming advantage in tanks, artillery and men meant that it was the U.S. which had to be ambiguous about the first use of its nuclear weapons to stop a potential Soviet...

    After Iran, U.S. presses for solution to Syrian civil war
    Aug17

    After Iran, U.S. presses for solution to Syrian civil war

    Three months ago, Secretary of State John Kerry flew to the Black Sea resort town of Sochi for an unexpected meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. A central topic: the civil war in Syria. The meeting was a key part of recent engagement between the U.S. and Moscow on the vexing question of how to end Syria’s brutal civil war, which...

    Germany fears escalation in “explosive” Ukraine
    Aug16

    Germany fears escalation in “explosive” Ukraine

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is worried that the conflict in eastern Ukraine could escalate dangerously and has urged Kiev and Moscow to cooperate with ceasefire monitors, he told Bild am Sonntag in an interview published on Sunday. Steinmeier has proposed that his Ukrainian and Russian counterparts hold talks with the...

    Kiev’s hipster revolution
    Aug13

    Kiev’s hipster revolution

    KIEV — A disc jockey spins a remix of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” on a stage by the river, while scores of young fashion brands that have sprung up in Ukraine’s capital since the revolution hawk their wares in a carnival atmosphere. T-shirts decorated with slogans like “Putin is a Dick,” “Pray for Ukraine” and “Separatist Buyer’s...

    How Japan pushes coal on the world
    Aug12

    How Japan pushes coal on the world

    TOKYO — The world’s attention fell on a Japanese power plant yesterday, as technicians turned on a nuclear reactor for the first time since it was shut down following the catastrophic 2011 Fukushima disaster. It’s scheduled to be the first of dozens to start up again, despite public opposition to reviving nuclear power in the...

    War games raise risk of Russia-NATO conflict
    Aug12

    War games raise risk of Russia-NATO conflict

    Supposedly defensive military exercises by Russia and NATO are actually leading the two sides closer to war, according to a new report by the European Leadership Network. The think tank’s policy brief released Wednesday analyzed their major military exercises this year and found that “each side is training with the other side’s...

    If Minsk fails, let Moscow pay
    Aug10

    If Minsk fails, let Moscow pay

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France, and Germany held a conference call last month to discuss the peace process in Eastern Ukraine. During their two-hour conversation, Presidents Putin, Poroshenko, Hollande and Chancellor Merkel agreed that all the terms of the Minsk-2 ceasefire agreement must be implemented by the end of 2015. Notwithstanding...

    How a secretive US agency discovered the A-bomb’s effect on people
    Aug09

    How a secretive US agency discovered the A-bomb’s effect on people

    When the the second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, 15-year-old Do-oh Mineko was working inside a Mitsubishi factory, eagerly awaiting her lunch break. The massive concrete and steel factory imploded on top of her and thousands of other adults and young people. Doh-oh sustained severe injuries, including a large gash at the...

    Obama’s proliferation problem
    Aug08

    Obama’s proliferation problem

    When President Barack Obama this week repeated John F. Kennedy’s 1963 call for a “more practical, more attainable peace” in his pitch for the Iran nuclear agreement, absent was any mention of the broader mission both presidents proclaimed: “global disarmament.” In 2009, Obama electrified much of the global nonproliferation movement by...

    The contract that almost sank two ships
    Aug07

    The contract that almost sank two ships

    After a year of negotiations, French President François Hollande confirmed Friday that his government would refund Russia a sum “under €1.2 billion” for not delivering two Mistral warships. Exactly how much France must pay has been the subject of much media speculation. Le Figaro reported that the bill would end up being below €1 billion. Russian...

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