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    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...

    Russia steps up war on terroir
    Aug07

    Russia steps up war on terroir

    Russian authorities have bulldozed and burnt a huge pile of food imported from the West — leading to an outcry by anti-poverty campaigners. Russia announced an import ban on food products from the European Union and the United States last August in response to the sanctions imposed on it because of its actions in Ukraine. To mark the one-year...

    Echoes of annexation
    Aug07

    Echoes of annexation

    Seven years ago, on August 8, 2008, Russian troops crossed national borders and attacked another sovereign state. Not many saw it coming. To the contrary, signs of escalation were ignored and warnings dismissed as groundless paranoia. The five-day war between Russia and Georgia sent shock waves across the international community at the time....

    France and Russia reach warship agreement
    Aug06

    France and Russia reach warship agreement

    France will refund all of the money Russia already paid for two undelivered Mistral warships, but the final sum will be lower than the almost €1.2 billion Russian media reported last week. The two countries signed a contract for the sale of the warships in 2011. The first ship was to be delivered in 2014. But under significant pressure from the...

    What to watch: GOP candidates on foreign policy
    Aug06

    What to watch: GOP candidates on foreign policy

    Donald Trump says he would get along just fine with Vladimir Putin. Rand Paul would be open to engaging with Cuba, unlike other Republicans he calls “isolationist.” And every GOP candidate running for president hates the Iran nuclear deal, but not all will commit to getting rid of it. With the Iran agreement under review in Congress and the...

    Ukraine’s other war
    Aug06

    Ukraine’s other war

    My frustration with Ukraine’s post-Soviet system reached boiling point in 2011. After years of struggling to faithfully carry out my duties as prosecutorial investigator, I decided that I was absolutely done with Yanukovych-era ways. I could no longer take the criminality of law enforcement bodies, the immunity of members of the then-ruling...

    Citing threats, Pentagon refocuses on Russia
    Aug05

    Citing threats, Pentagon refocuses on Russia

    Even as President Barack Obama tries to stave off a conflict with Russia, the Pentagon isn’t taking any chances. Each of Obama’s picks for top Defense Department jobs says that Russia represents the biggest national security threat to the United States. The Army is giving heavier weapons to its frontline cavalry unit in Europe, while...

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