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    Russia and central Europe meld on emissions goals
    May14

    Russia and central Europe meld on emissions goals

    Russia and central Europe differ over the war in Ukraine, economic embargoes, the interpretation of history, gas exports and pipelines — but they are finding a common language when it comes to measuring emissions reductions in a way that allows them to claim steep greenhouse gas cuts without painful changes. The trick is to use a benchmark dating...

    Noise on the eastern front
    May13

    Noise on the eastern front

    TALLINN — At Estonia’s Tapa military base, Lieutenant Colonel Aron Kalmus spends much of his time dealing with the rotation of US troops bringing tanks, armored personnel carriers and training skills to boost his country’s tiny army. The Baltic countries, with no proper air forces of their own, also rely on their NATO allies to patrol...

    John Kerry dangles sanctions relief during trip to Russia
    May12

    John Kerry dangles sanctions relief during trip to Russia

    Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that if Russia abides by the Minsk protocol setting a ceasefire in Ukraine, sanctions enacted by the United States and European Union against Russia can be lifted. Speaking at a press conference in Sochi beside his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Kerry said that regardless of...

    Europe’s migration crisis: What comes next?
    May12

    Europe’s migration crisis: What comes next?

    The EU is tackling its migration crisis on two major fronts, after roughly 1,800 people have died so far this year crossing the Mediterranean to Europe. Outside Brussels, foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is pushing for a UN mandate to fight the deadly business of human traffickers in Libya, amid a pushback from Russia over the use of...

    Kerry flies to Sochi to meet with Russia’s Putin
    May11

    Kerry flies to Sochi to meet with Russia’s Putin

    Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other top officials on Tuesday in Sochi, Russia, the first such direct talks since tensions over Ukraine and other major global issues have escalated. The State Department said in a statement that Kerry and Putin will discuss a range of regional issues, including...

    Poroshenko’s Four Ds: A program for a new Ukraine
    May11

    Poroshenko’s Four Ds: A program for a new Ukraine

    Post-maidan Ukraine is at war. Not only against Russian invaders, but more generally against sovietism. This war has a military front in the East, but as important is the political, economic, social frontline in the rest of the country. Resisting the invaders and reforming the nation are the two fronts of a same fight: the struggle for the...

    A Polish stunner
    May11

    A Polish stunner

    WARSAW — Polish voters delivered a surprise heard around the Continent in Sunday’s presidential elections. Incumbent Bronisław Komorowski not only failed to win outright in the first round but lost narrowly to Andrzej Duda of the opposition Law and Justice party, according to an exit poll conducted by IPSOS for Poland’s three largest...

    The long arm of Vladimir Putin
    May10

    The long arm of Vladimir Putin

    In Ukraine, as in Chechnya and Georgia beforehand, Vladimir Putin operates through warfare, using bribery, fear and force to destroy his opponents. In the West, he operates through lawfare, using politically-motivated court cases to harass and paralyse individuals in his sights. The world has paid little attention to the Kremlin’s lawfare,...

    Stalin’s new clothes
    May09

    Stalin’s new clothes

    In the provincial city of Oryol, 230 miles from Moscow, preparations for the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi forces on May 9, known as Victory Day in Russia, have been underway for more than two weeks. The streets are plastered with billboards depicting scenes from WWII, and Stalin’s face gleams from signs on boths sides of...

    Poland talks down Putin but talks up Russia
    May08

    Poland talks down Putin but talks up Russia

    WARSAW — Showing disdain for Vladimir Putin while not offending the Russian people is the tricky diplomatic challenge now being attempted by Poland and the rest of the EU during competing observances of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Bronisław Komorowski, Poland’s president, tried to upstage the traditional...

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