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    Can Merkel and Trump work together?
    Mar16

    Can Merkel and Trump work together?

    Stormy weather has shifted Angela Merkel’s trip to see the US President to tomorrow; it provides the perfect metaphor for German-US relations. There are several contentious foreign policy issues, some of which have gone off the boil for now, but there is no question that when it comes to trade and commerce in particular, and the EU in...

    How should Britain engage with Russia?
    Mar16

    How should Britain engage with Russia?

    Theresa May and Vladimir Putin at a G20 meet in China ©Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive/PA Images When Theresa May visited Donald Trump in January, she also spoke to the Republican caucus about the need to “engage but beware” with regard to Russia. This advice came too late for Trump’s now-former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, and his...

    The Duel: Should we regret the Bolshevik Revolution?
    Mar16

    The Duel: Should we regret the Bolshevik Revolution?

    Should we regret the Bolshevik Revolution? Yes No Poll Maker One hundred years ago this spring, there were remarkable events in Russia. But when I was young it was the October Revolution that I was taught about—how it had ushered in the world’s first worker’s state, and constituted the greatest moment in world history. It had, I knew,...

    Latvia’s fortress think tank
    Mar16

    Latvia’s fortress think tank

    RIGA, Latvia — For a think tank, StratCom, NATO’s Strategic Communications Center of Excellence, with its piked gate and guardhouse, looks more like a fortress. During the Soviet era, the institute’s martial-looking headquarters on Kalniciema Street was a Red Army recruitment center. Today, StratCom is on the front lines...

    What Merkel wants from Trump
    Mar16

    What Merkel wants from Trump

    BERLIN — “We need each other.” That, in a nutshell, will be German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s not-so-subtle message to U.S. President Donald Trump when the two meet in the White House Friday. Forget all the talk about a showdown in the Oval Office. Merkel, whatever her personal views of Trump,...

    Ukraine orders blockade on rebel-held east
    Mar15

    Ukraine orders blockade on rebel-held east

    Ukraine has imposed a transport blockade on rebel-controlled territory after separatists seized industrial assets. The move is a dangerous escalation in the three year conflict. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Poor civic literacy in Belarus: a legacy of undemocratic rule
    Mar15

    Poor civic literacy in Belarus: a legacy of undemocratic rule

    The recently published survey Civic Literacy in Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus revealed that the civic literacy rate is lower in Belarus than in Ukraine and Moldova, except when it comes to such issues as budget and taxes. The survey attempted to determine how people in the three countries understand the principles of interaction between the state...

    Poland and Ukraine to mutually monitor historical sites
    Mar15

    Poland and Ukraine to mutually monitor historical sites

    The Polish and Ukrainian foreign ministers on Wednesday agreed the two countries will together monitor historical sites following a string of vandalism attacks in recent months. …read more Source: Polskie...

    Ukraine blocks road and rail links with breakaway regions
    Mar15

    Ukraine blocks road and rail links with breakaway regions

    KIEV — Ukraine’s government said Wednesday it would cut off all transport connections with Russian-backed separatist territories in the country’s east, potentially undermining a fragile ceasefire and jeopardizing the country’s tentative economic recovery. The announcement was made at a special meeting of the...

    Key U.S. Senate committee leaders say Russia sanctions must remain
    Mar15

    Key U.S. Senate committee leaders say Russia sanctions must remain

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. Senate Banking Committee both said on Wednesday that sanctions imposed on Russia over its involvement in Ukraine must not be lifted without drastic changes by Russia. …read more Source:...

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