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    Domestic Refugees in Ukraine: Waiting Out the War
    Jan19

    Domestic Refugees in Ukraine: Waiting Out the War

    The war in eastern Ukraine has uprooted hundreds of thousands of people, forcing them to flee from the constant shelling. Many of them have since found shelter, but they are yearning to return to their old lives. …read more Source: Der...

    Russia Warns of ‘Maidan’ over Bulgarian President’s Inauguration, MPs Pick Up
    Jan19

    Russia Warns of ‘Maidan’ over Bulgarian President’s Inauguration, MPs Pick Up

    A state-funded think tank in Russia has alleged that Maidan-style protests will be staged “in the center of Sofia” before Bulgarian President-elect Rumen Radev takes up the office on Sunday. In a piece published on the day Radev was sworn in, Igor Pshenichnikov, the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies’ advisor to the...

    Trump’s calendar of global economic summits
    Jan19

    Trump’s calendar of global economic summits

    ©Van Tine Dennis/ABACA/ABACA USA/PA Images Mark your calendars for key events this year that will reveal the Trump administration’s vision to remake the world’s economic order. There will be early hints from a handful of incoming advisors who are in Davos this week and the picture will take shape slowly in speeches (and Tweets) as...

    Books in brief: Who Lost Russia? By Peter Conradi
    Jan19

    Books in brief: Who Lost Russia? By Peter Conradi

    Who Lost Russia? By Peter Conradi (Oneworld, £18.99) The year 1991 was a turning point for global politics: it saw both the disbanding of the Warsaw Pact, as well as the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The narrative western politicians and intellectuals told at the time was a simple one: communism had failed and western liberal capitalism...

    Germany’s last Atlanticist confronts Trump
    Jan19

    Germany’s last Atlanticist confronts Trump

    BERLIN — On Friday evening, many in Europe will be huddled in front of their television sets, watching Donald Trump’s inauguration in a fog of foreboding and disbelief. The schadenfreude some may have felt after the American election has given way to cold fear. As the president-elect repeatedly dismisses European...

    The Trumputin trap
    Jan19

    The Trumputin trap

    Donald Trump is an avowed admirer of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who sees himself as a brilliant dealmaker. As he settles in following his inauguration, the newly seated U.S. president will likely be tempted to seek a grand bargain with the Kremlin to transform sour relations between Washington and Moscow into cooperation in the...

    Trump’s UN Pick: “UN Could Benefit from a Fresh Set of Eyes”
    Jan18

    Trump’s UN Pick: “UN Could Benefit from a Fresh Set of Eyes”

    Samantha Power, outgoing Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the UN, addressing the council after a controversial vote on Israeli Settlements in December 2016. Credit: UN Photo/Manuel Elias.By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jan 18 2017 (IPS)South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, nominated to be the next U.S. Ambassador...

    Mapping the Smells of Kyiv
    Jan18

    Mapping the Smells of Kyiv

    Image: Kate McLean On Christmas Day in Britain, people sat down with their families and friends to eat dinner, open gifts, and muster a little holiday spirit. Over the break, artist and designer Kate McLean traveled to Kyiv, planning some innocent sightseeing in Ukraine’s scenic capital. She didn’t know it at the time, but Kyiv would...

    Key moments from Obama’s final news conference
    Jan18

    Key moments from Obama’s final news conference

    President Barack Obama strolled into the tightly packed White House briefing room Wednesday, a day after his controversial commutation of Chelsea Manning and less than two days before he will depart 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for the final time as America’s commander in chief. Below are the highlights: Obama took a jab at the incoming...

    Ukrainian president calls for global response to Russian threat
    Jan18

    Ukrainian president calls for global response to Russian threat

    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a worldwide effort to counter the threat of Russian cyber warfare and urged the United States to “be great again” by demonstrating leadership on issues such as global security. …read more Source:...

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