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    Stratfor: Bulgaria, Romania to Get ‘Increasingly Involved’ in Crises over Refugees, Ukraine   
    May09

    Stratfor: Bulgaria, Romania to Get ‘Increasingly Involved’ in Crises over Refugees, Ukraine  

    Bulgaria and Romania, lying at the eastern border of both NATO and the EU, will become ‘increasingly involved’ in Europe’s migration crisis and the West’s standoff with Russia over Ukraine, Stratfor has forecast. While Romania and Bulgaria, which joined NATO in 2004, will continue to accept the Alliance’s military buildup...

    The spirit of Ukraine’s Euromaidan Revolution has been betrayed
    May09

    The spirit of Ukraine’s Euromaidan Revolution has been betrayed

    Instead of able, technocratic leaders with strong ties to the West, we see a less reformist, less competent cabinet. After more than two months of political horse trading, the Ukrainian parliament managed to elect a new prime minister: Volodomyr Groysman, 38 years old, former mayor of Vinnytsia and chairman of Ukrainian parliament. Groysman is a...

    Russian Victory Day prompts clashes in Kharkiv, Kyiv
    May09

    Russian Victory Day prompts clashes in Kharkiv, Kyiv

    Russia has stage a large military parade on the Red Square, remembering victory over Germany in World War II. The celebration, marked in numerous ways across the former Soviet Union, sparked scuffles in Ukraine. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    How valid is the claim that the EU has delivered peace in Europe?
    May09

    How valid is the claim that the EU has delivered peace in Europe?

    For many arguing that the UK should remain in the EU, the first and foremost claim is that it is a force for peace. A few years ago, the EU was awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. The Scottish Herald described the award as ‘crass’, one which would inflame ‘tensions when many of the EU’s 500 million citizens have been thrown into...

    What has the EU ever done for us? Peace
    May09

    What has the EU ever done for us? Peace

    The EU has delivered peace in Europe: for many arguing that the UK should remain in the EU, this is the first and foremost claim. But is it valid? A few years ago, the EU was awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. The Scottish Herald described the award as ‘crass’, one which would inflame ‘tensions when many of the EU’s 500 million...

    Crimean Tatar chief urges EU embargo on Russian oil
    May09

    Crimean Tatar chief urges EU embargo on Russian oil

    Refat Chubarov, leader of the Crimean Tatar national movement, has called on the European Union to consider imposing a temporary embargo on Russian oil. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Moscow wary of TTIP talks, description as ‘economic NATO’
    May09

    Moscow wary of TTIP talks, description as ‘economic NATO’

    The effort to strike a transatlantic trade pact this year isn’t just occupying political leaders in Washington, Brussels, Paris and Berlin.It’s also being eyed warily in Moscow, where Russian officials see the potential deal as a threat. The Russian suspicion is easy to understand: While fights over French cheese, U.S. procurement...

    Geoffrey Pyatt tapped as next US Ambassador to Greece
    May08

    Geoffrey Pyatt tapped as next US Ambassador to Greece

    Geoffrey Pyatt, who currently heads the American Embassy in Ukraine, is set to become US ambassador in Greece. …read more Source:...

    Why Middle Eastern leaders are talking to Putin, not Obama
    May08

    Why Middle Eastern leaders are talking to Putin, not Obama

    The United States has significantly more military capability in the Middle East today than Russia — America has 35,000 troops and hundreds of aircraft; the Russians roughly 2,000 troops and, perhaps, 50 aircraft — and yet Middle Eastern leaders are making pilgrimages to Moscow to see Vladimir Putin these days, not rushing to Washington. Two weeks...

    Straight, No Chaser: Full of the joys of spring
    May08

    Straight, No Chaser: Full of the joys of spring

    In the spring, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of … industrial-scale tax fiddling? Brexit? Another potentially disastrous open-ended war in the Middle East? An economic downturn? Donald Trump being elected US president? As the Bard put it: “Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,” and how right he was. Bothersome Brexit...

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