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    Top 5 Ways Putin has won big in Syria and why Europe is embracing him
    Jan26

    Top 5 Ways Putin has won big in Syria and why Europe is embracing him

    By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Russia is so far winning big in Syria, and making Moscow’s projection of force in the Middle East a reality that the other great powers have to recognize. As Russia has emerged as a major combatant against Syrian al-Qaeda and against Daesh (ISIS, ISIL), it is being accepted back into a Europe...

    France to Strengthen Ties with Russia despite Sanctions
    Jan26

    France to Strengthen Ties with Russia despite Sanctions

    France is working to strengthen its relations with Russia in spite of Western sanctions imposed against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Al-Manar...

    No special status for east Ukraine without ceasefire: president
    Jan26

    No special status for east Ukraine without ceasefire: president

    Ukraine will not give its eastern regions greater autonomy until a lasting ceasefire with pro-Russian separatist rebels is in place, President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday, in comments that could antagonize the rebels and the Kremlin. Ukraine’s parliament had been due to vote this week on legislation to devolve more power to its regions,...

    Kremlin dismisses US accusation of corruption against Putin
    Jan26

    Kremlin dismisses US accusation of corruption against Putin

    The Kremlin has rejected a US official’s accusation of corruption against Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling the claim official and challenging the US to provide evidence for it. Adam Szubin, the acting under-secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the US Treasury, claimed on the BBC Panorama program aired on Monday...

    Russia says won’t hold talks on returning Crimea to Ukraine
    Jan26

    Russia says won’t hold talks on returning Crimea to Ukraine

    Russia refuses to hold any talks on returning Crimea to Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday …read more Source: The Daily...

    US Treasury official calls Russia’s Putin corrupt – BBC
    Jan26

    US Treasury official calls Russia’s Putin corrupt – BBC

    A US Treasury official said the United States considers Russian President Vladimir Putin to be corrupt and that it has known this for “many, many years,” the BBC reported on Monday. Adam Szubin, acting Treasury secretary for terrorism and financial crimes, said in an interview with BBC Panorama that the Russian president has been amassing secret...

    South Sudan needs arms embargo; leaders killing civilians: UN panel
    Jan26

    South Sudan needs arms embargo; leaders killing civilians: UN panel

    The United Nations Security Council should place an arms embargo on South Sudan, while the oil-rich country’s President Salva Kiir and a rebel leader qualify to be sanctioned over atrocities in a two-year civil war, UN sanctions monitors said in an annual report. The confidential report by a UN panel that monitors the conflict in South...

    Harmony Over Hatred: Ethnic Conflict in Crimea is a Western Media Myth
    Jan26

    Harmony Over Hatred: Ethnic Conflict in Crimea is a Western Media Myth

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia’s Crimea is a territory where the rights of each and every nationality are observed, according to Polish journalist Mateus Piskorski. …read more Source: Fars News...

    France to ’Strengthen’ Ties with Russia despite Sanctions
    Jan25

    France to ’Strengthen’ Ties with Russia despite Sanctions

    France is working to strengthen its relations with Russia in spite of Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, French economy minister Emmanuel Macron said in Moscow Monday. …read more Source: Al-Manar...

    Tahrir 5 Years Later: The Hurdles to Democratization that most Arab Youth Revolts couldn’t Overcome
    Jan25

    Tahrir 5 Years Later: The Hurdles to Democratization that most Arab Youth Revolts couldn’t Overcome

    By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – A frequently met-with Western political and often journalistic narrative of the 2011 youth revolts in the Arab world is that idealistic young people came out into the streets and managed to overthrow four dictators, but then the essential Arab nature (violent, fanatical, tribal and sectarian) came out and...

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