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    The decline of US power?
    Sep23

    The decline of US power?

    Standing on the Washington Mall at the turn of the new millennium, it was impossible not to be struck by America’s power and global pre-eminence. Victory in the Cold War made it the hegemon in a unipolar world. Few argued when the 20th Century was dubbed the “American Century”, a term first coined in the early 1940s when the...

    Moscow warns against NATO advancement toward Russian borders
    Sep23

    Moscow warns against NATO advancement toward Russian borders

    A top Russian official warns that Russia will take countermeasures to ensure its national security in the face of any NATO advancement toward Russian frontiers. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said “Any expansion of an organization like NATO in the direction of our borders will make it imperative for us to take countermeasures to ensure our own...

    Moscow sees growing chance for international deal on Syria – source
    Sep23

    Moscow sees growing chance for international deal on Syria – source

    Moscow sees a growing chance to reach international agreement on fighting terrorism in Syria and resolving a conflict which has killed a quarter of a million people, a Russian diplomatic source said on Wednesday. Diplomacy has so far failed to find a solution to the crisis, now in its fifth year, with international powers supporting rival sides...

    Ukraine, NATO sign defense agreements
    Sep23

    Ukraine, NATO sign defense agreements

    NATO has expanded its cooperation with Ukraine, who hopes to be a full member in 2016, with the signing of new agreements on defense and technical cooperation …read more Source: World...

    A tale of three lovers
    Sep23

    A tale of three lovers

    Analysis: In the first of a new series, Paul McLoughlin studies how, despite heavy losses, Damascus can still rely on Iran and Russia, who may both gain from the conflict. Russian military hardware and troops are pouring into Syria, and President Bashar al-Assad is presented with a blessing and a curse. Increasingly isolated, Assad is in need of...

    Ukraine relies on nuclear energy to steer off energy crisis this winter
    Sep23

    Ukraine relies on nuclear energy to steer off energy crisis this winter

    Ukraine faces an unprecedented energy crisis after the loss of coal mines and shale gas fields in war-torn eastern regions. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s richest man plays both sides of war’s front line
    Sep22

    Ukraine’s richest man plays both sides of war’s front line

    In this town deep in eastern Ukraine’s rebel heartland, about a quarter of the population works in the coal mines owned by billionaire Rinat Akhmetov. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Nato chief stops short of backing Ukraine membership
    Sep22

    Nato chief stops short of backing Ukraine membership

    Kiev: The head of Nato said on Tuesday that “Ukraine can rely on” the Western military alliance but stopped short of infuriating Russia by backing the ex-Soviet republic’s membership in the Cold War-era bloc. Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also repeated his charge from Monday that Russia was supplying pro-Moscow...

    Ukraine, NATO agree to expansion of cooperation
    Sep22

    Ukraine, NATO agree to expansion of cooperation

    Ukraine and NATO have signed a series of agreements on increasing the Western military alliance’s presence in the European country, which has been hit by conflict in the eastern regions. Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday that the agreements are aimed at strengthening cooperation between Kiev and NATO in the sphere of...

    Russia still arming Ukraine rebels despite truce: NATO chief
    Sep22

    Russia still arming Ukraine rebels despite truce: NATO chief

    Russia is still sending weapons to separatist rebels battling the Ukrainian government despite a fresh truce in the war-torn east of the country, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Sept. 22 …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

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