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    Council of Europe decries rising attacks against media
    Jan25

    Council of Europe decries rising attacks against media

    Protesters hold copies of Turkish daily newspaper “Cumhuriyet” during a demonstration outside the newspaper’s headquarters in Ankara in November 2016, following the arrest of nine Cumhuriyet staff – AFP STRASBOURG (FRANCE): The Council of Europe on Tuesday voiced concern at the rising levels of violence against journalists throughout the...

    Media: Council of Europe decries rising attacks against journalists
    Jan25

    Media: Council of Europe decries rising attacks against journalists

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution decrying the many cases of serious media threats. The Council of Europe on Tuesday voiced concern at the rising levels of violence against journalists throughout the continent, notably in Turkey and Russia.The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)...

    Tajik women train to shoulder work men left behind
    Jan25

    Tajik women train to shoulder work men left behind

    DUSHANBE, Tajikistan: Wearing blue overalls, trainee mechanic Marjona Abdulloeva carefully examines a car chassis at a government-run training centre in Tajikistan, an ex-Soviet republic hit hard by the recession in Russia. The 20-year-old hopes to be the first woman to earn a car mechanic’s diploma at the Dushanbe centre, as a growing...

    Ukraine President Calls for Sustained US Sanctions on Russia
    Jan25

    Ukraine President Calls for Sustained US Sanctions on Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday called on world powers to maintain sanctions against Russia, apparently in response to comments by President Donald Trump that indicated a U.S. willingness to ease the longstanding restrictions. Earlier this month, Trump told The Wall Street Journal he would consider lifting some sanctions if Moscow...

    Nikki Haley Tells US Congress: The UN  Does Matter
    Jan25

    Nikki Haley Tells US Congress: The UN Does Matter

    Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the United States ambassador to the United Nations, appeared in a confirmation hearing on January 18 lasting more than three hours in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She introduced herself in an address to members that was both autobiographical — the daughter of...

    Ukraine: Reflections on Maidan’s Third Year Anniversary, Youth Culture and Bernie Sanders
    Jan25

    Ukraine: Reflections on Maidan’s Third Year Anniversary, Youth Culture and Bernie Sanders

    Two years ago, during my first research trip to Kyiv, I had the honor of meeting one of Maidan’s most dedicated youth activists, Denis Pilash. A post-graduate student at Kiev National University, Pilash hails from the western region of Transcarpathia and helped to spearhead left politics on the Maidan. Not to be confused with the old,...

    Are NATO Members Carrying Their Weight? Only 5 of 28 Countries Pay ‘Fair Share’
    Jan25

    Are NATO Members Carrying Their Weight? Only 5 of 28 Countries Pay ‘Fair Share’

    President Donald Trump alarmed European allies during the campaign when he suggested he might not defend NATO nations if they don’t fulfill their financial obligations, but he is not the first U.S. leader to express concerns that member countries don’t spend enough on their militaries. Currently, only five of NATO’s 28 members —...

    The Eight Great Powers of 2017
    Jan25

    The Eight Great Powers of 2017

    1. The United States of AmericaNo surprise here: as it has for the last century, the United States remains the most powerful country on earth. America’s dynamic economy, its constitutional stability (even as we watch the Age of Trump unfold), its deep bench of strong allies and partners (including 5 of the 7 top powers listed below), and...

    Same World, Lonely World, Cold World
    Jan24

    Same World, Lonely World, Cold World

    Never before in American history has the prospective foreign policy of a new Administration been cloaked in so much uncertainty. This is because four distinct sources of uncertainty have joined together to make a proverbial perfect storm: Donald Trump’s profound lack of government experience; his present-oriented, narcissistic personality;...

    Curbs on Russia must stay, says  Ukraine president
    Jan24

    Curbs on Russia must stay, says Ukraine president

    HELSINKI: Ukraine’s president said on Tuesday world powers should keep sanctions on Russia, rejecting US President Donald Trump’s proposal to consider reducing the penalties if Moscow proved a useful ally. Petro Poroshenko told reporters that sanctions remained the only way to keep Russia at the negotiating table over the crisis in...