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    The Next UN Secretary-General: Time for an Eastern European?
    Sep09

    The Next UN Secretary-General: Time for an Eastern European?

    As we enter the final months of the U.S. presidential campaign, most Americans are squarely focused on the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the White House. At the United Nations, another important election with long term geopolitical implications for our world is currently ongoing. That is the selection of the next...

    The US Election: an Exercise in Mendacity
    Sep09

    The US Election: an Exercise in Mendacity

    Image by Rich Girard What’s that smell in this room? Didn’t you notice it, Brick? Didn’t you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room?… There ain’t nothin’ more powerful than the odor of mendacity… You can smell it. It smells like death. — Big Daddy to son Brick in Tennessee Williams’ Cat...

    Syrian aid groups suspend ties with UN
    Sep09

    Syrian aid groups suspend ties with UN

    UNITED NATIONS — More than 70 Syrian aid groups are suspending cooperation with the United Nations, accusing UN humanitarian agencies and their partners of being manipulated by the regime, according to a letter released Thursday. In the letter to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the 73 signatories demanded an...

    No end in sight for Ukraine’s deadly, ‘pointless war’
    Sep08

    No end in sight for Ukraine’s deadly, ‘pointless war’

    […] that relative calm is clearly fragile; Ukraine also claimed rebels fired some 90 mortar rounds at troops outside the city of Mariupol, one of the war’s tensest areas. According to United Nations figures, more than 9,500 people have been killed in the fighting in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions that began in April 2014, after...

    US, Russia eye fresh Syria peace push
    Sep08

    US, Russia eye fresh Syria peace push

    Forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad walk at a military complex, after they recaptured areas in southwestern Aleppo that rebels had seized last month, Syria, in this handout picture provided by SANA on Monday. The US and Russia conducted last-minute negotiations Thursday over a fresh bid for a Syrian peace deal ahead of an...

    Russia’s $3bn court case against Ukraine scheduled for January (AFP)
    Sep08

    Russia’s $3bn court case against Ukraine scheduled for January (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Britain’s High Court will next year hear a case Moscow has filed against Ukraine over a $3 billion eurobond loan, a deputy finance minister said Thursday. …read more Source: The West...

    US Agrees to Help Enhance Ukrainian Forces, Dispatches Adviser
    Sep08

    US Agrees to Help Enhance Ukrainian Forces, Dispatches Adviser

    The United States and Ukraine agreed Thursday to cooperate on defense technology and improve Ukraine’s forces in a move aimed at boosting Ukrainian defense and enhancing U.S. assistance, the Pentagon said. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter also named a senior U.S. adviser to oversee the effort. Carter and Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan...

    Putin’s Popularity: The Envy of Other Politicians
    Sep08

    Putin’s Popularity: The Envy of Other Politicians

    Donald Trump’s statement that Russian President Vladimir Putin enjoys an 82 percent approval rating among his people wasn’t hyperbole. Russia’s two main polling agencies consistently give the man in the Kremlin ratings that would be the envy of Trump or his rival in the U.S. presidential election, Hillary Clinton. The comments...

    Retired General Appointed as Special Envoy to Ukraine’s Defense Minister
    Sep08

    Retired General Appointed as Special Envoy to Ukraine’s Defense Minister

    Gen. John P. Abizaid, who once led the United States Central Command, will advise on ways to strengthen Ukraine’s military. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin’s popularity: the envy of other politicians
    Sep08

    Putin’s popularity: the envy of other politicians

    MOSCOW (AP) — Donald Trump’s statement that Russian President Vladimir Putin enjoys an 82 percent approval rating among his people wasn’t hyperbole. Russia’s two main polling agencies consistently give the man in the Kremlin ratings that would be the envy of Trump or his rival in the U.S. presidential election, Hillary Clinton....