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    Russia takes hard line on ‘reset’ of relations with U.S.
    Jan27

    Russia takes hard line on ‘reset’ of relations with U.S.

    The news conference was dominated by questions about the conflicts in Ukraine, where Russia backs separatist rebels in the east, and in Syria, where Russia has intervened on the side of President Bashar Assad. Lavrov denied reports that Russia had told Assad to step down or had offered him political asylum. When the Syrian leader visited Moscow...

    Stephane Dion says Iran sanctions not good for Montreal’s Bombardier
    Jan26

    Stephane Dion says Iran sanctions not good for Montreal’s Bombardier

    OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Dion says maintaining sanctions on Iran will only hurt Canadian companies such as Montreal-based airplane manufacturer Bombardier. Dion says Canada will lift a series of sanctions on Iran following its historic nuclear deal with six major western powers earlier this month. Iran is anxious to do business...

    FUNDAMENTALLY FREUND: Bring home the Subbotnik Jews of Ukraine and Russia
    Jan26

    FUNDAMENTALLY FREUND: Bring home the Subbotnik Jews of Ukraine and Russia

    Snow doesn’t seem to deter the small local community of Subbotnik Jews from faithfully trudging to their modest synagogue, where they continue to turn their hearts and their hopes toward Zion. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    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...

    Russian foreign minister denies bombing civilians in Syria
    Jan26

    Russian foreign minister denies bombing civilians in Syria

    Thomson ReutersForeign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia’s military was hitting the right targets in Syria and pushing back “terrorists” during an annual foreign policy speech and q&a in Moscow on Tuesday. The United States has accused Russia of missing Islamic State targets in Syria with one senior US official two weeks...

    China Plays In Russia’s Backyard
    Jan26

    China Plays In Russia’s Backyard

    With Kazakhstan expecting its first recession since 1998, the president has called for early parliamentary elections in the hopes that he can reaffirm the government’s mandate before things deteriorate too much. Kazakhstan is important to keep an eye on because, behind the domestic headlines, the country is fast becoming a battleground for...

    The Eight Great Powers of 2016: Iran Joins the Club
    Jan26

    The Eight Great Powers of 2016: Iran Joins the Club

    Overall, 2015 was a year in which most of the great powers saw their ability to control events beyond and sometimes within their boundaries decline. With the exception of Iran, which gained strength during the year thanks to its diplomatic successes and the consequences of Russian intervention in Syria, 2015 was a year in which policy missteps...

    Europe Commits to U.S. Shale Gas
    Jan26

    Europe Commits to U.S. Shale Gas

    America is now exporting our glut of shale gas, and despite some shaky market conditions we’re finding European buyers keen on importing these new LNG supplies. The WSJ reports: On a gross basis, [European imports of American LNG] don’t make much sense. One key European gas price, known as NBP, was Monday trading at about $4.25 per...

    Is Russia’s Military Really Punching Above Its Weight?
    Jan26

    Is Russia’s Military Really Punching Above Its Weight?

    Dave Majumdar Defense, Russia “Russia’s military might considerably exceed its economic, technological and demographic capacity.” “Is Russia Punching Above its Weight?” That was the supposed to be the title for Ruslan Pukhov’s— director of the Moscow-based Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST)—presentation at the...

    PHL ranks 33rd in USNews’ Best Countries poll
    Jan26

    PHL ranks 33rd in USNews’ Best Countries poll

    Global perceptions overlaid key business, economic, and quality of life indicators in the 2016 Best Countries ranking. The list was scored by US News in partnership with WPP and Wharton. The Best Countries rankings evaluated 60 countries across 24 rankings drawn from a survey of more than 16,000 global citizens. Concept photography by Micahel...