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    The Dangers of Presidential Clarity
    Mar17

    The Dangers of Presidential Clarity

    Supporters of strategic ambiguity, the concept by which the United States leaves its enemies wondering what we might do in certain situations, believe it deters hostile actions by the likes of Russia and China. President Obama prefers the opposite—he likes to telegraph to the world and, most disturbingly, to our enemies what the United States...

    Syria Withdrawal: The View From Russia
    Mar17

    Syria Withdrawal: The View From Russia

    Russian Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jets after arriving from Syria, at an airbase in Krasnodar region, southern Russia. ReutersAs Russian warplanes continued their partial withdrawal from Syria two days after President Vladimir Putin unexpectedly announced that Moscow’s objectives in the country had been “generally accomplished,” observers debated...

    Good Points and Bad Points
    Mar17

    Good Points and Bad Points

    Let’s first get through the list of problems with the “Obama Doctrine” laid out in Jeffrey Goldberg’s interview, where I would echo many of the criticisms being made of him by others in the foreign policy establishment.First, while it’s true that there is a “cult of credibility” in Washington which is often overemphasized,...

    Ukraine Lists Individuals It Wants EU To Blacklist Over Savchenko Trial
    Mar17

    Ukraine Lists Individuals It Wants EU To Blacklist Over Savchenko Trial

    Ukraine has identified nearly 50 people it considers responsible for the “illegal detention and falsified trial” of Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko and has urged the European Union to impose sanctions against them. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Gorbachev Wanted to Preserve the Soviet Union
    Mar17

    Gorbachev Wanted to Preserve the Soviet Union

    The last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, said he was always against the collapse of the country on the anniversary of its historic referendum. The Soviet government attempted to slow the dissolution of the union of Communist states by holding a referendum in 1991, asking citizens if they opposed or supported their republic...

    The Obama Doctrine and Ukraine
    Mar17

    The Obama Doctrine and Ukraine

    In an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, President Obama laid out key elements of his approach to foreign policy. There is much in it with which one can agree. “Don’t do stupid s—” makes sense as an axiom of foreign policy—or of any policy, for that matter—as does taking deliberate and strategic decisions about when to engage...

    Ukraine tears down giant Lenin statue
    Mar17

    Ukraine tears down giant Lenin statue

    Exhaustive efforts to tear down Ukraine’s largest remaining monument to Vladimir Lenin have finally borne fruit as workers prised the late Soviet leader’s statue from its plinth in the city of Zaporizhzhya. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine moves a step closer to EU visa-free travel
    Mar17

    Ukraine moves a step closer to EU visa-free travel

    The EU has praised anti-corruption measures taken by Ukraine and is set to begin the process of allowing its 45 million citizens to enter most EU states without a visa. …read more Source:...

    Kremlin: Putin resists Obama’s call for Savchenko release
    Mar17

    Kremlin: Putin resists Obama’s call for Savchenko release

    MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin is resisting President Barack Obama’s call for Russia to release a Ukrainian pilot who is on trial over the death of two Russian journalists, a Kremlin spokesman said Thursday. Nadezhda Savchenko was fighting with a Ukrainian volunteer brigade against Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine when she was...

    It Needs to be Clarified Why and How does Gas Price Increase for the Consumer, when Russia Cheapens it: Simonov
    Mar17

    It Needs to be Clarified Why and How does Gas Price Increase for the Consumer, when Russia Cheapens it: Simonov

    “Armenia’s population should clarify how does the gas price increase after the border?” Konstantin Simonov, founder and CEO of Russian National Energy Security Foundation, economic and political analyst, said in an interview with 168.am, touching upon Armenia-Russia negotiations on gas. Note, Hovik Abrahamyan, RA Prime Minister, submitted a...