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    Predicting World’s Future Trouble Spots Will Not Be Easy, But U.S. Must Continue to Lead
    Feb04

    Predicting World’s Future Trouble Spots Will Not Be Easy, But U.S. Must Continue to Lead

    In these early weeks of 2016, a thoughtful canvassing of world affairs and the challenges to our nation’s foreign policy engagement doesn’t paint a particularly pretty picture. Indeed, there are days when I consider the state of our planet and ask myself, “Can anything in the world go right?” Everywhere I look there seems...

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit
    Feb04

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit

    The abrupt resignation of Ukraine’s economy minister, followed by several of his deputies, over allegations of corruption has jeopardized Kiev’s relations with its Western backers, threatening vital loan aid, politicians said on Thursday. Aivaras Abromavicius quit on Wednesday, saying he would not become a “puppet” for...

    Ukraine government puts on united front amid political crisis
    Feb04

    Ukraine government puts on united front amid political crisis

    KIEV (Reuters) – Three Ukrainian cabinet members who had previously tendered their resignations will now remain in their posts, the government announced on Thursday, a show of unity a day after the abrupt exit of a key minister. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit
    Feb04

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit

    The abrupt resignation of Ukraine’s economy minister, followed by several of his deputies, over allegations of corruption has jeopardized Kiev’s relations with its Western backers, threatening vital loan aid, politicians said on Thursday. Aivaras Abromavicius quit on Wednesday, saying he would not become a “puppet” for...

    Putin’s Willing Executioner
    Feb04

    Putin’s Willing Executioner

    Vladimir Putin meets with Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. ReutersHe’s like a cartoon villain, except that he’s real. He can be pretty amusing, except when he’s terrifying. He’s a bit of a clown and more than a bit childish, but he’s also one of the most powerful men in Russia....

    Ukraine’s Decommunization Gets Boost As 175 Towns, Villages Renamed
    Feb04

    Ukraine’s Decommunization Gets Boost As 175 Towns, Villages Renamed

    The so-called decommunization of Ukraine edged forward on February 4 as parliament approved the scrapping of 175 names of towns, villages, and districts across the country and replaced them with non-Soviet alternatives. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kremlin Slams BBC for Programme Simulating WW3 NATO Russia Conflict
    Feb04

    Kremlin Slams BBC for Programme Simulating WW3 NATO Russia Conflict

    The Kremlin has taken a swipe at British broadcaster the BBC after it aired a hypothetical look at what a conflict between Russia and NATO would look like in Eastern Europe. The WW3: Inside the War Room programme, shown on BBC Two on Wednesday, simulated a hypothetical situation of ethnic unrest erupting in the Baltics, escalating tensions...

    European Parliament mentions pre-requisites of lifting sanctions on Russia
    Feb04

    European Parliament mentions pre-requisites of lifting sanctions on Russia

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    Demonising Russia won’t give us security | Letters
    Feb04

    Demonising Russia won’t give us security | Letters

    We note with alarm that public discourse about Russia is coloured by militaristic and dangerous terms which may talk us into war (We’r*e back to great-power conflict, says US defence secretary, 3 February). The country’s portrayal as an aggressive power increases its perception of threat, accelerating a military and ideological...

    Assange finds surprising ally — but it may not be enough
    Feb04

    Assange finds surprising ally — but it may not be enough

    LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has found a surprising ally — a little known United Nations panel that has decided he has been unfairly detained in Britain while seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden to answer allegations of sexual misconduct. Swedish officials said Thursday the UN panel report concludes Assange has been a victim...