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    Ukraine Reports Surrender of Russian Soldier in East
    Sep12

    Ukraine Reports Surrender of Russian Soldier in East

    Ukraine’s military intelligence has announced that a Russian serviceman in east Ukraine has given himself up and shared information about the pro-Russian forces in the region. Ukrainian forces have been fighting armed separatist groups in its eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions (known collectively as Donbas) since 2014. Ukraine and its...

    Russia Open To Out-Of-Court Settlement In Ukraine Debt Case
    Sep12

    Russia Open To Out-Of-Court Settlement In Ukraine Debt Case

    The Russian finance minister is planning to meet next month with his Ukrainian counterpart for talks on Kyiv’s multi-billion-dollar bond default. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia willing to settle Ukraine’s $3 billion debt out of court
    Sep12

    Russia willing to settle Ukraine’s $3 billion debt out of court

    Ed AdamczykMOSCOW, Sept. 12 (UPI) — Russia is willing to settle the question of $3 billion in Ukrainian debt out of court, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Monday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Our Warped Understanding of ‘Strength’ in Foreign Policy
    Sep12

    Our Warped Understanding of ‘Strength’ in Foreign Policy

    Dan Drezner makes an important and often overlooked point: One could counter that Putin’s geopolitical grabs in Ukraine and Syria show his increasing influence — except that it’s worth remembering that in 2008, Putin had stable, loyal cronies in charge of both countries. He’s now lost Ukraine, and Syria is a war zone....

    SitRep: Exclusive With Embattled Navy Officer; Syria Ceasefire Starts Monday
    Sep12

    SitRep: Exclusive With Embattled Navy Officer; Syria Ceasefire Starts Monday

    Russian War Games in Crimea; Pentagon Arsenal Plane Still Far Off; And Lots More …read more Source: Foreign...

    The Daily Vertical: An Illegitimate Duma
    Sep12

    The Daily Vertical: An Illegitimate Duma

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Briefing: Russia’s Election Show
    Sep12

    The Briefing: Russia’s Election Show

    What should we be watching for in Russia’s State Duma election? Listen to the Power Vertical Briefing. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why Donald Trump gets a pass
    Sep12

    Why Donald Trump gets a pass

    Donald Trump’s trip to Mexico was declared a success even after he mischaracterized the crux of his conversation with Mexico’s president. The GOP nominee is now described as “presidential” for shifting from insult-filled, ad-lib performances to insult-filled scripted speeches. And he scored points for confidence and style despite...

    Obama’s Nuclear Deal Invalidated UN Resolutions That Curb Iran
    Sep12

    Obama’s Nuclear Deal Invalidated UN Resolutions That Curb Iran

    The Obama administration has quietly voiced warnings that its putative deal with the Russian government is at a breaking point, and said it is running out of patience over Moscow’s prevarication and failed promises on Syria. However, there is a clear contradiction between the stance of the US defense secretary, Ashton Carter, who is skeptic...

    An Opposition Member Has Been Elected to Belarus’ Parliament For the First Time in 20 Years
    Sep12

    An Opposition Member Has Been Elected to Belarus’ Parliament For the First Time in 20 Years

    Elections in Belarus on Sunday landed an opposition party member a seat in the country’s parliament for the first time in two decades, in a closely monitored poll that could signal better relations with the West. Anna Konopatskaya, a member of the opposition United Civil Party, and Elena Anisim — an independent candidate who reportedly has...