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    Is Russia Preparing for War?
    Sep15

    Is Russia Preparing for War?

    Dave Majumdar Security, Europe Could “snap exercises” really be the disguise for something more? Is Russia preparing for a new war in Ukraine? The answer—according to some of the best analysts specializing in the region—is: Maybe. Some, like former The National Interest editor, Dr. Nikolas Gvosdev, currently the Jerome E. Levy Chair...

    Aligned With Russia in Syria, Pentagon Awkwardly Treads on New Terrain
    Sep15

    Aligned With Russia in Syria, Pentagon Awkwardly Treads on New Terrain

    For Pentagon officers who cut their teeth during the Cold War, the prospect of U.S. battlefield cooperation with Russia in Syria is not only uncomfortable. It’s also unprecedented. Against that background, the reactions of U.S. military officials range from caution to outright skepticism over a Geneva-based “joint integration...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko welcomes release of more IMF aid
    Sep15

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko welcomes release of more IMF aid

    The Ukrainian president welcomed a decision by the International Monetary Fund to release additional aid worth $1 billion to Kiev. …read more Source:...

    Germany, France See Fresh Momentum From Ukraine Cease-fire
    Sep15

    Germany, France See Fresh Momentum From Ukraine Cease-fire

    The German and French foreign ministers said on Wednesday an attempt to revive a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine from midnight could set the scene for agreement next week on further peace moves. Visiting Kyiv with his French counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Ukraine had agreed to abide by a new seven-day truce proposed by Russian-backed...

    In long and bloody Syria war, this truce may be different
    Sep15

    In long and bloody Syria war, this truce may be different

    BEIRUT (AP) — Five years of failed efforts to quell the fighting in Syria have persuaded many observers that the war, inconclusive and catastrophic on a historic scale, may not be resolvable. A truce earlier this year took effect, soon started to fray, then vanished. But some things are different this week as a cease-fire brokered by the United...

    Will US Hawks Again Thwart Yet Another Chance to Diminish the New Cold War in Syria and Ukraine?
    Sep14

    Will US Hawks Again Thwart Yet Another Chance to Diminish the New Cold War in Syria and Ukraine?

    Stephen F. CohenPro-détente diplomacy is being fiercely opposed by detractors from Washington to Kiev. …read more Source: The...

    Clinton dares Trump to mingle with world leaders
    Sep14

    Clinton dares Trump to mingle with world leaders

    Hillary Clinton says she’s planning to meet with several foreign leaders during the U.N. General Assembly next week.Your move, Donald Trump.When it comes to establishing an international profile, there’s no bigger platform for a U.S. presidential candidate than the annual meeting of world leaders at the United Nations. This...

    Trump Hits Obama For Russia’s Annexation of Crimea — After Apparently Not Knowing It’d Happened
    Sep14

    Trump Hits Obama For Russia’s Annexation of Crimea — After Apparently Not Knowing It’d Happened

    ‘Who wouldn’t know this?’ Trump said of the Russian incursion. Well … …read more Source: Foreign...

    The Most Shocking Moments From Russia’s ‘Sluggish’ Election Campaign
    Sep14

    The Most Shocking Moments From Russia’s ‘Sluggish’ Election Campaign

    Russia will elect a new parliament Sunday, after an election campaign declared the “most sluggish” for a decade, according to the main, independent monitor of national votes. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia is expected to win, without a major contender even close. Meanwhile, the handful of liberals competing for seats face...

    French, German Ministers in Ukraine to Revive Peace Deal
    Sep14

    French, German Ministers in Ukraine to Revive Peace Deal

    French and German foreign ministers are visiting Ukraine to shore up a 2015 peace deal that has floundered amid continuing fighting in eastern Ukraine.Jean-Marc Ayrault and Frank-Walter Steinmeier met with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko Wednesday to discuss ways to… …read more Source:...