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    The Geopolitical Therapist
    Aug26

    The Geopolitical Therapist

    Recently I sat down with Vice President Joe Biden to explore whether his approach to foreign policy challenges, and his patterns of interaction with global leaders, constituted something distinctive enough to call “The Biden Doctrine,” which I wrote about here in The Atlantic. In a fascinating, wide-ranging discussion that touched on...

    Ukraine Claims Rebels Heavy Vehicles Increase Tenfold
    Aug26

    Ukraine Claims Rebels Heavy Vehicles Increase Tenfold

    The number of tanks in rebel-held eastern Ukraine has increased 20 times in two years, while the number of armored fighting vehicles has spiked more than tenfold, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister on Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, announced on Friday. Ukraine has been fighting pro-Russian separatist groups in its...

    UN panel decries rise of racist crimes in UK after EU vote
    Aug26

    UN panel decries rise of racist crimes in UK after EU vote

    GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. panel has criticized “anti-immigrant and xenophobic rhetoric” that some British political figures used to foment prejudices ahead of the country’s vote to leave the European Union. The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination expressed concerns about a “sharp increase in racist hate crimes,” particularly in...

    Military parade in Kyiv marks  25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence
    Aug26

    Military parade in Kyiv marks 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence

    KYIV – Perhaps the first Ukrainian city to hear the national anthem on Independence Day was Russia-occupied Donetsk. At about 6 a.m. hidden loud speakers started blaring the first words of the anthem, “Ukraine hasn’t perished yet.” The daring audio performance lasted about 30 minutes as startled passersby gazed in bewilderment at the...

    Poroshenko greets Ukraine on 25th anniversary in Kyiv
    Aug26

    Poroshenko greets Ukraine on 25th anniversary in Kyiv

    Dear Ukrainians, Heroic Ukrainian troops, Your Holiness and Your Beatitude, Mister President Duda, highly-esteemed guests, “In view of the mortal danger surrounding Ukraine in connection with the state coup in the USSR on August 19, 1991; continuing the thousand-year tradition of state development in Ukraine; proceeding from the right of the...

    Russia’s aggressive power is resurging, online and off
    Aug26

    Russia’s aggressive power is resurging, online and off

    Frank J. Cilluffo and Sharon L. Cardash, George Washington University The Bear is back. It’s happening on the ground in and around Ukraine, inside the virtual inboxes of the Democratic National Committee and at American news organizations. Russian cyberattacks are yielding eye-popping headlines warning not only of a return to Cold War-style...

    Death At Hands Of Police Sparks Public Anger, Reform Pledge In South Ukraine
    Aug26

    Death At Hands Of Police Sparks Public Anger, Reform Pledge In South Ukraine

    Ukraine’s interior minister has vowed there won’t be any “whitewash” as authorities investigate the death this week of a 31-year-old man at the hands of a half-dozen policemen with the man’s family looking on. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine wins 11 medals at Rio, finishes in 22 place in medals count
    Aug26

    Ukraine wins 11 medals at Rio, finishes in 22 place in medals count

    The United States led the way with 121 medals won at the 2016 Rio Olympics. China (70), Great Britain (67) and Russia (56) rounded out the top four. Next were Germany, France, Japan, Australia and Italy. Ukraine ranked 22nd out of 207 participating nations, finishing amid countries like Poland, Jamaica, Cuba and Uzbekistan. This year’s […]...

    For Vladimir Putin, diplomacy is a form  of ‘information terrorism,’ says commentator
    Aug26

    For Vladimir Putin, diplomacy is a form of ‘information terrorism,’ says commentator

    Vladimir Putin’s attempt to impose a longtime Kremlin loyalist as his ambassador to Ukraine, something Kyiv has rejected and prompted Moscow to say that it won’t appoint anyone else, highlights the Kremlin leader’s view of what diplomats are for, Moscow commentator Igor Yakovenko says. For Mr. Putin, Mr. Yakovenko says,...

    Statement by President Barack Obama on the 25th Anniversary of Ukrainian Independence
    Aug26

    Statement by President Barack Obama on the 25th Anniversary of Ukrainian Independence

    Twenty-five years ago today, Ukraine declared its independence from the Soviet Union. On behalf of the American people, I’m proud to join the Ukrainian people in marking this historic anniversary. As we have been reminded in recent years, Ukraine’s path has not always been easy. From the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians who linked...