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    Foreign Policy and the Tenth Republican Debate
    Feb26

    Foreign Policy and the Tenth Republican Debate

    The tenth Republican debate last night was an embarrassing display for all involved. Leaving aside the frequent shouting, hectoring, and whining from the different candidates, the discussion of policy was even more insipid than usual. The treatment of foreign policy seemed especially bad, but I suppose it was mostly the same things we’ve...

    Polish MPs Propose Building Fence on Border With Ukraine
    Feb26

    Polish MPs Propose Building Fence on Border With Ukraine

    Members of Poland’s nationalist party Kukiz-15 are calling for the construction of a fence on Poland’s border with Ukraine, Polskie Radio reports. Member of parliament Sylwester Chruszcz has warned that due to the tightening of border controls along the so-called West Balkan route into the E.U., more migrants will now try to enter...

    Pennsylvania high school student was actually a 23-year-old Ukrainian man whose visa had expired
    Feb26

    Pennsylvania high school student was actually a 23-year-old Ukrainian man whose visa had expired

    Artur Samarin was arrested and charged this week by the Harrisburg police, who say he pretended to be a high school student named Asher Potts …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ukrainian Businessman Close To Kharkiv Mayor Shot Dead
    Feb26

    Ukrainian Businessman Close To Kharkiv Mayor Shot Dead

    A businessman and ally of the mayor of northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv has been shot dead. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia & Me: Former Post-Soviet Leaders’ Views On Crimea’s Annexation
    Feb26

    Russia & Me: Former Post-Soviet Leaders’ Views On Crimea’s Annexation

    On February 27, 2014, Russian troops wearing uniforms without insignia took control of the main government buildings in Crimea. Three weeks later, Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula following a referendum widely considered to be rigged. RFE/RL’s Anna Sous spoke with 12 former post-Soviet leaders for her interview series,...

    EU May Offer Georgia Visa-Free Travel, Delay On Ukraine
    Feb26

    EU May Offer Georgia Visa-Free Travel, Delay On Ukraine

    The European Commission appears ready to offer visa-free travel to Georgia, but could postpone a similar offer to Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Western Paranoia aside, Russia Unlikely to Attack the Baltics
    Feb26

    Western Paranoia aside, Russia Unlikely to Attack the Baltics

    When the Cold War closed many people believed that history had ended. Peace had descended upon the earth. The lion was about to lie down with the lamb. The Second Coming seemed on its way. Europe was certain to be free and undivided. Alas, it hasn’t worked out that way. But no worries. At least NATO officials are happy. Following Russian...

    Ukrainian Nationalist Party Resumes Blocking Russian Truck Transit
    Feb26

    Ukrainian Nationalist Party Resumes Blocking Russian Truck Transit

    Ukraine’s nationalist Svoboda party has announced it will again block Russian trucks from transiting through Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Government Confirms Ukraine Power Outage Due To Cyberattack
    Feb26

    U.S. Government Confirms Ukraine Power Outage Due To Cyberattack

    The U.S. government has concluded for the first time that a December power outage in Ukraine affecting 225,000 customers was the result of a cyberattack. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Moldova’s Gagauzian Minority Caught Between Russia and Turkey
    Feb26

    Moldova’s Gagauzian Minority Caught Between Russia and Turkey

    Outside the government building in Comrat, the capital of Gagauzia, a group of gardeners takes care of plants in a small plot next to a statue of Russia’s communist revolutionary, Vladimir Lenin. Across the street is a Turkish library named after Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The statue and the library together point to the dilemma faced by the...