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    Canada’s military considering its next moves in Iraq, Ukraine and possibly Africa
    Feb23

    Canada’s military considering its next moves in Iraq, Ukraine and possibly Africa

    Canada’s military is facing a critical few weeks as the federal government weighs renewed deployments to Iraq and Ukraine, ponders the fate of a long-awaited peace mission, lays out a new vision for the armed forces and decides the budget to pay for it all. It all sets the stage for what promises to be a busy year for Canadian soldiers —...

    Canada’s military considering its next moves in Iraq, Ukraine and possibly Africa
    Feb23

    Canada’s military considering its next moves in Iraq, Ukraine and possibly Africa

    Donald Trump’s election, Ottawa’s budget and a policy review has overshadowed looming decisions on our troop deployments around the world. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine Right-wing Groups Rally Against Government
    Feb23

    Ukraine Right-wing Groups Rally Against Government

    A few thousand Ukrainians rallied Wednesday to demand a change of political leadership in a demonstration that coincided with the third anniversary of the ousting of pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych amid mass street protests. The rally was organized by three right-wing parties who accuse the government of being too weak and conciliatory in...

    In Syria And Ukraine, Russia Positions Itself As Solution To Problems It Created
    Feb22

    In Syria And Ukraine, Russia Positions Itself As Solution To Problems It Created

    The world is becoming ever more tumultuous. But amid the general storm one country can be relied upon to maintain a sanguine — and sanguinary — course: Vladimir Putin’s Russia. (The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Blood in the Water: the Trump Revolution Ends in a Whimper
    Feb22

    Blood in the Water: the Trump Revolution Ends in a Whimper

    Photo by Gage Skidmore The Flynn fiasco is not about national security advisor Michael Flynn’s conversations with the Russian ambassador. It’s much deeper than that. It’s about Russia. It’s about Putin. It’s about the explosive rise of China and the world’s biggest free trade zone that will eventually stretch...

    Two U.S. Lawmakers Back Lethal Weapons For Ukraine
    Feb22

    Two U.S. Lawmakers Back Lethal Weapons For Ukraine

    Two U.S. lawmakers called on the United States to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine so it can better defend itself against Russia-back separatists in the east of the country. During an interview with RFE/RL in Kyiv on February 22, Senator Dick Durbin (Democrat-Illinois) and U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (Democrat-Illinois) also called on U.S....

    A Russian newspaper editor explains how Putin made Trump his puppet
    Feb22

    A Russian newspaper editor explains how Putin made Trump his puppet

    “They consider him a stupid, unstrategic politician.” Mikhail Fishman is the editor-in-chief of the Moscow Times, an English-language weekly newspaper published in Moscow. The paper is critical of Vladimir Putin; indeed, it was targeted twice in 2015 by Russian hackers and has been attacked repeatedly by pro-Kremlin pundits. Fishman, a Russian...

    Ukrainians March To Remember Maidan Dead
    Feb22

    Ukrainians March To Remember Maidan Dead

    Ukrainian activists marched through the center of Kyiv to honor protesters who were killed in antigovernment demonstrations three years ago. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Survival in the Trumpian World
    Feb22

    Survival in the Trumpian World

    The Russian state presents perhaps a unique case in modern history of a state surviving by means of paradox—turning weakness into strength, tactics into strategy, exceptions into rules, defeat into victory, and a civilizational foe into a source of life. It should be clear by now that the Trumpian world—even if we are still not sure precisely...

    Russian-backed rebels are back on the offensive in Ukraine
    Feb22

    Russian-backed rebels are back on the offensive in Ukraine

    A new cease-fire agreement was implemented in Ukraine Monday, aiming to stem the escalating clashes between Ukrainian fighters and Russian-backed separatists on the ground. Despite hopes that this planned effort would calm recent tensions, there were a reported 200 cease-fire violations on Tuesday night alone. A previous cease-fire in the...