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    People lining up in Kyiv to pose as founder of Soviet Union
    Jul14

    People lining up in Kyiv to pose as founder of Soviet Union

    Anyone in the Ukrainian capital who’s ever dreamed of standing in Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin’s shoes now has their chance. …read more Source: USA...

    Trudeau Visits Canadian Troops in Ukraine
    Jul14

    Trudeau Visits Canadian Troops in Ukraine

    LVIV, Ukraine—A show of force capped Justin Trudeau’s six-day swing through eastern Europe on July 12, underlining the risks and challenges Canada faces in an increasingly volatile and politically important part of the world. The prime minister flew into Lviv in western Ukraine before driving to a nearby military base for a first-hand look...

    Boris Johnson to Become New United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Under Theresa May
    Jul14

    Boris Johnson to Become New United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Under Theresa May

    LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, Britain’s most colorful politician with a long record of gaffes and scandals, was appointed as foreign secretary on Wednesday in a surprise move by new Prime Minister Theresa May that could shake up world diplomacy. The former London mayor, who has never previously held a cabinet post and is known for...

    Revisiting Ukraine’s Maidan Legacy Amidst EU Shambles
    Jul14

    Revisiting Ukraine’s Maidan Legacy Amidst EU Shambles

    While it would certainly be premature to predict the disintegration of the European Union at this point, the United Kingdom’s recent departure from the bloc via “Brexit” referendum certainly casts a dark shadow over the continent’s political future. If the E.U. continues to unravel or becomes distracted by its own internal...

    NATO-Russia Council Session Does Little to Ease Tension
    Jul14

    NATO-Russia Council Session Does Little to Ease Tension

    A meeting Wednesday of NATO and Russian ministers, billed as an opportunity to defuse tensions after the alliance’s recent declaration that it was in deterrence mode on Russia, produced no “meeting of the minds,” NATO’s chief said. The NATO-Russia Council, set up 14 years ago to help avert crises, met in Brussels following last...

    Trudeau schooled in Canada’s military obligations during tour of Eastern Europe
    Jul14

    Trudeau schooled in Canada’s military obligations during tour of Eastern Europe

    Canada’s unlikely Cold War warrior received an intense schooling in international security issues at the recent NATO summit in Warsaw and during this week’s visit to Ukraine. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a passionate advocate for a gentler world. He wants Canada to be a force for peace and change. But nasty global realities...

    Does Canada’s decision to cut off Ukraine from satellite data show a shift in relations?
    Jul13

    Does Canada’s decision to cut off Ukraine from satellite data show a shift in relations?

    The federal government has confirmed Canada is no longer providing the Ukrainian military access to satellite imagery used for high-resolution surveillance, which one expert says is a sign of a possible shift in Canada-Ukraine relations. In 2015, the Harper government revealed it was sharing information from Canada’s RADARSAT-2 with the...

    Can NATO Defend the Baltics?
    Jul13

    Can NATO Defend the Baltics?

    The Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania occupy a special place in Russian foreign-policy thinking and practice. The only post-Soviet states to secure NATO and EU membership, they are regular whipping boys of the Russian Foreign Ministry for alleged discrimination against ethnic Russians and supposed glorification of fascism. In public...

    Moldova Whistleblower Exposes ‘Bank Robbery of the Century,’ Raises IMF Questions
    Jul13

    Moldova Whistleblower Exposes ‘Bank Robbery of the Century,’ Raises IMF Questions

    As the West develops its strategy to deal with a resurgent Russia, more must be done to focus on the so-called gray areas lying between the Euro-Atlantic community and Russia: Georgia, Ukraine, and Moldova. These countries, while not in NATO or the EU, strive to join these organizations someday. Russia is doing all it can to prevent this from...

    NATO, Russia Still Disagree On Ukraine But Consider Baltic Safety Measures
    Jul13

    NATO, Russia Still Disagree On Ukraine But Consider Baltic Safety Measures

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says that NATO and Russia remain at loggerheads over Ukraine but are considering a proposal to lessen the risk of accidental military confrontations in Baltic airspace. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...