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    Poroshenko Assures IMF He’s Committed To Reform After Warning
    Feb11

    Poroshenko Assures IMF He’s Committed To Reform After Warning

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko assured the International Monetary Fund he remains committed to pursuing economic reforms and purging corruption from his government. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin’s policy of misperception
    Feb11

    Putin’s policy of misperception

    In one theater after another, Russian President Vladimir Putin has successfully challenged Western predominance and even superseded it. Putin has fueled pan-regional instability through his clandestine dismemberment of Eastern Ukraine and has… …read more Source: The...

    Russia’s Catholics, Orthodox Hopeful on Historic Pope-Patriarch Meet
    Feb11

    Russia’s Catholics, Orthodox Hopeful on Historic Pope-Patriarch Meet

    Russia’s Catholic minority has welcomed an historic first meeting this Friday in Cuba between the Pope and the Patriarch of Russia’s dominant Orthodox Church. There are an estimated 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in the world, but in Orthodox Russia there are around 700,000, only half of one percent of the population. In contrast, three...

    India Builds Naval Strength to Meet Future Challenges in Its ‘Backyard’
    Feb11

    India Builds Naval Strength to Meet Future Challenges in Its ‘Backyard’

    When the rivers shrink during Africa’s dry season, the hippopotamuses fight fiercely for their space in the scarce and overcrowded water. Something similar is happening in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea where nations are vying for territory and resources. China is nonchalantly building up military bases to assert its so-called...

    Mine Kills Civilians as Fighting Heats Up in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb10

    Mine Kills Civilians as Fighting Heats Up in Eastern Ukraine

    A minivan trying to bypass traffic at a checkpoint near Donetsk tripped a land mine, killing four occupants. It was unclear which side had planted the mine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Escalating the Political Propaganda War v. Cooperation with Russia
    Feb10

    Escalating the Political Propaganda War v. Cooperation with Russia

    Stephen F. CohenIn recent days, opponents of diminishing the most dangerous aspects of the new Cold War have assailed such possibilities—from Ukraine, Turkey, and Europe to Syria. …read more Source: The...

    Troops Roll Through Crimea As Russia Holds Military Drills
    Feb10

    Troops Roll Through Crimea As Russia Holds Military Drills

    Tanks and army trucks were lined up on the highways of Simferopol on the Crimean Peninsula on February 9, a day after the start of large-scale Russian military exercises in the region. (RFE/RL’s Crimean unit) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Chechen leader threatens foes in bid to gain Putin’s support
    Feb10

    Chechen leader threatens foes in bid to gain Putin’s support

    Putin has seen the burly, red-haired 39-year-old former rebel as essential to keeping Chechnya stable after two separatist wars, and has given him privileges no one else in Russia’s tightly controlled political system has seen. Things began to change when opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, was shot dead on Feb....

    Chechen leader threatens foes in bid to gain Putin’s support
    Feb10

    Chechen leader threatens foes in bid to gain Putin’s support

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin-backed strongman of Chechnya has issued a stream of threats against Russia’s liberal opposition, but his primary audience appears to be the Russian president himself. With Ramzan Kadyrov’s five-year stint as regional leader about to expire, he is trying to parlay his strong personal ties with President...

    Dewar: Ditch the communism memorial and honour aboriginals instead
    Feb10

    Dewar: Ditch the communism memorial and honour aboriginals instead

    Let’s stop quibbling about the monument to victims of communism and ask the real question: Should we have such a monument in our capital? I think not. At a time when our country must focus on reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, why not invest instead in the long-proposed National Aboriginal Centre on Victoria Island? The Liberal...