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    Thirty Years After Chernobyl, Ukraine Doubles Down On Nuclear Power
    Feb08

    Thirty Years After Chernobyl, Ukraine Doubles Down On Nuclear Power

    Ukraine is pushing ahead with plans to modernize its aging, Soviet-designed nuclear power plants as part of a grander vision to merge with EU energy markets and further cut ties with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Resurgent Jokes Reflect Putin Russia’s Inevitable Untergang
    Feb08

    Resurgent Jokes Reflect Putin Russia’s Inevitable Untergang

    Co-authored with Samuel RachlinSamuel Rachlin, an accomplished, independent Danish journalist, was born in the Soviet Union to a Danish mother and a Lithuanian father during his parents’ deportation to Siberia. He became the first Moscow, later the Washington correspondent for national Danish TV. After a stint as spokesman and advisor to...

    Putin Calls For Snap Military Drill on East Ukraine Borders
    Feb08

    Putin Calls For Snap Military Drill on East Ukraine Borders

    Russian forces around Ukraine and the Caucasus have been called to a snap drill on the orders of President Vladimir Putin, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told state news agency Itar-Tass on Monday. The Russian military saw a spike in mass exercises in 2015, performing at least 4,000 drills in the first nine months alone—500 more than over...

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell
    Feb08

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell

    Reuters/Stefano RellandiniHere is what you need to know. European stocks are getting smoked. Heavy selling has European stock markets under pressure. Greece’s ASX is down 5.7%. Financials are being hit especially hard, off 20%. Other European markets are lower with Germany’s DAX weaker by 2.4%. In the US, S&P 500 futures are down...

    It’s time to show you what really happens in the Commons
    Feb08

    It’s time to show you what really happens in the Commons

    Late last week, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion rose in the Commons to answer a question on our policy on Ukraine. As he stumbled slightly, someone from the Conservative side shouted: “It’s not easy making priorities.” The Dion line was either funny, mocking an infamous fumble from the former Liberal leader, or the type of shouted...

    Russia plans first bond issuance since sanctions
    Feb08

    Russia plans first bond issuance since sanctions

    Russia is exploring international bond issuance for the first time since the war in Ukraine sparked sanctions from the west. …read more Source:...

    The Rise of the New Authoritarians?
    Feb08

    The Rise of the New Authoritarians?

    John Hemmings Security, The West cannot resort to Cold War–style containment strategies with China and Russia. The news last week that the U.S. defense budget will increase dramatically to face challenges in Asia and Europe came as no surprise. In many ways, one could argue that it marks the beginning of a new deterrence strategy by the United...

    Why on Earth Would Russia Attack the Baltics?
    Feb08

    Why on Earth Would Russia Attack the Baltics?

    Doug Bandow Security, Eurasia The costs would be far greater than any returns. 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...

    Talking to Russia doesn’t mean abandoning Ukraine, ambassador says
    Feb08

    Talking to Russia doesn’t mean abandoning Ukraine, ambassador says

    Ukraine’s new ambassador to Canada has dismissed suggestions the Liberal government is automatically abandoning his country by re-engaging with Russia. …read more Source: National...

    Russia Eyes International Bond To Raise Revenue
    Feb08

    Russia Eyes International Bond To Raise Revenue

    Embroiled in a recession, Russia is looking abroad to raise revenue. The Kremlin has asked dozens of international banks and investment partners to consider issuing a bond on its behalf. If the plan moves forward, it will represent the country’s first effort to leverage foreign capital in this manner since Russia was slapped with Western...