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    Russian foreign minister denies bombing civilians in Syria
    Jan26

    Russian foreign minister denies bombing civilians in Syria

    Thomson ReutersForeign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia’s military was hitting the right targets in Syria and pushing back “terrorists” during an annual foreign policy speech and q&a in Moscow on Tuesday. The United States has accused Russia of missing Islamic State targets in Syria with one senior US official two weeks...

    China Plays In Russia’s Backyard
    Jan26

    China Plays In Russia’s Backyard

    With Kazakhstan expecting its first recession since 1998, the president has called for early parliamentary elections in the hopes that he can reaffirm the government’s mandate before things deteriorate too much. Kazakhstan is important to keep an eye on because, behind the domestic headlines, the country is fast becoming a battleground for...

    The Eight Great Powers of 2016: Iran Joins the Club
    Jan26

    The Eight Great Powers of 2016: Iran Joins the Club

    Overall, 2015 was a year in which most of the great powers saw their ability to control events beyond and sometimes within their boundaries decline. With the exception of Iran, which gained strength during the year thanks to its diplomatic successes and the consequences of Russian intervention in Syria, 2015 was a year in which policy missteps...

    Is Russia’s Military Really Punching Above Its Weight?
    Jan26

    Is Russia’s Military Really Punching Above Its Weight?

    Dave Majumdar Defense, Russia “Russia’s military might considerably exceed its economic, technological and demographic capacity.” “Is Russia Punching Above its Weight?” That was the supposed to be the title for Ruslan Pukhov’s— director of the Moscow-based Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST)—presentation at the...

    Europe Commits to U.S. Shale Gas
    Jan26

    Europe Commits to U.S. Shale Gas

    America is now exporting our glut of shale gas, and despite some shaky market conditions we’re finding European buyers keen on importing these new LNG supplies. The WSJ reports: On a gross basis, [European imports of American LNG] don’t make much sense. One key European gas price, known as NBP, was Monday trading at about $4.25 per...

    Kiev Journal: Ukrainian War Veterans Trade Heat of Battle for Pizza Ovens
    Jan26

    Kiev Journal: Ukrainian War Veterans Trade Heat of Battle for Pizza Ovens

    A new pizzeria in Kiev that hires only veterans of the war in eastern Ukraine as cooks offers free pies to veterans and hope in a place that hasn’t had much lately. …read more Source: The New York...

    Schools Closed In Kharkiv As Ukraine Announces Flu Epidemic
    Jan26

    Schools Closed In Kharkiv As Ukraine Announces Flu Epidemic

    Authorities in Ukraine’s eastern city of Kharkiv have closed all secondary schools due to a flu outbreak. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine, Poland And Lithuania Create Military Brigade Amid Russian Regional Aggression
    Jan26

    Ukraine, Poland And Lithuania Create Military Brigade Amid Russian Regional Aggression

    Troops from Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine will form a new brigade that will take part in peacekeeping missions and help Kiev increase its military abilities, the Associated Press reported Monday. The brigade is scheduled to be operational in 2017 as Eastern European states continue to worry about Russian aggression in the region. …read more...

    Russian FM: West must persuade Ukraine to honor peace deal
    Jan26

    Russian FM: West must persuade Ukraine to honor peace deal

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister says the extension of Western sanctions against Russia has been interpreted by Ukraine as a permission to drag its feet on fulfilling its end of a peace deal. Lavrov said Tuesday that Ukraine is obliged to hold elections in the rebel east and give it broad rights under peace deal. The February 2015...

    Russian FM: West must persuade Ukraine to honor peace deal
    Jan26

    Russian FM: West must persuade Ukraine to honor peace deal

    Russia’s foreign minister says the extension of Western sanctions against Russia has been interpreted by Ukraine as a permission to drag its feet on fulfilling its end of a peace deal. …read more Source: FOX...