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Section: US & Canada

    Why Estonia’s Future Matters to the US
    Mar30

    Why Estonia’s Future Matters to the US

    I recently stood on the Estonian-Russian border. It was freezing cold and snowing lightly. Looking south along the Narva River I could see the Estonian city of Narva on the right and the Russian city of Ivangorod on the left. I was standing on Freedom’s frontier. This river, maybe 100 yards across, is the dividing line between a free and...

    Political Stability in the Balance as Ukraine Ousts Top Prosecutor
    Mar29

    Political Stability in the Balance as Ukraine Ousts Top Prosecutor

    Viktor Shokin had been widely criticized for turning a blind eye to corrupt practices, but observers of Ukrainian politics said he had played an important role in balancing competing interests. …read more Source: The New York...

    Armenian President’s U.S. Visit to Include Meaty Topics Such as Proliferation
    Mar29

    Armenian President’s U.S. Visit to Include Meaty Topics Such as Proliferation

    Image: Armenia. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan is spending three days in the Boston area, home to one of America’s oldest ethnic-Armenian communities, before taking part in a nuclear summit in Washington on Thursday. Sargsyan, who arrived in Boston on Monday, is attending Armenian-community events and visiting...

    The Humanization of Crime
    Mar29

    The Humanization of Crime

    At first we had the “globalisation of balkanisation,” when balkan-style failed-state wars became global after September 11. The modern trend, though, is the “balkanisation of globalisation.” The failed world order gets divided up by barbed wire into mentally gated communities, due to economic failure, floods of refugees...

    The Sacramental Laurus
    Mar29

    The Sacramental Laurus

    I was reading to the kids the other night from Land of the Firebird: The Beauty of Old Russia, by Suzanne Massie. It’s a wonderfully written book. Here’s a passage that caught my eye. Christianity first came to Russia in 988, with the conversion of the Kievan Prince Vladimir to Orthodoxy. In this passage, Massie explains how the Slavs...

    Ghosts of Babi Yar: A Visit to the Ravine Where Nazis Murdered 150,000
    Mar29

    Ghosts of Babi Yar: A Visit to the Ravine Where Nazis Murdered 150,000

    KYIV, Ukraine—Seventy-four years later, I reached up and broke off a small piece of a branch that was long and gray. It was bent in the strange, contorted ways it had blindly grown to look for light here at the cold bottom of the ravine, where the forest canopy above had turned the sunny spring day into dark winter’s night. The branch...

    Saving the South China Sea Without Starting World War III
    Mar29

    Saving the South China Sea Without Starting World War III

    Van Jackson Security, Asia Washington must boost Asian nations’ reconnaissance. Greater operational transparency in the South China Sea has become a strategic imperative, and the United States needs to treat it as such by investing greater resources and political capital toward increasing the shared maritime awareness of Southeast Asian...

    Top US General: ‘No Doubt’ Russia Stabilized Syrian Regime
    Mar29

    Top US General: ‘No Doubt’ Russia Stabilized Syrian Regime

    The top U.S. general says he has “no doubt” that Russian intervention in Syria propped up the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. “With respect to Russian activity in Syria, there’s absolutely no doubt that they stabilized the regime, and they have put themselves in a position to influence the political...

    Russian Airstrikes ‘Targeted Civilian Infrastructure’ In Syria And Killed More Than 1,000 People
    Mar29

    Russian Airstrikes ‘Targeted Civilian Infrastructure’ In Syria And Killed More Than 1,000 People

    The opening phase of Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria killed at least 1,096 civilians and targeted almost every type of infrastructure needed for survival by those caught in the crosshairs, according to new analysis.Researchers from Airwars, a non-profit group monitoring the casualties from airstrikes in Syria, said on Tuesday that they...

    Forefront of Ukraine’s Cyberwar
    Mar29

    Forefront of Ukraine’s Cyberwar

    In June of 2015, a small software and security programming outfit called eQualit.ie received $473,738 in funding from the Canadian government “to deliver digital security training and software to human rights defenders and activists in Ukraine.” …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...