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    Ukraine Proposes Working With U.S. To Replace Russian Rockets
    Jun01

    Ukraine Proposes Working With U.S. To Replace Russian Rockets

    Ukraine has proposed that Kyiv and the United States jointly develop and produce a rocket engine to replace Russian rocket engines currently used to launch U.S. military satellites. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Czech Police Arrest Ukrainians For Forging Documents For Migrants
    Jun01

    Czech Police Arrest Ukrainians For Forging Documents For Migrants

    Czech police say they have broken up a criminal network that was producing and distributing forged Lithuanian documents for migrants to gain access to the European Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO Defense Spending Said To Rise For First Time In Decade
    Jun01

    NATO Defense Spending Said To Rise For First Time In Decade

    Spending on defense by European members of NATO will grow for the first time in a decade, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told the Financial Times in an interview published on May 31. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Children of the gun
    Jun01

    Children of the gun

    A young Syrian girl named Miriam was released recently after having been held captive by ISIS for more than a year. The news didn’t make headlines here. She was one of 253 people — half of them children — who were kidnapped on Feb. 23, 2015, from her village in the Hasaka region of Syria. …read more Source:...

    Natalia Galibarenko on Ukraine’s Politics and Foreign Policy, Interview with Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Kingdom
    Jun01

    Natalia Galibarenko on Ukraine’s Politics and Foreign Policy, Interview with Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Kingdom

    Natalia Galibarenko is a Ukrainian diplomat and the current Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom. Before becoming ambassador to Britain, she was the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Ukraine (2014-2015), who participated in numerous bilateral/multilateral negotiations with the EU, OSCE and Council of Europe, amongst other...

    How NDAA Could Impact US Missile Defense
    Jun01

    How NDAA Could Impact US Missile Defense

    The U.S. House of Representatives recently took a first step to enact the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year 2017 into law. The bill is one of the major congressional vehicles to advance policies related to U.S. national security issues. The NDAA advances several important nuclear weapons and missile defense policy...

    Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes, reposts
    Jun01

    Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes, reposts

    TVER, Russia — Anastasia Bubeyeva shows a screenshot on her computer of a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words: “Squeeze Russia out of yourself!” For sharing this picture on a social media site with his 12 friends, her husband was sentenced this month to more than two years in prison. At least 54 people were sent to prison for hate speech...

    NATO Introduces Warsaw Summit
    Jun01

    NATO Introduces Warsaw Summit

    Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO secretary general, said that troops needed to be placed in Poland to address growing international problems, citing Russia’s aggression toward Ukraine and the refugee crisis. …read more Source: The New York...

    “Putin is a Local Bully With Nuclear Weapons”
    May31

    “Putin is a Local Bully With Nuclear Weapons”

    Stanislav Belkovsky is one of the most outspoken and controversial political experts in modern Russia. He is the author of 12 books, including Vladimir Putin’s Business (2006), where he estimated Putin’s fortune to be $40 billion at the time of publication. In 2004, he was a political advisor to the Ukrainian opposition, and he...

    Diplomatica: Moldova forges closer ties with Canada
    May31

    Diplomatica: Moldova forges closer ties with Canada

    One of the Moldovan ambassador’s main tasks is to familiarize Canadians with her small Eastern European country. And now Ala Beleavschi has a new tool in her arsenal: the Canada-Moldova Parliamentary Friendship Group. There was a more informal group, headed by the country’s then-honorary consul in Toronto, but now it’s a...