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    Russian Bid To Blacklist Syrian Rebel Groups Nixed At UN
    May11

    Russian Bid To Blacklist Syrian Rebel Groups Nixed At UN

    A Russian request to add two Syrian rebel groups to a United Nations’ terror blacklist was rejected by Britain, France, the United States, and Ukraine, diplomats said on May 10. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Time to Push Back on Russia’s Nuclear Threats
    May11

    Time to Push Back on Russia’s Nuclear Threats

    Steven Pifer Security, Eurasia NATO needs an answer to Putin’s saber-rattling. At a May 3 NATO change-of-command ceremony, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter questioned the Kremlin’s tactic of nuclear saber-rattling. Moscow’s jarring rhetoric about nuclear weapons aims to intimidate the West. It has led to unwise suggestions for...

    New Ukraine government needs to act fast on reforms: EBRD
    May10

    New Ukraine government needs to act fast on reforms: EBRD

    By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Ukraine’s new-look government needs to prove itself quickly following the departure of a number of key… …read more Source:...

    Putin Snubs Leaders of Ukraine and Georgia On Victory Day
    May10

    Putin Snubs Leaders of Ukraine and Georgia On Victory Day

    Russian President Vladimir Putin snubbed the leaders of Ukraine and Georgia in his traditional Victory Day note to the leaders of a list of former Soviet Republics on Monday. Putin also commended Soviet victory over the Nazis, while omitting to mention the allies involved in toppling Hitler’s fascist regime. Moscow and other Russian cities...

    Gaidar Resigns As Acting Deputy Governor Of Odesa Region
    May10

    Gaidar Resigns As Acting Deputy Governor Of Odesa Region

    The acting deputy governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region, Maria Gaidar, has left the post to become an adviser to Governor Mikheil Saakashvili. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canada Continues Making Nice With The World By Lifting Sanctions On Authoritarian Belarus
    May10

    Canada Continues Making Nice With The World By Lifting Sanctions On Authoritarian Belarus

    The latest stop on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s charm offensive is the former Soviet outpost of Belarus, a state often described as “Europe’s last dictatorship.”The Trudeau government announced that they would be following the lead of America and Europe by dropping the eastern European state from its main...

    Parliament Approves Hungarian Refugee Quota Referendum
    May10

    Parliament Approves Hungarian Refugee Quota Referendum

    Hungary’s parliament on Tuesday approved a government move to hold a referendum on mandatory refugee quotas set by Brussels. The Hungarian vote, which was approved by a vote of 136 to five in the parliament, will put the question: “Do you want the European Union to prescribe the mandatory settlement of non-Hungarian citizens in Hungary even...

    Energizing U.S. Foreign Policy
    May10

    Energizing U.S. Foreign Policy

    Despite the turmoil of recent years, when U.S. allies find themselves in tight spots, they still expect that America will come to their assistance. And despite the worries of dwindling military and diplomatic resources, the U.S. government still has many other tools at its disposal—namely, market forces. An emerging case in point is...

    The Morning Vertical, May 10, 2016
    May10

    The Morning Vertical, May 10, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kerry says U.S. reaches new agreement with Russia to reinstate nationwide Syria cease-fire
    May09

    Kerry says U.S. reaches new agreement with Russia to reinstate nationwide Syria cease-fire

    PARIS — The United States said Monday that a new agreement with Russia would replace localized, piecemeal cease-fires in Syria with a revived, nationwide truce, as world leaders struggled to get faltering peace talks back on track. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in Paris for meetings on the Syria crisis, said Russia had also committed to...