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    Good Points and Bad Points
    Mar17

    Good Points and Bad Points

    Let’s first get through the list of problems with the “Obama Doctrine” laid out in Jeffrey Goldberg’s interview, where I would echo many of the criticisms being made of him by others in the foreign policy establishment.First, while it’s true that there is a “cult of credibility” in Washington which is often overemphasized,...

    Ukraine Lists Individuals It Wants EU To Blacklist Over Savchenko Trial
    Mar17

    Ukraine Lists Individuals It Wants EU To Blacklist Over Savchenko Trial

    Ukraine has identified nearly 50 people it considers responsible for the “illegal detention and falsified trial” of Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko and has urged the European Union to impose sanctions against them. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Obama Doctrine and Ukraine
    Mar17

    The Obama Doctrine and Ukraine

    In an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, President Obama laid out key elements of his approach to foreign policy. There is much in it with which one can agree. “Don’t do stupid s—” makes sense as an axiom of foreign policy—or of any policy, for that matter—as does taking deliberate and strategic decisions about when to engage...

    Kremlin: Putin resists Obama’s call for Savchenko release
    Mar17

    Kremlin: Putin resists Obama’s call for Savchenko release

    MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin is resisting President Barack Obama’s call for Russia to release a Ukrainian pilot who is on trial over the death of two Russian journalists, a Kremlin spokesman said Thursday. Nadezhda Savchenko was fighting with a Ukrainian volunteer brigade against Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine when she was...

    Ukraine tears down giant Lenin statue, live on YouTube
    Mar17

    Ukraine tears down giant Lenin statue, live on YouTube

    Exhaustive efforts to tear down Ukraine’s largest remaining monument to Vladimir Lenin bore fruit on Thursday when workers prized the late Soviet leader’s statue from its plinth in the southeastern city of Zaporizhzhya. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    President Donald Trump Would Be A Global Threat On Par With Jihadi Terrorism, Warns Economic Research Firm
    Mar17

    President Donald Trump Would Be A Global Threat On Par With Jihadi Terrorism, Warns Economic Research Firm

    The prospect of Donald Trump becoming the president of the United States, and the ripple effect that would have on the world, is beginning to freak a lot of people out. A geopolitical research firm attempted to quantify that panic by ranking a possible Trump presidency on its list of risks to global economic security, on par with the rising...

    Ukraine Tears Down Giant Lenin Statue
    Mar17

    Ukraine Tears Down Giant Lenin Statue

    Ukraine has torn down its largest remaining statue of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A Ukrainian-Georgian ‘Dance Battle’
    Mar17

    A Ukrainian-Georgian ‘Dance Battle’

    Dancers from two celebrated groups — Ukraine’s Virsky Ensemble and Georgia’s Rustavi Ensemble — are touring Ukrainian cities with an acrobatic dance showdown. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Tells Obama Not to ‘Meddle’ in Savchenko Case
    Mar17

    Putin Tells Obama Not to ‘Meddle’ in Savchenko Case

    Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected U.S. President Barack Obama’s request that he free captured Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, a Kremlin spokesman told the Interfax news agency. Savchenko is held in Russia under allegations of assisting in the killing of two Russian journalists, while fighting in Ukraine in 2014. Her verdict is due...

    Let us not make Ukraine a forgotten crisis
    Mar17

    Let us not make Ukraine a forgotten crisis

    Today I am visiting Ukraine for the third time since I started my mandate as European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management well over a year ago. My trip to eastern Ukraine comes at a time when the ongoing human suffering in the region is out of the spotlight of the international media. We cannot allow Ukraine to become a...