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    Ukraine ‘Ready To Pay Price’ For EU Deal, Putin Suspends Trade Zone
    Dec17

    Ukraine ‘Ready To Pay Price’ For EU Deal, Putin Suspends Trade Zone

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko says his country is “ready to pay the price” for a trade deal with the European Union after Moscow moved to restrict its own trade ties with Kyiv over the EU-Ukraine pact that is due to take effect on January 1. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin’s Policy Expanding Russia’s Influence But at a Cost
    Dec17

    Putin’s Policy Expanding Russia’s Influence But at a Cost

    Attempts to isolate Russia over its actions in Ukraine appear to have failed as President Vladimir Putin expanded the need to negotiate with Moscow after it began airstrikes in Syria. While Putin has forced Western attention, political analysts say the cost to Russia’s security, relations and economy is significant and means tougher times...

    World Briefing: Trade War Escalates Between Russia and Ukraine
    Dec17

    World Briefing: Trade War Escalates Between Russia and Ukraine

    Ukraine’s cabinet voted to stop trade with Crimea beginning in mid-January, and Russia signed a decree excluding Ukraine from a trade bloc of former Soviet states on Jan. 1. …read more Source: The New York...

    NATO, Ukraine officials sign defense cooperation agreement
    Dec17

    NATO, Ukraine officials sign defense cooperation agreement

    Ryan MaassWASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) — NATO leadership signed an agreement with the Ukrainian government outlining a roadmap to modernize the country’s defense industry and capabilities. …read more Source: United Press...

    WATCH: Ukrainian government meeting descends into water-throwing spat
    Dec16

    WATCH: Ukrainian government meeting descends into water-throwing spat

    Ukraine’s interior minister has released a video of Monday’s session of the Ukrainian Reform Council which turned into a water-throwing spat. …read more Source: Global...

    Polar opposites: Time for a 180 turn in Canada’s Arctic policy
    Dec16

    Polar opposites: Time for a 180 turn in Canada’s Arctic policy

    For some time now, Canada’s approach to the Arctic has been parochial and sovereignty-obsessed. Our Arctic foreign policy is long overdue for some refining and refocusing. It should be reflective of the political, economic and environmental landscape of today’s Arctic, and respond proactively to the challenges and opportunities ahead....

    Kasparov Checkmated
    Dec16

    Kasparov Checkmated

    Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must be Stopped.by Garry KasparovPublic Affairs, 2015, 291+xxviii pp., $26.99 Few are more qualified to testify to the sheer arbitrary power of Vladimir Putin’s political machine than Garry Kasparov. Long-time world chess champion, Kasparov was a huge celebrity in Russia...

    Insult-laced row in Ukrainian govt goes public
    Dec16

    Insult-laced row in Ukrainian govt goes public

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s interior minister on Wednesday released a video of a session of the Ukrainian Reform Council that turned into a water-throwing spat. …read more Source: CNS...

    Insult-laced row in Ukrainian govt goes public
    Dec16

    Insult-laced row in Ukrainian govt goes public

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s interior minister on Wednesday released a video of a session of the Ukrainian Reform Council that turned into a… …read more Source:...

    Turkey and Russia: Enemies Again?
    Dec16

    Turkey and Russia: Enemies Again?

    The downing of a Russian Su-24 fighter near the Syrian border by a Turkish F-16 last month has put a chill on Russian-Turkish relations, ending an era of good feelings and burgeoning travel, trade, and educational contacts. In the ensuing war of words, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of facilitating...