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    Russia loses control of Ukraine
    Aug19

    Russia loses control of Ukraine

    “Putin Still in Denial over the Loss of Ukraine,” by Peter Dickinson, Atlantic Council, August 8 (http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/russia-still-in-denial-over-the-loss-of-ukraine#.WYxiiuGMUHs.facebook): … The Kremlin clings to the idea that a silent majority of pro-Russian Ukrainians lies ready and waiting, poised to take over...

    U.S. Envoy Volker To Meet With Russian Officials In Minsk
    Aug19

    U.S. Envoy Volker To Meet With Russian Officials In Minsk

    The new U.S. special envoy for efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Kurt Volker, will travel to Minsk where he will meet with a representative of the Russian government to “discuss Russian-Ukrainian relations” on August 21. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Super Strange Kiev-Class Aircraft Carriers: Submarine and Carrier-Killer?
    Aug19

    Russia’s Super Strange Kiev-Class Aircraft Carriers: Submarine and Carrier-Killer?

    Kyle Mizokami History, Europe And some are sitting as museum ships in China. At the tail end of the Cold War, the Soviet Union produced a number of unique aircraft carriers. Known as the Kiev class, the carriers were the Soviets’ initial foray into the world of fixed wing naval aviation, and the only Soviet carriers to become fully...

    U.S. Defense Chief To Visit Ukraine Amid Ongoing Standoff With Russia
    Aug19

    U.S. Defense Chief To Visit Ukraine Amid Ongoing Standoff With Russia

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will travel to Ukraine next week to meet with President Petro Poroshenko and Ukraine’s defense chief, a visit Kyiv has said could involve the signing of new defense agreements. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Super Strange Kiev-Class Aircraft Carriers: Submarine and Carrier-Killer?
    Aug19

    Russia’s Super Strange Kiev-Class Aircraft Carriers: Submarine and Carrier-Killer?

    Kyle Mizokami History, Europe And some are sitting as museum ships in China. At the tail end of the Cold War, the Soviet Union produced a number of unique aircraft carriers. Known as the Kiev class, the carriers were the Soviets’ initial foray into the world of fixed wing naval aviation, and the only Soviet carriers to become fully...

    Criticism shifts to Ukraine’s authorities, while Russia’s war in the east continues
    Aug19

    Criticism shifts to Ukraine’s authorities, while Russia’s war in the east continues

    With the war so far away for most, the Ukrainian population’s attention has turned away from Russia and the war to the failures of Ukraine’s authorities and the country’s economic woes. KHARKIV, Ukraine – The Kharkiv Military Hospital has settled into the routine of this simmering war. Around five to 10 patients arrive each...

    The Golden Age of Natural Gas
    Aug19

    The Golden Age of Natural Gas

    Jamie Horgan: I’m here with Agnia Grigas, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and author of the new book, The New Geopolitics of Natural Gas. Agnia, thanks for taking the time to talk with me today.Agnia Grigas: Thank you, Jamie. It’s a pleasure to be here.JH: In your book, you look at the transition to a new era of gas that you...

    Putin Angers Ukraine With Visit To Russia-Annexed Crimea
    Aug19

    Putin Angers Ukraine With Visit To Russia-Annexed Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on August 18 visited the city of Sevastopol in Crimea, triggering an angry rebuke from Kyiv, which accused him of disregarding international law by traveling to the Ukrainian peninsula seized by Moscow three years ago. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine denies supplying North Korea  with missile technology Alleges Russia to blame
    Aug19

    Ukraine denies supplying North Korea with missile technology Alleges Russia to blame

    KYIV – An anxious Kyiv has denied a story in The New York Times quoting an expert as saying North Korea may have obtained rocket engines from a Ukrainian state-run factory known as Yuzhmash, and instead alleges Russia is to blame. Citing a report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and classified assessments […]...

    I talked to the ‘anti-Semitic’ Swiss hotel owner. It’s more complicated than you think.
    Aug19

    I talked to the ‘anti-Semitic’ Swiss hotel owner. It’s more complicated than you think.

    The Paradise Apartments hotel in Arosa, near Zurich, Switzerland. (Courtesy of Paradise Apartments hotel) (JTA) — A chuckle tickled my throat as Ruth Thomann, a Swiss hotelier who posted signs urging her “Jewish guests” to shower before entering the pool, assured me that she has “nothing against Jews.” To be clear, I don’t find racism...