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    At Raucous Hearing, Saakashvili Fights For Ukrainian Citizenship
    Jan31

    At Raucous Hearing, Saakashvili Fights For Ukrainian Citizenship

    Opposition politician Mikheil Saakashvili was in Ukraine’s Supreme Court on January 29 to seek the restitution of his Ukrainian citizenship, which was revoked by President Petro Poroshenko last year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Elite Denounces US ‘Putin’ List
    Jan31

    Russia’s Elite Denounces US ‘Putin’ List

    Russian officials from President Vladimir Putin on down have denounced the United States’ publication of the so-called “Putin list” – a U.S. Treasury-issued registry of 210 Russians identified as close to the Russian leader – under a new sanctions law tied to allegations of Kremlin interference in the 2016 U.S....

    Winter Olympics 2018: 5 Jewish storylines to watch
    Jan31

    Winter Olympics 2018: 5 Jewish storylines to watch

    (JTA collage) (JTA) — The world is about to revolve around Pyeongchang, a mountainous county in the northern half of South Korea, for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Jewish fans won’t have quite as many standout athletes to cheer for this year as they did in 2016, when multiple American members of the tribe won medals at the Summer Games in...

    Netanyahu is trying hard to court Putin. Is his rhetoric working?
    Jan31

    Netanyahu is trying hard to court Putin. Is his rhetoric working?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow, Jan. 29, 2018. (Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images) MOSCOW (JTA) — The story behind the huge Victory Monument that was unveiled in 2012 in the Israeli city of Netanya is not exactly common knowledge even...

    Ukraine shows solidarity  across nation on Day of Unity
    Jan31

    Ukraine shows solidarity across nation on Day of Unity

    KYIV – Ukraine’s ages-long pursuit of stable statehood came into focus on January 22, when the country commemorated the Act of Unity proclaimed 99 years ago between Ukrainian lands that were part of the Austro-Hungarian and tsarist Russian empires. Although short-lived, in 1919 the Ukrainian National Republic (UNR) based in Kyiv, which...

    Russian willingness to end Donbas conflict  ‘not evident,’ says Volker
    Jan31

    Russian willingness to end Donbas conflict ‘not evident,’ says Volker

    BRUSSELS – The U.S. special envoy for Ukraine says the Minsk accords – the Western-backed blueprint for ending the war between Kyiv and Russia-backed separatists – have not been implemented because Moscow has not shown “willingness to implement them.” Speaking in Brussels ahead of a trip to Ukraine and a meeting with his Kremlin counterpart in...

    16 Years of Presidents Talking About the War in Afghanistan
    Jan31

    16 Years of Presidents Talking About the War in Afghanistan

    President Trump said Tuesday the U.S. military would not be hamstrung by “artificial timelines” in Afghanistan, an acknowledgment of the deteriorating security situation there by a leader who previously called for a withdrawal of the American military from the country.“Our warriors in Afghanistan also have new rules of engagement,” Trump said in...

    Putin’s ‘hybrid peace’ more threatening  to Ukraine than ‘hybrid war,’ says Portnikov
    Jan31

    Putin’s ‘hybrid peace’ more threatening to Ukraine than ‘hybrid war,’ says Portnikov

    Vladimir Putin’s rhetoric about Ukraine has changed in order to curry favor with Russians in advance of the presidential poll, but his approach on the ground has not changed, laying a potential trap for Ukrainians and meaning that his “hybrid peace” is even more dangerous than his “hybrid war,” Vitaly Portnikov says. There is the […]...

    Growing submarine threat in the Black Sea
    Jan31

    Growing submarine threat in the Black Sea

    In the four years that have passed since Russia annexed Crimea, the number of Russian submarines active in the Black Sea has grown from one to seven. These submarines pose a grave threat to the security of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) eastern flank. And together with the Kremlin’s military build-up on the occupied...

    Growing submarine threat in the Black Sea
    Jan31

    Growing submarine threat in the Black Sea

    In the four years that have passed since Russia annexed Crimea, the number of Russian submarines active in the Black Sea has grown from one to seven. These submarines pose a grave threat to the security of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) eastern flank. And together with the Kremlin’s military build-up on the occupied...