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    Journalist Faces Charges in Russia-Occupied Crimea
    Apr19

    Journalist Faces Charges in Russia-Occupied Crimea

    The prosecutor general for Russian-occupied Crimea says security services are pressing charges against a Crimean journalist for undermining Russia’s territorial integrity …read more Source: ABC...

    Journalist faces charges in Russia-occupied Crimea
    Apr19

    Journalist faces charges in Russia-occupied Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) — The prosecutor general for Russian-occupied Crimea says security services are pressing charges against a Crimean journalist for… …read more Source:...

    Obama-Putin Discuss Need to Implement Ukraine Peace Deal
    Apr19

    Obama-Putin Discuss Need to Implement Ukraine Peace Deal

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have spoken by telephone, and the White House says they spent much of the call discussing Ukraine, with Obama urging Putin to abide by a 2015 agreement aimed at ending the conflict.The Kremlin readout of Monday’s… …read more Source:...

    Obama-Putin Hold ‘Intense’ Talk on Syria
    Apr19

    Obama-Putin Hold ‘Intense’ Talk on Syria

    Amid reports that Syrian peace talks are at an impasse, U.S. President Barack Obama urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to use his influence with the Assad regime during a phone call early Monday. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Obama had an “intense” conversation with Putin that centered on the situation...

    The Return of “In-Between” Europe
    Apr18

    The Return of “In-Between” Europe

    It is glib to argue that history repeats itself, but given the right circumstances, it can rhyme on occasion. Historically in Europe such “rhyming” has anticipated a new power distribution cycle, when power realignments combine with national aspirations to force course corrections that up to that point seemed all but impossible. Today we are on...

    Obama calls Putin for ‘intense’ talks on Syria, Ukraine
    Apr18

    Obama calls Putin for ‘intense’ talks on Syria, Ukraine

    With the Syrian cease-fire breaking down, Obama urges Russian president to use his influence with the Assad regime. …read more Source: USA...

    News of the Day From Around the World, April 18
    Apr18

    News of the Day From Around the World, April 18

    Jordan’s prime minister on Monday said his government has decided to call off a plan to install surveillance cameras at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site, derailing a U.S.-brokered pact to ease tensions at the volatile compound. In a deal brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Jordan offered to install the cameras last...

    The Second Nuclear Age Updated
    Apr18

    The Second Nuclear Age Updated

    Rethinking Armageddon: Scenario Planning in the Second Nuclear Ageby Andrew F. Krepinevich & Jacob CohnCenter for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, 2016 Since the end of the Cold War, considerable intellectual confusion has emerged over nuclear weapons and nuclear deterrence. A central reason has been the tendency of scholars and public...

    Ukraine sentences two alleged Russian soldiers it says fought with separatists
    Apr18

    Ukraine sentences two alleged Russian soldiers it says fought with separatists

    Kiev may use the man as bargaining chips to gain release of flier held by Moscow. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Obama Talked to Putin Monday — but One Major Issue Was Left Out of the Conversation
    Apr18

    Obama Talked to Putin Monday — but One Major Issue Was Left Out of the Conversation

    President Barack Obama spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday, but the leaders did not discuss the issue of Russian attack planes buzzing a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea last week, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. Earnest told reporters that the incident “did not necessitate a presidential-level conversation.” However,...