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    Freedom House: Economic Troubles Threaten Stability In Ex-Soviet ‘Dictatorships’
    Apr12

    Freedom House: Economic Troubles Threaten Stability In Ex-Soviet ‘Dictatorships’

    In a new report, Freedom House warns that economic woes are threatening the stability of “entrenched dictatorships” in the former Soviet Union, the migration crisis is fueling populism in Eastern Europe, and reforms in the Balkans are in retreat. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. limits training in Ukraine to avoid provoking Russia in the region
    Apr12

    U.S. limits training in Ukraine to avoid provoking Russia in the region

    The U.S. has boosted aid for Ukrainian forces battling separatists but limits training to defensive tactics. …read more Source: USA...

    Russia-NATO Relations 2016: First Meeting Since Ukraine Crisis Will Not Be ‘Business As Usual’
    Apr11

    Russia-NATO Relations 2016: First Meeting Since Ukraine Crisis Will Not Be ‘Business As Usual’

    NATO and the Russia Council are scheduled to meet next week for the first time since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014, but don’t expect it to be a breakthrough in relations between the political and military alliance and the Kremlin. …read more Source: International Business...

    Talks On New Ukrainian Government End For Night Without Deal
    Apr11

    Talks On New Ukrainian Government End For Night Without Deal

    The two main parties at the talks in Kyiv were unable on April 11 to come to an agreement with the candidate nominated to be the next prime minister — current parliament speaker Volodymyr Hroysman. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Disillusioned Ukrainians await new government
    Apr11

    Disillusioned Ukrainians await new government

    KIEV, Ukraine — Swept into office by the mass protests that deposed the Russia-friendly president two years ago, Ukraine’s new leaders promised that the country would soon be welcomed into Europe as a thriving new democracy. Disillusioned and angry, Ukrainians now await the arrival of a new government that will be under immediate pressure...

    Radioactive Wild Boars Have Run Amok Around Fukushima Nuclear Site
    Apr11

    Radioactive Wild Boars Have Run Amok Around Fukushima Nuclear Site

    The wild boar population near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have bred uncontrollably in the past five years since the massive 2011 earthquake. The radioactive boars have ran amok in the area surrounding the Fukushima Nuclear disaster zone in northern Japan, destroying local agriculture as well as eating nuclear-contaminated food...

    What’s Hiding Behind Russia’s Calls for Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh
    Apr11

    What’s Hiding Behind Russia’s Calls for Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

    The presidents of Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan – Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani and Ilham Aliyev, respectively — are planning to hold security talks in Baku soon. While no further details of the planned meeting have been announced, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said last week in a meeting in Baku that security cooperation in the...

    Russia and China Increase Defense Spending While US Continues Cutting
    Apr11

    Russia and China Increase Defense Spending While US Continues Cutting

    Every year at this time we see the same kind of headlines: “U.S. biggest military spender in the world.” They’re are all based on the release of the global military spending database, an annual report compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). What the headlines usually miss is that U.S. defense spending is...

    What Minsk Means
    Apr11

    What Minsk Means

    Editor’s Note: How do Russia and the West see one another? What are the experts’ views on the confrontation between Russia and the West? How do the pundits explain the Russo-Ukrainian war and Russia’s Syrian gambit? What are the roots of the mythology about Russia in the West, and why has the West failed to predict and...

    Why A Genuine Normalization of Relations Between America and Cuba Is an Uphill Struggle
    Apr11

    Why A Genuine Normalization of Relations Between America and Cuba Is an Uphill Struggle

    On March 21, 2016, US President Barack Obama and Cuba’s leader Raul Castro held a historic joint news conference. Obama’s visit to Havana, the first made by an American president since Calvin Coolidge’s trip in 1928, was regarded as a seminal event in the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the Cold War-era...