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    Talking to Russia doesn’t mean abandoning Ukraine, ambassador says
    Feb08

    Talking to Russia doesn’t mean abandoning Ukraine, ambassador says

    Ukraine’s new ambassador to Canada has dismissed suggestions the Liberal government is automatically abandoning his country by re-engaging with Russia. …read more Source: National...

    Russia Eyes International Bond To Raise Revenue
    Feb08

    Russia Eyes International Bond To Raise Revenue

    Embroiled in a recession, Russia is looking abroad to raise revenue. The Kremlin has asked dozens of international banks and investment partners to consider issuing a bond on its behalf. If the plan moves forward, it will represent the country’s first effort to leverage foreign capital in this manner since Russia was slapped with Western...

    Talking to Russia doesn’t mean abandoning Ukraine, ambassador says
    Feb07

    Talking to Russia doesn’t mean abandoning Ukraine, ambassador says

    Ukraine’s new ambassador to Canada has dismissed suggestions the Liberal government is automatically abandoning his country by re-engaging with Russia. In an exclusive interview, Ukrainian Ambassador Andriy Shevchenko said he hopes Canada will boost its support for his country, including through the provision of arms and long-term aid. He...

    ‘A Real War Going On’: Mixed News From the Front Lines in Ukraine
    Feb07

    ‘A Real War Going On’: Mixed News From the Front Lines in Ukraine

    KYIV, Ukraine—The 2-year-old Ukraine war has hit a grim milestone amid the longest and most durable lull in fighting since the conflict began. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko last week said 2,269 Ukrainian soldiers have died since the conflict in eastern Ukraine began in spring 2014. That toll almost matches the 2,381 American troops killed...

    “Intelligent people know that the empire is on the downhill”: A veteran CIA agent spills the goods on the Deep State and our foreign policy nightmares
    Feb07

    “Intelligent people know that the empire is on the downhill”: A veteran CIA agent spills the goods on the Deep State and our foreign policy nightmares

    I first heard Ray McGovern speak on a country road in the New England hills. This was courtesy of the admirably dedicated David Barsamian, who broadcast one of McGovern’s talks on Alternative Radio in late-2013. Reception up here being spotty, I pulled over and sat watching the autumn clouds drift by for the full hour McGovern stood at the...

    The Great Christian Rapprochement, Cuban Style
    Feb07

    The Great Christian Rapprochement, Cuban Style

    Pope Francis’s dynamic papacy has been one of many firsts, the latest being the monumental meeting in Havana on February 12 with Russian Orthodox patriarch Kirill. A convergence of Francis’s great emphasis on ecumenism with the georeligious context of virulent persecution of Christians, both Orthodox and Catholic in Syria, and...

    NATO is planning its largest military build-up in eastern Europe since the Cold War
    Feb06

    NATO is planning its largest military build-up in eastern Europe since the Cold War

    Wikimedia CommonsBRUSSELS (Reuters) – Backed by an increase in U.S. military spending, NATO is planning its biggest build-up in eastern Europe since the Cold War to deter Russia but will reject Polish demands for permanent bases. Worried since Russia’s seizure of Crimea that Moscow could rapidly invade Poland or the Baltic states, the...

    Dutch ‘no’ on Ukraine pact would force rethink, minister says
    Feb06

    Dutch ‘no’ on Ukraine pact would force rethink, minister says

    By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Dutch government would be obliged to reconsider its position on an EU pact establishing closer… …read more Source:...

    Geneva III: The Stillborn Conference and the Endemic Failure of the International Community
    Feb06

    Geneva III: The Stillborn Conference and the Endemic Failure of the International Community

    While approaching the fifth anniversary of the Syrian civil war on March 15 — which claimed more than 300,000 lives, approximately 700,000 wounded, 4 million fled the country, and another 6 million displaced within Syria — the international community has failed to put an end to bloodshed in this war-torn country. During the first days...

    Germany’s troubles are bad news for Europe
    Feb06

    Germany’s troubles are bad news for Europe

    REUTERS/Michaela RehleThe great British geographer Halford Mackinder invented the term “geopolitics” over 100 years ago. He painted a grand vision of international relations that revolved around one fear: dominance of what he called the “Heartland” of Eurasia. Mackinder believed the road to dominance ran through Eastern Europe. His ideas have...