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    Belarus’s anti-Kremlin Tilt: Why Europe’s Last Dictatorship is Drifting Away from Russia
    Jan23

    Belarus’s anti-Kremlin Tilt: Why Europe’s Last Dictatorship is Drifting Away from Russia

    On January 1, 2016, Ukraine acceded to the trade-related provisions of its association agreement with the European Union, ratified by President Petro Poroshenko in June 2014. Ukraine’s entry into Europe’s Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) was met with scathing opposition from the Kremlin. Vladimir Putin signed a decree...

    Belarus’s anti-Kremlin Tilt: Why Europe’s Last Dictatorship is Drifting Away from Russia
    Jan22

    Belarus’s anti-Kremlin Tilt: Why Europe’s Last Dictatorship is Drifting Away from Russia

    On January 1, 2016, Ukraine acceded to the trade-related provisions of its association agreement with the European Union, ratified by President Petro Poroshenko in June 2014. Ukraine’s entry into Europe’s Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) was met with scathing opposition from the Kremlin. Vladimir Putin signed a decree...

    Post Communist Russia in a Multi-Polar World
    Jan22

    Post Communist Russia in a Multi-Polar World

    Photo by Global Panorama “The way Russia is now structured as a political unit, it looks very much like a big corporation…Putin basically, he’s anything but a dictator, he’s more like a chair of a board.” -Boris Kagarlitsky This special holiday edition of the Global Research News Hour features a speech by Boris Kagarlitsky, delivered...

    How the West Misjudged Russia, Part 3: Shades of Pragmatism
    Jan22

    How the West Misjudged Russia, Part 3: Shades of Pragmatism

    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...

    Refugee Crisis: The EU’s Turkey Connection
    Jan22

    Refugee Crisis: The EU’s Turkey Connection

    By Holger SchmiedingEurope has to tread carefully as Turkey itself is in a precarious situation.Turkey matters. But Europe has to tread carefully as Turkey itself is in a precarious situation. I see a good chance that Europe (specifically Germany) and Turkey can work out a deal that will lead to a slower flow of refugees from Turkey into Greece....

    Analysis: Russia’s tone familiar after spy poisoning report
    Jan22

    Analysis: Russia’s tone familiar after spy poisoning report

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has made no public comment on the sensational report by a British judge that concluded the Kremlin leader probably approved a 2006 plan to kill a Russian dissident in London. Moscow apparently believes that Western leaders’ eagerness to stem the tide of Syrian refugees will make them hesitant to push...

    EU document reflects concerns about pace of reforms in Ukraine
    Jan22

    EU document reflects concerns about pace of reforms in Ukraine

    BRUSSELS – Kyiv has touted the promise of a visa-free regime for Ukrainians traveling to the European Union as evidence of its success in carrying out reforms, but behind the scenes several key European Union member states are bemoaning the country’s slow progress of implementation and lack of engagement both with its citizens and with […]...

    Poroshenko has 25% support, 70% disapproval, poll reveals
    Jan22

    Poroshenko has 25% support, 70% disapproval, poll reveals

    KYIV – About 25 percent of Ukrainians approve of the job President Petro Poroshenko is doing, while about 70 percent disapprove of his performance, particularly his administration’s handling of the war in the Donbas. As president, he’s the commander-in-chief of the military and has led the negotiations with foreign leaders to resolve...

    Russia’s National Security Strategy denotes U.S. and NATO as threats
    Jan22

    Russia’s National Security Strategy denotes U.S. and NATO as threats

    The National Security Strategy blames the U.S. and the European Union for the Ukraine crisis; in particular, it paints the Euro-Maidan events as a Western-sponsored “color revolution” and a potential threat to Russia’s security. Russia’s new National Security Strategy (NSS), signed into law by President Vladimir Putin on December 31,...

    Swine Flu Causes Deaths In Eastern Ukraine
    Jan22

    Swine Flu Causes Deaths In Eastern Ukraine

    An outbreak of the H1N1 swine flu virus has killed 26 people in the territories currently controlled by Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region, Russian news agencies reported on January 22. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...