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    What Has the US Leading the World from Behind Achieved?
    Jan16

    What Has the US Leading the World from Behind Achieved?

    The last State of the Union address of the 44th US President Barack Hussein Obama was lackluster compared to the global hype that accompanied his election to the White House 7 years ago. Obama today seems crushed, admitting that the US has become more skeptical, divided and begrudged under his tenure, and expressing regret for failing to bring...

    There are 30 million slaves in the world — and half of them are children
    Jan16

    There are 30 million slaves in the world — and half of them are children

    REUTERS/Heinz-Peter BaderForced labor is common throughout the world especially in countries such as North Korea where entire families are held in forced labor camps for generations. India is estimated to hold half of the world’s slaves, many in debt bondage for generations of forced labor and prostitution. Seventy percent of those held in...

    We Still Need NATO
    Jan15

    We Still Need NATO

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, critics have questioned U.S. membership in and support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). They have argued that NATO successfully accomplished its original Cold War mission and thus is no longer needed. The charge that NATO is obsolete, however, overlooks the fundamental importance to U.S....

    Adami: Court gives man reprieve on deportation to Ukraine
    Jan15

    Adami: Court gives man reprieve on deportation to Ukraine

    The good news from a jail manager came at a very low moment for Serhii Vakurov: In solitary confinement at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, anticipating his scheduled deportation Friday to Ukraine where he says corrupt authorities are waiting to kill him for his property. About 90 minutes earlier, a priest dropped by Vakurov’s cell to...

    A ‘Jungle Bro Session’ and Statue-Toppling: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    Jan15

    A ‘Jungle Bro Session’ and Statue-Toppling: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    Venezuelan demonstrators use ropes to topple a Christopher Columbus statue in Caracas. Jorge Silva / ReutersThe Tragic Farce of El Chapo Patrick Radden Keefe | The New Yorker “A number of journalists who have spent years covering the border and the drug wars pointed out that whereas the [Sean] Penn interview is a bit of a stunt—a mutually...

    Top U.S., Kremlin Officials Meet For Ukraine Talks Near Kaliningrad
    Jan15

    Top U.S., Kremlin Officials Meet For Ukraine Talks Near Kaliningrad

    Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Kremlin aide Vladislav Surkov have met to discuss the Ukraine crisis near Russia’s western exclave of Kaliningrad. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Is 2016 the Canary in the Coal Mine of Global Risks?
    Jan15

    Is 2016 the Canary in the Coal Mine of Global Risks?

    Recent months have seen many unexpected manifestations of global risks that the Global Risks Report has been warning about over the past years. A number of seemingly disparate events make us think that a wide range of global risks are looming larger on the radar screen than ever before. Have we reached a new level of risk? On New Year’s...

    Winter On Fire Blazes Oscar Trail With Gripping Account Of Ukraine’s Maidan Moment
    Jan15

    Winter On Fire Blazes Oscar Trail With Gripping Account Of Ukraine’s Maidan Moment

    The Oscar-nominated documentary film Winter On Fire serves as a timely and often poignant reminder of the passion that led many Ukrainians to take a leap of faith on the streets of Kyiv two years ago. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Could 2016 see Ukraine crisis resolved? Russian moves hint yes.
    Jan15

    Could 2016 see Ukraine crisis resolved? Russian moves hint yes.

    The halting Minsk process, meant to peaceably reunite Ukraine with its restive eastern regions, got a big boost in recent weeks with the assignment of two top Putin officials to key positions in the Russian team. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukrainian Revolution Film Bids For Oscar Glory
    Jan15

    Ukrainian Revolution Film Bids For Oscar Glory

    “Winter on Fire,” a documentary about Ukraine’s 2013-14 revolution, has been nominated for this year’s Oscars. The film tells the story of the “Maidan” protests through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy and other participants. Director Evgeny Afineevsky and music composer Jasha Klebe spoke to RFE/RL’s...