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    First NATO-Russia Council Meeting Since 2014 Scheduled For April 20
    Apr13

    First NATO-Russia Council Meeting Since 2014 Scheduled For April 20

    The first meeting of the NATO-Russia Council since 2014 is scheduled for April 20 at NATO headquarters in Brussels. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Hardens Stance in Island Dispute With Japan
    Apr13

    Russia Hardens Stance in Island Dispute With Japan

    Speculation earlier this year was that Russia, looking to diversify its foreign policy portfolio in Asia, might be willing to open discussions on its longstanding Kuril Islands dispute with Japan. Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, put such notions to rest yesterday, reports Russia Today: “As far as the Kuril Islands are concerned –...

    Trump and Obama Aren’t Realists
    Apr13

    Trump and Obama Aren’t Realists

    Dan Drezner goes another round with realists: I don’t doubt that realists disapprove of either Trump or Obama. I just don’t think they’re doing it for realist reasons. Since I have written on more than one occasion that Trump and Obama aren’t realists, I suppose I should say a few things about this. It’s possible to...

    President Poroshenko’s Problems and the Crisis of the US ‘Ukrainian Project’
    Apr13

    President Poroshenko’s Problems and the Crisis of the US ‘Ukrainian Project’

    Stephen F. CohenPoroshenko’s succession of political setbacks reflects his regime’s unsavory history. …read more Source: The...

    USS Donald Cook buzzed again by Russian jets in Baltic
    Apr13

    USS Donald Cook buzzed again by Russian jets in Baltic

    Provocative flights near American ships have happened several times since Ukraine and ISIS conflicts ratcheted up tensions …read more Source:...

    UN Staff Member Kidnapped in Eastern Ukraine
    Apr13

    UN Staff Member Kidnapped in Eastern Ukraine

    The United Nations is calling for the “immediate and unconditional” release of one of its staff members kidnapped in eastern Ukraine. A United Nations office in Ukraine statement says it is deeply concerned one of its staff members is being held captive in Donetsk. The statement says the United Nations has information the staff member...

    Lithuania blacklists 46 Russians for prosecuting Ukrainians
    Apr13

    Lithuania blacklists 46 Russians for prosecuting Ukrainians

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Lithuanian government said Wednesday it has blacklisted 46 Russian citizens involved in criminal prosecutions of several Ukrainians including the imprisoned pilot Nadezhda Savchenko. Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius urged other EU countries to join Lithuania in banning Russian judges and prosecutors. He did not...

    Compromise reached on Ukrainian government
    Apr13

    Compromise reached on Ukrainian government

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, April 13 (UPI) — A coalition led by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s party has decided on new administration leadership for the country. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine Set For New Cabinet Amid Growing Infighting, Stymied Reform Agenda
    Apr13

    Ukraine Set For New Cabinet Amid Growing Infighting, Stymied Reform Agenda

    MOSCOW — On Sunday, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk used a television statement to announce that his resignation would be formally submitted Tuesday and ratified by the country’s parliament. Two days later, this didn’t happen. Yatsenyuk remained in the prime minister’s job. It was the latest stay of execution for...

    Russians worried about economy before Putin call-in show
    Apr13

    Russians worried about economy before Putin call-in show

    MOSCOW (AP) — Before President Vladimir Putin’s annual call-in show on Thursday, the Kremlin has been sifting through more than 1 million questions from Russians across the country. Chief among concerns this year are the rising cost of utilities — a perennial issue — and the state of Russia’s roads, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry...