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    Why Putin Has Pulled Russia Out of Syria
    Mar16

    Why Putin Has Pulled Russia Out of Syria

    Back in Sept. 30 2015, when Vladimir Putin unexpectedly announced the deployment of the Russian air force in Syria, the consensus was that this would prove to be a costly mistake. Critics argued that airstrikes alone would not make any tangible difference to the facts on the ground. The seemingly endless U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic...

    Canadian troops train in eastern Europe amid rising attacks in war-torn Ukraine
    Mar16

    Canadian troops train in eastern Europe amid rising attacks in war-torn Ukraine

    A fresh contingent of Canadian troops has arrived in eastern Europe to take part in NATO exercises meant to reassure jittery allies and the deployment follows a spike in violence between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: CTV...

    The New Reality in Syria: Why Russia Announced a Military Withdrawal and Saudi Arabia Is Taking on Hezbollah
    Mar16

    The New Reality in Syria: Why Russia Announced a Military Withdrawal and Saudi Arabia Is Taking on Hezbollah

    Unpacking a series of surprising moves by the big players in Syria. Unexpectedly, Russia’s Vladimir Putin announced early this week that the bulk of his armed forces would withdraw from Syria. Putin says Russia attained its objective in this intervention. What were its aims? They were three, and each has been substantially met.To bolster...

    Ukraine’s Top Prosecutor Returns To Work Despite Resignation
    Mar16

    Ukraine’s Top Prosecutor Returns To Work Despite Resignation

    Ukraine’s top prosecutor, who had reportedly resigned last month amid domestic and international pressure and accusations of stonewalling reforms, has resumed his duties. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canadian troops train in eastern Europe amid rising attacks in war-torn Ukraine
    Mar16

    Canadian troops train in eastern Europe amid rising attacks in war-torn Ukraine

    A fresh contingent of Canadian troops has arrived in eastern Europe to take part in NATO exercises meant to reassure jittery allies, and their deployment from Valcartier, Que., comes following a spike in violence between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists. The over 100 soldiers, from the 1st Battalion Royal 22e Regiment, will be...

    Glavin: Inside Obama’s foreign-policy depravity
    Mar16

    Glavin: Inside Obama’s foreign-policy depravity

    A temptation to be vigorously resisted, perhaps especially at the worst of times, is the urge to pronounce that the American epoch is finally over, that the fat lady is singing, and that the United States, so recently the world’s sole superpower, is now just another country. Like Brazil, maybe, or Australia, but without the kangaroos....

    Why Record Numbers Of Ukrainian Jews Are Fleeing To Israel
    Mar16

    Why Record Numbers Of Ukrainian Jews Are Fleeing To Israel

    On a recent afternoon, a large white van pulled up to a red brick building on the outskirts of Dnepropetrovsk, a city in eastern Ukraine. A woman with a plump face and dark eyes stepped out. She smiled hesitantly, looking out at one of several newly built transit centres for displaced Ukrainian Jews.The driver of the van took care of her bags,...

    Ukrainian Player Called ‘Traitor’ For Opting To Play In Russia
    Mar16

    Ukrainian Player Called ‘Traitor’ For Opting To Play In Russia

    With tensions between Kyiv and Moscow at all-time highs, even the transfer of top Ukrainian soccer player Yevhen Seleznyov to a club in Russia stirs passions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Withdrew from Syria Because He Thrives on Instability
    Mar16

    Putin Withdrew from Syria Because He Thrives on Instability

    In the Post, Ralph Peters argues that Putin pulled out of Syria to avoid letting Iran gain too much power. Putin didn’t go into Syria because Assad was a pal. He sent in his air power and his commandos to expand Russia’s regional influence as American power ebbed. He thought he saw a not-to-be-missed strategic opportunity. And he...

    Ukrainian Jews Are Fleeing The Country — For Israel
    Mar16

    Ukrainian Jews Are Fleeing The Country — For Israel

    On a recent afternoon, a large white van pulled up to a red brick building on the outskirts of Dnepropetrovsk, a city in eastern Ukraine. A woman with a plump face and dark eyes stepped out. She smiled hesitantly, looking out at one of several newly built transit centres for displaced Ukrainian Jews.The driver of the van took care of her bags,...