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    Top 10 Global Predictions for 2016
    Dec29

    Top 10 Global Predictions for 2016

    In 2009, as Russia was trying to emerge from recession, few would have predicted that five years later Russian soldiers would be making moves into Ukraine following the annexation of Crimea. The Cold War was history, as our President reminded in 2012 when he told Mitt Romney the 80’s were calling to ask for their foreign policy back. A few...

    Uptick in Ceasefire Violations, 2 Years Into Ukraine Conflict
    Dec29

    Uptick in Ceasefire Violations, 2 Years Into Ukraine Conflict

    Nearly two years after Russia began sending troops and equipment to help separatists in Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula, the Ukraine crisis has shown no signs of ending. Russia and Ukraine signed the Minsk II Agreement back in February to help bring about a ceasefire. The U.S., meantime, has provided $265 million in aid to defend Ukraine’s...

    Putin’s No-Spin Zone
    Dec29

    Putin’s No-Spin Zone

    Russian political talk shows have become circuses of angry pensioners, cornered liberals, and camo-clad Ukrainian rebels. And they’re more popular than ever. …read more Source: Foreign...

    New Russia-Ukraine Economic War Over Import Bans Expected In 2016
    Dec28

    New Russia-Ukraine Economic War Over Import Bans Expected In 2016

    As the new year approaches, so does the next economic battle between Russia and Ukraine. Russia announced last week that it would impose tariffs on Ukrainian goods in anticipation of a trade deal between Kiev and the European Union entering into force Jan. 1 . Now Ukraine is hitting back with its own restrictions on Russian goods in 2016, a...

    Why Russia Can Only Go Backward
    Dec28

    Why Russia Can Only Go Backward

    MOSCOW — The Public Opinion Foundation conducted a survey this month asking Russians two questions: “What was the main event of the year in Russia?” and “What was the main global event of the year?” Noteworthy is that fully 40 percent of the respondents had trouble answering either question. And the most brutal...

    Russian Officials Get Quirky Holiday Gift: A Book of Putin’s One-Liners
    Dec28

    Russian Officials Get Quirky Holiday Gift: A Book of Putin’s One-Liners

    Some of Vladimir Putin’s saltiest one liners have been turned into a book by his supporters who have sent a batch to the Kremlin touting it as the ideal holiday gift for patriotic Russian officials. The tome, entitled “The Words that are changing the World,” is the latest expression of admiration from fans who cast the president...

    Political Feuding Imperils Ukraine’s Future, Obama’s Record
    Dec28

    Political Feuding Imperils Ukraine’s Future, Obama’s Record

    KIEV (Reuters) – On his most recent visit to Kiev, U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden said he spends more time speaking to Ukrainian officials than to… …read more Source:...

    Crimeans enter 2016 struggling, but optimistic
    Dec28

    Crimeans enter 2016 struggling, but optimistic

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) — As New Year's Eve approaches, the central square of Crimea's largest city is festooned with bright festive decorations, including a soaring artificial tree that flashes and winks. But areas just a few steps away are sunk in darkness, the street lamps turned off because of an electricity shortage…....

    Crimeans Enter 2016 Struggling, but Optimistic
    Dec28

    Crimeans Enter 2016 Struggling, but Optimistic

    As New Year’s Eve approaches, the central square of Crimea’s largest city is festooned with bright festive decorations, including a soaring artificial tree that flashes and winks. But areas just a few steps away are sunk in darkness, the street lamps turned off because of an electricity shortage. Sevastopol and the rest of Crimea are...

    Political Feuding Imperils Ukraine’s Future, Obama’s Record
    Dec28

    Political Feuding Imperils Ukraine’s Future, Obama’s Record

    By Alessandra Prentice and Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) – On his most recent visit to Kiev, U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden said he spends more time speaking to Ukrainian officials than to his own wife. He may not be exaggerating: senior U.S. officials, including Biden, are deeply embroiled in trying to persuade Ukraine’s leadership to hold...