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    Ukrainians Call for Actions, Not Words to End Corruption
    Mar11

    Ukrainians Call for Actions, Not Words to End Corruption

    Ukraine’s war drags on and the country continues to suffer the worst crisis of its post-Soviet era – one that many Ukrainians say is owed to corruption that made them vulnerable to Russian aggression. Two years after the Maidan Revolution sought to end corruption, many Ukrainians say they see improvements – but they also say the leadership...

    2 Yrs After Russia Annexes Crimea, Memories of Stalinist Attrocities
    Mar11

    2 Yrs After Russia Annexes Crimea, Memories of Stalinist Attrocities

    Two years after Russia annexed the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine, resentment is building among the region’s Tatars. The Muslim minority group is native to Crimea and many have been leaving the peninsula, saying Russian authorities are running them out of government jobs and taking away the autonomy that they once enjoyed under Ukrainian...

    Russia’s military wants to buy five dolphins for $25,000 and no, they don’t want to disclose why
    Mar11

    Russia’s military wants to buy five dolphins for $25,000 and no, they don’t want to disclose why

    KremlinThe Russian Ministry of Defense has announced plans that it is seeking to buy five young and healthy dolphins, Russian news sources reported this week. According to the Russian media company TASS, the defense ministry is willing to pay upwards of $25,000 for the dolphins. Specifically, the Kremlin is looking to buy two females and three...

    Captured Ukrainian military pilot who flipped off Russian judge ends hunger strike with drink of water
    Mar11

    Captured Ukrainian military pilot who flipped off Russian judge ends hunger strike with drink of water

    MOSCOW — Nadya (Nadezhda) Savchenko, a captured Ukrainian military pilot who in a show of defiance raised her middle finger to a Russian judge and sang the Ukrainian national anthem in court, ended a dry hunger strike on Thursday by drinking water, according to her lawyer. Associated PressNadezhda (Nadya) Savchenko is on trial as an accessory to...

    IAAF: No reinstatement for Russian track at this stage
    Mar11

    IAAF: No reinstatement for Russian track at this stage

    MONACO (AP) — The IAAF says Russia’s track and field federation has not yet done enough to reform its anti-doping program to have its athletes reinstated to global competition. IAAF President Sebastian Coe made the announcement on Friday at the end of a two-day council meeting, saying Russia “should not be reinstated at this stage.” Coe...

    Syria Hawks Were Completely Wrong About the “Red Line” and Ukraine
    Mar11

    Syria Hawks Were Completely Wrong About the “Red Line” and Ukraine

    Julia Ioffe talked to some Russian officials and experts about the silly idea that refusing to attack Syria in 2013 encouraged Russian intervention in Ukraine, and this is what they told her: “Wow, it’s kind of a revelation what you just said,” said a very surprised source from the Russian Foreign Ministry, who was not authorized to speak...

    Ukraine Photo Blog
    Mar11

    Ukraine Photo Blog

    VOA’s London Correspondent Luis Ramirez visited Ukraine recently where he reported on the effects of the war and how citizens are coping. These are his photos. …read more Source: Voice of...

    How Russia Saw the ‘Red Line’ Crisis
    Mar11

    How Russia Saw the ‘Red Line’ Crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin in Valdai, Russia ReutersSince the summer of 2013, when President Obama walked up to the red line over the use of chemical weapons in Syria and then pivoted away from it, it’s become something of a truism among Washington hawks that this bit of cowardice paved the way for Russia’s Vladimir Putin to...

    I’m Gonna Miss This President When He’s Gone
    Mar11

    I’m Gonna Miss This President When He’s Gone

    The foreign policy that President Obama describes in his extraordinary series of interviews with Jeffrey Goldberg is pretty much exactly the foreign policy that I would support – far more so than the foreign policy that the Obama Administration has actually followed. To some degree, that divergence exists because the President himself has changed...

    The Middle East Is Unraveling—and Obama Offers Words
    Mar11

    The Middle East Is Unraveling—and Obama Offers Words

    Anti-government protesters pray at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Amr Dalsh / ReutersJeffrey Goldberg has conducted the most extensive autopsy of President Obama’s foreign policy—and revealed that it is based on the doctrine that the best leader is the one who leads the least, and contemplates and talks the most. Obama is an impressive wordsmith....