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    U.S. vs. Russia: What a war would look like between the world’s most fearsome militaries
    Oct06

    U.S. vs. Russia: What a war would look like between the world’s most fearsome militaries

    Vladimir Putin’s brazen moves in Syria, Ukraine raise new questions about America’s contingency plans. …read more Source: USA...

    UN official: world’s displaced population now 60 million
    Oct06

    UN official: world’s displaced population now 60 million

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — When Antonio Guterres became the U.N. refugee chief almost 10 years ago, the world counted 38 million people displaced by conflict and persecution and the number was declining. Today, it’s more than 60 million and rising. As he prepares to step down at the end of the year, Guterres delivered a wide-ranging speech to...

    Ukranian Artist’s ‘Faces of War’ Portrays Only One
    Oct06

    Ukranian Artist’s ‘Faces of War’ Portrays Only One

    As Russian President Vladimir Putin was addressing the United Nations in New York last month, he was also being featured in an art exhibition in Washington. Not a flattering exhibit, it’s rendered in a unique medium that its Ukrainian creator, Daria Marchenko, calls not only a work of art, but a political statement. “The Faces of...

    Russian Admiral: ‘Volunteers’ May Join Syrian Army
    Oct06

    Russian Admiral: ‘Volunteers’ May Join Syrian Army

    A top Russian lawmaker says “a unit of Russian volunteers,” including battle hardened veterans who fought in eastern Ukraine, may join Syrian government troops fighting Islamic State extremists and other terrorists in that country. Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov, in comments to Russia’s Interfax-AVN news agency Monday, said Russian...

    Meet The Famous Artists And Writers Who Were Teachers First
    Oct06

    Meet The Famous Artists And Writers Who Were Teachers First

    Monday is World Teacher’s Day, a UNESCO-supported holiday that honors the critical role teachers play in maintaining education systems across the globe. Organizations in countries like Brazil, Poland, India and Papua New Guinea have planned international celebrations, meant to remind parents and students how important it is to empower...

    Putin Drops the Bombs and Deals the Cards in Syria and Ukraine
    Oct06

    Putin Drops the Bombs and Deals the Cards in Syria and Ukraine

    Moscow appears to have better positioned itself to exploit the tumult in Syria as well as Ukraine. On the other hand, within the Euro-Atlantic alliance, the lack of vision and will has ushered in a policy of presumed containment in Syria and Ukraine, more or less by default. The consequence, (or at least until Russia rushed in), has been more a...

    Engine failure sidelines Canadian destroyer involved in major NATO exercise
    Oct05

    Engine failure sidelines Canadian destroyer involved in major NATO exercise

    An aging Canadian warship, on its way to military exercises that are designed to send a strong message to Russia about the West’s resolve over the crisis in Ukraine, is now sidelined because of engine troubles. One of the four engines on the 43-year-old HMCS Athabaskan stopped working, sending the destroyer to a port in England for about a...

    60 Years in Journalism: Russia Reverting to Type
    Oct05

    60 Years in Journalism: Russia Reverting to Type

    A year after President Obama met with Vladimir Putin and described him slouching and “looking like that bored schoolboy in the back of the classroom,” the two have met again. Putin now has a huge bargaining chip on his shoulder, that is, his willingness to send his military into Ukraine, followed by Syria. And every such move helps...

    Ukraine War Deserters: 16,000 Troops Abandoned Military Since Conflict Began, Kiev Official Says
    Oct05

    Ukraine War Deserters: 16,000 Troops Abandoned Military Since Conflict Began, Kiev Official Says

    Around 16,000 Ukrainian troops, some with their weapons, have deserted from the country’s armed forces since the war in the Donbass region of the country erupted in April 2014, according to figures offered Monday by Kiev’s Chief Military prosecutor Anatoly Matios. …read more Source: International Business...

    Putin’s Pianos
    Oct05

    Putin’s Pianos

    Though Russian jets streak over Syria, dispersing ordnance against the remnants of the U.S. trained anti-Assad resistance forces, Putin’s main strategic target lies outside the MENA region. In immediate terms, Putin’s play in Syria is about the survival of the Assad regime and the positioning of Russia to play a key role in the final...