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    Syrian ceasefire agreement starts next week
    Feb23

    Syrian ceasefire agreement starts next week

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Syria’s civil war has ground on for almost five years, but this day saw a diplomatic step that could begin the process of ending a conflict that’s killed 250,000 people and displaced millions more. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner begins our coverage. MARGARET WARNER: Syrian government forces and...

    The New Global Financial Cold War
    Feb23

    The New Global Financial Cold War

    Photo by Des Byrne The Guns and Butter Interview Suppose a country owes money to another nation’s government or official agency. How can creditors collect, unless there’s an international court and an enforcement system? The IMF and the World Bank were part of that enforcement system and now they’re saying: ‘We’re not...

    Ukraine picks song about Stalin deportations for Eurovision contest
    Feb23

    Ukraine picks song about Stalin deportations for Eurovision contest

    Ukrainians have chosen a Crimean Tatar singer and her song about the mass deportation of Tatars under Josef Stalin as the country’s entry for this year’s Eurovision song contest. …read more Source: Global...

    Confluence of Crises: The View From Munich
    Feb23

    Confluence of Crises: The View From Munich

    Co-authored with Richard Burt Since 1962, the year after the Berlin Wall was constructed, the annual Munich Security Conference (MSC) has helped propel conversations on many critical issues: the Cold War; nuclear arms control; the fall of that Wall and German reunification; 9-11; the Iraq War. Two years ago, the conference was all about NSA and...

    Documentary Captures Searing Images of Ukraine’s Pro-democracy Uprising
    Feb23

    Documentary Captures Searing Images of Ukraine’s Pro-democracy Uprising

    In the bitter cold winter months between November 2013 and February 2014, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians — sometimes up to a million — gathered in Kyiv’s Independence Square, or Maidan, and other central locations in the city demanding a break from Moscow’s orbit and a European future for themselves. Those moments in time are...

    The US government is evaluating sanctions against Russia that could destroy SpaceX’s biggest competitor
    Feb23

    The US government is evaluating sanctions against Russia that could destroy SpaceX’s biggest competitor

    NASA/Kim ShiflettA prime SpaceX competitor — United Launch Alliance (ULA) — might be banned from flying one of its most important rockets, which could spell ruin for the company. Right now, the US Government is determining whether importing Russian-made RD-180 rocket engines — which power ULA’s Atlas V rockets — violates sanctions against...

    How U.S. Sidelines Some of the Corrupt in the Former Soviet Union
    Feb22

    How U.S. Sidelines Some of the Corrupt in the Former Soviet Union

    Image: Stock Photo. FreeImages.com/Evgenia Pronina Most residents of the former Soviet Union hate the corruption that prevents everyone but a tiny minority from having a shot at a better standard of living. In a sop to the widespread anger about corruption, some countries in the region — notably Russia and Armenia — have set up...

    Korea and NATO: rising to the Northeast Asian and global challenges
    Feb22

    Korea and NATO: rising to the Northeast Asian and global challenges

    The following keynote speech was delivered on February 11, 2016, at the Security Talks at the Prince Carl Palace event in Munich, Germany. State Minister Huber, Ambassador Scharioth, Ambassador Ischinger, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Good evening, and thank you for the warm welcome and introduction. I am truly privileged to address...

    The Western Pragmatists Explain Russia
    Feb22

    The Western Pragmatists Explain Russia

    Editor’s Note: How do Russia and the West see one another? What are the experts’ views on the confrontation between Russia and the West? How do the pundits explain the Russo-Ukrainian war and Russia’s Syrian gambit? What are the roots of the mythology about Russia in the West, and why has the West failed to predict and...

    Documentary ‘Winter on Fire’ Captures Searing Images of Pro-democracy Protests in Ukraine
    Feb22

    Documentary ‘Winter on Fire’ Captures Searing Images of Pro-democracy Protests in Ukraine

    In the Oscar-nominated documentary “Winter on Fire,” filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky chronicles the massive 2013-14 mobilization of one million Ukrainians against a corrupt political regime and their bloody clashes with the police. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more. …read more Source: Voice of...