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    How One Ukrainian Teenager Declared War on Post-Traumatic Stress
    Feb13

    How One Ukrainian Teenager Declared War on Post-Traumatic Stress

    KYIV, Ukraine—Ivona Kostyna couldn’t leave the war even if she wanted to. It was December 2014 and, at age 18, the civilian volunteer was delivering supplies to Ukrainian troops stationed in the front-line town of Debaltseve. Her car broke down, and in the six days it took to make repairs she lived among the soldiers. They were hunkered...

    Follyanna? A Coda
    Feb13

    Follyanna? A Coda

    Less than 24 hours after finishing “Follyanna?” the U.S. government, along with other Western and Russian officials, announced a ceasefire in Syria, supposedly to be discussed and detailed further in preparation for implementation next week. Does this disprove my skepticism about the futility of the Geneva process? We’ll find out fairly...

    Obama Administration Once Again Concedes to Putin in Syria
    Feb12

    Obama Administration Once Again Concedes to Putin in Syria

    Washington has succumbed to another diplomatic mirage: the Russian promise of a limited pause in the intensifying war in Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that they had agreed to an arrangement to “accelerate and expand” deliveries of humanitarian aid to starving civilians in besieged areas,...

    Ukraine Needs a Reboot
    Feb12

    Ukraine Needs a Reboot

    The government in Kiev has reached a dead end. It’s time for a new start. …read more Source: Foreign...

    8,500 Russian troops perform military drills near Ukrainian border
    Feb12

    8,500 Russian troops perform military drills near Ukrainian border

    Dmitry RashnitsovSEVASTOPOL, Crimea, Feb. 12 (UPI) — Russian troops conducted drills in the Black Sea and on land this week near Ukraine — deploying more than 8,500 troops, 50 warships and 200 aircraft. …read more Source: United Press...

    Putin Sanctions Must Remain…He’s on the Ropes
    Feb12

    Putin Sanctions Must Remain…He’s on the Ropes

    The recent backroom bi-laterals talks between the United States and Russia about Ukraine have caused anxiety in the region, raised hopes that sanctions could be lifted, and elevated Russian President Vladimir Putin’s status to super power level. All are counterproductive. Since the bi-laterals talks, and optimistic statements by U.S....

    Pope Francis Makes History by Meeting With Russian Orthodox Church’s Leader
    Feb12

    Pope Francis Makes History by Meeting With Russian Orthodox Church’s Leader

    MoreWhat to Know About Pope Francis’ Historic MeetingDonald Trump Criticizes Pope Francis for Mexico Border VisitPope Francis Should Lift Abortion Bans to Fight Zika(HAVANA) — Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first-ever papal meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, an historic development in the 1,000-year...

    Predators on the Frontier
    Feb12

    Predators on the Frontier

    Revisionist powers are on the move. ‎From eastern Ukraine and the Persian Gulf to the South China Sea, large rivals of the United States are modernizing their military forces, grabbing strategic real estate, and threatening vulnerable U.S. allies. Their goal is not just to assert hegemony over their neighborhoods but to rearrange the global...

    Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Church leader hold historic meeting in Cuba
    Feb12

    Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Church leader hold historic meeting in Cuba

    Vatican Pope Francis arrived in Havana on Friday to meet the head of the Russian Orthodox Church nearly 1,000 years after Eastern Orthodoxy split with Rome, marking the first encounter in history between a Roman Catholic pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch. The two religious leaders, guests of a Communist government, will address the...

    Behind the Curve: Obama (Again), and Some Republicans Too
    Feb12

    Behind the Curve: Obama (Again), and Some Republicans Too

    The Guardian:Barack Obama is planning to make “a big, public reach-out” to British voters to stay inside the European Union, the chair of the US Senate foreign relations committee has revealed.The plan emerged amid fears in Washington that the UK’s EU referendum is a dangerous gamble that could unravel with disastrous consequences for the...