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    Russian Syria Withdrawal: Vladimir Putin Is the Consummate Political Gambler
    Mar15

    Russian Syria Withdrawal: Vladimir Putin Is the Consummate Political Gambler

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is not an easy politician to read. He is willing to say one thing while his diplomats and military do another—as the long-running conflict in Ukraine has demonstrated. His statements are at the pinnacle of a Russian state propaganda machine shrouding any “truth” in layers of often deceptive assertions. And, as the...

    Putin’s surprise pullout from Syria doesn’t mean he’s gone for good
    Mar15

    Putin’s surprise pullout from Syria doesn’t mean he’s gone for good

    Mission accomplished. It was a hell of an exit, and a surprise one at that, when Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his soldiers home from Syria on Monday, five months and 9,000 fighter jet sorties after entering the fray and changing the trajectory of the five-year-long war. (Some troops will stay behind to protect personnel at Russian...

    Russia Has ‘Withdrawn’ From Syria, But Actually, It Hasn’t
    Mar15

    Russia Has ‘Withdrawn’ From Syria, But Actually, It Hasn’t

    Russia’s fighter jets have come home from Syria to a heroes’ welcome. At an airbase near the eastern city of Voronezh on Tuesday, returning pilots were carried aloft in a ceremony replete with the pomp and circumstance befitting a victorious army.President Vladimir Putin’s Monday night announcement that Moscow was pulling troops...

    Will Russian Withdrawal Mean a Federal Syria or More War?
    Mar15

    Will Russian Withdrawal Mean a Federal Syria or More War?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s surprise announcement to withdraw most Russian war planes and personnel from Syria has left the public in the dark about his motives, raising troubling questions about whether the move will provide an opening for the U.S., Turkey and their Gulf allies to resume their drive towards regime change in...

    US Diplomat: Ukraine Must Clean Up Corruption, Liberalize Economy
    Mar15

    US Diplomat: Ukraine Must Clean Up Corruption, Liberalize Economy

    Ukraine’s greatest challenge remains the Russian occupation of the Crimean peninsula and the restoration of sovereignty in the eastern Donbas region through full implementation of the September 2014 and February 2015 Minsk agreements, according to a top U.S. diplomat. Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland...

    Ukrainian runner Lupu to miss world indoors over meldonium
    Mar15

    Ukrainian runner Lupu to miss world indoors over meldonium

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Former European indoor 800-meter champion Nataliya Lupu of Ukraine will miss this week’s world indoor championships in… …read more Source:...

    Peering Into War’s Foggy Future
    Mar15

    Peering Into War’s Foggy Future

    “I don’t try to predict the future of war.” Sir Lawrence Freedman, March 10, 2016 Anyone who attended New America and Arizona State University’s “Future of War” conference on March 10 and sought a clear vision of the future was in for disappointment. The picture that emerged from a fast-moving series of panels,...

    The Atlantic’s April Issue Online in Full Today
    Mar15

    The Atlantic’s April Issue Online in Full Today

    Washington, D.C. (March 15, 2016)—The Atlantic’s April 2016 issue is released in its entirety today at TheAtlantic.com, led by Jeffrey Goldberg’s “The Obama Doctrine,” an exclusive and sweeping telling of President Obama’s worldview based on many hours of in-depth and unusually candid interviews with the president. The piece,...

    Ukrainian Fashion Model Breaks Barriers To Get To New York
    Mar15

    Ukrainian Fashion Model Breaks Barriers To Get To New York

    Model Alexandra Kutas is trying to forge a career in a demanding industry. She’s had an unlikely path to the runways of New York. (RFE/RL’s Russian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian party has buried idea of technocrat government: president’s party
    Mar15

    Ukrainian party has buried idea of technocrat government: president’s party

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s reformist Samopomich party has effectively buried lawmakers’ plans to replace Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk’s… …read more Source:...