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    The Selling of Obama
    Apr30

    The Selling of Obama

    President Barack Obama insists he does not obsess about “the narrative,” the everyday media play-by-play of political Washington. He urges his team to tune out “the noise,” “the echo chamber,” the Beltway obsession with who’s up and who’s down. But in the fall of 2014, he got sick of the narrative of gloom hovering over his White...

    US Walks Thin Line with Russia Between Cooperating and Helping
    Apr30

    US Walks Thin Line with Russia Between Cooperating and Helping

    With the two-month old cessation of hostilities in Syria rapidly disintegrating, the United States is finding itself in an increasingly uncomfortable position, trying to expand cooperation with Russia while not simultaneously playing into Russia’s hands. The latest example of Washington’s quandary played out Friday as U.S. and Russian...

    Ukraine heats up as East-West communication breaks down
    Apr30

    Ukraine heats up as East-West communication breaks down

    You can tell tension has risen to a very serious state of jitters when NATO feels the need for Cold War-era style hotlines with Moscow to prevent sudden, armed clashes in eastern Europe. …read more Source:...

    Interview: In Eastern Ukraine, ‘Too Many Troops Willing To Fire’
    Apr30

    Interview: In Eastern Ukraine, ‘Too Many Troops Willing To Fire’

    With so many opposing troops massed in close proximity along the line of separation, you can expect more civilians to be caught in the line of fire in eastern Ukraine. RFE/RL Ukrainian Service correspondent Rostislav Khotin interviews senior International Crisis Group adviser Paul Quinn-Judge. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    McDonald’s is investigating separatists who are selling burgers out of an abandoned franchise in Ukraine
    Apr30

    McDonald’s is investigating separatists who are selling burgers out of an abandoned franchise in Ukraine

    The McDonald’s sign on the building had been doctored to leave only the letters “Mc.” …read more Source: Business...

    Moscow Cools Anti-Western Rhetoric at Security Conference
    Apr30

    Moscow Cools Anti-Western Rhetoric at Security Conference

    Tensions between Russia and the United States have escalated over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, but there were signs at an international security conference in Moscow this month that the Kremlin may be softening its tone toward the West. The fifth annual Moscow Conference on International Security, hosted by Russia’s Defense Ministry...

    Weekend Roundup: Chernobyl Remains a Warning Against a New Nuclear Arms Race
    Apr30

    Weekend Roundup: Chernobyl Remains a Warning Against a New Nuclear Arms Race

    This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. More than an accident, it was the beginning of the meltdown of the Soviet Union and defrosting of the Cold War. Mikhail Gorbachev has written that Chernobyl “was an historic turning point” and “perhaps the real cause of the collapse of the Soviet Union...

    News of the day from across the globe, April 30
    Apr30

    News of the day from across the globe, April 30

    South Sudan’s leaders have formed a transitional coalition government bringing together politicians from the government and the armed opposition who have been at war for 2½ years. The government, which has a 30-month mandate culminating in fresh elections, has been formed according to a peace deal signed by Kiir and Machar in August under...

    Russian Censorship Group Seeks Chinese Help to Better Control Internet
    Apr30

    Russian Censorship Group Seeks Chinese Help to Better Control Internet

    Russian authorities are seeking greater control of information on the internet, with some who favor tighter restrictions looking to China. Russia’s Safe Internet League, an influential lobby, hosted a first-ever forum Wednesday in Moscow with China’s top internet censors, including Fang Binxing, known as the “Father of the Great...

    Beijing and Moscow Object to U.S.–Korea Missile Defense Collaboration
    Apr29

    Beijing and Moscow Object to U.S.–Korea Missile Defense Collaboration

    Seoul and Washington have been in advanced discussions to install a sophisticated anti-missile system called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea. The plan, which received a sense of added urgency after North Korea conducted nuclear tests earlier this year, has now prompted vociferous protestation from Russia and China....