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    IMF Chief ‘Concerned’ About Corruption Charges In Ukraine
    Feb05

    IMF Chief ‘Concerned’ About Corruption Charges In Ukraine

    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said she is concerned about the sudden resignation this week of Ukraine’s reformist economy minister, citing government corruption. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pollster: Russia Winning ‘Information War’ in Former Soviet States
    Feb05

    Pollster: Russia Winning ‘Information War’ in Former Soviet States

    Moscow’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, and its subsequent support for armed separatists in the eastern part of the country, has been accompanied by a major Russian information campaign in support of those actions. That campaign has targeted not only Russia’s domestic audience but also audiences in neighboring states that...

    The US is headed for a natural gas price war with Russia
    Feb05

    The US is headed for a natural gas price war with Russia

    REUTERS/Carlos Garcia RawlinsU.S. oil drillers have been hollowed out from what has been described as a price war waged by OPEC. But a separate price war might soon descend upon the U.S. natural gas industry, which is already reeling from a downturn in prices. The market for natural gas is not a global one in the same way that it is for crude...

    Western Aggression: The Highest Form of Terrorism
    Feb05

    Western Aggression: The Highest Form of Terrorism

    Photo by Daniel Oines Aggression is arguably the highest form of terrorism as it invariably includes the frightening of the target populations and their leaders as well as killing and destruction on a large scale. The U.S. invaders of Iraq in 2003 proudly announced a “shock and awe” purpose in their opening assault, clearly designed to instill...

    A Fresh Blow to Ukraine’s Government
    Feb05

    A Fresh Blow to Ukraine’s Government

    One of Ukraine’s most-respected reformist ministers, Aivaras Abromavicius, resigned yesterday because, he said, the corruption of President Petro Poroshenko’s government had become too much. Over at Bloomberg View, Leonid Bershidsky reports: The unofficial view has been of Ukraine’s reformist ministers as the public faces of a...

    Predicting World’s Future Trouble Spots Will Not Be Easy, But U.S. Must Continue to Lead
    Feb04

    Predicting World’s Future Trouble Spots Will Not Be Easy, But U.S. Must Continue to Lead

    In these early weeks of 2016, a thoughtful canvassing of world affairs and the challenges to our nation’s foreign policy engagement doesn’t paint a particularly pretty picture. Indeed, there are days when I consider the state of our planet and ask myself, “Can anything in the world go right?” Everywhere I look there seems...

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit
    Feb04

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit

    The abrupt resignation of Ukraine’s economy minister, followed by several of his deputies, over allegations of corruption has jeopardized Kiev’s relations with its Western backers, threatening vital loan aid, politicians said on Thursday. Aivaras Abromavicius quit on Wednesday, saying he would not become a “puppet” for...

    Putin’s Willing Executioner
    Feb04

    Putin’s Willing Executioner

    Vladimir Putin meets with Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. ReutersHe’s like a cartoon villain, except that he’s real. He can be pretty amusing, except when he’s terrifying. He’s a bit of a clown and more than a bit childish, but he’s also one of the most powerful men in Russia....

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit
    Feb04

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit

    The abrupt resignation of Ukraine’s economy minister, followed by several of his deputies, over allegations of corruption has jeopardized Kiev’s relations with its Western backers, threatening vital loan aid, politicians said on Thursday. Aivaras Abromavicius quit on Wednesday, saying he would not become a “puppet” for...

    Ukraine’s Decommunization Gets Boost As 175 Towns, Villages Renamed
    Feb04

    Ukraine’s Decommunization Gets Boost As 175 Towns, Villages Renamed

    The so-called decommunization of Ukraine edged forward on February 4 as parliament approved the scrapping of 175 names of towns, villages, and districts across the country and replaced them with non-Soviet alternatives. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...