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    Kremlin Shifts Gears Toward War in Syria, Detente With West
    Nov20

    Kremlin Shifts Gears Toward War in Syria, Detente With West

    With Russia now ruling the downing of Metrojet flight 9268 an act of terrorism following the attacks in Paris, the Kremlin is expanding its air campaign in Syria and calling for a grand global alliance against Islamic State. Yet Kremlin critics argue this “window of opportunity” to end Russia’s isolation depends on whether the...

    The Daily Vertical: The Limits Of Detente
    Nov20

    The Daily Vertical: The Limits Of Detente

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    With Paris, ISIS Has Declared War on Us. Here’s How We Should Respond.
    Nov20

    With Paris, ISIS Has Declared War on Us. Here’s How We Should Respond.

    The ISIS attack in Paris was an attack on our global community. This will not end. We have to face this fact. The target of these attackers was non-combatant innocents. They will attack again. As much as we abhor the idea of more ground action in the Middle East, this is going to take concerted, long-term international military and civil action....

    Ukraine tells West to be wary in partnering with Russia against ISIS
    Nov20

    Ukraine tells West to be wary in partnering with Russia against ISIS

    Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister is warning the West to remember who it is dealing with in Russia, amid the stampede to co-operate in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. …read more Source: CTV...

    Remember Russia’s record, says Ukraine as West embraces Putin in ISIL fight
    Nov20

    Remember Russia’s record, says Ukraine as West embraces Putin in ISIL fight

    OTTAWA – Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister says in the stampede to co-operate in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, the West should not forget who it is dealing with in Russia.Vadym Prystaiko, who until last year was Kyiv’s ambassador to Canada, says his country is concerned that President Vladimir...

    Ukraine: Stop Harassing Us Over Oppressed Minorities — We’re Too Busy Fighting Russia
    Nov19

    Ukraine: Stop Harassing Us Over Oppressed Minorities — We’re Too Busy Fighting Russia

    Though it’s not commonly known, Ukraine’s LGBT community played a significant role in the Maidan revolution which toppled the unpopular government of Viktor Yanukovych some two years ago. Careful not to upset or alienate conservative nationalist elements at the Maidan, LGBT protesters made a tactical decision not to promote their...

    Kuwait arrests extremists in cell funded by Islamic State
    Nov19

    Kuwait arrests extremists in cell funded by Islamic State

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait’s Interior Ministry said Thursday it cracked down on an extremist cell that was aiding the Islamic State group with support that included brokering arms deals, arresting six people from various nationalities who were operating inside the country.The official Kuwait News Agency said police arrested a Lebanese...

    Will ISIS Force Russia and the West Together?
    Nov19

    Will ISIS Force Russia and the West Together?

    U.S. President Barack Obama chats with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 (G20) leaders summit in Antalya, Turkey. Jonathan Ernst / ReutersHe wasn’t ostracized. He wasn’t isolated. And certainly nobody threatened to shirtfront him. In the space of a year, Vladimir Putin has gone from being the pariah of...

    Famous Harvard professor calls some student protesters ‘oppressive intolerants representing the worst of the pack’
    Nov19

    Famous Harvard professor calls some student protesters ‘oppressive intolerants representing the worst of the pack’

    Famed Harvard Law professor and attorney Alan Dershowitz is a staunch defender of civil liberties. He has served on a number of high-profile court cases, including working on Nelson Mandela’s international legal defense team. Though he has worked on behalf of one of history’s greatest supporters of civil rights, Dershowitz opposes...

    Jewish group’s report: Nationalism, anti-Semitism appear in some Polish textbooks
    Nov19

    Jewish group’s report: Nationalism, anti-Semitism appear in some Polish textbooks

    WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — Nationalism and anti-Semitism are present in some history textbooks in Poland, a new report found. The report, “Anti-Semitism is not an option,” by the Czulent Jewish Association in conjunction with the Autonomia Foundation, analyzed 142 Polish history textbooks used in formal education settings accepted by the Polish...