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    How the West Misjudged Russia, Part 3: Shades of Pragmatism
    Jan22

    How the West Misjudged Russia, Part 3: Shades of Pragmatism

    Editor’s Note: How do Russia and the West see one another? What are the experts’ views on the confrontation between Russia and the West? How do the pundits explain the Russo-Ukrainian war and Russia’s Syrian gambit? What are the roots of the mythology about Russia in the West, and why has the West failed to predict and...

    Refugee Crisis: The EU’s Turkey Connection
    Jan22

    Refugee Crisis: The EU’s Turkey Connection

    By Holger SchmiedingEurope has to tread carefully as Turkey itself is in a precarious situation.Turkey matters. But Europe has to tread carefully as Turkey itself is in a precarious situation. I see a good chance that Europe (specifically Germany) and Turkey can work out a deal that will lead to a slower flow of refugees from Turkey into Greece....

    Analysis: Russia’s tone familiar after spy poisoning report
    Jan22

    Analysis: Russia’s tone familiar after spy poisoning report

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has made no public comment on the sensational report by a British judge that concluded the Kremlin leader probably approved a 2006 plan to kill a Russian dissident in London. Moscow apparently believes that Western leaders’ eagerness to stem the tide of Syrian refugees will make them hesitant to push...

    EU document reflects concerns about pace of reforms in Ukraine
    Jan22

    EU document reflects concerns about pace of reforms in Ukraine

    BRUSSELS – Kyiv has touted the promise of a visa-free regime for Ukrainians traveling to the European Union as evidence of its success in carrying out reforms, but behind the scenes several key European Union member states are bemoaning the country’s slow progress of implementation and lack of engagement both with its citizens and with […]...

    Poroshenko has 25% support, 70% disapproval, poll reveals
    Jan22

    Poroshenko has 25% support, 70% disapproval, poll reveals

    KYIV – About 25 percent of Ukrainians approve of the job President Petro Poroshenko is doing, while about 70 percent disapprove of his performance, particularly his administration’s handling of the war in the Donbas. As president, he’s the commander-in-chief of the military and has led the negotiations with foreign leaders to resolve...

    Russia’s National Security Strategy denotes U.S. and NATO as threats
    Jan22

    Russia’s National Security Strategy denotes U.S. and NATO as threats

    The National Security Strategy blames the U.S. and the European Union for the Ukraine crisis; in particular, it paints the Euro-Maidan events as a Western-sponsored “color revolution” and a potential threat to Russia’s security. Russia’s new National Security Strategy (NSS), signed into law by President Vladimir Putin on December 31,...

    Analysis: Russia’s tone familiar after spy poisoning report
    Jan22

    Analysis: Russia’s tone familiar after spy poisoning report

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has made no public comment on the sensational report by a British judge that concluded the Kremlin leader probably approved a 2006 plan to kill a Russian dissident in London. Instead, his subordinates went before reporters and portrayed it as a groundless accusation concocted by a relentlessly hostile West....

    Swine Flu Causes Deaths In Eastern Ukraine
    Jan22

    Swine Flu Causes Deaths In Eastern Ukraine

    An outbreak of the H1N1 swine flu virus has killed 26 people in the territories currently controlled by Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region, Russian news agencies reported on January 22. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    State Department clarifies president’s SOTU reference
    Jan22

    State Department clarifies president’s SOTU reference

    WASHINGTON – The following response was given on January 15 by the State Department spokesperson Mark Toner regarding President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address (January 12), in which he said: “…Russia is pouring resources in to prop up Ukraine and Syria – client states they saw slipping away from their orbit.” Mr. Toner […]...

    Ukraine is not a client state of Russia
    Jan22

    Ukraine is not a client state of Russia

    The statement below was released by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America on January 13. In his final State of the Union address, President Obama got it wrong when it came to Ukraine. Speaking before the annual joint session of Congress, the President declared, “Even as their economy severely contracts, Russia is pouring resources in […]...