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    Russia says there is no ‘plan B’ for Syria — but its airstrikes tell a different story
    Feb25

    Russia says there is no ‘plan B’ for Syria — but its airstrikes tell a different story

    Thomson ReutersRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters on Thursday that there is no “plan B” on Syria’s ceasefire agreement and will not be one, according to Reuters. His comments echoed those of Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, who said at a conference in Moscow that Russian officials are “perplexed...

    The rise of billionaire Len Blavatnik, one of Wall Street’s greatest dealmakers
    Feb25

    The rise of billionaire Len Blavatnik, one of Wall Street’s greatest dealmakers

    Michael Buckner/GettyLast month, Business Insider published a list of the richest people on earth. Ukraine-born American investor Leonard Blavatnik came in at No. 42 with a net worth of $16.7 billion. The self-made billionaire’s wealth has ballooned in recent years thanks to his privately held industrial group, Access Industries, which has...

    Putin and Trump Are ‘Dangerous Clowns,’ Says Pussy Riot Member
    Feb25

    Putin and Trump Are ‘Dangerous Clowns,’ Says Pussy Riot Member

    Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova has branded Russian President Vladimir Putin and aspiring U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump “dangerous clowns” who have much in common. Putin first became president over 15 years ago, with relatively little experience in politics, having mainly worked for Moscow’s security services prior to the...

    Cops: Pennsylvania honors student was 23-year-old Ukrainian
    Feb25

    Cops: Pennsylvania honors student was 23-year-old Ukrainian

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police say a central Pennsylvania high school honors student was actually a 23-year-old Ukrainian national using a false identity after his visa expired. …read more Source: U.S....

    Cops: Pennsylvania honors student was 23-year-old Ukrainian
    Feb25

    Cops: Pennsylvania honors student was 23-year-old Ukrainian

    Police say a central Pennsylvania high school honors student was actually a 23-year-old Ukrainian national using a false identity after his visa expired. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    How Putin Made Russia’s Military Into a Modern, Lethal Fighting Force
    Feb25

    How Putin Made Russia’s Military Into a Modern, Lethal Fighting Force

    Mitchell Yates Security, Eurasia It’s more capable of conducting combat operations than at any point since the end of the Cold War. The 2014 annexation of the Crimea and subsequent “stealth invasion” of eastern Ukraine by the Russian Federation, as well as Moscow’s commitment to Basher al-Assad’s regime in Syria, are indicative...

    Belarus Capital Minsk is The Worst European City to Live In
    Feb25

    Belarus Capital Minsk is The Worst European City to Live In

    The Belarusian capital of Minsk is Europe’s worst city to live in, according to analytics firm Mercer who annually compare quality of life indexes across the world. Seven out of the top 10 cities to live in were European, although all of them are firmly in Western Europe. Starting with Vienna, all of Europe’s top cities are either in...

    Russian Court Denies Release For Crimean Tatar Leader’s Son
    Feb25

    Russian Court Denies Release For Crimean Tatar Leader’s Son

    A court in the Russian city of Astrakhan has rejected a request for the early release of the son of leading Crimean Tatar politician Mustafa Dzhemilev. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Can Ukraine Save Itself?
    Feb25

    Can Ukraine Save Itself?

    By Geoffrey BerlinUkraine’s road to justice and economic inclusion is as complex as the path of the U.S. civil right movement.Two years after Ukraine’s “Maidan uprising,” the Ukrainian people’s expectations for government reform and economic progress are being betrayed. Last week, Ukraine’s Parliament voted to declare the...

    A 2016 Foreign Policy Report Card
    Feb25

    A 2016 Foreign Policy Report Card

    Presidents have more latitude in foreign affairs than in domestic policy, and the trend over the past two administrations has been for presidents to be more hawkish than their campaign pledges led voters to expect. George W. Bush promised a “humble foreign policy.” Instead, he gave us the Iraq War. Barack Obama was elected in part to end...