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    Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk faces threat of no-confidence vote
    Feb16

    Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk faces threat of no-confidence vote

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is due to address parliament, where he faces the threat of a vote of no confidence. A no-confidence vote could cause the government to collapse, leading to snap elections. Mr Yatsenyuk’s government has been criticised over the slow pace of reform and faces allegations of corruption. Western...

    Tatars Step Up Resistance to Russian Rule Over Crimea
    Feb16

    Tatars Step Up Resistance to Russian Rule Over Crimea

    MoreExclusive: Russia’s Prime Minister on Syria, Sanctions and a New Cold WarRussia’s Former Anti-Doping Chief Dies After Resigning From Scandal-Hit AgencyExclusive: Russian Premier Remains Defiant on Bombing of Syrian Rebels (UROZHAYNE, Crimea) — Elnara Asanova lives alone with her four small children because her husband, an ethnic...

    Why Leftists Want to Draft Women
    Feb16

    Why Leftists Want to Draft Women

    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Hillary Clinton had endorsed forcing women to register for a draft. Now the issue is taking on new urgency. Despite the left’s anti-draft posturing, it has fond memories of its protests during the Vietnam War and it is the...

    Fighting Between Ukrainian Forces and Separatists Is Surging Once Again
    Feb16

    Fighting Between Ukrainian Forces and Separatists Is Surging Once Again

    Conflict in eastern Ukraine between state forces and Russian-backed separatists has escalated in recent weeks, despite a series of ceasefire attempts over the last year, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE) reported on Tuesday. “It’s still, unfortunately, an active conflict,” Lamberto Zannier, secretary-general of the Organization for...

    Laurus Contest Winners
    Feb16

    Laurus Contest Winners

    ‘Ustina,’ by Matthew Teter Above, the first winner of the Laurus contest: a portrait of the character Ustina from the celebrated Russian novel. Matthew Teter, the San Antonio, Texas, art teacher who produced the striking image above, writes: I was inspired by the novel LAURUS to paint an imagined portrait of the character Ustina. The novel...

    How the World Looks From the Russian Perspective
    Feb16

    How the World Looks From the Russian Perspective

    This piece is an excerpt taken from a longer article originally featured in Russia In Global Affairs.Old Rules Gone, No New Ones in Place MOSCOW — Let me start with global trends. The era that began with the end of the Second World War is now over. That period was characterized by a relatively orderly and stable system of confrontation. In...

    It’s time for the Liberals to show us their Arctic plan
    Feb16

    It’s time for the Liberals to show us their Arctic plan

    During one of the 2015 election debates, Justin Trudeau accused Prime Minister Harper of lacking an Arctic policy, calling it “Big Sled, No Dogs.” The idea was that the Conservative government’s Arctic record was empty rhetoric on investment in northern communities and on security in the face of Russian expansion in nearby waters. Mr....

    Tatars step up resistance to Russian rule over Crimea
    Feb15

    Tatars step up resistance to Russian rule over Crimea

    UROZHAYNE, Crimea (AP) — Elnara Asanova lives alone with her four small children because her husband, an ethnic Tatar, is in jail. Last April, when she was seven months pregnant, police grabbed him from the streets of their village because he had taken part in a Tatar protest against Russian annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: U.S....

    Tatars step up resistance to Russian rule over Crimea
    Feb15

    Tatars step up resistance to Russian rule over Crimea

    UROZHAYNE, Crimea (AP) — Elnara Asanova lives alone with her four small children because her husband, an ethnic Tatar, is in jail. Last April, when she was seven months pregnant, police grabbed him from the streets of their village because he had taken part in a Tatar protest against Russian annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine Faces Crucial Test As Resignations Dent Anti-Corruption Drive
    Feb15

    Ukraine Faces Crucial Test As Resignations Dent Anti-Corruption Drive

    Ukraine’s political crisis deepened Monday with the resignation of the deputy prosecutor general — who accused his boss of running a dead institution with no independence. Two years after the Maidan protests that ousted a president accused of corruption, the fight against corruption has taken center stage with a key debate on the...