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Section: US & Canada

    Cabinet-making: Who’s on Trudeau’s shortlist
    Oct24

    Cabinet-making: Who’s on Trudeau’s shortlist

    Building a cabinet may be relatively easy for a skilled carpenter, but it’s a significant undertaking for any prime minister. The task will be even harder for Justin Trudeau. Trudeau has promised an equal number of men and women around his cabinet table. This is in addition to the usual considerations: a range of expertise, a balance...

    Lost Chances for Peace in Syria
    Oct24

    Lost Chances for Peace in Syria

    Seeking to disrupt the lethal cycle of foreign intervention and military escalation in Syria, a group of 55 House Democrats recently sent a letter to President Barack Obama, calling for a change in U.S. policy. “[I]t is time to devote ourselves to a negotiated peace, and work with allies, including surrounding Arab states that have a vested...

    Does Ukraine Still Believe in Reform?
    Oct24

    Does Ukraine Still Believe in Reform?

    As the country votes in local elections, Ukrainians will weigh in on whether they still believe in the promise of a less corrupt tomorrow. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ukrainians Head to the Polls
    Oct24

    Ukrainians Head to the Polls

    Ukrainian elections are this weekend, and they look like they will bring bad news for President Petro Poroshenko. Poroshenko isn’t on the ballot himself, as the elections are local, but any hopes he may have had of consolidating power look dim. AFP: The public’s frustration at the West’s refusal to arm Ukrainian forces and only...

    Refugee Passports Could End Border Delays in the Balkans
    Oct23

    Refugee Passports Could End Border Delays in the Balkans

    Katy Long, Stanford University Migrants warm up by a fire as they wait to cross into Croatia, October 19 2015. Marko Djurica/REUTERSThe latest hellish chapter in the Syrian refugee crisis is currently unfolding at Croatia’s borders. Thousands of refugees were forced to wait in knee-deep mud, as Croatia and Slovenia refuse to allow more than...

    Doctors Without Borders Says It’s Been Banned From Donetsk by Rebels
    Oct23

    Doctors Without Borders Says It’s Been Banned From Donetsk by Rebels

    Nearly 8,000 people have been killed since last year in the violence in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Cartoon: Obama’s Politcally Motivated Veto
    Oct23

    Cartoon: Obama’s Politcally Motivated Veto

    Justin Johnson wrote earlier this week on President Obama’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act: Instead of dealing with the bill on its merits, Obama is using the defense bill for political leverage. This is the wrong way to handle our national security. Many Americans rightfully find Washington’s way of doing things...

    The $117-a-Barrel Alliance
    Oct23

    The $117-a-Barrel Alliance

    Russia and Iran have been teaming up to give the U.S. fits in the Middle East, but can this alliance last? A good piece in the WSJ examines the question: For Moscow, the Syrian war fits into its global strategy of creating a “multipolar” world in which Russia would re-emerge as one of the key powers alongside a declining America. The Kremlin is...

    Welcome to the camp that trained 7-year-olds to be defenders of the Russian homeland
    Oct23

    Welcome to the camp that trained 7-year-olds to be defenders of the Russian homeland

    There was once a military training camp for the young in Europe, known as the Crimea Sich, that took place every year in August for two weeks. It was located in Crimea, a peninsula right below Ukraine and Russia. The Cossacks — an ethnic minority of East Slavic people who in 2014 helped Russia annex Crimea from Ukraine — would send kids as young...

    Looking West: Lviv Models Itself As Ukraine’s Future
    Oct23

    Looking West: Lviv Models Itself As Ukraine’s Future

    As Ukrainians vote in local elections on October 25, Lviv stands out among its peers as an example of what could be. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...