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    In Ukraine, Lenin Gets the Boot From Uncle Sam
    Dec31

    In Ukraine, Lenin Gets the Boot From Uncle Sam

    KYIV, Ukraine—There’s a saying in Ukraine about the four stages of being poor. It goes like this: First, you don’t have any hryvnias (the Ukrainian currency). Second, you don’t have any food. Third, you don’t have any dollars. And finally, you don’t have your $2 bill. For Ukrainians, dollars are a precious and...

    Framing Obama’s Democracy Promotion Legacy
    Dec31

    Framing Obama’s Democracy Promotion Legacy

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently published an op-ed in The Boston Globe. The piece hits on many of the achievements which the Obama administration intends to use to bolster the president’s foreign policy legacy, including the Iran nuclear agreement, the climate change accord, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal and the...

    Ukraine Cuts Power To Crimea Again, Citing Faulty Equipment
    Dec31

    Ukraine Cuts Power To Crimea Again, Citing Faulty Equipment

    A Crimean official said Ukraine had cut off a major source of electrical power to the region, a month after saboteurs first plunged the peninsula annexed by Russia into darkness. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putinism Is An Aberration
    Dec31

    Putinism Is An Aberration

    What Russia is up to? More specifically, What Putin is up to? He wants a bigger role on the world stage, possibly the same it enjoyed during the Cold War. It is a natural aspiration of any leader. One who heads a former super power is entitled to far greater ambitions. It is the execution of the ideas that matter. What alternatives does Putin...

    Putin is giving 1,000 Russian officials a 400-page book of his best quotes
    Dec31

    Putin is giving 1,000 Russian officials a 400-page book of his best quotes

    Official Publication via RFERLStrapped for gift ideas this holiday season? How about a 400-page book of Vladimir Putin’s most “world-changing” words? That’s what about 1,000 Russian officials and politicians can expect under their New Year’s trees this year. “World-Changing Words, Key Quotes of Vladimir...

    Analysts: More Problems Ahead for Russian Space Agency
    Dec30

    Analysts: More Problems Ahead for Russian Space Agency

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin liquidated the Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, on Monday — and replaced it with a state corporation, still called Roscosmos. The plan, to take effect January 1, was decided a year ago following a series of embarrassing rocket failures and high-profile corruption. Russia lost a defense satellite Dec. 5,...

    World Briefing: World Leaders Agree to Extend Efforts to End Ukraine Conflict
    Dec30

    World Briefing: World Leaders Agree to Extend Efforts to End Ukraine Conflict

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany called for the Minsk peace agreement to be carried out in full in 2016. …read more Source: The New York...

    Gen. Jonathan Vance welcomes Liberal review of defence policy
    Dec30

    Gen. Jonathan Vance welcomes Liberal review of defence policy

    Canada’s top general welcomes the Liberals’ promised review of the country’s defence policy but said the military must remain robust and equipped to handle a variety of threats in a world of “continuous conflict.” Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff, said events over the last year highlight the varied demands placed...

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany Back Extension of Ukraine Peace Deal
    Dec30

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany Back Extension of Ukraine Peace Deal

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have agreed to extend the Minsk peace accord on Ukraine into 2016, the Kremlin said in a statement on Wednesday, following a phone call between the four leaders. Extension of the agreement was widely expected as a cease-fire has been broadly holding in eastern Ukraine since September, though...

    Putin’s Son-in-Law Lands $1.75 Billion Russian State Loan
    Dec30

    Putin’s Son-in-Law Lands $1.75 Billion Russian State Loan

    The son-in-law of Vladimir Putin stands to benefit from $1.75 billion in cheap finance from the Russian state, a Reuters examination of public documents shows. The money will help fund a petrochemical project at a company in which Kirill Shamalov, husband of Katerina Tikhonova, the Russian president’s younger daughter, has a significant...