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    We Don’t Need a Big Military if We Don’t Try to Police the World
    Jan26

    We Don’t Need a Big Military if We Don’t Try to Police the World

    Much is said these days about the mismatch of missions and resources for the military. Indeed, the chants of neoconservatives on Capitol Hill have gotten quite loud: more military spending, more personnel, more weapons. A recent Rand Corporation report also warned that failing to deploy a large enough Army could “lead to a failure of the...

    Romania offers Moldova $65 million loan to spur reforms
    Jan26

    Romania offers Moldova $65 million loan to spur reforms

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s prime minister offered Moldova a loan of 60 million euros ($65 million) on Tuesday to prevent economic collapse in the impoverished ex-Soviet republic — if certain conditions are met. To get the money, Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos said Moldova will have to reform its justice system, fight corruption, sign...

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reaches out to Trudeau government
    Jan26

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reaches out to Trudeau government

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reached out Tuesday to the new government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau while decrying the the government of Trudeau’s predecessor Stephen Harper as “Russia-phobic.” Speaking during a wide-ranging annual foreign affairs news conference in Moscow, Lavrov said Russian President Vladimir Putin and...

    The Kremlin Shows the World How to Make an AIDS Crisis Worse
    Jan26

    The Kremlin Shows the World How to Make an AIDS Crisis Worse

    “I may be small, but I am strong,” says Anya Alimova, a 29-year-old with green hair, as she picks up a heavy backpack bulging with syringes, condoms, HIV tests and other related items. It’s a snowy winter’s evening in east Moscow, and Alimova and her co-worker, Lena Plotnikova, will spend the next few hours distributing these...

    Ukraine deliberately drags feet on Minsk peace deal: Lavrov
    Jan26

    Ukraine deliberately drags feet on Minsk peace deal: Lavrov

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukraine is dragging its feet on implementation of the Minsk peace agreement because its wants to keep in place the Western… …read more Source:...

    Council Of Europe To Check On Human Rights In Crimea
    Jan26

    Council Of Europe To Check On Human Rights In Crimea

    Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland has announced he is sending a delegation to Crimea to assess the human rights situation on the peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Denounces Soviet Founder Lenin
    Jan26

    Putin Denounces Soviet Founder Lenin

    MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday criticized Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, accusing him of placing a “time bomb” under the state, and sharply denouncing brutal repressions by the Bolshevik government. The harsh criticism of Lenin, who is still revered by communists and many others in Russia, is unusual for Putin, who in the past...

    Putin has achieved one of his biggest goals in Syria
    Jan26

    Putin has achieved one of his biggest goals in Syria

    Thomson ReutersWhile Russia’s military intervention in Syria has not yielded substantial progress on the ground for the Assad government, Moscow has succeeded in propping up the embattled regime, according to a new analysis. An IHS Conflict Monitor estimate released last week shows that between Sept. 29, when the Kremlin launched its...

    How Falling Oil Prices Are Upending Russian Politics
    Jan26

    How Falling Oil Prices Are Upending Russian Politics

    MOSCOW — In 2014-2015, Russia’s domestic policy was pushed abroad — first toward Ukraine, then toward Syria. In 2016, the Russian authorities will have to shift their focus away from shaping the world order and toward putting their own house in order. Otherwise, they will not survive. Over the last two years, President Vladimir...

    US Treasury official: Putin is corrupt and the US has known for ‘many, many years’
    Jan26

    US Treasury official: Putin is corrupt and the US has known for ‘many, many years’

    Thomson ReutersA U.S. Treasury official said the United States considers Russian President Vladimir Putin to be corrupt and that it has known this for “many, many years,” the BBC reported on Monday. Adam Szubin, acting Treasury secretary for terrorism and financial crimes, said in an interview with BBC Panorama that the Russian...