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    Russian Lawmakers Grant Vladimir Putin The Right To Use Force In Syria
    Sep30

    Russian Lawmakers Grant Vladimir Putin The Right To Use Force In Syria

    MOSCOW, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The Russian parliament on Wednesday unanimously granted President Vladimir Putin the right to deploy the country’s military in Syria, a move a top Kremlin aide said related only to the air force.Russia has been building up its military presence in Syria, where it supports the government forces of President...

    Russian lawmakers to consider giving OK to use troops abroad
    Sep30

    Russian lawmakers to consider giving OK to use troops abroad

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agencies are quoting the chairwoman of Russia’s upper chamber of parliament as saying that lawmakers will consider the Kremlin’s request to use its army abroad.President Vladimir Putin has to request a parliamentary approval for any use of Russian troops abroad, according to the Russian constitution. The...

    Russian lawmakers to consider giving OK to use troops abroad
    Sep30

    Russian lawmakers to consider giving OK to use troops abroad

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agencies are quoting the chairwoman of Russia’s upper chamber of parliament as saying that lawmakers will consider the Kremlin’s request to use its army abroad. President Vladimir Putin has to request a parliamentary approval for any use of Russian troops abroad, according to the Russian constitution. The...

    3 Reasons America Is Totally Paranoid Despite Being the Only Superpower on Earth
    Sep30

    3 Reasons America Is Totally Paranoid Despite Being the Only Superpower on Earth

    Boogiemen lurk around every corner, as do high crimes and dark conspiracies. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com here.Given the cluttered landscape of the last 14 years, can you even faintly remember the moment when the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War ended in a stunned...

    Negotiators Reach Deal on Weapons Withdrawal in East Ukraine
    Sep30

    Negotiators Reach Deal on Weapons Withdrawal in East Ukraine

    Representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe reached a long-awaited agreement late Tuesday on the withdrawal of tanks and other weapons from the frontline in eastern Ukraine.”This is a document that opens a path to peace, a… …read more Source:...

    NATO chief urges Russia to be constructive in Syria, sees hope for Ukraine peace
    Sep30

    NATO chief urges Russia to be constructive in Syria, sees hope for Ukraine peace

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is calling on Russia to play a constructive role in restoring peace in war-ravaged Syria. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine calls for UN to restrain Russian veto
    Sep30

    Ukraine calls for UN to restrain Russian veto

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko joined called for reforms to rein in the use of vetoes by the UN Security Council’s five permanent members. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine, Russian-Backed Rebels Agree To Withdraw Weapons
    Sep30

    Ukraine, Russian-Backed Rebels Agree To Withdraw Weapons

    Representatives of Russia, Ukraine, and Europe reached a long-awaited agreement on the withdrawal of tanks and other weapons from the frontline in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Is The Thucydides Trap for the U.S. and China? A Response to Graham Allison
    Sep30

    Is The Thucydides Trap for the U.S. and China? A Response to Graham Allison

    This week the Atlantic Magazine published “The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?” by Graham Allison, who is one of the more thoughtful geopolitical theorists of the last half century. His classes at Harvard come with a waiting list. His books are required reading for anybody interested in foreign policy and he...

    Ukraine calls Russia’s anti-terrorism proposal ‘hard to believe’
    Sep30

    Ukraine calls Russia’s anti-terrorism proposal ‘hard to believe’

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has derided Russia’s call for the creation of an international anti-terrorism coalition, saying the Russians inspire terrorism on their own doorstep and back “puppet governments.” …read more Source:...