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    The problem with Barack Obama’s foreign policy approach
    Jul30

    The problem with Barack Obama’s foreign policy approach

    (Liu Bin/XINHUA-REA/Redux) It has taken until the twilight of his presidency, but now, finally, Barack Obama is crafting the sort of legacy in foreign policy that he no doubt hopes will define his terms in office. Last week, the Cuban flag was raised at its Embassy in Washington for the first time in more than five decades, as Washington and...

    Russia vetoes U.N. tribunal to investigate MH17 crash
    Jul30

    Russia vetoes U.N. tribunal to investigate MH17 crash

    Russia has blocked a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have created an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for bringing down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    R.I.P. Helsinki Accords
    Jul30

    R.I.P. Helsinki Accords

    At 40, are the Helsinki Accords on life support? Or are they just experiencing a midlife crisis? …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian pilot charged in deaths of two Russian journalists goes to court in Russia’s south
    Jul30

    Ukrainian pilot charged in deaths of two Russian journalists goes to court in Russia’s south

    DONETSK, Russia — A preliminary hearing in the trial of a Ukrainian officer charged in the deaths of two Russian journalists started in Russia’s south on Thursday. Russian investigators allege that military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko was working as a spotter in eastern Ukraine and provided the co-ordinates for a mortar attack that killed the...

    Beijing, Almaty make final pitch for Winter Olympics 2022 votes
    Jul30

    Beijing, Almaty make final pitch for Winter Olympics 2022 votes

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Beijing and Almaty made their final bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics with China’s basketball legend Yao Ming countering Kazakhstan’s prime minister in the battle to sway decision-makers ahead of Friday’s vote.China, because of its political and economic clout, is the strong favourite in the smallest...

    Putinology
    Jul30

    Putinology

    Two schools have vied at center stage in recent years seeking to explain the foreign policy behavior of Putin’s Russia. One essentially places the blame almost entirely at the West’s door: The annexation of Crimea and the war on Ukraine were responses to the West’s insufficient sensitivity to Russian “national interests.”...

    Investigators say plane debris possibly from Flight MH370
    Jul30

    Investigators say plane debris possibly from Flight MH370

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Air safety investigators have a “high degree of confidence” that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Air safety investigators — one of them a Boeing investigator —have...

    Ruble Extends Slide, Reviving Economic Concerns
    Jul30

    Ruble Extends Slide, Reviving Economic Concerns

    The Russian ruble is falling under the pressure of cheaper oil, reviving concerns over the country’s economic outlook, particularly the perniciously high inflation rate. The ruble was down 0.9 percent in Moscow trading on Thursday, at 59.2 rubles against the dollar. The decline comes a day after the Russian central bank halted daily...

    Russian Sanctions: Putin Signs Decree Ordering All Western Imported Food ‘Destroyed’
    Jul30

    Russian Sanctions: Putin Signs Decree Ordering All Western Imported Food ‘Destroyed’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday ordering the “destruction” of all food brought into the country against import bans on Western products. The import bans were part of sanctions instituted in 2014 in response to Western sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, and they have greatly disrupted the daily...

    Commentary: Pride Versus Prejudice In The West
    Jul30

    Commentary: Pride Versus Prejudice In The West

    Throughout its history, my country — the Soviet Union — conducted cruel and arbitrary mass purges; participated in international political terrorism; fostered new totalitarian regimes; committed aggression; and violated fundamental principles of law. Russia has returned to that behavior. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe /...