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    Biden to attend meetings with Southeast European leaders
    Nov25

    Biden to attend meetings with Southeast European leaders

    Biden’s trip comes amid tensions in the region over an influx of refugees flooding into Europe, and a debate in the United States about whether to allow Syrian refugees following the Islamic State attack in Paris. Administration officials said security and humanitarian constraints are concerns for the leaders, with as many 5,000 refugees...

    After Turkey-Russia Clash, NATO Shouldn’t Derail an Ad Hoc Anti-Terror Coalition
    Nov25

    After Turkey-Russia Clash, NATO Shouldn’t Derail an Ad Hoc Anti-Terror Coalition

    MOSCOW — The Syrian crisis has deteriorated dramatically, moving from armed struggle mostly against non-state, and therefore barely identifiable, groups to a direct clash between major military powers. But this transformation was hardly unpredictable. When armed forces of major countries operate in an explosive region concurrently without...

    The Latest: Canadian PM slows down Syrian resettlement
    Nov25

    The Latest: Canadian PM slows down Syrian resettlement

    Norwegian police have advised citizens to carry valid identity papers on all trips abroad, following a government decision to start border controls on Thursday. Administration officials say security and humanitarian constraints are concerns for the leaders, with as many 5,000 migrants reaching Europe each day over the so-called Balkan migrant...

    Ukraine-Russia gas dispute escalates with both sides saying they cut ties
    Nov25

    Ukraine-Russia gas dispute escalates with both sides saying they cut ties

    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated Wednesday as Ukraine said it will stop buying Russian natural gas — hoping to rely on supplies from other countries — and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbour. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine closes airspace to Russian planes, halts gas purchases
    Nov25

    Ukraine closes airspace to Russian planes, halts gas purchases

    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas — hoping to rely on supplies from other countries — and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbour. …read more Source: CTV...

    The Real Danger of the Downed Russian Jet
    Nov25

    The Real Danger of the Downed Russian Jet

    A radar image released by Turkey shows the path of the Russian warplane shot down along the Turkish-Syrian border. Turkish Interior Ministry / ReutersFor clues to how the Syrian Civil War might finally end—or devolve into an even more nightmarish conflict—look to the congested skies over Syria. There, the air forces of countries such as the...

    Crimeans Putting On Brave Faces, But Frustration Mounting Over Blackout
    Nov25

    Crimeans Putting On Brave Faces, But Frustration Mounting Over Blackout

    Crimea has been dealing with massive power shortages since unidentified saboteurs knocked down electricity pylons on the Ukrainian mainland last weekend. Residents of the region taken over by Russia last year are putting on brave faces, but frustration is mounting. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine stops buying natural gas from Russia, closes its airspace to Russian planes
    Nov25

    Ukraine stops buying natural gas from Russia, closes its airspace to Russian planes

    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas — hoping to rely on supplies from other countries — and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbor. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia cuts gas and Ukraine closes airspace as trade war expands
    Nov25

    Russia cuts gas and Ukraine closes airspace as trade war expands

    The nations target each other’s economies as tensions reignite over the Crimean peninsula. …read more Source: The Washington...

    The End of the Fifth Republic?
    Nov25

    The End of the Fifth Republic?

    The strategy of terrorism, as has often (but not often enough) been remarked, it to trick stronger powers into doing counterproductive things. The terrorist attacks of November 13 in Paris, coming on the heels of the Charlie Hebdo attack in January, has awakened a more authoritarian France. I say “awakened” and not “created” because that...