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    Lithuania to remove remaining Soviet-era statues in capital
    Jul13

    Lithuania to remove remaining Soviet-era statues in capital

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania is removing all the Soviet statues remaining in its capital, prompted by renewed calls to take down the symbols of an oppressive Soviet occupation amid the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: CNS...

    Canada funds ballot box training in addition battle schools in Ukraine
    Jul13

    Canada funds ballot box training in addition battle schools in Ukraine

    Canada, along with its allies, have dusted-off a Cold War playbook in order to push back against Russian influence in Ukraine. Separate from the upcoming military training program, the Harper government is spending over $49 million in an attempt to fight Kremlin influence with grassroots ideologue rather than tanks, artillery and troops. The...

    Russia Says U.K. Closes State Media Giant’s Bank Account Over Ukraine Sanctions
    Jul13

    Russia Says U.K. Closes State Media Giant’s Bank Account Over Ukraine Sanctions

    Russia says a London bank account held by its state-owned media behemoth Rossia Segodnya has been “closed” by British authorities in a move it linked to Ukraine-related sanctions imposed by the EU. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin knows his military muscle isn’t much without economic muscle
    Jul13

    Putin knows his military muscle isn’t much without economic muscle

    While Ukraine is the central point of conflict between Russia and NATO, economics may be the next battlefront. According to Robert Dannenberg, a Goldman Sachs security analyst and CIA veteran, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin recognizes the importance of gaining power through international economic agencies. “Putin is conservative...

    Has The War In Ukraine Moved To A Second Front?
    Jul13

    Has The War In Ukraine Moved To A Second Front?

    The violent weekend clashes between Ukrainian police and armed fighters from the Right Sector nationalist group have the potential to move the Ukrainian conflict to a new front on its westernmost border. We look at the multiethnic, independent-minded region of Transcarpathia, where some residents’ roots lie closer to Hungary, Slovakia,...

    Right Sector gunmen take boy hostage in western Ukraine
    Jul13

    Right Sector gunmen take boy hostage in western Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two gunmen from Ukraine’s notorious nationalist militia Right Sector have briefly taken a six-year-old boy hostage in western Ukraine as a standoff between the gunmen and police entered its third day. …read more Source: CNS...

    Why China’s Key Role in BRICS Does Not Threaten U.S. Power
    Jul13

    Why China’s Key Role in BRICS Does Not Threaten U.S. Power

    The BRICS nations convened in the Russian city of Ufa for the BRICS Summit last week to discuss cooperation on international and regional issues of common interest. The BRICS meeting was held in conjunction with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and represents the seventh formal meeting of the BRICS nations. The meetings discussed several...

    Ukrainians suspected of having pro-separatist views being rounded up by armed gangs
    Jul13

    Ukrainians suspected of having pro-separatist views being rounded up by armed gangs

    Peter Leonard of the Associated Press has this update from Ukraine: ODESSA, Ukraine (AP) — Striding through headquarters, Todor Panevsky gleefully announced that comrades in his self-defense unit had detained a pro-Russian separatist sympathizer in this picturesque port city. “We’ll ask him a few questions and then we’ll hand him over...

    Ukraine PM Addresses US Business Leaders
    Jul13

    Ukraine PM Addresses US Business Leaders

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Ukrainians and Americans should stand shoulder to shoulder “to make the world really free.” Yatsenyuk spoke at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Monday at a forum for U.S. and Ukrainian business leaders. The forum brought together business leaders from the two countries for high-level talks...

    Russia and the New Cold War in Historic Context: Part II of Conversations With Russia Scholar Stephen Cohen
    Jul13

    Russia and the New Cold War in Historic Context: Part II of Conversations With Russia Scholar Stephen Cohen

    On this, the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany, Professor Cohen began our interview with a discussion about the increasing downplaying of Russia’s critical role as an ally of the U.S. and Britain in the fight against Hitler. As Cohen explains, popular films like Saving Private Ryan deceptively portray World II as...