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    Russia Forces US Military Intelligence Refocus With Actions In Syria And Ukraine, US Official Says
    Oct30

    Russia Forces US Military Intelligence Refocus With Actions In Syria And Ukraine, US Official Says

    With Russian involvement in both Syria and Ukraine, the U.S. needs to reorient its outlook to see Russia as an adversary as opposed to an ally and increase its intelligence capabilities, an American military official said Friday. The U.S. has lacked the capability to “see into Russia” due to its posture toward the Kremlin in recent years, said...

    Karen Dawisha on Russia’s Middle East Strategy, Interview With Eminent Russia Expert and Author of Putin’s Kleptocracy Part II
    Oct30

    Karen Dawisha on Russia’s Middle East Strategy, Interview With Eminent Russia Expert and Author of Putin’s Kleptocracy Part II

    Karen Dawisha is the Walter E Havighurst Professor of Political Science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is a world-renowned Russia expert who has written extensively about Soviet foreign policy, Russia-Middle East relations, and contemporary Russian politics. Her most recent book, published in 2014, is Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns...

    US Ambassador: Ukraine Elections Show Support for Reform
    Oct30

    US Ambassador: Ukraine Elections Show Support for Reform

    Ukraine’s recent local elections showed that voters want to see continued progress in the areas of legal reform and the fight against corruption, the U.S. ambassador in Kyiv said this week. Sunday’s elections “showed the resiliency of Ukrainian democracy in the face of difficult economic conditions and Russian aggression,”...

    Photos of the Week: 10/24-10/30
    Oct30

    Photos of the Week: 10/24-10/30

    Ihor Babak / Reuters Black bears in Florida, prayers for rain in Indonesia, Spain’s La Sagrada Familia basilica enters its final phase of construction, Slipknot performs in California, the Halloween Dog Parade in New York, students in India celebrate the 60th birthday of Bill Gates, the aftermath of Hurricane Patricia in Mexico, Chewbacca...

    NATO Commander: Russia’s Syria Deployment Aimed To Take Eyes Off Ukraine
    Oct30

    NATO Commander: Russia’s Syria Deployment Aimed To Take Eyes Off Ukraine

    NATO’s top commander says Russia’s military deployment to Syria was aimed at showcasing Moscow’s resurgent armed forces, but also to distract Western attention from the simmering conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Employees of Raided Ukrainian Library in Moscow Say They Were Framed
    Oct30

    Employees of Raided Ukrainian Library in Moscow Say They Were Framed

    The shaken employees of a Moscow library specializing in Ukrainian literature accused Russian investigators on Friday of planting banned extremist books on their shelves to create a pretext to raid the library and detain their director. Armed, masked police swooped on Moscow’s Library of Ukrainian Literature on Wednesday, carting off about...

    The multi-faceted reality of Italian foreign fighters in Ukraine
    Oct30

    The multi-faceted reality of Italian foreign fighters in Ukraine

    The clumsy attempt, in mid-September, of an Italian man to allegedly join pro-Russia separatist forces in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donbas, reignited the issue of Western “volunteers” fighting in this war-torn country. The would-be Italian combatant for the self-styled separatist “people republics” of Donetsk and Luhansk was arrested by...

    Looking West: Lviv models itself as Ukraine’s future
    Oct30

    Looking West: Lviv models itself as Ukraine’s future

    Coffee houses buzz with the din of outsiders. The streets are filled with the hustle and bustle of locals going about their daily business. Living statues dotting the main square add a human element to the city’s medieval past. Lviv exudes an air of a place that is going in the right direction. The sight […] …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian Heritage Consortium meets in Washington
    Oct30

    Ukrainian Heritage Consortium meets in Washington

    WASHINGTON – The Ukrainian Heritage Consortium of North America (UHCNA) held its fourth conference in Washington at the Library of Congress on September 18-20. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), chair of the Congressional Caucus on Ukraine and the conference’s keynote speaker, put the work of museums and cultural institutions into...

    Local elections held with lower-than-expected turnout
    Oct30

    Local elections held with lower-than-expected turnout

    Euro-Maidan opponents re-elected KYIV – Exhausted by war, economic depression and ongoing government corruption, Ukrainians turned out less-than-expected to elect their local councils and heads on October 25. Tallies conducted locally were still being registered by the Central Election Commission on October 29 but observers were already drawing...