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    World Briefing: Ukraine: International Court’s Jurisdiction Is Accepted
    Sep09

    World Briefing: Ukraine: International Court’s Jurisdiction Is Accepted

    It is a move that could clear the way for an investigation into possible war crimes in Ukraine’s bitter conflict with Russian-backed rebels. …read more Source: The New York...

    US, NATO Leery of Russian Actions in Syria
    Sep09

    US, NATO Leery of Russian Actions in Syria

    U.S. suspicions about Russian activity in Syria are not confined to Syria’s borders. Officials in Washington are concerned the moves could be part of a broader strategy by Moscow to extend its influence, while at the same time acting as a counterbalance to the United States in the Middle East. U.S. officials are investigating reports that...

    Minsk II — Simply Another Form of Russian Aggression
    Sep09

    Minsk II — Simply Another Form of Russian Aggression

    The recent violence in Kyiv in connection with protests over Ukrainian parliamentary consideration of some sort of special status for the separatist part of the Donbas is unforgivable. But Minsk II, the hastily cobbled together peace treaty engineered by Germany and France under Russian pressure, is no less forgivable for having placed Ukraine in...

    Nearly 8,000 Killed in Ukraine Conflict, U.N. Says
    Sep09

    Nearly 8,000 Killed in Ukraine Conflict, U.N. Says

    Its report blamed a continuing influx of fighters and weaponry from Russia as the major obstacle to peace. …read more Source: The New York...

    Giving a Voice to the Victims of Russia’s Crimean Landgrab
    Sep09

    Giving a Voice to the Victims of Russia’s Crimean Landgrab

    How a small group of Crimean Tatar journalists are resisting Moscow’s attempt to wipe them off the map. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Russia Tests New Fighter Bombers in Crimea
    Sep09

    Russia Tests New Fighter Bombers in Crimea

    A Black Sea Fleet spokesperson said the airmen’s performance was “excellent.” …read more Source:...

    The Cops That Would Save a Country
    Sep09

    The Cops That Would Save a Country

    Two thousand young men and women, equipped with 10 weeks of training, have been sent into the streets of Kiev to convince Ukrainians that the days of a corrupt and brutal militsiya are over. Can ‘my new police’ rescue a faltering revolution? …read more Source: Foreign...

    Besieged Gazprom Gives Ground to Brussels
    Sep09

    Besieged Gazprom Gives Ground to Brussels

    Score one for Brussels. The EU is finally, haltingly moving away from the onerous long-term, take-or-pay contracts Russian gas firm Gazprom has foisted on its Western customers. Yesterday marked Gazprom’s first public auction of gas in Europe, and three more will follow this week. Those auctions mark a shift in the continent’s gas...

    ICC Granted Wider Authority on Ukraine Probe
    Sep08

    ICC Granted Wider Authority on Ukraine Probe

    Ukraine granted wider jurisdiction to the International Criminal Court on Tuesday that will enable ICC prosecutors to investigate possible war crimes committed during Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine had earlier accepted the court’s jurisdiction for a limited period from November...

    The Surprising Resurgence of Russia as a Great Power
    Sep08

    The Surprising Resurgence of Russia as a Great Power

    In a world full of surprises — the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, the weakness in the Chinese economy, the battles within the European Union, the making of the Iran deal, the slide in the American stock market — one of the greatest surprises of all has been the sudden rebirth of Russian power under Vladimir Putin. This even as Russia...