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    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...

    Biden Meets Southeast Europe Leaders about Surge of Migrants
    Nov25

    Biden Meets Southeast Europe Leaders about Surge of Migrants

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is attending a summit of southeast European leaders on Wednesday that focuses on tensions and security concerns over a surge of asylum-seekers and migrants crossing the region. Biden’s trip comes amid a debate in the U.S. about whether to admit Syrian refugees following the Islamic State group’s attack in...

    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...

    Russia just cut off Ukraine’s gas supply and this could be bad news for Europe
    Nov25

    Russia just cut off Ukraine’s gas supply and this could be bad news for Europe

    Russia’s relations with Ukraine have soured since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014, and now the two countries are fighting about gas… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Closes Airspace to Russia, Stops Buying Russian Gas
    Nov25

    Ukraine Closes Airspace to Russia, Stops Buying Russian Gas

    Ukraine has closed its airspace to all Russian planes and stopped buying Russian natural gas after exporter Gazprom announced it would halt deliveries to the country. Pro-western Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said at a cabinet meeting Wednesday that the government decided to ban all Russian flights from crossing Ukraine’s...

    What is Putinism?
    Nov25

    What is Putinism?

    In the early 2000s, Vladimir Putin seemed to be a pragmatic politician. However, since then his actions have become weighed down with an anti-Western ideology nourished by references to certain conservative Russian philosophers. Could he have taken a step backwards when he became a point of reference for all the “non-aligned” and...