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    Joint Chiefs nominee: Russia is top security threat to US
    Jul09

    Joint Chiefs nominee: Russia is top security threat to US

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday that Russia poses the greatest threat to U.S. national security and it would be a reasonable military decision to supply lethal arms to Ukrainians fighting against rebels backed by Moscow. The White House quickly … …read more...

    What You Need to Know About the Coming Deal With Iran
    Jul09

    What You Need to Know About the Coming Deal With Iran

    A deal to roll back and constrain Iran’s nuclear program may come this week. Here is what you need to know about this historic agreement and its global implications. On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of going on NPR’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, who had some very important questions to ask about the Iran negotiations currently...

    Call for Sanity on Sixtieth Anniversary of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto
    Jul09

    Call for Sanity on Sixtieth Anniversary of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto

    This post originally appeared on Foreign Policy in Focus. It was exactly 60 years ago that Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein gathered together with a group of leading intellectuals in London to draft and sign a manifesto in which they denounced the dangerous drive toward war between the world’s Communist and anti-Communist factions. The...

    Lavrov: For Russia, Issue of Crimea ‘Closed’
    Jul09

    Lavrov: For Russia, Issue of Crimea ‘Closed’

    Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has reiterated Russia’s position on its annexation of Crimea, saying that Moscow considers the matter “closed.” “The Crimea issue – and I think everyone understands this, including those who cannot stop talking about it – is closed,” Lavrov said, speaking Thursday at a news conference on the...

    Joint Chiefs nominee names Russia top security threat
    Jul09

    Joint Chiefs nominee names Russia top security threat

    He also says he supports supplying Ukraine with weapons to defend against separatists. …read more Source: USA...

    NATO to open regional HQ in Lithuania amid Ukraine crisis
    Jul09

    NATO to open regional HQ in Lithuania amid Ukraine crisis

    NATO will open the first Baltic regional headquarters for its new rapid reaction force in Lithuania in the coming months, amid growing concerns over Russian aggression in Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    The Invisible (Digital) War
    Jul09

    The Invisible (Digital) War

    Wherever there’s a political crisis, from Gaza to Ukraine, cyberattacks targeting the flow of information soon follow. A few brave computer programmers are fighting back. …read more Source: Foreign...

    BRICS Leaders Vow to Coordinate Actions, Protect Economies
    Jul09

    BRICS Leaders Vow to Coordinate Actions, Protect Economies

    The BRICS emerging nations said on Thursday they were worried about the volatility of global financial markets and oil prices and agreed to coordinate efforts to keep their economies stable. Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa finally launched the group’s largest initiatives to date – a development bank and a...

    Interview with Kiev International Democracy Institute Director and Ukraine expert, Sergiy Taran
    Jul09

    Interview with Kiev International Democracy Institute Director and Ukraine expert, Sergiy Taran

    Sergiy Taran is the Director of the Kiev-based International Democracy Institute think tank, and the head of the Board of the Center of Sociological and Political Researches “Sotsiovimir”. Taran is also an activist and political scientist specializing in post-Communist Ukrainian politics. His opinions on Ukrainian politics have...

    Russia opposes UN resolution to establish a tribunal to try those responsible for MH17 crash
    Jul09

    Russia opposes UN resolution to establish a tribunal to try those responsible for MH17 crash

    Russia says it is opposed to a UN resolution that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year. …read more Source: FOX...