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    Russian Pollster: Kremlin Nurtures Rising Anti-Americanism
    Oct16

    Russian Pollster: Kremlin Nurtures Rising Anti-Americanism

    Russians continue to characterize their country’s relations with the United States negatively. The latest survey by Russia’s biggest remaining independent polling organization, the Levada Center, found that a majority of the population believes U.S.-Russia relations are either “tense” (45%) or “hostile” (29%)....

    US religious freedom report: Anti-Semitism ‘major problem’ around globe
    Oct16

    US religious freedom report: Anti-Semitism ‘major problem’ around globe

    (JTA) — Anti-Semitism “continued to be a major problem around the globe,” the U.S. State Department’s annual International Religious Freedom Report for 2014 found. The 17th annual report, which was released Wednesday, noted that anti-Semitic incidents rose significantly in Western Europe during the 2014 Gaza War between Israel and Hamas as...

    Poll: Ukrainians Express High Interest in Upcoming Election but Few Approve of Parliament
    Oct16

    Poll: Ukrainians Express High Interest in Upcoming Election but Few Approve of Parliament

    The president has a high disapproval rate. …read more Source:...

    Egypt, Ukraine Among 5 Elected to UN Security Council
    Oct16

    Egypt, Ukraine Among 5 Elected to UN Security Council

    U.N. member states elected five countries to two-year terms on the Security Council Thursday. Japan, Egypt, Ukraine, Senegal and Uruguay will join the U.N.’s most powerful organ on January 1, 2016. The vote in the U.N. General Assembly garnered little excitement, as regional groups had already decided among themselves which countries to put...

    Saudis Fighting Russia for Europe’s Oil Market
    Oct16

    Saudis Fighting Russia for Europe’s Oil Market

    Saudi Arabia is becoming a nightmare for Russia. First, the Saudis elected to abdicate their role as global oil swing producers, choosing not to cut production (and convincing the rest of OPEC to follow their lead) in the face of plunging crude prices. That decision consigned oil producers around the world to a period of prolonged bargain...

    Russia Targets Christians, Religious Minorities in Ukraine
    Oct16

    Russia Targets Christians, Religious Minorities in Ukraine

    Russia and its proxy forces have engaged in a systematic campaign in the last year to abuse religious minorities in Ukraine, according to a new report and accounts that have garnered scant attention in the Western press. In its annual report on International Religious Freedom, released Wednesday, the Department of State said that conditions for...

    Meet the Five Newest Members of the U.N. Security Council
    Oct15

    Meet the Five Newest Members of the U.N. Security Council

    They won’t get the power of a veto, but Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine, and Uruguay will soon have seats at the horseshoe-shaped table of the United Nations Security Council. In an uncontested vote at the United Nations General Assembly Thursday, the nations were given five of the council’s non-permanent seats. The newly elected...

    These 5 Facts Explain the Worrying Rise of Europe’s Far-Right
    Oct15

    These 5 Facts Explain the Worrying Rise of Europe’s Far-Right

    Another round of elections, another push from increasingly vocal nationalists. Austria’s far-right Freedom Party gave the Social Democrats a run for their money in local elections over the past weekend, but fell short of capturing Vienna’s mayoralty. What started as an oddity in European politics has quickly become a disturbing...

    Russia’s Military Prowess Surprises Western Analysts
    Oct15

    Russia’s Military Prowess Surprises Western Analysts

    Russian air and missile strikes in Syria over the past two weeks have surprised military analysts, who did not appreciate Russia’s sophisticated capabilities, according to the New York Times: Taken together, the operations reflect what officials and analysts described as a little-noticed — and still incomplete — modernization that has been...

    Ukraine Wins UN Security Council Seat Setting Up Showdown With Russia
    Oct15

    Ukraine Wins UN Security Council Seat Setting Up Showdown With Russia

    Russia and Ukraine could have a new, lofty location for diplomatic battles after Ukraine won a non-permanent seat on the United Nation’s Security Council Thursday, the Associated Press reported. Ukraine was unopposed in its run for the seat and was approved with 177 votes. …read more Source: International Business...