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    Carter: US Will Not Rely on ‘Cold War Playbook’ With Russia
    Jun23

    Carter: US Will Not Rely on ‘Cold War Playbook’ With Russia

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the United States “will not rely on the Cold War playbook” in dealing with Russia, but instead will rely on a combination of military and non-military tools to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine. He spoke in Berlin before traveling Tuesday to Estonia for meetings with the defense ministers of...

    Putin’s Seaside Mafia State
    Jun23

    Putin’s Seaside Mafia State

    Russian-occupied Crimea is awash with human rights abuses, but a new report points a creative (nonviolent) way forward. …read more Source: The Daily...

    NATO-Russia Collision Ahead?
    Jun23

    NATO-Russia Collision Ahead?

    If the Pentagon is indeed moving U.S. troops and heavy weapons into Poland and the Baltic States, and is about to provide arms to Kiev to attack the rebels in East Ukraine, we are headed for a U.S.-Russian confrontation unlike any seen since the Cold War. …read more Source: CNS...

    U.S. to Support NATO Rapid Response Force with Troops, Equipment
    Jun23

    U.S. to Support NATO Rapid Response Force with Troops, Equipment

    The United States will support a new NATO rapid response force with troops, intelligence, and equipment, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in Germany Monday. NATO defense chiefs are meeting in Brussels this week. On the agenda is devising updated strategies to resist Russian aggression and an expanding Islamic State. American support for the...

    15 Ways Bill Clinton’s White House Failed America and the World
    Jun23

    15 Ways Bill Clinton’s White House Failed America and the World

    Many Americans do not associate Clinton with his dark legacy. Bill Clinton remains one of America’s most popular presidents. A national poll last March by NBC and the Wall Street Journal found 56 percent of Americans had a clearly favorable view of Clinton. That’s long been true for African Americans—from novelist Toni Morrison...

    Russia Is Biggest Force Against Democracy In Eurasia, Report Finds
    Jun23

    Russia Is Biggest Force Against Democracy In Eurasia, Report Finds

    Russia saw its biggest loss of democracy in a decade last year, while it and other authoritarian states took aggressive action to block efforts to form new democracies elsewhere in Europe and Eurasia, a new report by Freedom House finds. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Freedom House Says Liberty Under Attack in Europe, Central Asia
    Jun23

    Freedom House Says Liberty Under Attack in Europe, Central Asia

    A democracy advocacy group says that freedoms across Europe are increasingly under attack by authoritarian states. In a report released Tuesday, the Washington-based Freedom House assessed 29 countries across Central Europe and Eurasia, and said nearly half suffered downgrades in their democracy scores. Project director for the report, Sylvana...

    Russia Slams EU Decision to Extend Sanctions
    Jun23

    Russia Slams EU Decision to Extend Sanctions

    Kremlin officials denounced the decision by the European Union to extend economic sanctions against Russia for an additional six months. The sanctions were extended to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine and have drawn a warning of retaliation from Russian officials. The Russian Foreign Ministry accused the Europeans of...

    Russian consumer rights group warns against trips to Crimea
    Jun23

    Russian consumer rights group warns against trips to Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Prosecutor General’s office has launched a probe against a consumer rights group that has cautioned Russians against traveling to Crimea. …read more Source: CNS...

    Exiled Yanukovych Accepts Some Responsibility For Maidan Killings
    Jun23

    Exiled Yanukovych Accepts Some Responsibility For Maidan Killings

    Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovych said June 22 he accepts some responsibility for the killings that led to his overthrow in February 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...