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    The Case Against Saakashvili
    Jan20

    The Case Against Saakashvili

    It’s temping to see Georgia’s crusading former president as the solution to all of Ukraine’s problems. Here’s why caution is in order. …read more Source: Foreign...

    4 Things Obama Can Do to Stop the World from Nuking Itself Before He Leaves Office
    Jan20

    4 Things Obama Can Do to Stop the World from Nuking Itself Before He Leaves Office

    Climate change and nuclear weapons pose the biggest risk to our planet’s future. President Obama made a wise decision to avoid reciting a laundry list of new initiatives in his State of the Union address. After all, Congress will be in session only 111 days this year, the Republicans control both houses and he’s a lame duck. So how...

    The Secret Diplomacy That Could End the East-West Confrontation Over Ukraine
    Jan20

    The Secret Diplomacy That Could End the East-West Confrontation Over Ukraine

    Stephen F. CohenThough scarcely reported in the US media, all leaders involves in the epicenter of the new Cold War have launched a concerted campaign to end the Ukrainian civil (and US-Russian proxy) war. …read more Source: The...

    Seeking Asylum In Ukraine, Russian Dissidents Get Cold Shoulder
    Jan20

    Seeking Asylum In Ukraine, Russian Dissidents Get Cold Shoulder

    More than 200 Russian dissidents have fled to Ukraine over the past two years, but only a handful have been granted political asylum. Some fear they could be sent back and are warning that Ukraine is not a safe place for embattled Russian opposition activists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia-Ukraine Trade War Update: Economic Embargo Has 70 More Products Added To List
    Jan20

    Russia-Ukraine Trade War Update: Economic Embargo Has 70 More Products Added To List

    Ukraine has announced scores of additional Russian products will be tacked on to an existing list of embargoed goods as the trade war between the neighboring countries escalated further Wednesday, local media reported. The move comes one day after French and German diplomats met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in an effort to end the...

    Burkina Faso: Three Al-Qaeda Attackers At Large, Says French PM
    Jan20

    Burkina Faso: Three Al-Qaeda Attackers At Large, Says French PM

    Three attackers linked to the Al-Qaeda-coordinated assault on a hotel and cafe in Burkina Faso are still at large, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday. Reuters reported that three gunmen were killed in the operation by Burkinabe forces to retake the Splendid Hotel and other nearby buildings in the capital Ouagadougou. Militants...

    Daily Vertical: What Kind Of Peace?
    Jan20

    Daily Vertical: What Kind Of Peace?

    …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kremlin Rejects Petition to Open Soviet Secret Police Archive
    Jan20

    Kremlin Rejects Petition to Open Soviet Secret Police Archive

    The Russian government’s commission on state secrets has rejected a call from over 60,000 Russians to open the archive of Soviet secret police forces and spy agencies, detailing their activities from 1917 to 1991, news website Meduza reports. The files will instead remain classified until 2044. Activist group Komanda 29 collected 60,342...

    Kerry visits Switzerland for talks with Russian counterpart
    Jan20

    Kerry visits Switzerland for talks with Russian counterpart

    ZURICH (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Switzerland for talks with Russia’s foreign minister on Syria and Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    Putin’s Approval Rating Will Be the Last to Fall, Says Pollster
    Jan20

    Putin’s Approval Rating Will Be the Last to Fall, Says Pollster

    Despite the economic crisis in Russia, President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating will be the last to suffer as Russians view him as a “savior” to the country and are much more likely to turn on other politicians, the head of Russia’s Public Opinion survey firm told national daily Izvestia. While Russia is in recession and will remain...