: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    What a war with Russia might look like
    Oct05

    What a war with Russia might look like

    Vladimir Putin’s brazen moves in Syria and Ukraine raise new questions about America’s contingency plans. …read more Source: USA...

    The U.S. and Russia, Syria and Ukraine: Neo-Cons vs. Liberal Interventionists
    Oct05

    The U.S. and Russia, Syria and Ukraine: Neo-Cons vs. Liberal Interventionists

    As it stands today, United States policy in Syria insists that President Bashar al-Assad must go. But if the U.S. succeeds and the Assad government is scattered to the wind it raises the question: Who will defend the ethnic and religious minorities in Syria from the Islamic State, the al-Nusra Front, and all the other heavily armed homicidal...

    Coming into Alignment
    Oct05

    Coming into Alignment

    Almost a year ago, a report on Sweden’s international defense cooperation, commissioned by the Swedish Defense Minister, was presented to the new Swedish government. The main conclusion of the report was that some Swedish policies should be reviewed and an official study of the pros and cons of NATO membership undertaken, preferably...

    Ukraine Economy To Fall? Gross Domestic Product To Shrink By 12%, Says World Bank
    Oct05

    Ukraine Economy To Fall? Gross Domestic Product To Shrink By 12%, Says World Bank

    Ukraine’s gross domestic product was expected to fall by 12 percent by the end of this year further than the 7.5 percent predicted in April, reported the World Bank Monday. The continuing conflict in eastern Ukraine as well as an “unfavorable global economic environment” were the main reasons behind the Bank’s new prediction....

    Russian-Ukrainian Conflict Update: Ukraine Withdrawal Of Light Artillery Begins
    Oct05

    Russian-Ukrainian Conflict Update: Ukraine Withdrawal Of Light Artillery Begins

    After a year and a half of conflict with pro-Russian separatists, Ukrainian authorities started Monday to withdraw tanks and light artillery from the frontline in the eastern region of Luhansk, local media reported. The weapons pullback follows an agreement between Ukrainian government forces and separatist leaders to continue the withdrawal of...

    Briefing: Putin’s Two-Front War
    Oct05

    Briefing: Putin’s Two-Front War

    Has Vladimir Putin’s move into Syria changed the dynamic on Ukraine? …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Is Being Told to Live With Putin
    Oct05

    Ukraine Is Being Told to Live With Putin

    European leaders have amended the Ukrainian ceasefire agreement to put the onus of upholding it on Kiev. …read more Source:...

    Russia may pay ‘volunteers’ $50 per day to fight in Syria against ISIS
    Oct05

    Russia may pay ‘volunteers’ $50 per day to fight in Syria against ISIS

    The Kremlin says that Russia has no current plans to deploy ground troops to Syria. But Russian mercenaries, such as those who fought in Ukraine, may be another matter. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Angela Merkel is the favourite to win the Nobel Peace Prize
    Oct05

    Angela Merkel is the favourite to win the Nobel Peace Prize

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is tipped to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for her leadership on the refugee crisis in Europe. Pope Francis was the bookies’ favourite until recently to pick up the prestigious prize, but odds have shifted over the weekend after a Merkel was named as the favourite by a key prize predictor. Kristian...

    Russia’s Air Campaign No Different From Assad’s
    Oct05

    Russia’s Air Campaign No Different From Assad’s

    For more than a year, Syrian insurgents and civilians in rebellious areas in the war-torn country have been enduring a reign of terror from the skies with President Bashar al-Assad’s aircraft dropping cheaply produced improvised “barrel bombs” on them. Now they’re coming under attack from Russian bombers firing so-called “dumb...