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    Weekend Roundup: Politics Is the Art of the Possible
    Jul25

    Weekend Roundup: Politics Is the Art of the Possible

    In 1867, then Prime Minister of Prussia Otto von Bismarck (who, with parallels today, maintained German hegemony over Europe) famously said that politics is the art of the possible. If you don’t have to deal with a political opponent, you can dream up the perfect policy. But when you have an opponent, you have to set aside the dream and...

    Will Wall Street’s Most Famous Vulture Batter Ukraine?
    Jul25

    Will Wall Street’s Most Famous Vulture Batter Ukraine?

    Franklin Templeton bond manager Michael Hasenstab wants Kiev to pay back money it doesn’t have. If he stands firm, Ukraine’s fragile economy could implode. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ex-Ukrainian Spy Chief: Russian Camps Spreading Chaos
    Jul25

    Ex-Ukrainian Spy Chief: Russian Camps Spreading Chaos

    Ukraine’s former intelligence chief says Russia is financing and organizing training camps from within Ukraine’s rebel-controlled eastern provinces in order to destabilize the country. “Up to 30 camps in Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea are training subversive groups, providing them with weapons and sending them on missions throughout...

    US to Train Regular Ukrainian Troops, Stick to Nonlethal Aid
    Jul25

    US to Train Regular Ukrainian Troops, Stick to Nonlethal Aid

    The Obama administration said Friday that it would expand training of Ukrainian security forces in their fight against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. The U.S. is already training Ukrainian national guard units. In the fall, officials said, the mission will be expanded to include “small unit training” of regular...

    Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Thousands Of Ukrainian Troops On Border With Russian-Influenced Transnistria In South
    Jul25

    Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Thousands Of Ukrainian Troops On Border With Russian-Influenced Transnistria In South

    Ukraine on Friday placed up to 7,000 troops on its southern border with the breakaway Moldovan state of Transnistria fearing pro-Russian hostility in the region, according to Russian news agency Tass. The small state, which is situated on a thin strip of land between the River Dniester and the eastern Moldovan border with Ukraine, has been...

    US to expand Ukraine military training
    Jul25

    US to expand Ukraine military training

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is planning to expand its training of Ukrainian security forces with small-unit exercises for personnel from Kiev’s Defense Ministry, the Obama administration said Friday. …read more Source: CNS...

    French Lawmakers Visit Crimea, to the Dismay of Officials Back Home
    Jul25

    French Lawmakers Visit Crimea, to the Dismay of Officials Back Home

    The visit to the territory annexed by Russia, was condemned by France’s government, but the lawmakers, most of them center-right, said the trip was a private initiative. …read more Source: The New York...

    U.S. to Train More Ukrainian Troops
    Jul25

    U.S. to Train More Ukrainian Troops

    The United States will expand its current training programs for troops in Ukraine to include army and special operations military forces, the State Department said Friday. The training will likely focus on lessons in tactics and combat medicine, Reuters reports. The expanded program will not include any lethal weapons or aide, a State Department...

    Ukraine’s new police on charm offensive in Kiev
    Jul25

    Ukraine’s new police on charm offensive in Kiev

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Only a few months ago, Kiev residents would normally avoid the police if they could help it. The officer would be of no use on a complaint — or worse, would demand a bribe. …read more Source: CNS...

    Being An Athlete Isn’t Just About Playing Sports, And It Shouldn’t Be
    Jul24

    Being An Athlete Isn’t Just About Playing Sports, And It Shouldn’t Be

    After Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones began tweeting about #BlackLivesMatter on Thursday, someone responded by telling the college athlete on Twitter to just “worry about getting us fans another championship….. Stay out of this bullshit.” Jones quickly issued his own take, and the debate shifted from the issue of African...