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    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...

    EU governments extend Russian sanctions through January 2016
    Jun23

    EU governments extend Russian sanctions through January 2016

    The EU is keeping the pressure firmly on the Russian economy as turbulence continues in Eastern Ukraine. Sanctions have now been extended until the end of January, adding an additional six months of trade and investment curbs. …read more Source: USA...

    The Cold War Never Really Ended
    Jun23

    The Cold War Never Really Ended

    Mike McQuade To those who lived through it, the night of November 9, 1989, seemed to mark a new epoch in human history. The Berlin Wall was suddenly undefended, in a single delirious moment that promised to end the Cold War division of Europe. Two years later, the Soviet Union would be dissolved. Elected leaders would govern Russia for the first...

    Will the 13th Century Pax Mongolica Return With China’s New Silk Road?
    Jun23

    Will the 13th Century Pax Mongolica Return With China’s New Silk Road?

    LONDON — The Chinese are the most historically minded of peoples. In his conquest of power, Mao Zedong used military tactics derived from Sun Tzu, who lived around 500 BC; Confucianism, dating from around the same time, remains at the heart of China’s social thinking, despite Mao’s ruthless attempts to suppress it. So when...