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    U.S. Export Bank, Expiring June 30, May Be Revived In Senate Vote
    Jun30

    U.S. Export Bank, Expiring June 30, May Be Revived In Senate Vote

    The supporters of the U.S. Export-Import Bank have enough votes in the Senate to revive it and will get a chance to do so, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said June 29. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canada announces new sanctions for Russian entities, including biker gang
    Jun30

    Canada announces new sanctions for Russian entities, including biker gang

    OTTAWA – The Conservative government has announced further economic sanctions against organizations in Russia — including a pro-Putin biker gang known as the Night Wolves.Prime Minister Stephen Harper says there must be ongoing consequences for Russia’s aggression in Crimea.The latest sanctions target four energy giants, including gas...

    Will a ‘Perfect Storm’ Sink Europe?
    Jun30

    Will a ‘Perfect Storm’ Sink Europe?

    Dark clouds are lowering over Europe’s economic future, as three distinct tempests gather: the Greek crisis, Russia’s incursion in Ukraine and the rise of populist political parties. Though each poses a considerable threat, Europe, aided by the recent cyclical pickup, is in a position to address them individually, without risking more...

    UN at 70, Ready to be Retired?
    Jun30

    UN at 70, Ready to be Retired?

    UN Photo At 50, the UN appeared to be facing a middle-age crisis. Then I was Foreign Minister of a re-emerging Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH) with the opportunity to stand in and symbolize the survival of a country still seized by genocide and aggression and where many thought it would not survive the onslaught from outside and within. (See: 50...

    Canada’s premier surveillance satellites scheduled to be put into orbit on same rocket that exploded Sunday
    Jun30

    Canada’s premier surveillance satellites scheduled to be put into orbit on same rocket that exploded Sunday

    The pride of Canada’s space program is scheduled to be launched on the same type of U.S. rocket that blew up on the weekend. The Radarsat Constellation Mission, which will cost taxpayers $975 million, is to be launched in 2018 on the SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceX, a private firm established by Canadian-South African high tech...

    The Euro in Flames
    Jun29

    The Euro in Flames

    Game over. The euro as we know it is coming to an end. It is no longer clear whether we are talking about a proper monetary union or about a system of fixed exchange rates. This situation was to be anticipated. The different member countries no longer trust each other. It is impossible to build a monetary union when there are so many differences...

    Weimar Russia, 1995–2015
    Jun29

    Weimar Russia, 1995–2015

    In an op-ed published in the Washington Post on March 17, 1995, I argued that Russia was “deprived of pride and self-respect. . . . The public—its pride deflated and its economic needs unmet—craves order at home and respect abroad. The authoritarian temptation is pervasive, and so is the urge to be—and to be seen—as strong once again.”In her...

    Ukraine: World War II Fiasco Leads to Public Relations Disaster and Thorny Questions for Kiev and Foreign Diaspora
    Jun29

    Ukraine: World War II Fiasco Leads to Public Relations Disaster and Thorny Questions for Kiev and Foreign Diaspora

    For Kiev, winning the public relations war against Vladimir Putin would seem to be a no-brainer. For a year now, the Kremlin has conducted a thinly-disguised war of aggression in eastern Ukraine resulting in the deaths of thousands. Yet Kiev seems intent on squandering any international public support it might have had amidst a bizarre crackdown...

    Greece: A Nation Divided — Will Russia Take the Initiative?
    Jun29

    Greece: A Nation Divided — Will Russia Take the Initiative?

    The Greek referendum set for July 5, 2015, is about “yes or no to Europe.” The nation is divided. One camp for the Euro, for membership of the European Union (EU), and ultimately for Europa; the other one against the Euro, against EU membership and ultimately against Europe. Families, friendships, organizations and businesses will...

    Ukraine Has 75,000 Troops In East Ukraine, Says Luhansk People’s Republic Leader
    Jun29

    Ukraine Has 75,000 Troops In East Ukraine, Says Luhansk People’s Republic Leader

    Kiev has around 75,000 troops fighting in the contested and war-torn region of eastern Ukraine, said the leader of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) at a briefing in Luhansk on Monday, reported TASS, a pro-Russian news site. Igor Plotnitsky, who become leader of the region after an election in November last year, made the...