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    The Eastern European Women in the Race to Lead the UN
    Jun23

    The Eastern European Women in the Race to Lead the UN

    In my last blog, I announced the launch of the global SheUnited campaign to press the case that the United Nations should appoint its first women secretary-general when the post becomes vacant next year. The current Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has lent his own authority to calls for a woman to take the top job. The General Assembly has over...

    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...

    NATO Defense Spending to Fall this Year Despite Russia Tensions
    Jun23

    NATO Defense Spending to Fall this Year Despite Russia Tensions

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Military spending by NATO countries is set to fall again this year in real terms despite increased tensions with Russia and a pledge by alliance leaders last year to halt falls in defense budgets, NATO figures released on Monday showed. The figures showed defense spending by the 28 members of the alliance is set to fall...

    Carter Warns of Growing Russian Threat
    Jun23

    Carter Warns of Growing Russian Threat

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has warned that the threat from Russia is growing – and is not limited to its actions in Ukraine. On a visit to NATO allies in Europe, Carter pledged to stand up to Russia’s actions – but said the West would not rely on β€˜the Cold War playbook.’ The West accuses Russia of sending troops into eastern...

    Russian consumer rights group warns against trips to Crimea
    Jun23

    Russian consumer rights group warns against trips to Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) β€” 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: U.S....

    Russian consumer rights group investigated for cautioning citizens against visiting Crimea
    Jun22

    Russian consumer rights group investigated for cautioning citizens against visiting Crimea

    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: FOX...

    Russian Consumer Rights Group Warns Against Trips to Crimea
    Jun22

    Russian Consumer Rights Group Warns Against Trips to Crimea

    Russian consumer rights group investigated for cautioning citizens against visiting Crimea …read more Source: ABC...

    Russian consumer rights group warns against trips to Crimea
    Jun22

    Russian consumer rights group warns against trips to Crimea

    Acting on a request from prosecutors, the government communications watchdog on Monday quickly blocked the website of the Society for Protection of Consumer Rights. Last week, the group published a notice warning Russians that after visiting the Black Sea peninsula without permission from Ukrainian authorities they could face criminal punishment...

    NATO Spending to Decline in 2015 Despite Russian Threat
    Jun22

    NATO Spending to Decline in 2015 Despite Russian Threat

    The Russian threat to Europe hasn’t been as stark as it is now since the end of the Cold War. Yet despite the ongoing invasion of Ukraine and the looming threat to the Baltic states, overall NATO spending declined last year, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced yesterday. In a speech reported by the Atlantic Council, he noted that:...

    Kremlin warns of retaliation after sanctions extended
    Jun22

    Kremlin warns of retaliation after sanctions extended

    The extension until Jan. 31 will keep the economic pressures in place through the deadline for implementing all parts of a cease-fire agreement to settle the conflict between Ukraine’s Western-allied government and pro-Moscow rebels. Western leaders have repeatedly stated that Russia must support implementation of the cease-fire agreement...