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    Newsmaker of the day: Jean Chrétien goes to Russia
    Apr27

    Newsmaker of the day: Jean Chrétien goes to Russia

    In this photo from 2003, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speaks with then-prime minister Jean Chretien during a bi-lateral meeting at the Hotel Royal in Evian, France, during a G8 summit.(AP Photo/Misha Japaridze) The West and Russia are locked in a tense and bitter stand-off, as if the Cold War has been revived. The Crimea Peninsula...

    Russian Volunteer: Separatists in Eastern Ukraine Are ‘Bandits’ and ‘Cutthroats’
    Apr27

    Russian Volunteer: Separatists in Eastern Ukraine Are ‘Bandits’ and ‘Cutthroats’

    The pro-Russian rebels fighting in eastern Ukraine receive significant weaponry from the Kremlin and have committed atrocities against Ukrainian forces, according to a former Russian volunteer for the insurgents. In an interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Russian businessman Bondo Dorovskikh said he decided to volunteer for the...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Will be Ready to Join EU Within 5 Years
    Apr27

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Will be Ready to Join EU Within 5 Years

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Monday that his country will be able to meet the conditions to apply for European Union membership within five years, while European Union officials rejected his request call for an EU peace-keeping mission to eastern Ukraine, where a year of fighting between government and Russia-backed separatist forces...

    Ukraine leader sees country ready for EU entrance in 5 years
    Apr27

    Ukraine leader sees country ready for EU entrance in 5 years

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president says his country will be able meet conditions to apply for European Union membership within five years. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine leader sees country ready for EU entrance in 5 years
    Apr27

    Ukraine leader sees country ready for EU entrance in 5 years

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president said at a high-level summit with European Union officials Monday that his country will be able to meet… …read more Source:...

    Europe’s Map Is Redrawn As Azerbaijan Goes East
    Apr27

    Europe’s Map Is Redrawn As Azerbaijan Goes East

    Earlier this month, the map of Europe was redrawn yet again. This time, the cartographer-in-chief was neither Putin (Ukraine) nor NATO (Kosovo), but the president of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev. For years, geographers had wondered where to place his little country on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Was it still in Europe? Or was it already in Central...

    Parliament’s omission of Srebrenica from genocide motion raises Bosnian eyebrows
    Apr27

    Parliament’s omission of Srebrenica from genocide motion raises Bosnian eyebrows

    Bosnian Muslims say they’re surprised that the House of Commons did not include the 1995 Srebrenica massacre last week during its acknowledgment of 20th-century genocides. Parliament unanimously passed the motion designating April as Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month. It cited four atrocities: the Holocaust, the 1915...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, April 27, 2015
    Apr27

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, April 27, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Josh Cohen warns that a new law passed by the Ukrainian parliament — which honors nationalist groups that participated in the Holocaust — is a dangerous mistake. In light of last week’s horrific migrant boat sinking in the Mediterranean, Mohamed Eljarh gives us...

    Beware of the New Putin, a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
    Apr27

    Beware of the New Putin, a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    For the last few weeks commentators, politicians and many sectors of the western public have been perhaps surprised by Vladimir Putin’s somewhat reconciliatory tone towards the U.S. and the West. His moderation of words on Ukraine during his recent public appearances seems to suggest a change not just in tone but policy. While most are just...

    Ukraine Seeks EU Help as Shelling Blazes in East
    Apr27

    Ukraine Seeks EU Help as Shelling Blazes in East

    Ukraine pressed European leaders Monday to send peacekeepers to stabilize the war-torn east, as monitors reported a surge in shelling near a strategic government-held city. …read more Source:...