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    Bush to confront Russian aggression at talk trade in Berlin
    Jun09

    Bush to confront Russian aggression at talk trade in Berlin

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush plans to challenge Russian aggression in Ukraine and highlight the importance of the trans-Atlantic relationship on Tuesday in his first public appearance of a three-nation foreign trip. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    The pro-Russia separatist regions just named Crimea as a part of Ukraine
    Jun09

    The pro-Russia separatist regions just named Crimea as a part of Ukraine

    The pro-Russia separatist regions of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) just named Crimea as a part of Ukraine in the draft amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine. That doesn’t jibe with claims made by their backers in Moscow. From the document (translated into English by Business Insider):...

    NATO spearhead troops practice fast deployment in Poland
    Jun09

    NATO spearhead troops practice fast deployment in Poland

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of NATO troops with heavy equipment began a military exercise in Poland on Tuesday, testing the alliance’s rapid response readiness in the face of new security challenges on its eastern flank. The so-called spearhead force was agreed upon at a NATO summit last year in reaction to Russia’s role in the...

    Pro-Russian Seapratists In Donetsk And Luhansk Now Willing To Remain Part of Ukraine
    Jun09

    Pro-Russian Seapratists In Donetsk And Luhansk Now Willing To Remain Part of Ukraine

    Pro-Russian separatist leaders in the contested regions of Donetsk and Luhansk are now prepared to remain as part of Ukraine under a specially recognized status, according to Ukrainian media. a move which has full support from Russia’s president Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: International Business...

    Swimming with Sharks
    Jun09

    Swimming with Sharks

    An interesting thing happened this past week. The Western accommodationist school, which has been calling on the West to “understand” the Kremlin and stop irritating it, even as it tries (and often succeeds) to preserve its reputation as an alternative voice, suffered a humiliating setback. The Western supporters of the “let’s accommodate...

    From Fossil Fuels to Epidemics: What the G-7 Decided
    Jun09

    From Fossil Fuels to Epidemics: What the G-7 Decided

    BERLIN—German Chancellor Angela Merkel went into the Group of Seven summit in the Bavarian Alps with a broad agenda, but combating climate change was a top priority. At the two-day meeting with the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and the U.S., the G-7’s most eye-catching pledge was a commitment to move away from using...

    Jeb Bush: Russian Aggression Requires Stronger US Action
    Jun09

    Jeb Bush: Russian Aggression Requires Stronger US Action

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is warning Russia’s Vladimir Putin that a Bush presidency would mean a more active U.S. role in countering Russian aggression, especially in Ukraine and eastern Europe. In excerpts released before Bush’s speech Tuesday to a prominent European economic conference, Bush says: “Who can doubt...

    Lone Russian Lawmaker To Oppose Crimean Annexation Faces Fraud Probe
    Jun09

    Lone Russian Lawmaker To Oppose Crimean Annexation Faces Fraud Probe

    Russia’s Investigative Committee says it has launched a criminal inquiry against Ilya Ponomaryov, the lone State Duma representative to vote against the 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Burma in Play
    Jun09

    Burma in Play

    Some say it is more of a “Winter Thaw” than a “Burma Spring”, but what used to be a pariah nation—the darkened house in the neighborhood—is changing. Just down the road from where Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi was held prisoner in her home for more than 15 years, a luxury development with penthouses, a swimming pool, restaurants, and...

    In Germany, Bush to call for more support for Ukraine
    Jun09

    In Germany, Bush to call for more support for Ukraine

    Jeb Bush will call on the United States to take tougher actions against Russia in a major foreign policy speech Tuesday in Germany.The former Florida governor has argued that sanctions aren’t enough to limit Russia’s aggression, and that it is… …read more Source: The...