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    Russian infiltration of Ukrainian military complicates Canadian training mission
    Apr15

    Russian infiltration of Ukrainian military complicates Canadian training mission

    Analysis Training Ukrainians to fight pro-Russian separatists may turn out to be a far more complicated business for the 200 Canadian soldiers Ottawa announced Tuesday it is sending to Ukraine than it is for the nearly 70 Canadian trainers now on a similar mission in Iraq. The reason is that Russian intelligence operatives of every kind have so...

    Ukrainian Troops Killed Despite Renewed Commitment to Cease-fire Deal
    Apr15

    Ukrainian Troops Killed Despite Renewed Commitment to Cease-fire Deal

    Ukraine’s military says more of its soldiers have been killed in the past two days by mortar and rocket fire from Russian-backed separatists. The fighting has intensified in eastern Ukraine despite the Minsk cease-fire deal signed in February. Both sides agreed Monday to pull more heavy weapons back from the front line, but as Henry...

    Russia Makes the First Move With Iran — Early Bird Special
    Apr15

    Russia Makes the First Move With Iran — Early Bird Special

    Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting Russia announced that it is going to begin selling Iran its s-300 missile defense system. This ends the ban that was placed in 2010 as part of the sanctions the United Nations imposed on Iran. The s-300 is a ground to air system that can shoot down planes or...

    Chomsky: ‘I Don’t Look at Twitter Because It Doesn’t Tell Me Anything’
    Apr15

    Chomsky: ‘I Don’t Look at Twitter Because It Doesn’t Tell Me Anything’

    This is an interview for Byline, a crowdfunded independent media platform that gives you a personalized newspaper. The platform beta-launched on April 14th. You can read the original interview here. Seung-yoon Lee is co-founder and CEO of Byline. He was the first East Asian President of the Oxford Union, the world’s prestigious debating...

    Indian P.M. Modi arrives in Ottawa for broad visit with domestic overtones
    Apr15

    Indian P.M. Modi arrives in Ottawa for broad visit with domestic overtones

    OTTAWA – From trade, to energy, to the environment, to security, to culture, Prime Minister Stephen Harper will have no shortage of topics to discuss with visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the next three days.Harper will also have an unspoken domestic political dividend — boosting his party’s standing with...

    Decentralize or Perish
    Apr14

    Decentralize or Perish

    Russian aggression against Ukraine is undeniable. It has been successful in part because Kiev’s botched post-Soviet transition to democracy has made the country vulnerable to its neighbor’s revanchist designs. The best way for Kiev to “win” in the current conflict against Putin’s Russia is to fulfill the goals of the Maidan...

    Why We Need Totalitarianism
    Apr14

    Why We Need Totalitarianism

    Adam Michnik, the one-time Polish dissident and now editor of Warsaw’s best daily newspaper, once quipped that if forced to choose between the rule of Polish Communist General Wojciech Jaruzelski and Chilean junta leader General Augusto Pinochet, he would choose Marlene Dietrich. Michnik thus accentuated the humor of the dilemma on several...

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine flares after winter lull
    Apr14

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine flares after winter lull

    Intense fighting flared in eastern Ukraine over the last three days, shattering a cease-fire that held for two months while winter snow dampened the year-old conflict and the early spring thaw mired the would-be combatants in vast expanses of mud. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Fighting In East Ukraine Intensifies As Foreign Ministers Talk Peace Deal
    Apr14

    Fighting In East Ukraine Intensifies As Foreign Ministers Talk Peace Deal

    Intense fighting continued to rock areas around the east Ukrainian city of Donetsk and the port city of Mariupol on Monday night, resulting in the death of six Ukrainian soldiers, the highest toll since the ceasefire agreement known as Minsk II came into force, on Feb. 15. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine hits ‘dead end’ as lasting peace deal eludes leaders
    Apr14

    Ukraine hits ‘dead end’ as lasting peace deal eludes leaders

    The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine on Monday called for incremental steps to de-escalate the fighting in eastern Ukraine. But the two sides have yet to agree on a long-term political settlement. …read more Source: Christian Science...