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    Russia created a credit rating agency, which is great for Russia because it’ll ignore one key type of risk
    Jul25

    Russia created a credit rating agency, which is great for Russia because it’ll ignore one key type of risk

    Sick of getting downgraded, Russia is launching its own new rating company that will be immune to geopolitical risks. “The Russian market needs a strong credit rating agency with a high level of corporate governance and professional competence, capable of satisfying the interests of the economy [that is] authoritative enough for Russian and...

    Can Putin Afford to Keep East Ukraine?
    Jul25

    Can Putin Afford to Keep East Ukraine?

    The Russian-backed blitz that seemed imminent hasn’t materialized. One reason: confusion about what Moscow and the Rebels really want. …read more Source: The Daily...

    World Briefing: Ukraine: U.S. Expands Aid to Train Regular Army Troops
    Jul25

    World Briefing: Ukraine: U.S. Expands Aid to Train Regular Army Troops

    The modest expansion of nonlethal military assistance will begin with training this fall for Ukrainian Army personnel in the western part of the country. …read more Source: The New York...

    U.S. To Start Training Ukrainian Army Troops This Fall
    Jul25

    U.S. To Start Training Ukrainian Army Troops This Fall

    The United States will begin training Ukrainian army troops this fall in an expansion of its military involvement in the divided country, the State Department said July 24. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Poised To Veto Bid To Create UN Tribunal On MH17 Next Week
    Jul25

    Russia Poised To Veto Bid To Create UN Tribunal On MH17 Next Week

    The United Nations Security Council will vote July 29 on creating an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a passenger airliner last year in Ukraine, but Russia is expected to block the move, diplomats said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Biden Says U.S. Welcomes Ukrainian Demilitarized Zone Proposal
    Jul25

    Biden Says U.S. Welcomes Ukrainian Demilitarized Zone Proposal

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden July 24 welcomed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s proposal to create a 30-kilometer demilitarized zone along the line of contact in eastern Ukraine, the White House said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. To Train Ukraine Military Following Russian Agression
    Jul25

    U.S. To Train Ukraine Military Following Russian Agression

    WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) – U.S. troops will begin training regular Ukrainian military forces later this year in an expansion of their current mission, which so far has been limited to instructing Interior Ministry national guard units, the State Department said on Friday.”This training is part of our long-running defense...

    Ukraine Makes Crucial Eurobond Interest Payment, Averts Debt Default
    Jul25

    Ukraine Makes Crucial Eurobond Interest Payment, Averts Debt Default

    Ukraine on July 24 made a crucial Eurobond interest payment that kept the war-torn country from slipping into technical default and potential isolation from global credit markets. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Weekend Roundup: Politics Is the Art of the Possible
    Jul25

    Weekend Roundup: Politics Is the Art of the Possible

    In 1867, then Prime Minister of Prussia Otto von Bismarck (who, with parallels today, maintained German hegemony over Europe) famously said that politics is the art of the possible. If you don’t have to deal with a political opponent, you can dream up the perfect policy. But when you have an opponent, you have to set aside the dream and...

    Will Wall Street’s Most Famous Vulture Batter Ukraine?
    Jul25

    Will Wall Street’s Most Famous Vulture Batter Ukraine?

    Franklin Templeton bond manager Michael Hasenstab wants Kiev to pay back money it doesn’t have. If he stands firm, Ukraine’s fragile economy could implode. …read more Source: Foreign...