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    Merkel Denounces Violations Of Ukraine Truce
    May13

    Merkel Denounces Violations Of Ukraine Truce

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said a cease-fire agreement was still being violated in eastern Ukraine on a regular basis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Evidence Mounts That Russia Supplied Buk Missiles To Ukraine Separatists
    May13

    Evidence Mounts That Russia Supplied Buk Missiles To Ukraine Separatists

    Pro-Ukrainian citizen journalists have posted photographs they say document a massive Russian military convoy — including Buk antiaircraft systems — moving from Russia to Ukraine in June 2014, just weeks before a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine with the loss of nearly 300 lives. …read more...

    Return to pragmatism in Russia-West ties? Kerry-Putin talks hint that way.
    May13

    Return to pragmatism in Russia-West ties? Kerry-Putin talks hint that way.

    The US secretary’s visit to Russia, on the heels of a visit by Angela Merkel, suggests that the Kremlin and the West are trying to cooperate on international issues like Iran and Ukraine. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Kerry fills in NATO allies on Putin meeting
    May13

    Kerry fills in NATO allies on Putin meeting

    ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was filling in allies during a gathering of NATO foreign ministers in the southern Turkish town of Antalya. The ministers have gathered here to plot strategy amid the continued crisis in Ukraine and instability throughout the...

    The State Department’s Weary Soldier in America’s Cyber War
    May13

    The State Department’s Weary Soldier in America’s Cyber War

    A new age of cyberwarfare is dawning, and a little-known State Department official named Christopher Painter — a self-described computer geek who made his name prosecuting hackers — is racing to digital battlegrounds around the world to help stave off potential future threats. One of his stops was in South America, where he visited Argentina,...

    Ukraine Shouldn’t Hold Out for Haircuts
    May13

    Ukraine Shouldn’t Hold Out for Haircuts

    The country seems to think it has a right to stiff creditors. …read more Source:...

    Nemstov’s Allies Suspect Cyber Attack as Online Access to His Report Disrupted
    May13

    Nemstov’s Allies Suspect Cyber Attack as Online Access to His Report Disrupted

    Online access to Kremlin-critic Boris Nemtsov’s report, detailing Russian military presence in Ukraine has been heavily disrupted on its first day of publications, as Nemtsov’s allies suspect it has been the subject of a cyber attack. The 65-page report entitled “Putin. War” contradicts the Kremlin’s denials that it...

    Questions Raised Over Poroshenko’s Role In Valuable Kyiv Land Deal
    May13

    Questions Raised Over Poroshenko’s Role In Valuable Kyiv Land Deal

    An investigation by RFE/RL’s Ukrainian-language television program, Schemes, has uncovered evidence suggesting President Petro Poroshenko used questionable means — including his presidential power — to obtain some of the most valuable land in Kyiv for a private family mansion. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Some Thoughts for America’s Next Top General
    May13

    Some Thoughts for America’s Next Top General

    Joe, congratulations on your nomination to become the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As you plow through the millions of emails, letters, and phone calls of support that are stacking up at the moment, I know you are already thinking about your agenda for the fall, assuming your confirmation goes well — which of course it will. The...

    Looking Forward, Nuclear Proliferation Is Still Greatest Existential Threat We Face
    May13

    Looking Forward, Nuclear Proliferation Is Still Greatest Existential Threat We Face

    As a former covert CIA operative, specializing in counter-proliferation, I still believe that the spread of nuclear weapons and the risk of their use is the greatest existential threat we face. Twenty-six years after the end of the Cold War, the world still has more than 15,000 nuclear weapons. Whatever other issues people care about —...