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    Like ‘Just Say No,’ But With More Kalashnikovs
    Mar03

    Like ‘Just Say No,’ But With More Kalashnikovs

    LUHANSK, Ukraine — Miles of recently dug trenches mar the frozen landscape of the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine, signs of the ongoing war here between separatists and Ukrainian government forces. Farm fields are torn up; on some strategic highways, bunkers surrounded by tank tracks and mortar holes stand as high as houses. Travelers passing...

    Putin’s Desire for Failure
    Mar03

    Putin’s Desire for Failure

    We in the West have always feared failed states. They breed geopolitical chaos, criminal networks, havens for terrorist groups, and internal violence—in some cases leading to ethnic cleansing and genocide. We fear these things because they mark a return to the pre-Leviathan world of poverty and bloody instability. Domestic stability leads to...

    US Commander: Arming Ukraine Would Boost Pressure on Putin
    Mar03

    US Commander: Arming Ukraine Would Boost Pressure on Putin

    US commander: arming Ukraine would increase domestic pressure on Russia’s Putin …read more Source: ABC...

    Live Blog: Netanyahu Addresses Congress
    Mar03

    Live Blog: Netanyahu Addresses Congress

    2:48 p.m. President Barack Obama’s reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech might be summed up in a single word: Meh. Obama told reporters he did not watch the address to Congress, since he was talking to European leaders about the nearly year-long war in eastern Ukraine. And when he got a moment to check out the...

    US commander: arming Ukraine would boost pressure on Putin
    Mar03

    US commander: arming Ukraine would boost pressure on Putin

    BERLIN (AP) — The commander of U.S. Army Europe says there’s no expectation Ukraine could defeat Russia militarily if given American weapons, but that they would add “muscle” to diplomatic efforts. Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said Tuesday in Berlin that helping Ukraine with weapons would increase the stakes for Russian President Vladimir Putin at...

    Ukrainian bank hikes interest rate to 30 percent
    Mar03

    Ukrainian bank hikes interest rate to 30 percent

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, March 3 (UPI) — Ukraine’s central bank raised its benchmark interest rate Tuesday to stabilize its currency and keep the country solvent until loans arrive. …read more Source: United Press...

    Western Leaders Discuss Ukraine Crisis
    Mar03

    Western Leaders Discuss Ukraine Crisis

    Germany warned of further sanctions against Russia in the event of renewed violence in Ukraine after Western leaders discussed the Ukraine crisis in a teleconference Tuesday. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    US commander: arming Ukraine would boost pressure on Putin
    Mar03

    US commander: arming Ukraine would boost pressure on Putin

    BERLIN (AP) — The commander of U.S. Army Europe says there’s no expectation Ukraine could defeat Russia militarily if given American weapons, but… …read more Source:...

    Relatives of MH17 victims finally view wreckage of downed jet
    Mar03

    Relatives of MH17 victims finally view wreckage of downed jet

    At Dutch air base, next of kin get first chance to see charred wreckage that lay for months in the battlefields of eastern Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Russian Oil Production Set to Tank
    Mar03

    Russian Oil Production Set to Tank

    A top executive at Russia’s largest private oil company is predicting a rough couple of years for the country’s crude production. Leonid Fedun, the vice president and second largest shareholder of Lukoil, said that a combination of Western sanctions and low oil prices will force an eight percent drop in Russia’s oil output over...