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    An Electoral Close Shave for Estonia
    Mar02

    An Electoral Close Shave for Estonia

    NATO can breath a sigh of relief. In the recent Estonian elections, the ruling Reform Party led by 35-year-old, pro-Western Taavi Rõivas kept control, upsetting the expectations of pollsters, who predicted a win for the Kremlin-allied Centre Party. In large part due to Estonia’s large ethnic Russian population, the latter took very nearly a...

    Russia is turning Crimea into a forward operating base against NATO
    Mar02

    Russia is turning Crimea into a forward operating base against NATO

    Russia is heavily militarizing Crimea as a way to project power deep in to the Black Sea, USNI News reports citing supreme commander of NATO Gen. Philip Breedlove. “What we have seen is that Crimea has been transformed in some fairly significant ways as far as weapon systems in the Crimea,” Breedlove said during a conference on February 25....

    Key witness can’t identify suspects in Moscow assassination
    Mar02

    Key witness can’t identify suspects in Moscow assassination

    MOSCOW — The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger. While state-run and Kremlin-controlled media focused on a theory that the killing...

    Ukraine leaders seeks peacekeeping mission for eastern regions
    Mar02

    Ukraine leaders seeks peacekeeping mission for eastern regions

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s president signed a decree Monday opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russia-backed separatists. The U.N. human rights office has raised its toll for the fighting, saying more than 6,000 people have died since the...

    More Ukraine sanctions possible if ceasefire not respected, says Nicholson
    Mar02

    More Ukraine sanctions possible if ceasefire not respected, says Nicholson

    PARIS – Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson says Canada may impose more sanctions on Russia if it continues to violate the ceasefire with Ukraine. Nicholson blames Russian President Vladimir Putin for flare-ups that have persisted since France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine negotiated the Minsk II agreement last month aimed at ending hostility...

    Woman with Nemtsov when he was killed says she ‘didn’t see anything’
    Mar02

    Woman with Nemtsov when he was killed says she ‘didn’t see anything’

    The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger. …read more Source: CTV...

    More Ukraine sanctions possible if ceasefire problems continue, says Nicholson
    Mar02

    More Ukraine sanctions possible if ceasefire problems continue, says Nicholson

    PARIS – Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson says Canada may impose more sanctions on Russia if it continues to violate the ceasefire with Ukraine.Nicholson blames Russian President Vladimir Putin for flare-ups that have persisted since France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine negotiated the Minsk II agreement last month aimed at ending...

    U.S. Allies Left in the Dark
    Mar02

    U.S. Allies Left in the Dark

    U.S. allies are raising concerns about what they say is unwillingness on the part of the Obama administration to share vital intelligence that could prove decisive in conflicts in Europe and the Middle East. The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that U.S. officials degrade satellite images of the positions of Russian-backed separatists...

    Nemtsov and the Smoking Gun
    Mar02

    Nemtsov and the Smoking Gun

    Boris Nemtsov has been dead for less than three days. During this time, the media and blogsosphere have understandably gone into overdrive in the attempt to figure out exactly what happened. Journalists are trained to answer the key questions “who, what, when, where, how, and why”, but the most important ones in this case (who and...

    In Egypt, Seeing the Muslim Brotherhood for What It Is
    Mar02

    In Egypt, Seeing the Muslim Brotherhood for What It Is

    By Stanley A. Weiss and Raphael BenaroyaGSTAAD AND CAIRO–In the early 1990s, Robert Pelletreau, the United States Ambassador to Egypt, met with Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in Washington, DC. Pelletreau had been asked by then-Secretary of State Warren Christopher to discuss the possibility of Egypt relaxing its repressive stance towards...