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    Obama’s Foreign Policy: Continuity Rather Than Contradictions
    Apr01

    Obama’s Foreign Policy: Continuity Rather Than Contradictions

    Analysts of foreign policy often dream or fantasize more than they analyze. Every single ideological stripe or every single political Internet site produces its analyses in accordance with preconceived notions or preferred frames of references. It is often difficult to know if analysts from different backgrounds are talking about the same events...

    Ukraine Rejects Georgia’s Request To Extradite Saakashvili
    Apr01

    Ukraine Rejects Georgia’s Request To Extradite Saakashvili

    Ukraine has rejected Georgia’s request for the extradition of former President Mikheil Saakashvili, saying it was politically motivated. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Refuses to Extradite Georgia’s Ex-President
    Apr01

    Ukraine Refuses to Extradite Georgia’s Ex-President

    Ukraine turns down Georgia’s request for former president’s extradition …read more Source: ABC...

    Last Crimean Tatar TV station shuts down after Russia denies license
    Apr01

    Last Crimean Tatar TV station shuts down after Russia denies license

    Andrew V. PestanoSIMFEROPOL, Russia, April 1 (UPI) — The last television channel broadcast in the Crimean Tatar language in Crimea was shut down after Russian authorities denied the station a broadcast license. …read more Source: United Press...

    Health Services Struggle To Cope In War-Torn Ukraine
    Apr01

    Health Services Struggle To Cope In War-Torn Ukraine

    An acute shortage of medicines has been reported in areas of eastern Ukraine held by Russian-backed separatists. Many pharmacies are closed, and hospitals are unable to care for patients with some serious conditions. In areas controlled by the government, health services are also feeling the strain. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read...

    FP’s Situation Report: Iran nuclear talks continue past the deadline; U.S. resumes weapons shipments to Egypt; Nigeria elects former military strongman as president; Iraq claims victory in Tikrit; and much more from around the world.
    Apr01

    FP’s Situation Report: Iran nuclear talks continue past the deadline; U.S. resumes weapons shipments to Egypt; Nigeria elects former military strongman as president; Iraq claims victory in Tikrit; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Iran nuclear talks continue as the supposed deadline comes and goes. Iran, the United States, and the other members of P5+1 are still unable to seal a deal. FP’s John Hudson on the remaining points of contention: “They include: how quickly U.N. Security Council sanctions on Iran will be lifted in the...

    Putin is ‘Playing the Madman’ to Trick the West
    Apr01

    Putin is ‘Playing the Madman’ to Trick the West

    Muammar Gaddafi deployed a clever strategy to make sure he was always in the minds of leaders and ordinary citizens around the world: he pretended to be unhinged to confuse and frighten his adversaries. Lately Vladimir Putin seems to have adopted a similar strategy, appearing alternately depressed, out of touch with reality, or else disappearing...

    Police Surround Poroshenko-Owned Chocolate Factory In Russia
    Apr01

    Police Surround Poroshenko-Owned Chocolate Factory In Russia

    Police have surrounded a Russian chocolate factory owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s company, Roshen. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Jewish billionaire resigns as governor amid dispute with president
    Apr01

    Ukrainian Jewish billionaire resigns as governor amid dispute with president

    (JTA) — The Ukrainian Jewish billionaire Igor Kolomoisky resigned as governor of the Dnepropetrovsk region amid a dispute with President Petro Poroshenko over control of two state-owned firms. Kolomoisky, who has poured millions of his own wealth into preparing Ukraine’s army to fight against Russia, sent Poroshenko his resignation letter...

    Ukraine Says It Would Buy Russian Gas At $250
    Apr01

    Ukraine Says It Would Buy Russian Gas At $250

    Ukrainian Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn says Ukraine is not currently buying gas from Russia’s Gazprom and will resume if a price of $250 per 1,000 cubic meters is agreed. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...