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    New Moscow-Kyiv Dispute Strains Ukraine Peace Plan
    Mar19

    New Moscow-Kyiv Dispute Strains Ukraine Peace Plan

    A peace plan to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine came under renewed strain Wednesday, with Ukraine and Russia clashing publicly over the next steps and further Ukrainian military casualties from rebel attacks testing a fragile cease-fire. Moscow reacted sharply after Ukraine agreed Tuesday to confer special status on rebel-controlled eastern...

    West’s Mistrust of Russia Over Ukraine Imperils Global Security
    Mar19

    West’s Mistrust of Russia Over Ukraine Imperils Global Security

    Deep mistrust between the West and Russia over Moscow’s aggressive actions in Ukraine is threatening global security, top government officials say, and there is little sign of progress in ending the conflict or of rebuilding deteriorated relations. VOA’s Mary Alice Salinas reports from the State Department. …read more Source:...

    A Year After Seizing Crimea, Putin Celebrates as Ukraine Seethes
    Mar19

    A Year After Seizing Crimea, Putin Celebrates as Ukraine Seethes

    President Vladimir V. Putin led an anniversary rally just outside the Kremlin walls as Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine warned that a cease-fire there was at risk of collapsing. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine peace plan creaks amid fresh Russian-Ukrainian dispute
    Mar19

    Ukraine peace plan creaks amid fresh Russian-Ukrainian dispute

    By Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) – A peace plan to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine came under renewed strain on Wednesday, with… …read more Source:...

    Putin says annexation of Crimea ‘wasn’t just about territory’
    Mar19

    Putin says annexation of Crimea ‘wasn’t just about territory’

    Speaking to tens of thousands of cheering supporters just outside the Kremlin walls, President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday described Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula as a move to protect ethnic Russians there and regain the nation’s “historic roots.” …read more Source:...

    Snap Poll: Is the Iran Deal Good for Your Country’s National Security?
    Mar19

    Snap Poll: Is the Iran Deal Good for Your Country’s National Security?

    Political pundits and think-tank analysts weren’t the only ones weighing the pros and cons of a nuclear deal with Iran or feeling concerned with how that deal might tip the balance in the Middle East. This latest Snap Poll of international relations (IR) scholars, conducted by the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) project...

    Will the Market Forces Replace Sanctions in Pressuring Russia?
    Mar19

    Will the Market Forces Replace Sanctions in Pressuring Russia?

    Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting The world is undergoing a wave of change. The world is seeing negative interest rates in European countries, the dollar is rising at a disturbingly fast rate, and most significantly, deflation the magnitude of which the world hasn’t been seen in decades is...

    West’s Mistrust of Russia Over Ukraine Imperils Security Cooperation
    Mar19

    West’s Mistrust of Russia Over Ukraine Imperils Security Cooperation

    Deep mistrust between the West and Russia over Moscow’s aggressive actions in Ukraine is threatening global security, top government officials say, and there is little sign of progress in ending the conflict or of rebuilding deteriorated relations. VOA’s Mary Alice Salinas reports from the State Department. …read more Source:...

    Russia says drills prove ability to quickly deploy forces
    Mar19

    Russia says drills prove ability to quickly deploy forces

    Defence minister: Drills prove Russia’s ability to quickly field forces to several areas …read more Source:...

    One year after the Russian takeover, refugees from Crimea share their stories
    Mar19

    One year after the Russian takeover, refugees from Crimea share their stories

    It’s been a year since Russia took over the Crimean region of Ukraine, sending thousands of people fleeing their homes. Among them are many Crimean Tatars, who have found surprisingly vibrant new lives in the city of Lviv, Ukraine. …read more Source: Public Radio...