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    Russia is moving ahead with plans to develop a new aircraft carrier
    May15

    Russia is moving ahead with plans to develop a new aircraft carrier

    In spite of sanctions over Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Moscow has continued to push ahead with plans to upgrade and modernize its military. As part of this effort, Russia is planning to add a second aircraft carrier to its navy. The new aircraft carrier, known as Project 23000E or Shtorm, is still in a...

    France-Russia Mistral Warships Deal: Canceled Sale Not Considered Major Issue, Russian Officials Say
    May15

    France-Russia Mistral Warships Deal: Canceled Sale Not Considered Major Issue, Russian Officials Say

    France’s cancellation last year of a deal to sell two Mistral helicopter carriers is not considered a major issue in Russia, a top Kremlin official said Friday. The two nations have been locked in a political disagreement related to the ships since late last year, when French officials opted not to send the constructed ships to Russia over...

    Putin Tries to Freeze the Ukraine Conflict
    May15

    Putin Tries to Freeze the Ukraine Conflict

    An offer the Kiev government can refuse. …read more Source:...

    Georgia’s European Dream
    May15

    Georgia’s European Dream

    Is a Georgian entitled to speak about the future of Europe? Perhaps not. However, the United States, whose Marshall Plan—and the political, economic, and military strings attached—very much propelled the project of European integration, has earned that right. And that’s before we mention the traditional role of the U.S. as the global...

    Crimean Court Jails Maidan Activist
    May15

    Crimean Court Jails Maidan Activist

    A court in the Crimean capital has sentenced a Maidan activist to four years and two months in jail over an attack on a security troop 15 months ago, at the height of the unrest that ultimately unseated Ukraine’s president. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Don’t look back: Mad Men, dangerous nostalgia, and the end of history
    May15

    Don’t look back: Mad Men, dangerous nostalgia, and the end of history

    On Sunday May 17 the final episode of Mad Men will air, bringing to a close what is widely considered one of the finest television shows in history. Set in the skirt-chasing and whisky-swilling world of fin-de-1950s Madison Avenue, the show has been lauded as a window into a past that is a different country. Yet few shows have been more of their...

    Russia To Boost Military Presence In Crimea
    May15

    Russia To Boost Military Presence In Crimea

    Russia’s envoy to NATO says his country will boost its military presence in Crimea given the alliance’s plans to expand in Eastern Europe. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Marco Rubio Is No Jack Kennedy – and We Don’t Need One, Either
    May15

    Marco Rubio Is No Jack Kennedy – and We Don’t Need One, Either

    Marco Rubio, the Republican presidential hopeful from Florida, opened his remarks to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) earlier this week by quoting from the last speech President John F. Kennedy gave before his assassination. Kennedy had insisted that by making America stronger he had advanced the cause of world peace. By contrast, Rubio...

    Businesses Torched Amid Deepening Crackdown On Crimean Tatars
    May15

    Businesses Torched Amid Deepening Crackdown On Crimean Tatars

    Members of the Muslim Crimean Tatar minority say the enterprises that bring them their livelihood have become targets in a persistent clampdown since Russia annexed the peninsula from Ukraine in March 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine economy shrinks 17.6 percent in Q1 as government struggles to cope with conflict
    May15

    Ukraine economy shrinks 17.6 percent in Q1 as government struggles to cope with conflict

    Ukraine’s economy contracted by a stunning 17.6 percent in the first quarter of 2015 from a year earlier as the country struggles to cope with the impact of unrest in the industrial heartland of the east. …read more Source: FOX...