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    The Decline of the United States
    May15

    The Decline of the United States

    I was privy recently to a thought-provoking inside analysis of American foreign policy. A highly respected Harvard professor, who is advisor to the Washington establishment, told a small intimate audience, off the record, that one of America’s fears is that Russia, China, and Germany will form a political and economic alliance. Such an...

    At Times Square, Russian Jewish vets celebrate victory over Nazism
    May15

    At Times Square, Russian Jewish vets celebrate victory over Nazism

    NEW YORK (JTA) — Dozens of Jewish war veterans who fought with the Soviet Red Army in World War II gathered at Times Square to celebrate the Hebrew date of Victory Day. Accompanying the 50-odd veterans — who wore their Soviet uniforms and WWII medals — on Thursday were local rabbis and leaders from New York’s Jewish community, organizers...

    Unidentified Drone Observes Historic NATO Drill In Estonia Meant To Scare Russia
    May15

    Unidentified Drone Observes Historic NATO Drill In Estonia Meant To Scare Russia

    An unidentified drone allegedly conducted surveillance on NATO’s largest-ever military exercises in Estonia this week, reported Estonian newspaper Eesti Päevaleht. The drills scheduled to end on Friday come amid growing tensions between Russia and NATO over the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: International...

    EBRD to invest more in Central Europe, ex-USSR, Greece
    May15

    EBRD to invest more in Central Europe, ex-USSR, Greece

    Tbilisi (AFP) – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) promised on Friday more funds for ex-Soviet countries, Central Europe, and Greece, but ruled out new investments in Russia due to Western economic sanctions over Ukraine.”We have the potential to expand our investment levels beyond what we are currently doing...

    Russian Q1 economic contraction less than feared at 1.9%
    May15

    Russian Q1 economic contraction less than feared at 1.9%

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s economy shrank 1.9 percent in the first quarter under pressure from low oil prices and Western sanctions, the state statistics agency said Friday, a smaller contraction than had been feared.Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev last month estimated that the economy had shrunk by two percent year-on-year in the...

    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...

    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:...

    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...

    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...

    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...