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    Let’s Call the Ukrainian Cease-Fire What It Is
    Feb18

    Let’s Call the Ukrainian Cease-Fire What It Is

    One need only look to the forced retreat of Ukrainian forces Feb. 18 in the strategic city of Debaltseve to see that the cease-fire that emerged last week from the meeting of French, German, Ukrainian, and Russian leaders in Minsk is less than meets the eye. Even if a shaky truce begins to hold after the Ukrainian retreat, the cease-fire...

    Increased concerns over Putin’s credibility despite Ukraine peace deal
    Feb18

    Increased concerns over Putin’s credibility despite Ukraine peace deal

    The surrender of the key eastern Ukraine town of Debaltseve to pro-Russian rebels is raising debate over whether the ceasefire deal brokered only last week is already dead. …read more Source: FOX...

    Watch:  Ukraine Village Pummeled, With Drone Videos as Evidence
    Feb18

    Watch: Ukraine Village Pummeled, With Drone Videos as Evidence

    Russian-backed rebels pound strategic Debaltseve despite ceasefire. (No Audio) …read more Source: ABC...

    When a Ceasefire Is Not a Ceasefire
    Feb18

    When a Ceasefire Is Not a Ceasefire

    Mykhailo Palinchak/Reuters One of the enduring ironies about ceasefires is that they can immediately produce more violence as combatants struggle for advantage before the deadline to put down their weapons. The lag between the signing and the implementation of last week’s Ukrainian ceasefire reflected this pattern. Nor did the fighting end...

    The Most Outspoken Chinese Real Estate Mogul Just Made Some New Enemies
    Feb18

    The Most Outspoken Chinese Real Estate Mogul Just Made Some New Enemies

    As the focus of a growing personality cult and the architect of a sweeping crackdown on dissent, Chinese President Xi Jinping may be the strongest leader China has seen in decades. But that hasn’t stopped Ren Zhiqiang, a 64 year-old real estate mogul and outspoken blogger with 29 million followers on Chinese social media platform Sina...

    After Debaltseve, What Comes Next in the Fight for Eastern Ukraine?
    Feb18

    After Debaltseve, What Comes Next in the Fight for Eastern Ukraine?

    When German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande returned from Minsk over the weekend, there was a fragile hope that the cease-fire agreement they secured might halt fighting in eastern Ukraine. That hope was smashed this week in Debaltseve, a rail junction between the rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Luhansk. On...

    Why Peace in Ukraine Depends on America
    Feb18

    Why Peace in Ukraine Depends on America

    MOSCOW — When pragmatic negotiators in Minsk left two days free before the start of the cease-fire in Ukraine, both sides exploited that opportunity to continue the fighting. Pro-Russian separatists launched an all-out attack on Debaltseve in an attempt to force the Ukrainian army troops encircled there to lay down their arms. And as if in...

    Ukrainian rail hub falls to rebels
    Feb18

    Ukrainian rail hub falls to rebels

    A strategic rail hub in eastern Ukraine has fallen to rebel forces after weeks of relentless fighting. Ukrainian forces have been seen retreating and Ukraine’s president confirms that he has ordered troops to withdraw. (Feb. 18) …read more Source: USA...

    UK Says Photos Show Russian Missiles in Ukraine
    Feb18

    UK Says Photos Show Russian Missiles in Ukraine

    Britain released photographs on Wednesday of what it described as Russia’s most advanced anti-aircraft artillery system, being operated in eastern Ukraine, saying it was further proof of Russia’s military involvement in the conflict. …read more Source:...

    An American Filmmaker in Moscow
    Feb18

    An American Filmmaker in Moscow

    Russia is spooky. With Vladimir Putin at the helm, his annexation of Crimea, support for separatist in the Ukraine, it gets spookier every day. But to a 9-year-old girl years ago, Russia was a romantic and artistic country, despite the fact that we were then in the midst of the Cold War.I was that young girl who saw a movie called Never Let Me...