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    Russia Makes the First Move With Iran — Early Bird Special
    Apr15

    Russia Makes the First Move With Iran — Early Bird Special

    Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting Russia announced that it is going to begin selling Iran its s-300 missile defense system. This ends the ban that was placed in 2010 as part of the sanctions the United Nations imposed on Iran. The s-300 is a ground to air system that can shoot down planes or...

    Chomsky: ‘I Don’t Look at Twitter Because It Doesn’t Tell Me Anything’
    Apr15

    Chomsky: ‘I Don’t Look at Twitter Because It Doesn’t Tell Me Anything’

    This is an interview for Byline, a crowdfunded independent media platform that gives you a personalized newspaper. The platform beta-launched on April 14th. You can read the original interview here. Seung-yoon Lee is co-founder and CEO of Byline. He was the first East Asian President of the Oxford Union, the world’s prestigious debating...

    Indian P.M. Modi arrives in Ottawa for broad visit with domestic overtones
    Apr15

    Indian P.M. Modi arrives in Ottawa for broad visit with domestic overtones

    OTTAWA – From trade, to energy, to the environment, to security, to culture, Prime Minister Stephen Harper will have no shortage of topics to discuss with visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the next three days.Harper will also have an unspoken domestic political dividend — boosting his party’s standing with...

    Why We Need Totalitarianism
    Apr14

    Why We Need Totalitarianism

    Adam Michnik, the one-time Polish dissident and now editor of Warsaw’s best daily newspaper, once quipped that if forced to choose between the rule of Polish Communist General Wojciech Jaruzelski and Chilean junta leader General Augusto Pinochet, he would choose Marlene Dietrich. Michnik thus accentuated the humor of the dilemma on several...

    Decentralize or Perish
    Apr14

    Decentralize or Perish

    Russian aggression against Ukraine is undeniable. It has been successful in part because Kiev’s botched post-Soviet transition to democracy has made the country vulnerable to its neighbor’s revanchist designs. The best way for Kiev to “win” in the current conflict against Putin’s Russia is to fulfill the goals of the Maidan...

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine flares after winter lull
    Apr14

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine flares after winter lull

    Intense fighting flared in eastern Ukraine over the last three days, shattering a cease-fire that held for two months while winter snow dampened the year-old conflict and the early spring thaw mired the would-be combatants in vast expanses of mud. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Fighting In East Ukraine Intensifies As Foreign Ministers Talk Peace Deal
    Apr14

    Fighting In East Ukraine Intensifies As Foreign Ministers Talk Peace Deal

    Intense fighting continued to rock areas around the east Ukrainian city of Donetsk and the port city of Mariupol on Monday night, resulting in the death of six Ukrainian soldiers, the highest toll since the ceasefire agreement known as Minsk II came into force, on Feb. 15. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine hits ‘dead end’ as lasting peace deal eludes leaders
    Apr14

    Ukraine hits ‘dead end’ as lasting peace deal eludes leaders

    The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine on Monday called for incremental steps to de-escalate the fighting in eastern Ukraine. But the two sides have yet to agree on a long-term political settlement. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    G7 Foreign Ministers Meet on Key World Issues
    Apr14

    G7 Foreign Ministers Meet on Key World Issues

    Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrialized countries are meeting in Luebeck, Germany, to discuss issues ranging from Ebola to arms control as they prepare for the G7 summit in June. The agenda for this gathering is daunting – Libya, Yemen, Boko Haram, Syria, Ukraine and the Islamic State group, just to name a few items. The...

    European Agency: Military Jets Putting Civilian Aircraft at Risk
    Apr14

    European Agency: Military Jets Putting Civilian Aircraft at Risk

    Military jets that fly over Europe without identifying themselves pose a high risk to civilian aircraft, aviation safety officials said in a report published Tuesday, following a spate of near-collisions involving Russian warplanes. The European Commission asked the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to investigate after recent reports of the...