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    Ukraine: What’s the Role of Religion in Post-Maidan Milieu?
    Mar26

    Ukraine: What’s the Role of Religion in Post-Maidan Milieu?

    During a recent trip to Kiev, I was struck by mementoes placed in and around Kiev’s Maidan square. The plaques featured individual photo portraits of fallen martyrs — the so-called “Heavenly Hundred” who had sacrificed their lives during violent protests against the unpopular government of Viktor Yanukovych. What...

    Bill Browder’s nasty glimpse into the black heart of Putin’s Russia
    Mar26

    Bill Browder’s nasty glimpse into the black heart of Putin’s Russia

    When Kremlin goons beat his lawyer to death in a prison hospital six years ago, Bill Browder was just a talented investor trying to make his fortune in the rock-and-roll stock markets of post-Soviet Russia. Now he’s a human rights crusader, in Ottawa this week to ask countries like Canada to impose more Russian sanctions. …read more...

    UKRAINE: Religious Freedom Under Threat
    Mar26

    UKRAINE: Religious Freedom Under Threat

    Source: Release International One year since the annexation of Crimea by Russia, Ukrainian Christians say they are facing persecution by separatists. Evangelical churches in particular have come under severe restrictions in Crimea, and a church leader is warning that Ukrainian churches will also lose their religious freedom if the Russians take...

    Yemen Strife Reminds Oil Markets That Mayhem Matters
    Mar26

    Yemen Strife Reminds Oil Markets That Mayhem Matters

    Oil markets got a brusque reminder that geopolitical risk is alive and well Thursday when crude prices spiked in response to military actions by Saudi Arabia and other Arab states to contain the violence in civil-war wracked Yemen. Prices in New York and London leaped as much as 6 percent in the morning on concerns about the potential spread of...

    Default Threat Haunts Ukrainian Corporate Debt Investors
    Mar26

    Default Threat Haunts Ukrainian Corporate Debt Investors

    Investors in Ukrainian companies’ bonds could be facing huge losses, economists warn, amid concerns the country is hurtling toward a costly default on its government debt. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Chechnya Threatens to Arm Mexico if U.S. Sends Weapons to Ukraine
    Mar26

    Chechnya Threatens to Arm Mexico if U.S. Sends Weapons to Ukraine

    The Chechen parliament have threatened to send weapons to Mexico in retaliation to the U.S. Congress calling for defensive lethal aid to be sent to Ukraine. On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favour of sending arms – the resolution was passed 348 to 48. U.S. senator for Wisconsin Ron Johnson branded it...

    Letter From Europe: No One Sees Easy Way Out on Ukraine
    Mar26

    Letter From Europe: No One Sees Easy Way Out on Ukraine

    The West, which claims to be united, is actually divided over Russia’s actions in Ukraine and how to respond. …read more Source: The New York...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Prosperity, not theatrics, is the best antidote to Ukraine’s corruption
    Mar26

    Leonid Bershidsky: Prosperity, not theatrics, is the best antidote to Ukraine’s corruption

    During a meeting of Ukraine’s cabinet Wednesday, the head of the country’s Emergency Situations Service and his deputy were handcuffed and led away in front of television cameras as a demonstration of the government’s seriousness about rooting out corruption. While a crackdown is sorely needed in Ukraine, the size of a...

    Help Ukraine to Arm Itself
    Mar26

    Help Ukraine to Arm Itself

    In 2014, Ukraine exported some of the weapons it’s requesting from Western allies. It has the capacity to produce them, it just needs help developing it. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Doesn’t Have a Warlord Problem
    Mar26

    Ukraine Doesn’t Have a Warlord Problem

    One analyst claims that “Eastern Ukraine is awash with weapons and armed militia groups on both sides.” Another speaks darkly of “independently operating warlords and armed groups.” A third writes of “independent and semi-independent battalions, some of which descend from Ukrainian nationalist groups, extreme elements of the Maidan self-defense...