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    Is the International Community Abandoning the Fight Against Impunity?
    Feb12

    Is the International Community Abandoning the Fight Against Impunity?

    Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and more than a decade after the establishment of the International Criminal Court, shockingly little is being done to stop massive human rights abuses. The prospects of victims receiving justice, let alone bringing perpetrators to account, seems ever more remote. In recent days, we have...

    Noah Feldman: Arms alone won’t save Ukraine
    Feb12

    Noah Feldman: Arms alone won’t save Ukraine

    Should the U.S. arm Ukraine for its fight against Russian President Vladimir Putin? Before you say “Duh,” consider this: Arms shipments alone are almost never enough to enable a smaller, weaker actor to defeat a big-time power. If the U.S. commits itself to sending arms to Ukraine, it’s signing up for more than military aid. When Ukraine...

    Guns fall silent as marathon talks lead to Ukraine peace deal
    Feb12

    Guns fall silent as marathon talks lead to Ukraine peace deal

    MINSK, Belarus – Guns would fall silent, heavy weapons would pull back from the front and Ukraine would trade broad autonomy for the east to get back control of its Russian border by the end of 2015 under a peace deal hammered out Thursday in all-night negotiations between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. The deal was full of potential...

    Ukraine, Russia reach peace deal after marathon talks
    Feb12

    Ukraine, Russia reach peace deal after marathon talks

    Guns will fall silent, heavy weapons will pull back from the front, and Ukraine will trade a broad autonomy for the east for control of the Russian border by the end of the year under a peace deal hammered out Thursday in all-night negotiations between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. …read more Source: CTV...

    A Flawed Deal In Minsk
    Feb12

    A Flawed Deal In Minsk

    It might stop the fighting in Donbas. But the agreement reached in Minsk does little to address the real issue at the heart of the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kiev, rebels sign cease-fire, but Ukraine’s path to peace remains steep
    Feb12

    Kiev, rebels sign cease-fire, but Ukraine’s path to peace remains steep

    The deal, backed by leaders from Russia, Ukraine, France, and Germany, includes a withdrawal of heavy weapons and a prisoner exchange. But it also retains the problems that led to the collapse of a similar deal in September. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Dutch court: Israeli rabbi suspected of sex crimes can be extradited
    Feb12

    Dutch court: Israeli rabbi suspected of sex crimes can be extradited

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (JTA) — An Israeli rabbi who fought his extradition from the Netherlands for alleged sex crimes may be turned over to Israeli authorities, a Dutch court ruled. The ruling on Eliezer Berland, the founder of the Shuvu Bonim seminary, was made by a Haarlem tribunal on Thursday at the request of Dutch justice officials who...

    A New and Unimproved Ceasefire
    Feb12

    A New and Unimproved Ceasefire

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko followed by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Minsk (Grigory Dukor/Reuters/The Atlantic) There are plenty of reasons to be pessimistic about the new Ukrainian ceasefire that was signed in Minsk, Belarus, on Thursday morning after nearly 17 hours of negotiations....

    White House takes wait-and-see approach to Russia-Ukraine deal
    Feb12

    White House takes wait-and-see approach to Russia-Ukraine deal

    The Obama administration on Thursday praised a deal to potentially end the violence in eastern Ukraine but also expressed skepticism that Moscow will live up to the terms of the agreement. Russian President Vladimir Putin said a cease-fire between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian forces will go into effect Sunday. The … …read more...

    AP Interview: Hungary ‘cannot afford not to talk to Russia’
    Feb12

    AP Interview: Hungary ‘cannot afford not to talk to Russia’

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary “cannot afford not to talk to Russia” about ensuring gas supplies, the Hungarian foreign minister said Thursday. Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told The Associated Press that because of the cancellation of two natural gas pipeline projects, Nabucco and South Stream, “the only way to ensure energy security in...