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    Threat of Islamic Radicalization, Russian Influence Converge in the Balkans
    Mar20

    Threat of Islamic Radicalization, Russian Influence Converge in the Balkans

    The White House says violent extremism and Russian aggression in Ukraine are two of the greatest challenges to U.S. national security. And one place those threats converge is the Balkan region, where political instability, outstanding ethnic tensions and economic fragility make the countries of the area particularly vulnerable. …read more...

    What Does Putin Want?
    Mar20

    What Does Putin Want?

    Although the Minsk II ceasefire in Ukraine was violated immediately and with total impunity by the Russian assault on Debaltseve, the relative quiet following the capture of that town has given rise to hope for a more enduring cessation of hostilities. Perhaps the sides have finally fought each other to a standstill, and the “hot” phase of the...

    Ukrainian Oligarch Tears Into RFE/RL Journalist
    Mar20

    Ukrainian Oligarch Tears Into RFE/RL Journalist

    One of Ukraine’s richest and most powerful men responds to a question from RFE/RL with an expletive-filled rant. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Hillary’s Campaign Is Built on a Shaky Foundation
    Mar20

    Hillary’s Campaign Is Built on a Shaky Foundation

    Samantha Sais/Reuters/The Atlantic The thing about the controversies shaking Hillary Clinton’s still-not-yet-presidential campaign is how utterly predictable they are. For example, communications that were supposed to be preserved turning up missing or deleted? We’ve heard that before. And now questions about sketchy foreign...

    Kyrygz Mercenary Describes Fighting Alongside Separatists In Ukraine
    Mar20

    Kyrygz Mercenary Describes Fighting Alongside Separatists In Ukraine

    A Kyrgyz military reserve officer has told RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service about his seven months of service as a mercenary in the ranks of the Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Manas Mambetov alleges Russian troops are increasingly replacing local and mercenary fighters in the region — and that Moscow has stepped up the provision...

    Staying Ukrainian In Crimea
    Mar20

    Staying Ukrainian In Crimea

    Since Crimea’s annexation from Ukraine a year ago, the vast majority of local residents have taken Russian citizenship. Those who chose to remain Ukrainian are grappling with a number of new difficulties. (RFE/RL’s Russian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Paratroopers In Ukraine By April, As ‘Normandy Four’ Ponder Paris Meet
    Mar20

    US Paratroopers In Ukraine By April, As ‘Normandy Four’ Ponder Paris Meet

    The United States military is moving forward with plans to send paratroopers to Ukraine to help train volunteer forces. The mission, which was supposed to take place this month, was delayed because of fears that it would affect the fragile ceasefire agreement between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels that came into force Feb. 18. Army...

    Russia Vows Response to EU Sanctions Extension
    Mar20

    Russia Vows Response to EU Sanctions Extension

    Russia has denounced the European Union’s move to maintain sanctions against Moscow over its role in the Ukraine conflict, calling Thursday’s decision to extend the measures “destructive.” Speaking to reporters Friday in Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov refused to specify how Russia would respond, but said it would...

    Dutch Experts Visits MH17 Ukraine Crash Site
    Mar20

    Dutch Experts Visits MH17 Ukraine Crash Site

    Dutch experts have returned to Ukraine to probe the crash site of a passenger jet, including visiting a location previously considered unsafe because of fighting with pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Oligarchs Are at War (Again)
    Mar20

    Ukraine’s Oligarchs Are at War (Again)

    The billionaire governor of an eastern Ukrainian region has rebelled against the president’s attempts to erode his influence on state-owned companies. …read more Source:...