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    If U.S. arms Ukraine, it could lead to ‘serious trouble’
    Feb05

    If U.S. arms Ukraine, it could lead to ‘serious trouble’

    U.S. officials are musing openly about sending direct millethal aid” to Ukraine, which some military analysts believe is the only way to deal with what they see as Russian belligerence. …read more Source:...

    Don’t Blame Religion for Violence
    Feb05

    Don’t Blame Religion for Violence

    Violence often breaks out between religious groups. Yet, it is a mistake to blame religion for violence. Unfortunately, warfare is a universal human potential that would still exist if we were all atheists. Not all societies are warlike, however. Anthropologists contrast the peaceful Shoshone with the more belligerent Paiute in North America for...

    Under Siege, Ukraine Awaits Decision on Lethal Aid
    Feb05

    Under Siege, Ukraine Awaits Decision on Lethal Aid

    The Obama administration is considering whether to provide defensive weapons to Ukraine for its fight against Russian-backed rebels. The West has been providing only humanitarian aid and nonlethal military supplies. Along the former cease-fire line, Ukrainian troops are holding on but are outgunned and taking heavy casualties. From Papasna, less...

    The Other Front in Ukraine’s War for Survival
    Feb05

    The Other Front in Ukraine’s War for Survival

    Brandishing a yellow hunk of metal from what he claimed was a public bus hit by a missile from pro-Russian separatists, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko made an emotional plea for western assistance during his speech at the World Economic Forum at Davos. His appeal didn’t go unnoticed. The increasing brutality of the war in eastern...

    Mr. Putin Will Not Change Course in Ukraine or Syria
    Feb05

    Mr. Putin Will Not Change Course in Ukraine or Syria

    When Russia first expropriated Crimea last year, I wrote that neither the EU nor the U.S. were likely to take military action to reverse the tide, and that in the end, Russia didn’t care much about whether it is a member of the G8 or not. Some economic sanctions would ensue, I predicted, but to Mr. Putin and many Russians, righting an...

    Pentagon study claimed Putin has Asperger’s syndrome
    Feb05

    Pentagon study claimed Putin has Asperger’s syndrome

    Washington (AFP) – A Pentagon study from 2008 claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin has Asperger’s syndrome, giving him a need to exert “extreme control” when faced with crises, according to the report released Thursday.Experts studying his movements and facial expressions in video footage theorized Putin’s...

    Merkel and Hollande to Take Ukraine Peace Plan to Moscow
    Feb05

    Merkel and Hollande to Take Ukraine Peace Plan to Moscow

    The leaders of Germany and France announced a new peace plan for Ukraine on Thursday, flying to Kiev with a new proposal they would then take on to Moscow. The importance of reaching a deal was demonstrated by a dramatic collapse in Ukraine’s hryvnia currency, which lost nearly a third of its value after the central bank halted daily...

    Western Peace Initiatives on Ukraine Unlikely to Work, Experts Say
    Feb05

    Western Peace Initiatives on Ukraine Unlikely to Work, Experts Say

    The Ukraine crisis may represent the greatest threat to European security since the Cold War, but diplomatic efforts to resolve it have been sporadic and unsuccessful. But on Thursday, Western leaders launched a new effort to bring an end to the conflict, with French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel traveling to...

    ‘Biggest NATO Reinforcement Since Cold War’ Sets Frontlines Against Russia
    Feb05

    ‘Biggest NATO Reinforcement Since Cold War’ Sets Frontlines Against Russia

    NATO has ranked Russia as its greatest threat, according to defence experts, as the alliance announced its plans to staff six new European bases in what its secretary general Jens Stoltenberg is calling “the biggest reinforcement of our collective defence since the end of the Cold War”. The plan will see NATO’s rapid reaction units grow to...

    NATO to Double Response Force to Face Russia, Islamic Extremist Threats
    Feb05

    NATO to Double Response Force to Face Russia, Islamic Extremist Threats

    BRUSSELS—NATO defense ministers have agreed to more than double the size of the alliance’s Response Force to meet simultaneous challenges from Russia and armed Islamic extremists. The foreign ministers on Thursday also decided to form a new quick-reaction force of 5,000 ground troops that could begin deploying within 48 hours. NATO...