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    Ukraine Welcomes U.S. Trainers
    Apr20

    Ukraine Welcomes U.S. Trainers

    Ukraine has officially welcomed U.S. troops at a military base near the western city of Lviv. The April 20 ceremony marked the beginning of exercises named “Fearless Guardian-2015,” in which around 300 soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade will train some 900 Ukrainian National Guard service personnel. Russia has denounced the operation,...

    U.S. Begins Training Ukrainian Guardsmen Despite Russia’s Concerns
    Apr20

    U.S. Begins Training Ukrainian Guardsmen Despite Russia’s Concerns

    By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Army paratroopers began military training for small units of the Ukrainian national guard on Monday despite Russian warnings that the action could destabilize the country’s tenuous cease-fire. Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said 300 members of the Army’s 173rd Airborne...

    U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train fledgling national guard troops
    Apr20

    U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train fledgling national guard troops

    U.S. paratroopers on Monday began training the first of three Ukrainian national guard units in an operation intended to improve the fighting capabilities of the irregular troops that have been on the front lines of the year-old battle against Russian-backed separatists in the country’s east. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, April 20, 2015
    Apr20

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, April 20, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Yuliya Bila urges Ukraine to decentralize, arguing that devolving power to local authorities will strengthen the quality of governance and bolster democracy. Robert Looney warns that Ethiopia’s economic miracle threatens to run out of steam unless the government...

    Are Tyrants Only Local Thugs?
    Apr20

    Are Tyrants Only Local Thugs?

    If we see that tyrants lack hope, making them myopic in their historical outlook, we might also argue that their actions are circumscribed to their dominions. Tyrants, in other words, may be only local thugs and thus have less impact on international stability than they might otherwise. Applied to today, this argument would suggest that a tyrant...

    Russian deputy prime minister: ‘The Arctic is a Russian Mecca’
    Apr20

    Russian deputy prime minister: ‘The Arctic is a Russian Mecca’

    According to Russia’s deputy prime minister, the Arctic has an almost unparalleled level of political and spiritual importance for the Russian people. In a succinct tweet, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said “the Arctic is a Russian Mecca.” Арктика – русская Мекка pic.twitter.com/79Eh4aSkpR — Dmitry Rogozin...

    U.S., Ukraine kick off joint military exercises
    Apr20

    U.S., Ukraine kick off joint military exercises

    Troops from the United States and Ukraine kicked off joint training exercises Monday intended to help bolster Ukraine’s defences against incursions from Russian-backed separatists in the east. …read more Source: CTV...

    EU ‘to announce anti-trust charges against Gazprom’
    Apr20

    EU ‘to announce anti-trust charges against Gazprom’

    Brussels (AFP) – EU regulators will announce on Wednesday anti-trust charges against Russia energy giant Gazprom, sources close to the matter told AFP.The European Commission formally opened its probe in September 2012 and has significantly delayed moving forward due to tensions with Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.The EU will officially...

    Letter From Europe: Competing Over World War II’s Memory
    Apr20

    Letter From Europe: Competing Over World War II’s Memory

    The echoes of World War II have never stopped reverberating in France. But perhaps nowhere is the divergence over the memory of the war more acute than between Russia and Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    U.S., Kyiv Launch Joint Training Exercises In Western Ukraine
    Apr20

    U.S., Kyiv Launch Joint Training Exercises In Western Ukraine

    U.S. and Ukrainian troops have begun joint training exercises in Western Ukraine in a bid to strengthen government forces that are fighting Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...