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    Walker Comes Out in Support of Arming Ukraine
    Mar13

    Walker Comes Out in Support of Arming Ukraine

    Gov. Scott Walker (R., Wis.) has joined most other potential Republican presidential candidates in 2016 by expressing his support for arming Ukrainian forces, the Weekly Standard reported. Walker is still developing foreign policy acumen after having spent most of his time as governor embroiled in domestic policy fights in Wisconsin. He told the...

    Putin biographer: He’s not dead — but chaos is brewing in the Kremlin
    Mar13

    Putin biographer: He’s not dead — but chaos is brewing in the Kremlin

    There’s something going on behind the scenes in the Kremlin. Russian president Vladimir Putin hasn’t been seen in public since March 5. (Video featuring Putin on March 13 was not live.) Analysts are speculating that his absence suggests there may be a power struggle behind it all. And it appears as though Boris Nemtsov’s murder...

    Poroshenko Confirms Deescalation In Progress
    Mar13

    Poroshenko Confirms Deescalation In Progress

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a television interview that the deescalation process in the eastern part of his country is taking hold. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    CIA Director Paints a Gloomy Picture of the World, But a Rosy One of His Spy Agency
    Mar13

    CIA Director Paints a Gloomy Picture of the World, But a Rosy One of His Spy Agency

    Torturing prisoners. Misleading Congress. Spying on close allies. Failing to predict Vladimir Putin’s shadow invasion of Ukraine. The CIA’s reputation at home and abroad has suffered enormous blows over the last several years, but on Friday its director, John Brennan, tried to put a positive spin on where the agency is today. Brennan...

    The Gargoyle: Polls, plumbers and non-musical ministers
    Mar13

    The Gargoyle: Polls, plumbers and non-musical ministers

    From plumbers in Parliament, to linguistic lapses, to political prize-winners, the Gargoyle gathered many an odd tale this week. Here’s a snapshot: You can’t handle the truth Sometimes you’re better off not knowing. Just ask the Canadian Embassy in Kyiv. This past January, the embassy reached into a little-known pot of money...

    EU and What Army?
    Mar13

    EU and What Army?

    With Russia’s tanks rolling in Ukraine and its fighter jets probing NATO airspace from the Baltics to Great Britain, Europe is facing security issues it hasn’t planned for in a generation. The usual maxim in these situations is si vis pacem, para bellum—if you seek peace, prepare for war. But in Europe, the thinking seems to be si vis...

    Ukrainian Doctors Not Allowed To See Savchenko
    Mar13

    Ukrainian Doctors Not Allowed To See Savchenko

    Ukrainian physicians who traveled to Russia to give jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko a medical examination were not allowed into the detention facility to see her. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Unlikely to Extend Russia Sanctions Next Week
    Mar13

    EU Unlikely to Extend Russia Sanctions Next Week

    European Union leaders are unlikely to reach agreement at next week’s summit to prolong economic sanctions on Russia that expire in July, a senior EU official said Friday. New sanctions on Russia also are off the table because EU governments want to give a chance to a fragile cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. But some of the EU’s 28...

    Under Pressure From State Media, Russian Liberal Paper May Go Out of Print
    Mar13

    Under Pressure From State Media, Russian Liberal Paper May Go Out of Print

    One of Russia’s oldest and most liberal newspapers, famous for its critical stance against the Kremlin, is likely to go out of print, having come under considerable pressure due to competition from Russia’s state-sponsored newspapers. Novaya Gazeta’s editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov told Russian television station Dozhd that the...

    Childhood a Casualty of Ukraine’s Ongoing War
    Mar13

    Childhood a Casualty of Ukraine’s Ongoing War

    KHARTSYZK, Ukraine—Seryozha colors in his drawing of a tank, lost in thought. Like many 7-year-olds in eastern Ukraine, he has trouble recalling a time before the war. “They’ve always been shooting,” he says, vigorously scratching with the brightest of pencils. Yelena Nikulenko, the director of the children’s home in the rebel-held...