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    What to Do About the Putin Problem?
    Mar17

    What to Do About the Putin Problem?

    It’s quickly become a favorite guessing game among pundits here in America and abroad: What is Vladimir Putin up to? It’s been more than a year since the Russian president authorized aggressive military action that led to the annexation of Crimea and the amassing of tens of thousands of Russian troops near the border of Ukraine. In...

    Day in Photos: One Year Anniversary of Crimea Annexation, Spring Breakers in Mexico, India Riots Against Modi
    Mar17
    Russia’s Vladimir Putin resurfaces after days out of public eye
    Mar16

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin resurfaces after days out of public eye

    Rossiya 24, a state television station, showed Putin seated with the president of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev, at a palace in St. Petersburg, as the two discussed Kyrgyzstan’s planned accession to a Russian-backed regional trade group. Putin’s departure from the public eye captivated Moscow’s political class, already uneasy...

    Canada not backing down on first anniversary of Crimean referendum
    Mar16

    Canada not backing down on first anniversary of Crimean referendum

    Foreign Affairs Rob Nicholson is marking the first anniversary of the tainted referendum in Crimea with a promise never to recognize the outcome. The vote led to Russia annexing the strategic Ukrainian peninsula and heated up a crisis which continues today. Nicholson says Canada does not recognize the annexation and insists on a full Russian...

    Germany Warily Assumes Greater Global Role
    Mar16

    Germany Warily Assumes Greater Global Role

    Germany has taken the lead in trying to solve the European financial crisis and to stop the war in Ukraine. But is Berlin ready to play a larger international role? VOA’s Jela de Franceschi examines the extent and limits of German power. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Russia, Separatists Criticize Ukraine Bill On Autonomy
    Mar16

    Russia, Separatists Criticize Ukraine Bill On Autonomy

    Russia and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have criticized a Ukrainian draft law granting the rebel-held areas special status. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Iranian Delegation Raises Concerns Over ‘Ill-Advised’ Letter From Republican Lawmakers As U.S. Demands ‘Tough Choices’
    Mar16

    Iranian Delegation Raises Concerns Over ‘Ill-Advised’ Letter From Republican Lawmakers As U.S. Demands ‘Tough Choices’

    * Not clear if end-March deadline can be met-U.S. official * Says Iran has to make “very tough and necessary choices” * Iran’s Salehi: “I’m very optimistic.” (Adds Iranian oil minister) By Lesley Wroughton and Parisa Hafezi …read more Source: The Huffington...

    Putin’s Nuclear Warning Suggests Russia Won’t Back Down from Crimea
    Mar16

    Putin’s Nuclear Warning Suggests Russia Won’t Back Down from Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was mysteriously absent for about 10 days, apparently was ready to exercise the country’s nuclear option last year over tensions in Ukraine, which suggests that Moscow will not give up on its plans. “We were ready to do it. I talked with colleagues and told them that this (Crimea) is our historic...

    How ISIS Succeeds on Social Media Where #StopKony Fails
    Mar16

    How ISIS Succeeds on Social Media Where #StopKony Fails

    A map of the top 50 Twitter PR presences in the UK and their respective followers ( Porter Novelli Global/Flickr ) Social networks offer an incredible tool for tapping into the collective unconscious, a virtual Jungian arena in which competition might be expected to amplify the critical values and anxieties of millions of people in real time. In...

    Why Lithuania is preparing for a Russian invasion
    Mar16

    Why Lithuania is preparing for a Russian invasion

    The three Baltic States are fearful of a possible Russian invasion, although Lithuania may have particular reason for concern. Wedged between Russian ally Belarus and the Russian Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad, Lithuania is worried that it could be the next target of Russian aggression following invasions in Georgia in 2008 and Crimea and...