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    Russia is turning Crimea into a forward operating base against NATO
    Mar02

    Russia is turning Crimea into a forward operating base against NATO

    Russia is heavily militarizing Crimea as a way to project power deep in to the Black Sea, USNI News reports citing supreme commander of NATO Gen. Philip Breedlove. “What we have seen is that Crimea has been transformed in some fairly significant ways as far as weapon systems in the Crimea,” Breedlove said during a conference on February 25....

    U.S. Allies Left in the Dark
    Mar02

    U.S. Allies Left in the Dark

    U.S. allies are raising concerns about what they say is unwillingness on the part of the Obama administration to share vital intelligence that could prove decisive in conflicts in Europe and the Middle East. The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that U.S. officials degrade satellite images of the positions of Russian-backed separatists...

    More Ukraine sanctions possible if ceasefire problems continue, says Nicholson
    Mar02

    More Ukraine sanctions possible if ceasefire problems continue, says Nicholson

    PARIS – Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson says Canada may impose more sanctions on Russia if it continues to violate the ceasefire with Ukraine.Nicholson blames Russian President Vladimir Putin for flare-ups that have persisted since France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine negotiated the Minsk II agreement last month aimed at ending...

    Woman with Nemtsov when he was killed says she ‘didn’t see anything’
    Mar02

    Woman with Nemtsov when he was killed says she ‘didn’t see anything’

    The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger. …read more Source: CTV...

    More Ukraine sanctions possible if ceasefire not respected, says Nicholson
    Mar02

    More Ukraine sanctions possible if ceasefire not respected, says Nicholson

    PARIS – Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson says Canada may impose more sanctions on Russia if it continues to violate the ceasefire with Ukraine. Nicholson blames Russian President Vladimir Putin for flare-ups that have persisted since France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine negotiated the Minsk II agreement last month aimed at ending hostility...

    Nemtsov and the Smoking Gun
    Mar02

    Nemtsov and the Smoking Gun

    Boris Nemtsov has been dead for less than three days. During this time, the media and blogsosphere have understandably gone into overdrive in the attempt to figure out exactly what happened. Journalists are trained to answer the key questions “who, what, when, where, how, and why”, but the most important ones in this case (who and...

    In Egypt, Seeing the Muslim Brotherhood for What It Is
    Mar02

    In Egypt, Seeing the Muslim Brotherhood for What It Is

    By Stanley A. Weiss and Raphael BenaroyaGSTAAD AND CAIRO–In the early 1990s, Robert Pelletreau, the United States Ambassador to Egypt, met with Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in Washington, DC. Pelletreau had been asked by then-Secretary of State Warren Christopher to discuss the possibility of Egypt relaxing its repressive stance towards...

    Ukraine Debt Ratio Breaches Terms
    Mar02

    Ukraine Debt Ratio Breaches Terms

    Ukraine National Bank said the country’s sovereign and sub-sovereign debt reached 71.5% of GDP at the end of 2014, effectively breaking the terms of a eurobond it sold to Moscow. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Nemtsov’s Companion, Witness to Killing, Says She’s Barred From Leaving Russia
    Mar02

    Nemtsov’s Companion, Witness to Killing, Says She’s Barred From Leaving Russia

    Anna Duritskaya, a Ukrainian model, said the Russian police were not allowing her to return to Ukraine, though they have not formally detained her. …read more Source: The New York...

    Canada warns of more sanctions if pro-Russia rebels violate ceasefire
    Mar02

    Canada warns of more sanctions if pro-Russia rebels violate ceasefire

    Canada warns it will increase sanctions on Russia if pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine continue to violate a ceasefire deal inked last month. Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson vowed further action as 125 more Canadian soldiers depart for Europe to join military exercises designed to reassure NATO alliance members near Russia that they...