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    After Putin
    Feb26

    After Putin

    Eighty percent poll ratings, almost four years to go before the next elections, and the chance to stay until 2024—what’s not to like for Putin? The outside world, and the majority of Russians, suppose that he will stay that long, if not longer. However, if we were to judge by the actions of Putin and his immediate circle, we would conclude...

    Ukraine Says It’s Withdrawing Weapons Amid Tepid Cease-Fire
    Feb26

    Ukraine Says It’s Withdrawing Weapons Amid Tepid Cease-Fire

    The move offers hope the agreement could yet take hold. …read more Source: U.S....

    Only the US and Estonia are meeting NATO’s defense budget goals
    Feb26

    Only the US and Estonia are meeting NATO’s defense budget goals

    Fourteen NATO countries have so far announced their defense budgets for 2015. Of those fourteen, only the US and Estonia have passed the 2% of GDP threshold that every NATO nation pledged to have as their goal for military expenditure. According to a new study from the European Leadership Network (ELN), six nations will increase their budgets in...

    Reno Leaders Upset 5 Officers in Ukraine, Order Them Home
    Feb26

    Reno Leaders Upset 5 Officers in Ukraine, Order Them Home

    Upset Reno City Council orders return of 5 police officers providing training in Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine Economy ‘on the Brink’
    Feb26

    Ukraine Economy ‘on the Brink’

    Ukrainian troops on the move – this time away from the front line. Their withdrawal revives hopes for a ceasefire in the east of the country. But elsewhere, another battle is raging – against bankruptcy. And a currency in apparent freefall. Jane Foley is senior currency strategist at Rabobank. …read more Source: The Boston...

    NATO Can’t Spend More On Defense In The Face Of Russian Aggressiveness, Experts Say
    Feb26

    NATO Can’t Spend More On Defense In The Face Of Russian Aggressiveness, Experts Say

    Military spending has been high on the agenda for NATO members since Russia annexed Crimea in March of last year and became involved in the East Ukraine war in April. President Barack Obama and former U.S. …read more Source: International Business...

    One Paramedic’s War in Ukraine, From Maidan to Debaltseve
    Feb26

    One Paramedic’s War in Ukraine, From Maidan to Debaltseve

    A column of Ukrainian troop trucks rumbled across the frozen, pitted ground. Slowed by a full load of soldiers each, their drivers strained to see through mud-spattered windscreens in the early morning light. Thousands of Ukrainian soldiers had started their retreat from the besieged city of Debaltseve in the dead of night on 18 February, but the...

    Reno leaders upset 5 officers in Ukraine, order them home
    Feb26

    Reno leaders upset 5 officers in Ukraine, order them home

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The city of Reno has ordered its police chief to immediately bring home five police officers helping provide law enforcement… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Says It Will Pull Artillery From Separatist Territory
    Feb26

    Ukraine Says It Will Pull Artillery From Separatist Territory

    Though the cease-fire appeared in tatters,the government reaffirmed its support for a deal that could provide a road map to ending the conflict. …read more Source: The New York...

    Purportedly Leaked Document ‘Shows Kremlin Had Advance Plan To Seize Crimea’
    Feb26

    Purportedly Leaked Document ‘Shows Kremlin Had Advance Plan To Seize Crimea’

    The Russian daily newspaper Novaya Gazeta has published a purported Kremlin plan for Russia to intervene in Ukraine and seize Crimea more than two weeks before President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...