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    For Army General, Military Risks Self-Delusion If It Ignores Past Wars’ Lessons
    Feb19

    For Army General, Military Risks Self-Delusion If It Ignores Past Wars’ Lessons

    For someone tasked with thinking about the future, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is obsessed with the past. In the hour he spent talking with reporters on Thursday morning, the historical lessons came fast and furious, as McMaster discussed Napoleon, the 2006 Lebanon War, Vietnam, the Korean War, the bombardment of London during World War Two, and why...

    Can UN Peacekeepers Bring Ukraine Peace?
    Feb19

    Can UN Peacekeepers Bring Ukraine Peace?

    Call by Ukraine President Poroshenko for UN Peacekeepers to monitor the new ceasefire in the East testifies to his commitment, his desperation, or both. More critically, both France President Hollande and Russia President Putin can deliver such UN-mandated peacekeepers, that is if they are serious about consolidating and insuring the observance...

    Enough Already! It’s Time for the West to Arm Ukraine
    Feb19

    Enough Already! It’s Time for the West to Arm Ukraine

    MUNICH — It has become something of a mantra among diplomats and other foreign policy analysts that there is no military solution to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The only viable path to peace and stability, observers almost unanimously proclaim, is a diplomatic one. But, despite the recent ceasefire agreement announced in Minsk,...

    Why I Published Cartoons of Muhammad and Don’t Regret It
    Feb19

    Why I Published Cartoons of Muhammad and Don’t Regret It

    Almost a decade has passed since I commissioned drawings of the Prophet Muhammad to run in Jyllands-Posten. But despite countless op-eds and even a book that laid out my motivation for publishing the drawings, confusion and bizarre conspiracy theories continue to cause controversy about that fateful decision. In 2006, for example, a Syrian...

    Ukraine: What Next from the West?
    Feb19

    Ukraine: What Next from the West?

    A ceasefire barely a week old. If not already dead, then suffocated by claims and counterclaims. This is from a Ukrainian soldier who – though it wasn’t clear whether he was speaking under duress – says he voluntarily gave himself up to pro-Russian rebels, and that foreign troops are lending Ukraine a helping hand. …read...

    The Russian-backed siege of a crucial Ukrainian town sounds insane
    Feb19

    The Russian-backed siege of a crucial Ukrainian town sounds insane

    On February 18, despite a two day old ceasefire, Russian-backed separatists overran an approximate force of 8,000 Ukrainian soldiers in the strategically critical town of Debaltseve. Deblatseve, a crucial railway hub allowed Ukraine to ferry its troops to the frontline, was nearly entirely surrounded by separatist troops by the time the Minsk 2...

    Walesa: Solidarity in sanctions would change Putin’s policy
    Feb19

    Walesa: Solidarity in sanctions would change Putin’s policy

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s former president and Solidarity leader Lech Walesa said Thursday he believes that global solidarity in economic sanctions against Russia would lead President Vladimir Putin to change his aggressive policy in Ukraine. Financial and other sanctions that Western countries have imposed on Putin’s government...

    Fighting Rages in East Ukraine Despite Bid to Revive Truce
    Feb19

    Fighting Rages in East Ukraine Despite Bid to Revive Truce

    By Gleb Garanich and Anton Zverev ARTEMIVSK/VUHLEHIRSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday despite European efforts to resurrect a stillborn ceasefire, a day after pro-Russian separatists spurned the truce by forcing thousands of government troops out of a strategic town. Western nations are refusing to give up on a...

    Walesa: Solidarity in sanctions would change Putin’s policy
    Feb19

    Walesa: Solidarity in sanctions would change Putin’s policy

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s former president and Solidarity leader Lech Walesa said Thursday he believes that global solidarity in economic sanctions against Russia would lead President Vladimir Putin to change his aggressive policy in Ukraine…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Cossack fighters celebrate key Ukraine rail hub’s fall
    Feb19

    Cossack fighters celebrate key Ukraine rail hub’s fall

    Group that spearheaded imperial Russia’s expansion once faced persecution but resurfaced after 1991 Soviet collapse …read more Source:...