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    Russian Snap Military Drill ‘Could Turn Into Assault on Baltic Capital’
    Feb23

    Russian Snap Military Drill ‘Could Turn Into Assault on Baltic Capital’

    Increasingly frequent snap military drills being carried out by Russia near its eastern European neighbours could be part of a strategy that will open the door for a Russian offensive on the Baltic states according to defence expert Martin Hurt, deputy director at Estonia’s International Centre for Defence and Security. The Lithuanian and...

    Kiev Says It Cannot Withdraw Heavy Weapons as Attacks Persist
    Feb23

    Kiev Says It Cannot Withdraw Heavy Weapons as Attacks Persist

    Ukraine’s military said on Monday it could not start withdrawing heavy weapons from the front line in the east as required under a tenuous ceasefire because pro-Russian separatists who advanced last week were still attacking its positions. A truce to end fighting that has killed more than 5,600 people appeared stillborn last week after...

    How the Post-Cold War Order Broke Down
    Feb23

    How the Post-Cold War Order Broke Down

    MOSCOW — The withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from Debaltseve removes a major obstacle to the full implementation of the recent Minsk agreement. However, that development also has a different meaning. It was not the Ukrainian side, but their opponents — who are working to dismantle the current Ukrainian state — that determined...

    Military expert: Russian snap military drills could turn into assaults on Baltic capitals
    Feb23

    Military expert: Russian snap military drills could turn into assaults on Baltic capitals

    The Baltic states are becoming increasingly unnerved by the growing number of Russian military drills close to their borders, Damien Sharkov of Newsweek reports, Since the start of the Ukrainian crisis, Russia has been staging military drills close to the Baltic regions at an increasingly common pace. Martin Hurt, the deputy director of...

    Watching a Shaky Cease-Fire in Ukraine
    Feb23

    Watching a Shaky Cease-Fire in Ukraine

    Earlier this month, a cease-fire agreement was signed in Minsk, Belarus, after long talks between leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France. Ukrainian government troops and rebel forces in Eastern Ukraine agreed to cease hostilities by February 15 and withdraw heavy weapons at least 30 miles from the agreed-upon buffer zone stretching...

    Suffering Ukrainian currency takes another fall
    Feb23

    Suffering Ukrainian currency takes another fall

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s economy, which has been badly hit by more than a year of crisis, has suffered another blow with a sharp drop in the national currency, the hryvnia. …read more Source: U.S....

    Suffering Ukrainian currency takes another fall
    Feb23

    Suffering Ukrainian currency takes another fall

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    Suffering Ukrainian currency takes another fall
    Feb23

    Suffering Ukrainian currency takes another fall

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s economy, which has been badly hit by more than a year of crisis, has suffered another blow with a sharp drop in the… …read more Source:...

    German Gov’t ‘Extremely Worried’ No Full Ukraine Ceasefire Yet
    Feb23

    German Gov’t ‘Extremely Worried’ No Full Ukraine Ceasefire Yet

    The German government is very concerned that there is still no comprehensive ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, more than a week after it should have taken effect, and urged Moscow anew on Monday to use its influence over pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source:...

    Stop Drinking the Weak Sauce
    Feb23

    Stop Drinking the Weak Sauce

    For 25 years now, a weak-state fixation has transfixed U.S. foreign policy. It all started with the humanitarian interventions of the 1990s, which advanced the idea that American power in a post-Cold War world could and should bring justice, peace, and prosperity to places like Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, and Kosovo. Freed from the security...