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    Russia conducted nuclear submarine exercises beneath the North Pole
    Feb09

    Russia conducted nuclear submarine exercises beneath the North Pole

    Russian nuclear units carried out Arctic exercises in international waters beneath the North Pole over the weekend, Damien Sharkov reports for Newsweek. The exercise featured the presence of several Borei-class ballistic missile submarines. These subs are among the most technologically advanced and capable of Russia’s current ballistic...

    EU Ministers Urge Russia to Free Ukraine Pilot
    Feb09

    EU Ministers Urge Russia to Free Ukraine Pilot

    EU ministers rally to urge Russia to free Ukraine pilot …read more Source: ABC...

    Why Arming Kiev Is a Really, Really Bad Idea
    Feb09

    Why Arming Kiev Is a Really, Really Bad Idea

    Should the United States start arming Ukraine, so it can better resist and maybe even defeat the Russian-backed rebels in its eastern provinces? A lot of seasoned American diplomats and foreign policy experts seem to think so; a task force assembled by the Brookings Institution, the Atlantic Council, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs...

    Merkel to Urge Caution in U.S. as Pressure Builds to Arm Ukraine Forces
    Feb09

    Merkel to Urge Caution in U.S. as Pressure Builds to Arm Ukraine Forces

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to argue in Washington on Monday against arming Ukraine in its conflict against Russian-backed rebels, while in Brussels EU ministers held off tightening sanctions to give peace talks a chance. Merkel’s message that sending Western weapons to Kiev risks escalating the conflict is likely to get a...

    Patience Isn’t Always a Virtue
    Feb09

    Patience Isn’t Always a Virtue

    The White House released its long-overdue National Security Strategy (NSS) on Friday. Criticisms of the administration’s leadership failures have clearly gotten under the White House’s skin, because this is a document drowning in the term leadership. So we will “lead with purpose,” “lead with strength,” “lead by example,” etc. The...

    Merkel Goes to Washington Amid High-Stakes Ukraine Debate
    Feb09

    Merkel Goes to Washington Amid High-Stakes Ukraine Debate

    Merkel is against sending arms to bolster Ukraine’s fight against the Russia-aided separatists. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian cease-fire fails as diplomats prepare summit
    Feb09

    Ukrainian cease-fire fails as diplomats prepare summit

    Ed AdamczykBERLIN, Feb. 9 (UPI) — Shelling resumed in Debaltseve, Ukraine, as diplomats began preparations for a crucial summit meeting. …read more Source: United Press...

    Obama and Merkel try to find common ground on Ukraine strategy
    Feb09

    Obama and Merkel try to find common ground on Ukraine strategy

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, seen here with U.S. President Barack Obama in Brisbane, Australia in November, is in Washington Monday to discuss the politics of aiding Ukraine. Photo by REUTERS/Peter Parks/Pool WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are trying for a public display of unity despite a potential...

    Watch the Dramatic Explosion at Ukrainian Chemical Factory
    Feb09

    Watch the Dramatic Explosion at Ukrainian Chemical Factory

    Fighting in Ukraine took an explosive turn Sunday night when residents of Donetsk felt the repercussions of a major blast. …read more Source: ABC...

    EU holds off on new Russian sanctions until Minsk meeting on Ukraine
    Feb09

    EU holds off on new Russian sanctions until Minsk meeting on Ukraine

    The EU foreign ministers are throwing their weight behind fresh diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: Christian Science...