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    Germany Worried Tougher Sanctions May Provoke Russia
    Jan05

    Germany Worried Tougher Sanctions May Provoke Russia

    The plunging price of oil coupled with harsh economic sanctions from the West has put a lot of pressure on the Russian economy, some are worried this could provoke Russia . MORE:10 Signs (& Causes) Russia’s Economy Is in Serious Trouble Among the concerned is German deputy chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel. He gave a warning about pushing...

    Why 2015 Should be the Year of Trade
    Jan05

    Why 2015 Should be the Year of Trade

    When surveying the global landscape, there are many reasons for concern. At least two countries — China and Russia — show signs of seeking regional hegemony. Whether your foreign policy goals are to balance power, strengthen global institutions, or advance our ideals, the emergence of an authoritarian regional hegemon should be highly disturbing....

    Ukraine Leader Was Defeated Even Before He Was Ousted
    Jan05

    Ukraine Leader Was Defeated Even Before He Was Ousted

    Ashen-faced after a sleepless night of marathon negotiations, Viktor F. Yanukovych hesitated, shaking his pen above the text placed before him in the chandeliered hall. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Can a group of young reformers fix a broken country?
    Jan05

    Can a group of young reformers fix a broken country?

    That is the question that Dmytro Shymkiv, the first deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential administration, is getting a lot these days. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    ‘The sanctions [against Russia] must be lifted,’ says French president
    Jan05

    ‘The sanctions [against Russia] must be lifted,’ says French president

    JC FinleyPARIS, Jan. 5 (UPI) — France will seek an easing of sanctions against Russia when there is progress with the Ukraine peace talks, French President Francois Hollande said Monday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Letter: Canada’s role in the world
    Jan05

    Letter: Canada’s role in the world

    Re: Canada on sidelines as UN arms treaty comes into effect, Dec. 27. It seems like the Conservative government is being duplicitous in its foreign policy with regard to the sale of arms. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is proud of how much he is helping the people in the Ukraine stand up to Russian supported invaders and how our airforce is...

    France Calls for Lifting Russia Sanctions if Progress on Ukraine
    Jan05

    France Calls for Lifting Russia Sanctions if Progress on Ukraine

    French President Francois Hollande is calling for sanctions on Russia to be lifted if there is progress in Ukraine. During a two-hour radio interview, Hollande said sanctions imposed by Europe and the United States had not only hit Russia hard, but were also hurting the European economy. But there must be no new sanctions – and those in...

    The 10 Biggest Risks The World Faces In 2015
    Jan05

    The 10 Biggest Risks The World Faces In 2015

    Just two years ago Ian Bremmer, the head of Eurasia Group, stated that “political risk in the developed world is … overstated.” Today, things are a bit different: “Geopolitics is back,” write Ian Bremmer and Cliff Kupchan in Eurasia Group’s annual list of the top risks. “As 2015 begins, political conflict...

    These Are the Top 10 Geopolitical Risks of 2015
    Jan05

    These Are the Top 10 Geopolitical Risks of 2015

    International stories rise and fall so quickly in today’s media. On Monday, it’s civil conflict in Ukraine. On Tuesday, it’s the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). By Wednesday, the headlines are on to something else. Amid the global whiplash, it’s easy to lose sight of the larger picture. So as...

    FP’s Situation Report: Taliban’s year starts off badly; Tensions between the U.S. and Russia go nuclear; Boko Haram proves its worth against West African militaries; and much more.
    Jan05

    FP’s Situation Report: Taliban’s year starts off badly; Tensions between the U.S. and Russia go nuclear; Boko Haram proves its worth against West African militaries; and much more.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The Taliban’s year is off to a bad start. Pakistani air strikes killed 31 militants this weekend. A suspected American drone strike killed another seven. The combined efforts of these two countries are proof that Pakistan’s six-month push to take control of tribal regions held by Taliban militants...