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    French Leader Urges End to Sanctions Over Ukraine
    Jan06

    French Leader Urges End to Sanctions Over Ukraine

    Backing President Vladimir V. Putin into a corner will not work, the French president said, reflecting sanctions fatigue among European officials. …read more Source: The New York...

    Poland’s Feminist Genealogy
    Jan06

    Poland’s Feminist Genealogy

    There is an infamous story in Poland about a sign at the shipyard in Gdansk where the trade union movement Solidarity got started in 1980. Although nobody actually saw the sign, many people firmly believe that it existed. The sign read: “Women, do not disturb us. We are fighting for Poland.” “The sign is very important to Polish...

    It’s Time to Pursue Regime Change in Iran
    Jan06

    It’s Time to Pursue Regime Change in Iran

    There are lots of reasons to be skeptical that 2015 will see a diplomatic breakthrough in efforts to end Iran’s nuclear weapons bid. But one of the more compelling is that there’s virtually nothing in the historical record to suggest that the Obama administration’s current negotiating strategy can succeed. Though rarely...

    The Ruble Plunged As Oil Crashed
    Jan06

    The Ruble Plunged As Oil Crashed

    The ruble got slammed again on Monday. The currency ended the day at around 61.61 per dollar, around 6.4% weaker against the dollar. During the day, the currency got as weak as 62.0 rubles per dollar. By comparison, on the first day of trading in 2014 the ruble was at 32.03 rubles per dollar. The currency’s drop coincides with crude oil...

    Ignoring ‘Cold War II’ Won’t Make It Go Away
    Jan06

    Ignoring ‘Cold War II’ Won’t Make It Go Away

    MOSCOW — Of course, we could split hairs and ask: Are we on the brink of a new Cold War? Has a second Cold War already started? Did the first Cold War ever end? In my opinion, that is not the main point. The simple fact that we are even asking such questions is far more important because it means that, regardless of which answer you choose,...

    A Risky Year in Global Markets Is Coming
    Jan05

    A Risky Year in Global Markets Is Coming

    Like many economists, I think timing the market is a pretty hopeless task. Buy-and-hold has been a reliable strategy for increasing wealth over the past several decades, so why waste a bunch of effort trying to predict something that, if markets are truly efficient, ought to be unpredictable? But once in a while I get a little antsy. Now is one...

    In Midst of War, Ukrainian Political Left Ponders Next Moves
    Jan05

    In Midst of War, Ukrainian Political Left Ponders Next Moves

    To the extent that the mainstream media covers Ukraine at all, it tends to frame Kiev’s conflict with Kremlin-backed Russian separatists as a zero-sum game pitting Vladimir Putin against the U.S. and its western allies. Yet beneath all the wonky geopolitical chatter, Ukraine’s independent left — which must be distinguished from...

    Photos: Life in Ukraine
    Jan05

    Photos: Life in Ukraine

    As Ukraine battles with pro-Russia seperatists to maintain its fragile independence, civilians try go on with their daily lives. To accompany reporter Lucian Kim’s story, “Behind the Scenes With Ukraine’s Guards,” photographer Alan Chin captured life on Ukraine’s front lines. Whether in schools, banks or on its...

    Love in limbo in rebel-held east Ukraine
    Jan05

    Love in limbo in rebel-held east Ukraine

    Tying the knot is no simple matter in eastern Ukraine, a region plunged into conflict and uncertainty since the outbreak of a Russian-backed rebellion last year. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    Behind the Scenes With Ukraine’s Guards
    Jan05

    Behind the Scenes With Ukraine’s Guards

    Mariupol Mayor Yury Khotlubei convenes his war council in a drafty hall in the former Continental Hotel, a mint-green palace built more than a century ago. Forty men sit before him in white plastic lawn chairs, several in fatigues and one with an assault rifle slung across his back. One by one, as Khotlubei barks out their last names, they rise...