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    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...

    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. Financial and other sanctions that Western countries have imposed on Putin’s government...

    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:...

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate
    Feb19

    Debaltseve under rebel control, Cossack fighters celebrate

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — Rebel fighters, many of them Cossacks, roamed the streets of Debaltseve on Thursday, a day after Ukrainian forces began withdrawing from the besieged town. The mood was celebratory, with fighters laughing, hugging each other and posing for photos. Associated Press journalists drove Thursday around about half …...

    Cossack soldiers roam the streets after army retreats from Ukrainian town
    Feb19

    Cossack soldiers roam the streets after army retreats from Ukrainian town

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine – Rebel fighters, many of them Cossacks, roamed the streets of Debaltseve on Thursday, a day after Ukrainian forces began withdrawing from the besieged town. The mood was celebratory, with fighters laughing, hugging each other and posing for photos. Associated Press journalists drove Thursday around about half of the key rail...