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    Kerry Will Head to Geneva for Iran Nuclear Talks
    Feb20

    Kerry Will Head to Geneva for Iran Nuclear Talks

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s talks next week on Iran’s nuclear program will come at a time when a report has raised new questions about whether Tehran is in full compliance with guidelines to show that its program is peaceful. Kerry travels Sunday to Geneva, where he will meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and...

    Ukraine’s Draft Dodging (and Civil Liberties) Problem
    Feb20

    Ukraine’s Draft Dodging (and Civil Liberties) Problem

    I’ve blogged previously about some of Ukraine’s current civil liberties issues related to its internal troubles here and here; this week Foreign Policy does a more thorough story, filled with specific Ukrainian voices, about the country’s troubles willing to fight the war against Russian-backed rebels, a war theoretically in...

    Russian Soldiers Were In Debaltseve Fighting Against Ukrainian Military, Claims Russian Newspaper
    Feb20

    Russian Soldiers Were In Debaltseve Fighting Against Ukrainian Military, Claims Russian Newspaper

    Just days after Ukrainian forces withdrew from the now rebel-held city of Debaltseve, a leading liberal newspaper in Russia claimed Friday that pro-Russian separatists were not just fighting with Russian weapons but also with Russian troops in their ranks. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine: Russia Sending Rebels More Help
    Feb20

    Ukraine: Russia Sending Rebels More Help

    Ukraine accused Russia of sending more tanks and other weapons across the border to pro-Moscow separatists, although officials said violence continued to subside. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Officials warn of Russian danger to EU, NATO
    Feb20

    Officials warn of Russian danger to EU, NATO

    Ed AdamczykLONDON, Feb. 20 (UPI) — A senior NATO military officer warned that Russia could invade the Baltic States with tactics practiced in Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Not Defending Our Ideals of Freedom Today Would Be a Crime
    Feb20

    Not Defending Our Ideals of Freedom Today Would Be a Crime

    As I prepared my notes in my hotel room some hours before the conference on the freedom of expression in Copenhagen, I was thinking of what I should tell the Danish about freedom of speech. Should I just share my experiences and the horrible consequences of our fight in “non-democratic” countries like Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and...

    Rebels violating ceasefire, Ukraine says
    Feb20

    Rebels violating ceasefire, Ukraine says

    Separatist rebels fired on Ukrainian positions nearly 50 times in past 24 hours and Russia is sending more tanks into Ukraine, military official says. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Mariupol, Ukraine’s Next Battleground: Rebel Control Of Seaport Would Allow Russia To Transport Goods, Water To Crimea
    Feb20

    Mariupol, Ukraine’s Next Battleground: Rebel Control Of Seaport Would Allow Russia To Transport Goods, Water To Crimea

    Fighting in Ukraine has shifted from the western front near Debaltseve to the Azov Sea port city of Mariupol, a once bustling city along a crucial land route that would connect rebel-held territory with Russian-annexed Crimea, providing an economic corridor essential to Crimea’s economic viability as a Russian territory. Mariupol lies just...

    Troubled Ukraine marks year since protest bloodbath in Kiev
    Feb20

    Troubled Ukraine marks year since protest bloodbath in Kiev

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — One year ago, Ihor Zastavnyi was shot three times and lost a leg while taking part in demonstrations that he hoped would lead to a better Ukraine. Today he faces a country that is racked by war, struggling with corruption and pleading to the world for financial help while still stinging from Russia’s annexation Crimea....

    Until 2013, 10% of the US’ electricity came from disassembled Russian nuclear warheads
    Feb20

    Until 2013, 10% of the US’ electricity came from disassembled Russian nuclear warheads

    Relations between the US and Russia are as bad as they’ve been since the end of the Cold War. But until 2013, the two countries collaborated on a largely unknown diplomatic, political, and trade initiative that eliminated 500 tons of weapons-grade uranium while providing 7 trillion kilowatt hours of electricity in the US. The Megatons to...