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    Davos 2015 Wrap-Up: Get Ready for Breakthroughs About the Brain
    Feb03

    Davos 2015 Wrap-Up: Get Ready for Breakthroughs About the Brain

    The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos is over for another year. Amazingly, most of what was discussed this year had not been on the radar a year ago. A year ago there was no discussion of oil prices dropping to, say, $50; the acronym “ISIS” was never mentioned; conflict over the Ukraine or any other state conflicts were not...

    Russia, Ukraine Reportedly in Talks to Reopen Black Sea Air Corridor
    Feb03

    Russia, Ukraine Reportedly in Talks to Reopen Black Sea Air Corridor

    MONTREAL (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine are holding indirect talks to reopen a key international air corridor over the Black Sea to commercial flights in a plan that could give Ukraine much-needed overflight fees and ease congestion on other crowded air routes, according to five sources familiar with the matter. The discussions, being...

    Ukraine troops fight to avoid being surrounded by rebels
    Feb03

    Ukraine troops fight to avoid being surrounded by rebels

    People pay their final respects to Vadim Zherebilo, left, and Ruslan Baburov,right, which was killed in fighting against Russian-backed separatists, during a commemoration ceremony in Independ… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    The World Misery Index: 108 Countries
    Feb03

    The World Misery Index: 108 Countries

    Every country aims to lower inflation, unemployment and lending rates, while increasing gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. Through a simple sum of the former three rates, minus year-on-year per capita GDP growth, I constructed a misery index that comprehensively ranks 108 countries based on “misery.” Below the jump are the index...

    Germany’s Merkel Presses Hungary to Safeguard Democracy
    Feb02

    Germany’s Merkel Presses Hungary to Safeguard Democracy

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday he should give space to opponents of his rule, a nod to critics who say Orban has eroded democratic freedoms. Merkel was on a one-day visit to Hungary, which is a major manufacturing base for German industries, but also irks some in Europe with its close ties to...

    EXCLUSIVE: Here Are the ‘Defensive Weapons’ the Obama Administration May Send to Help Ukraine
    Feb02

    EXCLUSIVE: Here Are the ‘Defensive Weapons’ the Obama Administration May Send to Help Ukraine

    While reporting in Ukraine, I spoke to the leader of a volunteer organization who praised the Western sanctions regime against Russia, but argued they weren’t sufficient to defeat the invading forces on Ukraine’s eastern border. “You can’t win a war with sanctions,” he said. “Modern weapons win wars.” It was reminiscent of...

    The Obama Administration Turns Its Gaze South of the Border
    Feb02

    The Obama Administration Turns Its Gaze South of the Border

    As the State Department confronts a number of global challenges ranging from extremism in the Middle East and Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, a surprising provision in the White House’s newly-unveiled budget proposal for Foggy Bottom would boost funding for Central America, where a mass migration of unaccompanied minors to the...

    Putin Must Be Stopped. And Sometimes Only Guns Can Stop Guns
    Feb02

    Putin Must Be Stopped. And Sometimes Only Guns Can Stop Guns

    The time for diplomacy will come again, but it is not now: Ukraine urgently needs military support, and a counter to Russian propaganda. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Putin Resumes His War In Ukraine
    Feb02

    Putin Resumes His War In Ukraine

    The fighting in eastern Ukraine has flared up again, putting an end to any myth about the cease-fire that was supposed to be in force since September. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine Crisis: US Sending Lethal Aid Risks Escalating Conflict, But May Be Best Option
    Feb02

    Ukraine Crisis: US Sending Lethal Aid Risks Escalating Conflict, But May Be Best Option

    The stage is set for U.S. President Barack Obama to authorize shipments of weapons to the Ukraine’s ailing military, but now the White House is left to decide if sending that lethal aid will further escalate the already rising war there and prompt a strong Russian response. Opting not to send weapons could encourage Russian President...