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    The US is pretty much the sole reason global defense spending is falling
    Feb18

    The US is pretty much the sole reason global defense spending is falling

    The world is racked with conflict these days: The war in Syria is in its fourth year; a recent and much-touted ceasefire in Ukraine ended almost as soon as it began. And there are plenty of ambitious emerging countries that are sprinting to raise their military status: China, India, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are in the...

    Ukrainian Forces Retreat From Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukrainian Forces Retreat From Debaltseve

    Amid heavy fighting, Ukrainian soldiers were ordered to retreat from the strategic town of Debaltseve, where they had been surrounded by Russian-backed rebels. …read more Source: The New York...

    Can Russia Survive After Ukraine?
    Feb18

    Can Russia Survive After Ukraine?

    While fighting raged in Ukraine a conference brought together economists, politicians and journalists to debate the war’s causes and question Russia’s future. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukrainian president: 6 dead, 100 wounded in withdrawal
    Feb18

    Ukrainian president: 6 dead, 100 wounded in withdrawal

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — Ukraine’s president says six servicemen were killed during the withdrawal from the fiercely contested town of Debaltseve.The Interfax news agency also cited Petro Poroshenko as telling a meeting of the national security council late Wednesday that more than 100 were injured in the pullout.Poroshenko earlier in the day...

    Ukraine Crisis: EU Hints At New Sanctions On Russia, But Effectiveness Questioned
    Feb18

    Ukraine Crisis: EU Hints At New Sanctions On Russia, But Effectiveness Questioned

    Ukrainian troops pulled out of Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine, on Wednesday after weeks of brutal fighting by pro-Russian separatist forces. The move raised questions about the effectiveness of a ceasefire agreement signed last week and blessed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now, European governments must weigh how to...

    Let’s Call the Ukrainian Cease-Fire What It Is
    Feb18

    Let’s Call the Ukrainian Cease-Fire What It Is

    One need only look to the forced retreat of Ukrainian forces Feb. 18 in the strategic city of Debaltseve to see that the cease-fire that emerged last week from the meeting of French, German, Ukrainian, and Russian leaders in Minsk is less than meets the eye. Even if a shaky truce begins to hold after the Ukrainian retreat, the cease-fire...

    Increased concerns over Putin’s credibility despite Ukraine peace deal
    Feb18

    Increased concerns over Putin’s credibility despite Ukraine peace deal

    The surrender of the key eastern Ukraine town of Debaltseve to pro-Russian rebels is raising debate over whether the ceasefire deal brokered only last week is already dead. …read more Source: FOX...

    Watch:  Ukraine Village Pummeled, With Drone Videos as Evidence
    Feb18

    Watch: Ukraine Village Pummeled, With Drone Videos as Evidence

    Russian-backed rebels pound strategic Debaltseve despite ceasefire. (No Audio) …read more Source: ABC...

    The Most Outspoken Chinese Real Estate Mogul Just Made Some New Enemies
    Feb18

    The Most Outspoken Chinese Real Estate Mogul Just Made Some New Enemies

    As the focus of a growing personality cult and the architect of a sweeping crackdown on dissent, Chinese President Xi Jinping may be the strongest leader China has seen in decades. But that hasn’t stopped Ren Zhiqiang, a 64 year-old real estate mogul and outspoken blogger with 29 million followers on Chinese social media platform Sina...

    When a Ceasefire Is Not a Ceasefire
    Feb18

    When a Ceasefire Is Not a Ceasefire

    Mykhailo Palinchak/Reuters One of the enduring ironies about ceasefires is that they can immediately produce more violence as combatants struggle for advantage before the deadline to put down their weapons. The lag between the signing and the implementation of last week’s Ukrainian ceasefire reflected this pattern. Nor did the fighting end...