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    Obama Weighing Decision on Arming Ukraine Forces
    Feb09

    Obama Weighing Decision on Arming Ukraine Forces

    WASHINGTON/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama made clear he was some way from a decision on whether to arm Ukraine in its conflict against Russian-backed rebels, saying on Monday he still hoped for a diplomatic solution. ”The measure by which I make these decisions is: ‘Is it more likely to be effective than...

    Senators launch Ukraine caucus
    Feb09

    Senators launch Ukraine caucus

    Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) are launching the Senate Ukraine Caucus to boost ties between Washington and Kiev.The move comes as pressure grows on the Obama administration to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine’s military to… …read more Source: The...

    Obama Seeks Last Push for Ukraine Peace
    Feb09

    Obama Seeks Last Push for Ukraine Peace

    President Obama said he would allow one last push for peace to play out before deciding whether to provide lethal assistance to Ukraine, as he and German Chancellor Merkel pledged to continue to working together. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Why it’s time to pay attention to Ukraine again, now.
    Feb09

    Why it’s time to pay attention to Ukraine again, now.

    This is a critical week for Ukraine, as the White House deliberates whether to send arms, European leaders push for last-ditch peace talks, and war rages on the ground. More than 5,300 people have died since the conflict started in April 2014, according to U.N. estimates, including hundreds in recent weeks. After months in which the […]...

    Obama says he is considering arming Ukraine but appears reluctant
    Feb09

    Obama says he is considering arming Ukraine but appears reluctant

    President Obama acknowledged Monday that he is considering arming Ukraine’s military if a diplomatic push fails to yield a cease-fire with Russia-backed separatists, but worried that such an approach could do more harm that good. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Russia urged to free Ukrainian pilot
    Feb09

    Russia urged to free Ukrainian pilot

    European Union foreign ministers have launched plea for Russia to free Ukrainian air force officer who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine Crisis: Critical Week For Diplomacy As US, Europe Find Unity Elusive
    Feb09

    Ukraine Crisis: Critical Week For Diplomacy As US, Europe Find Unity Elusive

    Monday’s meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barack Obama marks the start of a critical week for Western countries trying to resolve the deteriorating crisis in eastern Ukraine. Deep uncertainty remains over whether Russia will accept a peace deal brokered by France and Germany and, if talks falter, whether...

    Obama and Merkel declared that Russian Aggression in Ukraine has only Reinforced the Unity of the U.S. and Europe
    Feb09

    Obama and Merkel declared that Russian Aggression in Ukraine has only Reinforced the Unity of the U.S. and Europe

    Still, Obama held open the prospect that if a new round of diplomacy this week fails, the U.S. could send Ukraine’s beleaguered military defensive weaponry. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Obama, Merkel Stress US-Germany Alliance Despite Disagreement on Ukraine
    Feb09

    Obama, Merkel Stress US-Germany Alliance Despite Disagreement on Ukraine

    The staunch allies cannot agree on supplying deadly arms to Ukraine, with Merkel vowing to give diplomacy one more chance. …read more Source: U.S....

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, February 9, 2015
    Feb09

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, February 9, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Mohamed Eljarh explains why Libya’s reversal of a law that purged Qadaffi-era officials from politics may be a step forward. James Kirchik argues that German Chancellor Angela Merkel must do more to help Ukraine — including supplying it with arms. Christian Caryl...