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    Ukraine asks NATO for more help for its military as it faces well-equipped pro-Russian rebels
    Dec15

    Ukraine asks NATO for more help for its military as it faces well-equipped pro-Russian rebels

    Ukraine’s prime minister, visiting NATO headquarters, says he’s asked the U.S-led defense alliance to do more to help his country’s military, which faces a pro-Russian insurgency in the east. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russian Ruble Falls to New Lows
    Dec15

    Russian Ruble Falls to New Lows

    The value of the Russian ruble plunged to new lows Monday against the dollar and euro, with Moscow’s central bank predicting higher inflation and the national economy tumbling into a recession. The ruble weakened by more than 5 percent, breaking through the level of 60 to the dollar and 75 to the euro for the first time. The Russian...

    As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain
    Dec15

    As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces has ground almost to halt. More than 4,700 people have been killed since the conflict broke out in mid-April, U.N. rights investigators estimate — and more than a quarter of those deaths came after a cease-fire in September that was...

    As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain
    Dec15

    As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces has ground almost to halt. That should be good news for Ukraine, but Russia looks intent to pile on the economic misery. In a detailed op-ed piece Monday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev painted a grim forecast of Russian...

    As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain
    Dec15

    As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces has ground almost to halt. That should be good news for Ukraine, but Russia looks intent to pile on the economic misery…. …read more Source: Associated...

    U.N.: More than 4,000 killed in eastern Ukraine conflict
    Dec15

    U.N.: More than 4,000 killed in eastern Ukraine conflict

    JC FinleyNEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) — The United Nations released a report Monday detailing “the continued deterioration of human rights” in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Estonian Intelligence Charges Double Agent with Treason After Spying for Russia for 15 Years
    Dec15

    Estonian Intelligence Charges Double Agent with Treason After Spying for Russia for 15 Years

    Estonian police are charging a former agent of the state’s security services (CAPO) for treason, after the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) unveiled that he had been working as a double agent for Moscow since 1996 on the Russian state broadcaster NTV on Sunday. Uno Puusepp who retired from the Estonian CAPO and moved to Moscow three...

    Hardships Grow for Millions in Eastern Ukraine, U.N. Report Says
    Dec15

    Hardships Grow for Millions in Eastern Ukraine, U.N. Report Says

    As fighting continues in the rebel-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine, the United Nations report said an average of 13 people were dying every day. …read more Source: The New York...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, December 15, 2014
    Dec15

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, December 15, 2014

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. William Armstrong examines the Turkish government’s new strategy of information warfare. Christian Caryl interviews a Ukrainian reformer who explains why the fight against corruption may be even more important than resisting Vladimir Putin. Anna Nemstova reports...

    China’s Lost Generation Finds Itself in Ukraine
    Dec15

    China’s Lost Generation Finds Itself in Ukraine

    China’s latest viral story shows that, for anyone who doesn’t have elite academic credentials and a big bank account, it’s easier to find success in Kiev than Shanghai. …read more Source:...