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    The Global Conflicts to Watch in 2015
    Dec16

    The Global Conflicts to Watch in 2015

    Foreign policy often involves making difficult and debatable choices about which parts of the world matter more to a given country—and which, by extension, matter less. It’s about defining national interests and determining where those interests are most evident and endangered. This is why the United States has done far more to stop ISIS in...

    UN: Human Rights Abuses Rampant in Embattled Eastern Ukraine
    Dec16

    UN: Human Rights Abuses Rampant in Embattled Eastern Ukraine

    The coming winter is set to make life harder for the more than 5 million people living in eastern Ukraine’s conflict areas, many of whom are already struggling to survive, the office of the United Nations high commissioner for human rights wrote in a new report released Monday. “The conflict is in its ninth month, and the situation is...

    Bank Of Russia Hikes Rate To Aid Sinking Currency
    Dec16

    Bank Of Russia Hikes Rate To Aid Sinking Currency

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bank of Russia has drastically raised its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent to try to boost its currency, which has been plunging along with oil prices. The moves comes after the ruble has shed roughly 50 percent of its value since January, battered by Western sanctions imposed over the conflict in Ukraine...

    Letters: National Memorial to Victims of Communism
    Dec16

    Letters: National Memorial to Victims of Communism

    We must commemorate victims of communism Re: Jury member goes public with criticism of victims of communism memorial site, Dec. 15. As a grandson of a Polish officer murdered along with 10,000 other officers in March, 1940, at the Katyn Forest Massacre by the Soviet NKVD Secret Police on orders from Stalin, I am saddened to read that architects...

    Ukraine asks NATO for more help for military, EU for more financial aid
    Dec15

    Ukraine asks NATO for more help for military, EU for more financial aid

    Ukraine’s prime minister on Monday asked NATO to do more to help his country’s military, which has been unable to quell a pro-Russian insurgency, and called for an urgent increase in financial aid from the European Union. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russia says it has a right to put nuclear weapons in Crimea
    Dec15

    Russia says it has a right to put nuclear weapons in Crimea

    Russia has the right to deploy nuclear weapons in the Crimean peninsula, which it seized from Ukraine in March, a top Russian official said Monday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Asia’s Pivot to Asia
    Dec15

    Asia’s Pivot to Asia

    Much has been made of the intensifying strategic competition between the United States and China, with Beijing working to edge America out of its Asian neighborhood even as Washington doubles down on its regional partnerships and presence. Less attention has been paid to regional dynamics underneath the umbrella of a U.S.-China relationship that...

    White House on the Fence on New Ukraine Sanctions
    Dec15

    White House on the Fence on New Ukraine Sanctions

    President Barack Obama has yet to decide whether he will sign legislation passed by Congress last week that would allow him to provide weapons to Ukraine’s ramshackle military and increase the penalties on Russia’s energy sector, setting up a confrontation with the GOP-held Congress in the new year. The Ukraine Freedom Support Act of...

    Here Is Xi’s China. Get Used to It.
    Dec15

    Here Is Xi’s China. Get Used to It.

    The prevailing mood among China-watchers in 2014 was one of anxiety and skepticism. The year began in the shadow of Chinese assertiveness in the East and South China Seas. Economic concerns quickly took over: by February the property market seemed on the verge of an epic collapse thanks to the previous year’s sharp monetary tightening. At...

    Ukraine prime minister asks NATO, EU for more help
    Dec15

    Ukraine prime minister asks NATO, EU for more help

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Ukraine’s prime minister on Monday asked NATO to do more to help his country’s military, which has been unable to quell a pro-Russian insurgency, and called for an urgent increase in financial aid from the European Union. …read more Source: U.S....