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    Kerry Tells Lawmakers He’s for Arming Ukraine
    Feb10

    Kerry Tells Lawmakers He’s for Arming Ukraine

    Lawmakers say Kerry privately told them that he wants Obama to say yes to Ukraine’s arms request. …read more Source:...

    Obama Skips the ‘Red Line’ on Russia
    Feb09

    Obama Skips the ‘Red Line’ on Russia

    Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP President Obama may be considering sending weapons to Ukraine to help its soldiers repel Russian-backed separatists, but he isn’t drawing a “red line” on what would prompt him to do so. The subject of a red line in foreign policy is, of course, an uncomfortable one for the president, who infamously...

    Rob Nicholson: Harper picks safe bet for Foreign Affairs
    Feb09

    Rob Nicholson: Harper picks safe bet for Foreign Affairs

    The Change: Rob Nicholson, former Defence minister, becomes minister of Foreign Affairs. He replaces John Baird after the latter’s surprise resignation last week. The File: The crisis in Ukraine and the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have dominated Canada’s international agenda since last year, and that...

    Obama, Merkel rally behind diplomacy in Ukraine conflict
    Feb09

    Obama, Merkel rally behind diplomacy in Ukraine conflict

    President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel rallied behind efforts to reach a long-shot diplomatic resolution to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine Monday, but they offered no clear path for how the… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Rob Nicholson: Harper picks safe bet for Foreign Affairs
    Feb09

    Rob Nicholson: Harper picks safe bet for Foreign Affairs

    The Change: Rob Nicholson, former Defence minister, becomes minister of Foreign Affairs. He replaces John Baird after the latter’s surprise resignation last week. The File: The crisis in Ukraine and the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have dominated Canada’s international agenda since last year, and that...

    Watch:  Obama and Merkel Strategize Solutions to Ukraine Crisis
    Feb09

    Watch: Obama and Merkel Strategize Solutions to Ukraine Crisis

    The president and German chancellor discuss whether they would arm Ukrainian forces against pro-Russian rebels if diplomacy fails. …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine Fights Where It Should Not; With Armed Means Neither Effective Nor Strategic
    Feb09

    Ukraine Fights Where It Should Not; With Armed Means Neither Effective Nor Strategic

    The theater of struggle for Ukraine is in fact not the Donbas region where an intensive armed campaign is currently taking place. There are three battlefields – neither of them eastern Ukraine – on which a long-term outcome of this conflict will eventually be decided. The ultimate victory for Ukraine is centered around the unity of...

    Merkel and Obama United on Ukraine
    Feb09

    Merkel and Obama United on Ukraine

    Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Obama said the alliance between the United States and Europe remained strong, despite potential disagreements on whether to provide arms to Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Jason Kenney: Defence minister facing funding cuts, procurement battles
    Feb09

    Jason Kenney: Defence minister facing funding cuts, procurement battles

    The change: Jason Kenney becomes the new minister of National Defence, taking over from Rob Nicholson, who becomes the new Foreign Affairs minister. Kenney is the third defence minister in the last 19 months. He leaves the post of minister of employment and social development (formerly Human Resources and Skills Development Canada). But he...

    Obama, Merkel: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity
    Feb09

    Obama, Merkel: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity

    President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared Monday that Russian aggression in Ukraine has only reinforced the unity of the U.S. and Europe. …read more Source: Global...