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    NATO prepares quick response to Russian aggression in Ukraine
    Feb05

    NATO prepares quick response to Russian aggression in Ukraine

    OTTAWA – NATO countries have set up a rapid-deployment network to use as jump-off points in six Balkan countries so teams can respond to security emergencies in the Ukraine within five to seven days. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Senators Push To Arm Ukrainians
    Feb05

    Senators Push To Arm Ukrainians

    WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators pushed Thursday to send arms to Ukraine, saying in a Capitol Hill news conference that the United States needs to send “defensive, lethal” weapons to the country to help stem fresh offensives by Russian-backed separatists. Sending arms would be a step beyond what many European...

    French, German Leaders Push New Peace Plan for East Ukraine
    Feb05

    French, German Leaders Push New Peace Plan for East Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine—The leaders of France and Germany proposed a new peace plan Thursday to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine, flying to Kiev to present it in person before heading to Moscow. The surprise move appeared aimed at heading off any U.S. decision to give Ukraine lethal weapons, something Europeans fear could spark even wider hostilities....

    Ukraine urges U.S. to make good on nukes-for-protection deal
    Feb05

    Ukraine urges U.S. to make good on nukes-for-protection deal

    Ukrainian leaders pleaded Thursday with the Obama administration to provide lethal weapons to defend against a Russian invasion, saying that America promised more than two decades ago to protect the country when it gave up its stockpile of nuclear weapons. “We’re asking you to fulfill the promises that you made … …read...

    If U.S. arms Ukraine, it could lead to ‘serious trouble’
    Feb05

    If U.S. arms Ukraine, it could lead to ‘serious trouble’

    U.S. officials are musing openly about sending direct millethal aid” to Ukraine, which some military analysts believe is the only way to deal with what they see as Russian belligerence. …read more Source:...

    Don’t Blame Religion for Violence
    Feb05

    Don’t Blame Religion for Violence

    Violence often breaks out between religious groups. Yet, it is a mistake to blame religion for violence. Unfortunately, warfare is a universal human potential that would still exist if we were all atheists. Not all societies are warlike, however. Anthropologists contrast the peaceful Shoshone with the more belligerent Paiute in North America for...

    Under Siege, Ukraine Awaits Decision on Lethal Aid
    Feb05

    Under Siege, Ukraine Awaits Decision on Lethal Aid

    The Obama administration is considering whether to provide defensive weapons to Ukraine for its fight against Russian-backed rebels. The West has been providing only humanitarian aid and nonlethal military supplies. Along the former cease-fire line, Ukrainian troops are holding on but are outgunned and taking heavy casualties. From Papasna, less...

    The Other Front in Ukraine’s War for Survival
    Feb05

    The Other Front in Ukraine’s War for Survival

    Brandishing a yellow hunk of metal from what he claimed was a public bus hit by a missile from pro-Russian separatists, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko made an emotional plea for western assistance during his speech at the World Economic Forum at Davos. His appeal didn’t go unnoticed. The increasing brutality of the war in eastern...

    Mr. Putin Will Not Change Course in Ukraine or Syria
    Feb05

    Mr. Putin Will Not Change Course in Ukraine or Syria

    When Russia first expropriated Crimea last year, I wrote that neither the EU nor the U.S. were likely to take military action to reverse the tide, and that in the end, Russia didn’t care much about whether it is a member of the G8 or not. Some economic sanctions would ensue, I predicted, but to Mr. Putin and many Russians, righting an...

    Western Peace Initiatives on Ukraine Unlikely to Work, Experts Say
    Feb05

    Western Peace Initiatives on Ukraine Unlikely to Work, Experts Say

    The Ukraine crisis may represent the greatest threat to European security since the Cold War, but diplomatic efforts to resolve it have been sporadic and unsuccessful. But on Thursday, Western leaders launched a new effort to bring an end to the conflict, with French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel traveling to...