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    Ukraine Crisis: U.S., European Officials Split Over Sending Arms To Ukraine
    Feb05

    Ukraine Crisis: U.S., European Officials Split Over Sending Arms To Ukraine

    Escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine has U.S. and European leaders scrambling for an action plan to deal with the festering crisis. But as American officials face increasing pressure to begin sending arms to Ukrainian fighters, Europeans are balking on the issue, showing signs of a potential division among Western allies if Washington decides to...

    Nicholson to Russia: ‘back off’ in Ukraine
    Feb05

    Nicholson to Russia: ‘back off’ in Ukraine

    The Harper government struck a provocative pose Thursday, telling Russia to “back off” in Ukraine, promising to campaign for NATO membership on behalf of another former Soviet republic and urging all allies to do more. The military alliance agreed in a Brussels meeting to establish a series of six command centres and two regional headquarters...

    Ashton Carter: We Need to Support Ukraine in Defending Themselves
    Feb05

    Ashton Carter: We Need to Support Ukraine in Defending Themselves

    We’re happy to see that Carter is sprinting ahead of his soon-to-be boss, President Barack Obama, who has been frustratingly reluctant to arm the Ukrainians. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    NATO To Bolster Eastern Europe Against Russia
    Feb05

    NATO To Bolster Eastern Europe Against Russia

    NATO is set to announce details of a plan to bolster the alliance’s military presence in Eastern Europe in response to continued fighting in Ukraine. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    German Ambassador Warns Against Arming Ukraine
    Feb05

    German Ambassador Warns Against Arming Ukraine

    As the drumbeat for arming Ukraine grows louder in Washington, Germany’s top diplomat to the United States cautioned the West to consider the danger of inadvertently escalating the deadly crisis — and triggering a bigger showdown with Vladimir Putin’s Russia. “We don’t see how delivery of weapons would downplay the tensions,”...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...