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    Ukrainian lawmaker visits rebel east, urges prisoner release
    Feb24

    Ukrainian lawmaker visits rebel east, urges prisoner release

    A Ukrainian lawmaker has visited the rebel east to meet with Ukrainian prisoners held by the rebels. Nadiya Savchenko, a pilot who spent two years in a Russian prison before … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Someone at CPAC handed out Russian flags with “Trump” written in bold
    Feb24

    Someone at CPAC handed out Russian flags with “Trump” written in bold

    President Donald Trump’s extensive connections to Russian political and business interests became noticable Friday at CPAC, right as the president was speaking to the crowd. During his speech in front of the Conservative Political Conference on Friday, members of the crowd could be seen waiving Russian flags with Trump’s name on them....

    Playtime at the Reichstag and Pick-up Football in Ukraine: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    Feb24

    Playtime at the Reichstag and Pick-up Football in Ukraine: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    My Trip to the DMZ Christoph Niemann | The New York Times Magazine “The 60-minute bus ride felt a bit like a school trip. A stern guide lectured us about the Korean War: How the conflict came to an end in 1953 with an armistice establishing a permanent border called the Military Demarcation Line (M.D.L.), from which both armies retreated two...

    How A Grey Blob Meme Ended Up Addressing Ukraine’s Parliament
    Feb24

    How A Grey Blob Meme Ended Up Addressing Ukraine’s Parliament

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    The Foreign-Policy Contradictions of the Trump Administration: A Crib Sheet
    Feb24

    The Foreign-Policy Contradictions of the Trump Administration: A Crib Sheet

    During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump regularly contradicted himself on foreign policy. Now he has an entire administration to mix up the messages. Often these misalignments seem to be attempts by Trump’s team to soften the more controversial statements made by the president. But any effort to walk back the tweeter-in-chief’s...

    Trump and Putin are both very insecure about the size of their nuclear arsenals
    Feb24

    Trump and Putin are both very insecure about the size of their nuclear arsenals

    Donald Trump says the United States has fallen behind and must return to the “top of the pack” in nuclear weapons capability. The president on Thursday called a recent report of a missile deployment and arms control violation by Russia a “big deal” that he would raise with Russian President Vladimir Putin if the two meet. Moscow has a decidedly...

    The tipping point: Will Trump, Congress, Sessions, Comey all cooperate to bury Russia connections?
    Feb24

    The tipping point: Will Trump, Congress, Sessions, Comey all cooperate to bury Russia connections?

    In a week where we have news of Donald Trump’s personal attorney working with pro-Russian forces to craft a deal that hands over Crimea while lifting U.S. sanctions, Trump’s campaign chair being blackmailed over millions funneled to him from Moscow, and Russian officials continuing to brag about their inside connection to the Trump...

    U.S. on third anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity
    Feb24

    U.S. on third anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity

    The following press statement on the “Third Anniversary of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity” was released by U.S. State Department’s acting spokesperson, Mark C. Toner, on February 20. Three years ago, thousands of Ukrainians came together on the Maidan, Kyiv’s central square, to demand that their voices be heard. Braving subzero...

    UNICEF: 1 million Ukrainian children now need aid
    Feb24

    UNICEF: 1 million Ukrainian children now need aid

    UNITED NATIONS – As the volatile conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its fourth year, 1 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance – nearly double the number this time last year, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on February 17. “This is an invisible emergency – a crisis most of the world […]...

    Phillip Karber: Ukraine faces  Russia’s ‘new-generation warfare’
    Feb24

    Phillip Karber: Ukraine faces Russia’s ‘new-generation warfare’

    KYIV – Dr. Phillip Karber never projected that Ukraine would be able to withstand Russian military aggression for as long as it has – three years already. The president of the Potomac Foundation, an independent policy center in Virginia, said Ukraine’s army has “substantially improved” since Moscow engineered an armed uprising in the...