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    EXCLUSIVE: Here Are the ‘Defensive Weapons’ the Obama Administration May Send to Help Ukraine
    Feb02

    EXCLUSIVE: Here Are the ‘Defensive Weapons’ the Obama Administration May Send to Help Ukraine

    While reporting in Ukraine, I spoke to the leader of a volunteer organization who praised the Western sanctions regime against Russia, but argued they weren’t sufficient to defeat the invading forces on Ukraine’s eastern border. “You can’t win a war with sanctions,” he said. “Modern weapons win wars.” It was reminiscent of...

    The Obama Administration Turns Its Gaze South of the Border
    Feb02

    The Obama Administration Turns Its Gaze South of the Border

    As the State Department confronts a number of global challenges ranging from extremism in the Middle East and Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, a surprising provision in the White House’s newly-unveiled budget proposal for Foggy Bottom would boost funding for Central America, where a mass migration of unaccompanied minors to the...

    Germany’s Merkel Presses Hungary to Safeguard Democracy
    Feb02

    Germany’s Merkel Presses Hungary to Safeguard Democracy

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday he should give space to opponents of his rule, a nod to critics who say Orban has eroded democratic freedoms. Merkel was on a one-day visit to Hungary, which is a major manufacturing base for German industries, but also irks some in Europe with its close ties to...

    Putin Resumes His War In Ukraine
    Feb02

    Putin Resumes His War In Ukraine

    The fighting in eastern Ukraine has flared up again, putting an end to any myth about the cease-fire that was supposed to be in force since September. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Putin Must Be Stopped. And Sometimes Only Guns Can Stop Guns
    Feb02

    Putin Must Be Stopped. And Sometimes Only Guns Can Stop Guns

    The time for diplomacy will come again, but it is not now: Ukraine urgently needs military support, and a counter to Russian propaganda. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine Crisis: US Sending Lethal Aid Risks Escalating Conflict, But May Be Best Option
    Feb02

    Ukraine Crisis: US Sending Lethal Aid Risks Escalating Conflict, But May Be Best Option

    The stage is set for U.S. President Barack Obama to authorize shipments of weapons to the Ukraine’s ailing military, but now the White House is left to decide if sending that lethal aid will further escalate the already rising war there and prompt a strong Russian response. Opting not to send weapons could encourage Russian President...

    Will Greece’s New Government Be a Western Mouthpiece for Putin?
    Feb02

    Will Greece’s New Government Be a Western Mouthpiece for Putin?

    ATHENS — The recent election win by Greece’s far-left Syriza party has focused attention on the economic consequences of its policies for the Eurozone. What has been overlooked is the effect this victory may have on the foreign policy of the EU countries as well as on NATO. That this latter aspect would come to predominate...

    Ukrainian Troops Under Fire By Rebels As Peace Talks Fail
    Feb02

    Ukrainian Troops Under Fire By Rebels As Peace Talks Fail

    YENAKIEVE, Ukraine (Reuters) – Separatist rockets streaked across hills in eastern Ukraine on Monday as rebels pounded the positions of Ukrainian government troops holding a strategic rail town, while both sides prepared to mobilise more forces for combat. U.S. officials said Washington was taking a “fresh look” at providing...

    Mr. Netanyahu Goes to Washington: What to Say
    Feb02

    Mr. Netanyahu Goes to Washington: What to Say

    With the prospect of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the U.S. Congress looming, it seems necessary to revisit the possibility that Israeli leaders, increasingly isolated because of Iran’s foreign policy — support of Hamas, Hezbollah and now the Houthis in Yemen — might once again feel compelled to...

    Amnesty Criticizes Ukraine, Pro-Russian Separatists For Civilian Deaths
    Feb02

    Amnesty Criticizes Ukraine, Pro-Russian Separatists For Civilian Deaths

    Amnesty International says it has collected “gruesome evidence of civilian deaths and casualties” inflicted in recent days by both pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...