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    EU ministers rally to urge Russia to free Ukraine pilot
    Feb09

    EU ministers rally to urge Russia to free Ukraine pilot

    European Union foreign ministers have launched a plea for Russia to free a Ukrainian air force officer who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia conducted nuclear submarine exercises beneath the North Pole
    Feb09

    Russia conducted nuclear submarine exercises beneath the North Pole

    Russian nuclear units carried out Arctic exercises in international waters beneath the North Pole over the weekend, Damien Sharkov reports for Newsweek. The exercise featured the presence of several Borei-class ballistic missile submarines. These subs are among the most technologically advanced and capable of Russia’s current ballistic...

    EU Ministers Urge Russia to Free Ukraine Pilot
    Feb09

    EU Ministers Urge Russia to Free Ukraine Pilot

    EU ministers rally to urge Russia to free Ukraine pilot …read more Source: ABC...

    Chemical plant explosion rocks eastern Ukraine city
    Feb09

    Chemical plant explosion rocks eastern Ukraine city

    An armed conflict between Russia-backed separatists and Ukraine government forces has killed more than 5,300 people and displaced more than a million. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Why Arming Kiev Is a Really, Really Bad Idea
    Feb09

    Why Arming Kiev Is a Really, Really Bad Idea

    Should the United States start arming Ukraine, so it can better resist and maybe even defeat the Russian-backed rebels in its eastern provinces? A lot of seasoned American diplomats and foreign policy experts seem to think so; a task force assembled by the Brookings Institution, the Atlantic Council, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs...

    Merkel to Urge Caution in U.S. as Pressure Builds to Arm Ukraine Forces
    Feb09

    Merkel to Urge Caution in U.S. as Pressure Builds to Arm Ukraine Forces

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to argue in Washington on Monday against arming Ukraine in its conflict against Russian-backed rebels, while in Brussels EU ministers held off tightening sanctions to give peace talks a chance. Merkel’s message that sending Western weapons to Kiev risks escalating the conflict is likely to get a...

    Patience Isn’t Always a Virtue
    Feb09

    Patience Isn’t Always a Virtue

    The White House released its long-overdue National Security Strategy (NSS) on Friday. Criticisms of the administration’s leadership failures have clearly gotten under the White House’s skin, because this is a document drowning in the term leadership. So we will “lead with purpose,” “lead with strength,” “lead by example,” etc. The...

    Merkel Goes to Washington Amid High-Stakes Ukraine Debate
    Feb09

    Merkel Goes to Washington Amid High-Stakes Ukraine Debate

    Merkel is against sending arms to bolster Ukraine’s fight against the Russia-aided separatists. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian cease-fire fails as diplomats prepare summit
    Feb09

    Ukrainian cease-fire fails as diplomats prepare summit

    Ed AdamczykBERLIN, Feb. 9 (UPI) — Shelling resumed in Debaltseve, Ukraine, as diplomats began preparations for a crucial summit meeting. …read more Source: United Press...

    Obama and Merkel try to find common ground on Ukraine strategy
    Feb09

    Obama and Merkel try to find common ground on Ukraine strategy

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, seen here with U.S. President Barack Obama in Brisbane, Australia in November, is in Washington Monday to discuss the politics of aiding Ukraine. Photo by REUTERS/Peter Parks/Pool WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are trying for a public display of unity despite a potential...