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    Far From Waning, America Has Become a True World Empire
    Feb09

    Far From Waning, America Has Become a True World Empire

    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia — What is the nature of the modern world order? Answers to this question are incalculably many. However, the one provided by Salvatore Babones, a native New Yorker and currently a professor at the University of Sydney, has recently struck me as probably the most compelling. Challenging the conventional wisdom, Babones...

    America Needs a More Focused and Restrained National Security Strategy
    Feb09

    America Needs a More Focused and Restrained National Security Strategy

    As the American cable news entertainment channels focus on the artificial “American Sniper” controversy, the Obama administration’s issuance of its second and final national security strategy (the last one was done in 2010) was buried deep in the back pages of the newspapers. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t choose to...

    Not a Nuclear Bomb: Huge Donetsk Explosion Caused by ‘Dropped Cigarette Butt’
    Feb09

    Not a Nuclear Bomb: Huge Donetsk Explosion Caused by ‘Dropped Cigarette Butt’

    The gigantic blast that rocked Donetsk, Ukraine, apparently was at a chemical plant. Videos showing the gigantic explosion were being shared on social media websites and Internet forums, with some claiming it was small, “tactical nuke.” “This was caused by a dropped cigarette butt,” Kiev’s Anti-Terrorist Operation Andrey Lysenko said,...

    John McCain compares peace talks with Putin to appeasement of Hitler: ‘Dictators will always take more’
    Feb09

    John McCain compares peace talks with Putin to appeasement of Hitler: ‘Dictators will always take more’

    A deepening dispute between Europe and the United States threatened to derail efforts to bring peace to Ukraine Sunday, even as it was announced that Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian president, will talk face-to-face at a new summit in Minsk on Wednesday. The meeting, which will include Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande, was...

    Kelly McParland: Harper’s challenge is to avoid catastrophe as Putin pulls Europe over a cliff
    Feb09

    Kelly McParland: Harper’s challenge is to avoid catastrophe as Putin pulls Europe over a cliff

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to meet with President Barack Obama today to discuss the re-escalating crisis in the Ukraine. She is then expected to fly to Ottawa to brief Prime Minister Stephen Harper. It is tempting to portray the West’s confrontation with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin over Ukraine as a clash of global...

    Ukraine crisis tops agenda for Merkel visit
    Feb09

    Ukraine crisis tops agenda for Merkel visit

    German chancellor at White House today for meetings with President Obama …read more Source: USA...

    All about Eve — and suddenly Steve
    Feb09

    All about Eve — and suddenly Steve

    Chris Wattie/Reuters The Canadian Greater Plumed Parliamentary Floor-Crossing is a peculiar beast. It appears at odd intervals and emits a characteristic squawk: two parts proclamation of allegiance to high ideals, one part denial of opportunism. It is amphibious and nomadic. There have been many sightings this season in Alberta. But this morning...

    Merkel, Obama try to bridge differences on arms to Ukraine
    Feb09

    Merkel, Obama try to bridge differences on arms to Ukraine

    Amid a swirl of diplomatic maneuvering, President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel huddled at the White House Monday to evaluate the prospects of reviving an elusive peace plan to end the conflict between… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Why Putin Is Lying About Ukraine
    Feb09

    Why Putin Is Lying About Ukraine

    For both Russia and for Ukraine, making their war official would mark a point of no return. …read more Source:...

    European Foreign Ministers Postpone Russia Sanctions to Allow Talks
    Feb09

    European Foreign Ministers Postpone Russia Sanctions to Allow Talks

    The ministers decided not to act until after a possible meeting this week of the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine on ways to halt fighting. …read more Source: The New York...