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    Obama says he is considering arming Ukraine but appears reluctant
    Feb09

    Obama says he is considering arming Ukraine but appears reluctant

    President Obama acknowledged Monday that he is considering arming Ukraine’s military if a diplomatic push fails to yield a cease-fire with Russia-backed separatists, but worried that such an approach could do more harm that good. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Why it’s time to pay attention to Ukraine again, now.
    Feb09

    Why it’s time to pay attention to Ukraine again, now.

    This is a critical week for Ukraine, as the White House deliberates whether to send arms, European leaders push for last-ditch peace talks, and war rages on the ground. More than 5,300 people have died since the conflict started in April 2014, according to U.N. estimates, including hundreds in recent weeks. After months in which the […]...

    Obama, Merkel Stress US-Germany Alliance Despite Disagreement on Ukraine
    Feb09

    Obama, Merkel Stress US-Germany Alliance Despite Disagreement on Ukraine

    The staunch allies cannot agree on supplying deadly arms to Ukraine, with Merkel vowing to give diplomacy one more chance. …read more Source: U.S....

    Russian Army Set to Agree Deal to Use Cyprus Ports and Airstrips
    Feb09

    Russian Army Set to Agree Deal to Use Cyprus Ports and Airstrips

    The president of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, has said he is in talks with the Russian government to let its military use the island nation’s sea and airports. He made the announcement in an interview with Russia’s state owned news agency Itar-Tass today, having previously denied earlier reports that Cyprus had agreed a deal to lease...

    Guns Mean What They Say: Will the West Help Ukraine?
    Feb09

    Guns Mean What They Say: Will the West Help Ukraine?

    MunichThe 2001 film Conspiracy reconstructs the infamous January 20, 1942, Wannsee conference, during which the following exchange supposedly took place between Rudolf Lange, a Nazi extermination unit commander who liquidated Latvia’s Jewish population of 250,000 in six months, and Friedrich Wilhelm Kritzinger of the Reich chancellery:...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, February 9, 2015
    Feb09

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, February 9, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Mohamed Eljarh explains why Libya’s reversal of a law that purged Qadaffi-era officials from politics may be a step forward. James Kirchik argues that German Chancellor Angela Merkel must do more to help Ukraine — including supplying it with arms. Christian Caryl...

    Intense photos show how crazy things are getting in Ukraine
    Feb09

    Intense photos show how crazy things are getting in Ukraine

    As Europe and the US debate whether or not to arm the Ukrainian military, the situation on the ground in eastern Ukraine is degenerating with astounding speed as Russian-backed separatists push their gains. As the rebels continue to push the Ukrainian military back, Russia has taken less precaution in maintaining its cover story that it is not...

    Obama refused to give Russia a ‘red line’ with Ukraine
    Feb09

    Obama refused to give Russia a ‘red line’ with Ukraine

    President Barack Obama warned on Monday that the US could give lethal weapons to help Ukraine fight against Russian-backed separatists. But, speaking at a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Obama wouldn’t say at what point he would do so. “There’s not going to be any specific point at which I say, ‘Ah,...

    Obama tones down talk of military aid for Ukraine
    Feb09

    Obama tones down talk of military aid for Ukraine

    Obama backed off U.S. threats to supply military aid to Ukraine amid international outrage over Russian intervention there. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Obama, Merkel: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity
    Feb09

    Obama, Merkel: Russian aggression reinforces Western unity

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared Monday that Russian aggression in Ukraine has only reinforced the unity of the U.S. and Europe, as they weighed the prospects of reviving an elusive peace plan to end the conflict. Still, Obama held open the prospect that … …read more Source:...