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    Putin marks Auschwitz liberation to press points on Ukraine
    Jan27

    Putin marks Auschwitz liberation to press points on Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has used the commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz to press the Russian points on Ukraine. Putin, who was absent from Tuesday’s commemorations in Poland because of a deep strain between Russia and the West over Ukraine, visited the Jewish Museum and...

    Putin’s ‘Mafia State’ Under Examination in U.K. Inquest Into Spy’s Radioactive Death
    Jan27

    Putin’s ‘Mafia State’ Under Examination in U.K. Inquest Into Spy’s Radioactive Death

    It took Alexander Litvinenko 23 painful days to die. It has taken another agonizing 2,987 days for the British government to open a public inquiry into his murder, a process that cannot deliver justice to the victim, his widow Marina or son Anatoly, but may at least provide an official account of events leading up to his death. As he lay dying...

    How Does Russia See the World?
    Jan27

    How Does Russia See the World?

    This essay is excerpted from the Winter 2015 issue of “Horizons,” the journal of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development. (www.CIRSD.org) MOSCOW — International relations are going through a complicated stage of development — as one historical epoch replaces the other, with a new polycentric...

    Putin’s Fantasy Island
    Jan27

    Putin’s Fantasy Island

    Does Putin believe his own hype? If he does, then we’re in a very dangerous place. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Sisyphus Just Needs a Hand
    Jan27

    Sisyphus Just Needs a Hand

    Life in Europe these days often feels like a world in which boulders are slowly rolled up steep hills, only to come crashing back down — no more so than in Greece, where a new leftist government just won elections that European central bankers worry will stall much needed economic reforms. From the United Kingdom to the Ukrainian border, Europe...

    The Problem With Big Speeches at High Altitude
    Jan27

    The Problem With Big Speeches at High Altitude

    George Shultz once facetiously (but correctly) quipped that when you don’t have a policy, the pressure grows to give a speech. Coherent policy or not, words really are important — particularly if you’re the secretary of state in charge of the diplomatic vision that defines the department. Still, the rhetoric needs to be anchored in...

    Politics, Putin cast shadow over Auschwitz liberation anniversary
    Jan27

    Politics, Putin cast shadow over Auschwitz liberation anniversary

    Holocaust survivor Marek Halter, left, and performers at a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, which was held at the Terezin Memorial near Prague on Jan. 27, 2015. (Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA) PRAGUE (JTA) — When they announced the ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Polish...

    The Russian News Agency That Reportedly Worked With Spies Is Defending The Busted Spy Ring
    Jan27

    The Russian News Agency That Reportedly Worked With Spies Is Defending The Busted Spy Ring

    The Russian news agency that reportedly worked with the Russian spy ring busted by the FBI on Monday is publishing articles that seem to be defending the alleged spies and chastising the US. On Monday, the FBI announced that it busted a Russian spy ring in New York City that was allegedly focused on obtaining economic information including...

    Videos Raise War-Crimes Concerns In Ukraine
    Jan27

    Videos Raise War-Crimes Concerns In Ukraine

    As Russian-backed rebels make gains in eastern Ukraine, battlefield videos are raising concerns that war crimes are being committed. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poland’s Jewish Culture Rises From the Ashes of Persecution
    Jan27

    Poland’s Jewish Culture Rises From the Ashes of Persecution

    Paweł Bramson grew up in a white, Catholic country, and he liked it that way. As a teenager in Warsaw, he despised the rare Arab and African immigrants who were starting to settle in Poland in the 1990s. He and his friends, their heads shaved to the skin, used to chase them around, sometimes beating them up. Once, they threw burning objects...