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    15 Predictions for Asia in 2015
    Dec24

    15 Predictions for Asia in 2015

    We have no shortage of people in the Asia Society network with ideas and suggestions about what the next year will bring. The other night we hosted a panel on “Asia 2015,” a whirlwind tour of the continent’s near future. Eurasia Group CEO Ian Bremmer foresaw no deal between the U.S. and Iran; the Obama Administration, he said,...

    Peace talks regarding the fighting in Ukraine conclude after 5 hours
    Dec24

    Peace talks regarding the fighting in Ukraine conclude after 5 hours

    Talks aimed at reaching a stable cease-fire in Ukraine between its government forces and pro-Russian armed groups ended Wednesday after more than five hours, with no indication of progress and questions about when the next round might take place. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine peace talks break up without deal to meet again: rebel
    Dec24

    Ukraine peace talks break up without deal to meet again: rebel

    Kiev (AFP) – A pro-Russian rebel negotiator said on Wednesday that a “difficult” preliminary round of Ukrainian peace negotiations in the Belarussian capital Minsk concluded without an agreement to meet again.”We had a difficult preliminary meeting,” Donetsk separatist region mediator Denis Pushilin told a separatist...

    Ukraine Conflict Points to De-escalation
    Dec24

    Ukraine Conflict Points to De-escalation

    Video Transcript Eugene Chausovsky: Hello. My name is Eugene Chausovsky. I’m a Eurasia analyst here at Stratfor, and joining me today is Lili Bayer, a fellow Eurasia analyst. Today we will be discussing the latest in the standoff between Russia and the West over Ukraine. So Lili, there’s been a lot of diplomatic activity recently...

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels resume peace talks
    Dec24

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels resume peace talks

    Minsk (AFP) – Ukranian and rebel envoys resumed intense talks on Wednesday aimed at ending a pro-Russian uprising that has left the ex-Soviet republic in ruins and upset East-West ties.A successful round of preliminary negotiations in the Belarussian capital Minsk would pave the way for a second meeting on Friday at which a final agreement...

    Russia blames NATO for Ukraine abandoning nonaligned status
    Dec24

    Russia blames NATO for Ukraine abandoning nonaligned status

    Top Russian security officials Wednesday accused NATO of pressuring Ukraine to drop its post-Soviet nonaligned status and warned that Moscow’s relations with the Western alliance would be damaged beyond repair if it extends membership to the longtime Kremlin ally. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Top news of 2014 left public grasping for answers
    Dec24

    Top news of 2014 left public grasping for answers

    Twenty-thousand feet down the answers may be waiting, hidden in some underwater canyon far off Australia’s coast. But more than nine months after searchers began scouring the seas for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished with 239 people aboard, the catastrophe defies resolution. In that way, the long, fruitless hunt for clues to...

    Ukraine peace talks resume
    Dec24

    Ukraine peace talks resume

    Ed AdamczykMINSK, Belarus, Dec. 24 (UPI) — Delayed negotiations aimed at ending the Ukraine conflict resumed Wednesday in Minsk, Belarus. …read more Source: United Press...

    The Amazon Grinch and Germany’s Unhappy Elves
    Dec24

    The Amazon Grinch and Germany’s Unhappy Elves

    LEIPZIG, Germany — A week before Christmas, Amazon’s logistics center in Leipzig is bustling. Trucks trace a line to and from the loading docks at the American online retailing giant’s vast complex, which helps supply Germany and beyond. Inside, workers stack and ready holiday packages for shipment. It’s the busiest time of year...

    The Great War: A Crime Against Humanity
    Dec24

    The Great War: A Crime Against Humanity

    Victory Bonds Shorten The War—Help To Catch Huns /Library and Archives Canada, e010754280 /Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, e010754280 As we are reminded nearly every day, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. The orgy of propaganda glorifying that war coincides with Harper’s strategy of making our country more...