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    Obama’s hesitation in Ukraine endangers Eastern Europe
    Jan21

    Obama’s hesitation in Ukraine endangers Eastern Europe

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—With the United States understandably focused on Islamist threats to the civilized world, Russia’s Vladimir Putin continues to whittle away at the post-Cold War architecture of global relations by ignoring his commitment to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and boosting support for Russian-backed rebels. …read more...

    U.S. Loses by Treating Russia as an Enemy
    Jan21

    U.S. Loses by Treating Russia as an Enemy

    Congress long ago learned that public scrutiny makes it harder to pass bad bills. So in December, in the midst of negotiations to avoid another government shutdown, both houses of Congress rushed through new sanctions against Russia as part of the misnamed “Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014.” Indeed, the House version, H.R. 5859,...

    IMF Lowers 2015 Global Economic Growth Prediction
    Jan20

    IMF Lowers 2015 Global Economic Growth Prediction

    Despite lower oil prices and an improving U.S. economy, global economic growth remains gloomy, the International Monetary Foundation (IMF) announced Tuesday. In its World Economic Outlook Update, the IMF lowered global growth for 2015 to 3.5 percent, down 0.3 percent from the growth rate it predicted in the October 2014 World Economic Outlook....

    Russia Is Sending Some Serious Weaponry To The Arctic
    Jan20

    Russia Is Sending Some Serious Weaponry To The Arctic

    Russia has moved some advanced air defense systems to the Arctic in order to increase the capabilities of the country’s Northern Fleet, according to Russia’s Sputnik News. “A division of air defense of the Northern Fleet has adopted into service new S-400 Triumph air defense missile systems,” Vadim Serga, the fleet’s...

    Je Suis Charlie — Or Perhaps Not?
    Jan20

    Je Suis Charlie — Or Perhaps Not?

    Most of us human beings, whatever our philosophical, educational or religious backgrounds, like to know clearly what is right and wrong. So it was simple for people around the world to recognize that the brutal murders last week in Paris were evil and wrong: Absolutely. But not all related to the tragedy is so clear: In public and social media,...

    ICRC Calls for Protection of Civilians Under Fire in Ukraine
    Jan20

    ICRC Calls for Protection of Civilians Under Fire in Ukraine

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is calling on the warring factions battling for control of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine not to harm civilians and to agree to a cease-fire. Confusion and conflicting reports persist over who is in control of the airport in Donetsk. Media reports say about one dozen civilians caught in the...

    Eastern Ukraine shelling kills 6 civilians
    Jan20

    Eastern Ukraine shelling kills 6 civilians

    Shelling in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk killed at least six civilians Tuesday, as fighting intensified between government and rebel forces. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine says forces under attack from Russian troops
    Jan20

    Ukraine says forces under attack from Russian troops

    Moscow says Ukrainian actions damage prospects for a four-power summit on the conflict …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills 6 civilians
    Jan20

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills 6 civilians

    Shelling in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk killed at least six civilians Tuesday, as fighting intensified between government and rebel forces. …read more Source:...

    Putin’s Ukraine War Is Back
    Jan20

    Putin’s Ukraine War Is Back

    The EU should be bracing to make sure that every member supports sanctions against Russia, because unanimity will be needed to extend them in March. …read more Source:...