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    The Russian and Iranian Missile Threats: Implications for NATO Missile Defense
    Dec24

    The Russian and Iranian Missile Threats: Implications for NATO Missile Defense

    As tensions rise over Ukraine, NATO is making preparations for the deployments of a ballistic missile defense (BMD) system in Romania in 2015 and in Poland in 2018. The United States and NATO claim that the missile defense shield is not directed at Russia, but is designed to deal with the dual threat of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass...

    Did Anyone See 2014’s Many Crises Coming?
    Dec24

    Did Anyone See 2014’s Many Crises Coming?

    This year has been marred by crises across the globe, as protests and conflicts have dominated headlines. Groups that were unknown to many, such as the Islamic State and Boko Haram, have become well-known. Tragedies like the downing of flight MH17 instantly entered public consciousness. Other crises, such as the continuously rising death toll in...

    Ukraine peace talks are set to start in the capital of Belarus
    Dec24

    Ukraine peace talks are set to start in the capital of Belarus

    MINSK, Belarus – Negotiators are heading to the capital of Belarus for another round of talks about a settlement of the Ukrainian crisis. Representatives of Ukraine, Russia, pro-Russia rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe are to hold the talks in Minsk on Wednesday and on Friday. The negotiations are focusing on...

    Ukraine peace talks begin in the capital of Belarus
    Dec24

    Ukraine peace talks begin in the capital of Belarus

    The much-anticipated talks on a settlement of the Ukrainian crisis began in the capital of Belarus on Wednesday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine-Russia Peace Talks Set to Start in Belarus
    Dec24

    Ukraine-Russia Peace Talks Set to Start in Belarus

    MINSK, Belarus—Negotiators are heading to the capital of Belarus for another round of talks about a settlement of the Ukrainian crisis. Representatives of Ukraine, Russia, pro-Russia rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe are to hold the talks in Minsk on Wednesday and on Friday. The negotiations are focusing on...

    Fracking in New York, Feeling the Tremors in Europe
    Dec24

    Fracking in New York, Feeling the Tremors in Europe

    It’s been a rough month for fracking. First, oil prices upended the economics of the once-booming shale fields. Then on Dec. 17, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned the controversial oil and gas-extraction practice after the release of a state report highlighting uncertainties that cloud virtually every aspect of the science. The most...

    After Kenyatta Setback, ICC Struggles to Move Ahead
    Dec24

    After Kenyatta Setback, ICC Struggles to Move Ahead

    The International Criminal Court was created to pursue some of the world’s most heinous crimes in places unable to deliver justice. No perpetrator is too powerful to face charges at the Hague-based tribunal. Or that was the idea. But the collapse of the case against Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and other setbacks are fueling a...

    The Top 10 Things We Learned About The Economy And Markets In 2014
    Dec24

    The Top 10 Things We Learned About The Economy And Markets In 2014

    Sometimes the best way to understand the future is to look to the past. US Trust’s Chief Market Strategist Joseph P. Quinlan has put together a list of the top 10 macroeconomics lessons from 2014 in order to show what investors should watch next year. “We thought it might be instructive to look back, not forward, at some of the...

    New Competing Claims On Downing Of MH17
    Dec24

    New Competing Claims On Downing Of MH17

    The Russian Investigative Committee says it has a “sincere” witness who claims a Ukrainian jet took down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. But other emerging evidence further supports the theory that the disaster was caused by a separatist-held Buk missile. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio...

    Russia Blames NATO For Ukraine Dropping Nonaligned Status
    Dec24

    Russia Blames NATO For Ukraine Dropping Nonaligned Status

    MOSCOW (AP) — NATO members pushed Ukraine toward dropping its nonaligned status, Russia claimed Wednesday, and also criticized the alliance for expanding its military presence near Russian borders. Ukraine’s parliament abandoned the nonaligned position Tuesday, possibly paving the way for a bid to join NATO, in defiance of Russia’s...