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    It Was A Rough Road For U.S. Foreign Policy In 2014
    Jan01

    It Was A Rough Road For U.S. Foreign Policy In 2014

    The Obama administration was confronted in 2014 with a wave of foreign policy crises that sent it scrambling to mobilize U.S. military and economic might to stamp out fires across the globe. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russians optimistic for 2015 despite it all
    Jan01

    Russians optimistic for 2015 despite it all

    A recent Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll showed that Russians who rely on state TV for their news think significantly more highly of President Vladimir Putin than those who tap other news sources. The ruble’s fall, the plunge in world oil prices and the sanctions’ denial of access to Western credit have...

    Russians optimistic for 2015 despite it all
    Jan01

    Russians optimistic for 2015 despite it all

    MOSCOW (AP) — At the vast skating rink in Moscow’s Gorky Park, Russians say they’re looking forward to a 2015 that will be as smooth as the ice, despite the country’s economic and political difficulties. The ruble has sunk, tensions with the West are up, but the troubles seem to have produced a surge in national pride. “Russians...

    World briefs: Putin touts annexation of Crimea
    Jan01

    World briefs: Putin touts annexation of Crimea

    MOSCOW — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin used his New Year’s address to hail the March annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region as “the most important milestone in the country’s history.” …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Putin calls annexation of Crimea an historic landmark
    Jan01

    Putin calls annexation of Crimea an historic landmark

    Experts have warned that Putin’s popularity, which soared after the annexation of Crimea, could fizzle quickly amid his nation’s economic downturn …read more Source: Vancouver...

    The Rise of Anti-Government Protests Around the World and How to Reduce It in 2015
    Jan01

    The Rise of Anti-Government Protests Around the World and How to Reduce It in 2015

    In recent years, citizens so frustrated with their governments slapped their elected officials (e.g. in Nepal and India), set themselves on fire outside state offices (e.g. Tunisia, Greece), launched mass protests against specific policies (e.g. Chile, Portugal, UK) and brought down entire regimes (e.g. MENA). 2014 was not remarkably different....

    Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West
    Jan01

    Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West

    Vilnius (AFP) – Lithuania switched over to the euro on Thursday, becoming the last Baltic nation to adopt Europe’s single currency, in a bid to boost stability despite fears of inflation and eurozone debt woes.Baltic leaders withdrew their first euros from a Vilnius bank machine just after midnight, as the eurozone gained its 19th...

    Good news, bad news
    Jan01

    Good news, bad news

    A fresh start: After spending 16 years in prison for spying on the U.S., Gerardo Hernández is reunited with his pregnant wife, Adriana Perez, in HavanaEnrique de la Osa/Reuters Good News Falling from the skies The search for an AirAsia jet that disappeared en route from Indonesia to Singapore had turned up only some oily spots on the ocean, as of...

    With Eyes on Russia, Lithuania Joins Eurozone
    Jan01

    With Eyes on Russia, Lithuania Joins Eurozone

    Lithuania joined the eurozone Thursday, hoping to anchor itself in Europe as its former master Russia flexes its military muscle in the region. The first Soviet republic to declare independence, in 1990, Lithuania is the last of the three Baltic states to join the currency union and will be the last country to do so for the foreseeable future. By...

    The Three Worst Foreign Policy Predictions of 2014
    Dec31

    The Three Worst Foreign Policy Predictions of 2014

    Russia won’t invade UkraineAdam PeckBy late February, what had started as anti-government protests in Kiev escalated into violent clashes between demonstrators and police, and t …read more Source: The New...