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    Crimea soccer fans deeply loyal to their teams despite tensions between Ukraine, Russia
    Jan06

    Crimea soccer fans deeply loyal to their teams despite tensions between Ukraine, Russia

    Crimea’s soccer fans, especially the tough and boisterous young men who frequent the games, are as devoted as ever, even as political tensions cloud the region’s teams. In the wake of Russia’s 2014 annexation of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine, the European soccer federation UEFA in December banned Crimean soccer clubs from...

    Ukraine Suffers Highest Annual Inflation Rate In 14 Years
    Jan06

    Ukraine Suffers Highest Annual Inflation Rate In 14 Years

    Ukraine’s annual inflation rate reached nearly 25 percent during 2014, the highest rate seen there in 14 years. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin’s Eurasian Dream Is Over Before It Began
    Jan06

    Putin’s Eurasian Dream Is Over Before It Began

    On Jan. 1, one of Vladimir Putin’s most ambitious foreign policy projects and a longtime Kremlin dream became a reality. Unfortunately for Putin and his colleagues in Moscow, nothing about the plan will work. The Eurasian Economic Union — a post-Soviet economic bloc of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia — was designed to...

    Do Chinese Care About ‘American Decline?’ In 2014, They Did Only Twice
    Jan06

    Do Chinese Care About ‘American Decline?’ In 2014, They Did Only Twice

    For Americans, the term “American decline” may conjure up any number of bleak scenarios, from economic stagnation to the creeping corrosion of a liberal international order, or simply a vague, intangible dread. When confronted with this notion, it’s hard not to imagine everyday Chinese chortling at their geopolitical rival’s weakness...

    Can This Man Save Ukraine’s Economy?
    Jan06

    Can This Man Save Ukraine’s Economy?

    Ukraine’s new, Lithuanian-born economy minister has a big job to do, but can he move fast enough to get it right? …read more Source:...

    FP’s Situation Report: Peacekeepers might prevent history’s repeat in Iraq; All is not lost after U.S. troops leave Afghanistan; European unity on Russia begins to crack; and much more.
    Jan06

    FP’s Situation Report: Peacekeepers might prevent history’s repeat in Iraq; All is not lost after U.S. troops leave Afghanistan; European unity on Russia begins to crack; and much more.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Peacekeepers might prevent the rise of another Islamic State. President Barack Obama’s strategy against the Islamic State involves U.S.-led airstrikes and training Iraqi forces to retake captured territory. But the current crisis in Iraq and Syria proves missions to defeat extremism are neither short nor...

    HRW Calls on Germany to Pressure Ukraine on Civilian Casualties
    Jan06

    HRW Calls on Germany to Pressure Ukraine on Civilian Casualties

    A U.S.-based human rights group is calling on Germany to press Ukraine’s prime minister to ensure Ukrainian forces take all precautions to minimize harm to civilians in their fight against pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine. Human Rights Watch released a statement Tuesday saying German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as head of...

    Could Libyan Militants Spark an Oil Price Rebound?
    Jan06

    Could Libyan Militants Spark an Oil Price Rebound?

    Violence in a major oil producing country may finally halt the oil price slide. Analysts have speculated whether the slump in oil prices would be reversed by an uptick in demand, a buying spree by investors in cheap commodities, or high-cost producers being forced out of the market. But it may be a sudden burst of violence in Libya that provides...

    The Russian Who Claims Credit For Fanning The Flames In Ukraine
    Jan06

    The Russian Who Claims Credit For Fanning The Flames In Ukraine

    Igor Girkin claims to have touched off the conflagration and he says he’s proud of what he did. The former member of the Russian security service has a knack for turning up in tumultuous places.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Putin Makes His First Move in Race to Control the Arctic
    Jan06

    Putin Makes His First Move in Race to Control the Arctic

    In november, the Russian K-550 nuclear ballistic submarine Alexander Nevsky, submerged in the Barents sea between Russia and the north pole, successfully launched a missile that travelled its prescribed course to Kamchatka in Russia’s far east. The Alexander Nevsky thus joins two other Russian nuclear submarines, which have, in the course...