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    Russia Confirms to EU That South Stream Pipeline Canceled
    Dec12

    Russia Confirms to EU That South Stream Pipeline Canceled

    BRUSSELS—The vice president of the European Commission, Maroš Šefcovic, was contacted on Thursday by Russian energy minister, Alexander Novak, and confirmed that Russia’s plans for the South Stream pipeline project would not be developed any further. The South Stream project would have run a pipeline under the Black Sea to transport gas...

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Says Cease-fire With Separatists Is Holding
    Dec12

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Says Cease-fire With Separatists Is Holding

    No Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the last 24 hours in the eastern part of the country. …read more Source: U.S....

    The Saturday Profile: Nils Usakovs, Mayor of Riga, Aims to Move Beyond Ethnic Politics
    Dec12

    The Saturday Profile: Nils Usakovs, Mayor of Riga, Aims to Move Beyond Ethnic Politics

    The ethnic Russian mayor of Riga, Nils Usakovs, says he hopes to put ethnic politics in the past, but the crisis in Ukraine is not helping. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine: 1st casualty-free day since cease-fire
    Dec12

    Ukraine: 1st casualty-free day since cease-fire

    The break in fighting is the first since a cease-fire deal was signed in September. …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine’s Military Budget Will Be Over $3 Billion in 2015
    Dec12

    Ukraine’s Military Budget Will Be Over $3 Billion in 2015

    Ukrainian officials plan to increase the military budget to about $3.2 billion for 2015, a 100 percent increase over this year. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk noted about 5 percent of Ukraine’s gross domestic product will go toward military and security spending. This news comes after Ukraine announced plans for a border wall with Russia...

    Podcast: What Happens Next?
    Dec12

    Podcast: What Happens Next?

    By all accounts, 2014 was a momentous year. So what happens now? Listen to a special year-end edition of the Power Vertical Podcast. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Hillary’s Policies (Two-State Solution, Mexico 43, EU Energy)
    Dec12

    Hillary’s Policies (Two-State Solution, Mexico 43, EU Energy)

    At the conclusion of my previous article on Secretary Clinton, I stated that “If we consider that harnessing new technologies and advancing women’s rights are global issues, then Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State may have sculpted her into the perfect president for this moment.” Bringing this vision to bear...

    Counter-Terrorism: Counter-Humanitarianism?
    Dec12

    Counter-Terrorism: Counter-Humanitarianism?

    After 13 years of war, American and British combat troops have left Afghanistan’s largest Province, Helmand, effectively bringing to an end what has arguably been the bloodiest fighting in the international military intervention since the War on Terror entered Afghanistan 2001. However, as Operation Enduring Freedom’s boots on the...

    Russia’s Monuments Keep Getting Graffitied with Ukrainian Flags
    Dec12

    Russia’s Monuments Keep Getting Graffitied with Ukrainian Flags

    On Friday morning, two war monuments in Russia’s Novosibirsk state were painted with the colors of the Ukrainian flag. The graffiti artists also wrote “Azov,” the name of a Ukrainian battalion fighting pro-Russian separatists in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, on the monuments. Novosibirsk woke up today to find its...

    Ukraine president says cease-fire holding, calming conflict with Russia
    Dec12

    Ukraine president says cease-fire holding, calming conflict with Russia

    MOSCOW – Efforts to advance peace talks between Ukraine’s government and pro-Moscow rebels appeared on stronger footing Friday as a fragile cease-fire held in a conflict that has raised Russia-Western tensions to Cold War levels.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...