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    NATO alliance approves rapid reaction force
    Dec02

    NATO alliance approves rapid reaction force

    Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic, left, speaks with Czech Republic’s Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek, right, during a round table meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at NATO headquar… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    RCAF aid flights to Ukraine provided photo ops for Conservative MP
    Dec02

    RCAF aid flights to Ukraine provided photo ops for Conservative MP

    Canada’s junior defence minister has twice accompanied the delivery of non-lethal military aid to Ukraine in photo-friendly events which initially caught the air force off guard, Murray Brewster of the Canadian Press reports. Here is the rest of Murray Brewster’s article: A series of documents released under the Access to Information...

    The Long Game vs. Today’s Global Challenges
    Dec02

    The Long Game vs. Today’s Global Challenges

    This post is adapted from remarks made at Yale University on December 1, 2014. This is not the welcome I get when I walk into the UN Security Council. I should come here more often. It is, it’s wonderful, truly wonderful, very moving for me to back. I came to Yale from Atlanta, Georgia. I went to a public high school in Atlanta, Georgia;...

    Russia Defiant, EU Says Pipeline’s Demise Shows Need For Diversity
    Dec02

    Russia Defiant, EU Says Pipeline’s Demise Shows Need For Diversity

    The European Union said Russia’s surprise abandonment of the South Stream pipeline project underscored the need for diverse energy sources, while Moscow vowed to find other ways to get its natural gas to paying clients. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    End Of South Stream: Winners & Losers
    Dec02

    End Of South Stream: Winners & Losers

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on December 1 announced that Russia was abandoning plans for the South Stream natural gas pipeline meant to supply energy directly to Europe without transit through Ukraine. Who are the winners and losers if Putin makes good on his word? …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine, rebels agree to new cease-fire
    Dec02

    Ukraine, rebels agree to new cease-fire

    New agreement seeks what many others have failed; hostilities scheduled to end on Friday …read more Source:...

    Change of leadership in Crimea means property grab
    Dec02

    Change of leadership in Crimea means property grab

    […] an Associated Press investigation throughout this peninsula the size of Massachusetts found many instances of less noble practices: legal owners strong-armed off their premises; buildings, farms and other prime real estate seized on dubious pretenses, or with no legal justification at all; non-payment of the compensation mandated by the...

    Russia’s Brain Drain Is Astounding
    Dec02

    Russia’s Brain Drain Is Astounding

    Russia is experiencing another major brain drain. Although emigration was continuously decreasing from 1997 to 2011, there was a sudden spike in people leaving the country around the third term of President Vladimir Putin, according to Rosstat, Russia’s federal state statistics service. In 2012, almost 123,000 people left, and in 2013, more...

    Russia Predicts 2015 Recession
    Dec02

    Russia Predicts 2015 Recession

    Russia is predicting it will slide into a recession next year. Moscow’s economic development ministry said Tuesday it is forecasting the Russian economy will contract eight-tenths of a percent in 2015, down from an earlier projection of a 1.2 percent advance. Russia’s economic fortunes are being buffeted by falling revenues on oil...

    Change of leadership in Crimea means property grab
    Dec02

    Change of leadership in Crimea means property grab

    YALTA, Crimea (AP) — One day in October, a dozen armed men in masks drove up to the gates of Yalta Film Studios. They weren’t actors, and this was no make-believe…. …read more Source: Associated...