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    Russia’s Weapon of Choice: Information Warfare
    Nov30

    Russia’s Weapon of Choice: Information Warfare

    WASHINGTON—With its annexation of Crimea, aggression in the eastern Ukraine, and military and economic threats to NATO nations, the Kremlin has resumed a new kind of Cold War. Regardless of what Vladimir Putin may say, his motives are not benign. The West has reacted with surprise, confusion, paralysis, and mostly inaction. To understand the...

    Early results: Moldovans favor pro-Russia parties
    Nov30

    Early results: Moldovans favor pro-Russia parties

    CHISINAU, Moldova — Early results show pro-Russia parties with a strong lead in Sunday elections where Moldovans were choosing between parties that want to move closer to Europe and those that want to move back into Moscow’s sphere of influence.The parliamentary election has taken on wider significance with the unrest in neighboring...

    Ukraine: Unauthorized Convoy Crosses Border From Russia
    Nov30

    Ukraine: Unauthorized Convoy Crosses Border From Russia

    Ukraine accused Moscow on Sunday of again using alleged aid shipments to send weapons and ammunition to the separatist rebels as a Russian convoy entered its eastern region without permission. Russian media reported that the convoy was delivering food and building materials to residents of rebel-held Donetsk. Armed guards watched as the trucks,...

    Mother Of MH17 Plane Crash Victim Sues Ukraine In European Court: Paper
    Nov30

    Mother Of MH17 Plane Crash Victim Sues Ukraine In European Court: Paper

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The mother of a German woman killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine in July is suing the Ukrainian authorities at the European Court of Human Rights for failing to close their airspace, a German paper reported. The mother of the victim named as “Olga L.” was seeking $1...

    Putin Flexes His Muscles
    Nov30

    Putin Flexes His Muscles

    Vladimir Putin was snubbed at the G-20 meeting in Australia by virtually every leader over his repeated violations of Ukraine’s territorial integrity. This would have caused a less-pugnacious Russian president to reflect on his long-demonstrated contempt for international covenants intended to build a more peaceful and prosperous world....

    Moldovans vote, torn between pull of EU, Russia
    Nov30

    Moldovans vote, torn between pull of EU, Russia

    CHISINAU, Moldova — Moldovans voted Sunday in elections where they chose between parties that want to move closer to Europe and those that want to move back into Russia’s sphere of influence.The parliamentary election has taken on wider significance with the unrest in neighboring Ukraine. Moldova, like Ukraine, has a pro-Russia separatist...

    Watch Drone Footage Explore Chernobyl From Above for the First Time
    Nov30

    Watch Drone Footage Explore Chernobyl From Above for the First Time

    Areas affected by the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 are still frozen in time, as haunting drone footage of the empty city of Pripyat reveals. The scenes of rusted ferris wheels and abandoned buildings, shot by British filmmaker Danny Cooke for a CBS 60 Minutes segment that aired last week, mark the first time Chernobyl has been seen by air, The...

    Our Common Real World: Some Reflections on Greece and Turkey
    Nov30

    Our Common Real World: Some Reflections on Greece and Turkey

    Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger a brotherhood of man Imagine all the people sharing the world. John Lennon, my generation’s hero, tried in his own way to spread the message of brotherhood and peace. Not surprisingly, some suspected him of subversion. I guess that even today the lyrics to...

    A Drone in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
    Nov30

    A Drone in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

    If you’d like to get a glimpse of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone but don’t feel like sneaking in illegally, check out this video from Danny Cooke, a photographer who gathered footage from the nuclear disaster site both in person and via drone: Cooke put that film together while working on a recent 60 Minutes report on Chernobyl. For a...

    Paul Wells in conversation with John McCain
    Nov30

    Paul Wells in conversation with John McCain

    John McCain lost to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, but the Arizona Republican Senator endures as Obama’s foreign-policy Cassandra, forever bemoaning what he regards as his rival’s inability to see trouble spots before they become disaster zones. Here McCain, in an interview at the Halifax International Security Forum,...