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    How Putin Got His Way In Ukraine
    Sep16

    How Putin Got His Way In Ukraine

    After all the lives and territory Ukraine has lost this year, it’s easy to lose sight of the way its conflict with Russia began last winter, when Moscow tried to elbow its way into Ukraine’s economic pact with Europe. In response, thousands of ordinary Ukrainians went onto the streets to tell Russia to mind its own business, and the...

    Harper highlights foreign threats as Parliament returns
    Sep16

    Harper highlights foreign threats as Parliament returns

    The spectre of military conflict on foreign soil was front and centre Monday as MPs returned to Parliament and Prime Minister Stephen Harper declared his readiness to battle threats ranging from Islamic fundamentalists to Russian aggressors and Hamas terrorists. Harper delivered his message in an election-style speech to Conservative troops at an...

    Merkel: Russia must withdraw troops from Ukraine for peace plan to work
    Sep16

    Merkel: Russia must withdraw troops from Ukraine for peace plan to work

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Russia must withdraw its troops from Ukraine for a peace plan there to work. …read more Source: FOX...

    Merkel: Russia must withdraw troops from Ukraine
    Sep16

    Merkel: Russia must withdraw troops from Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Russia must withdraw its troops from Ukraine for a peace plan there to work. …read more Source: Miami...

    US Secretary of State Recognizes International Day of Democracy
    Sep16

    US Secretary of State Recognizes International Day of Democracy

    Monday was International Day of Democracy and the theme this year was “Engaging Young People in Democracy.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that “powerfully underscores the importance of youth in building and preserving democracy.” He added that “Democratic societies are strong societies, because people are...

    Put the ‘Humanitarian’ Back in Humanitarian Interventions
    Sep15

    Put the ‘Humanitarian’ Back in Humanitarian Interventions

    In times past, talk of “humanitarian intervention” brought to mind images of Red Cross trucks and nurses coming to the scene of a natural disaster to tend the afflicted. Today American leaders use it to mean instead aerial bombing campaigns and proxy wars led by Special Forces to oust dictators or resist insurgents, often with the...

    America’s Stake in the Scottish Referendum
    Sep15

    America’s Stake in the Scottish Referendum

    The imminent referendum on Scottish independence has received surprisingly little attention in the United States. Americans have an excuse: Until recently, the British political elite paid nearly equally little attention to the possible break-up of their country. Then, at the end of August, just weeks before the September 18 vote, polls detected...

    Ukraine sees worst fighting since start of ceasefire
    Sep15

    Ukraine sees worst fighting since start of ceasefire

    Shelling kills six in rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the worst reported violence since ceasefire between rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect. …read more Source: Toronto...

    ISIL and the World’s Policeman
    Sep15

    ISIL and the World’s Policeman

    President Obama’s speech to the nation on ISIL and the follow-up statements by the White House and administration officials reveal the political bind that American policy makers find themselves in when dealing with the chaos in the Middle East, or in the Ukraine and Sudan for that matter. Beginning with the disillusionment over the war in...

    Ruble tumbles on sanctions fears
    Sep15

    Ruble tumbles on sanctions fears

    The Russian ruble has hit historic lows against the dollar as investors worry about Moscow’s response to a new wave of Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: USA...