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    Ukraine: Dissenting Views
    Sep10

    Ukraine: Dissenting Views

    Back in February Oxford’s Timothy Garton Ash, arguably the wisest interpreter of events in Eastern Europe, observed that the future of Putin, Russia and Europe was at stake in Ukraine. In the months that have followed, Russia annexed Crimea, Ukraine elected a new president, fighting intensified in the southeast, and Russia intervened...

    Ukraine Crisis: Are Nazis And Nationalists Popular in Ukraine?
    Sep09

    Ukraine Crisis: Are Nazis And Nationalists Popular in Ukraine?

    Every few weeks, photos and video of ultranationalists displaying Neo-Nazi symbols surface out of Ukraine, showing the world a troubling faction amongst pro-government elements in the ongoing conflict with pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: International Business...

    Flight MH17 Wreckage Still Scattered in Ukraine as Report Released
    Sep09

    Flight MH17 Wreckage Still Scattered in Ukraine as Report Released

    HRABOVE, Ukraine—A child’s jump rope, its yellow handles blistered and charred. A burned book in Tagalog. Chunks of twisted fuselage. More than seven weeks after being shot from the sky, the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still lay strewn Tuesday across the fields of eastern Ukraine. As evidence of the July 17 aviation disaster...

    MH17 Report Fumbles For Clarity Among Ransacked Wreckage
    Sep09

    MH17 Report Fumbles For Clarity Among Ransacked Wreckage

    The callous disregard for the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17 would have been clear to anyone who visited the crash site. By the time foreign investigators were able to access the scene of this crime, it had not just been contaminated; it had been picked apart like a macabre give-away on the lawn...

    Russia and the Menace of Unreality
    Sep09

    Russia and the Menace of Unreality

    At the NATO summit in Wales last week, General Philip Breedlove, the military alliance’s top commander, made a bold declaration. Russia, he said, is waging “the most amazing information warfare blitzkrieg we have ever seen in the history of information warfare.” It was something of an underestimation. The new Russia doesn’t just deal...

    Russia, Ukraine, and the Fantasies of War
    Sep09

    Russia, Ukraine, and the Fantasies of War

    Is the war in Ukraine real? On the face of it, this is a remarkably stupid question. Thousands have died, over a million have been displaced, and European international relations have sunk into a morass. On a basic, human level, the war is tragically real. Yet the question is relevant, at the very least as an homage to Jean Baudrillard, who,...

    French Weapons Sales Grow Amid Mideast Tensions
    Sep09

    French Weapons Sales Grow Amid Mideast Tensions

    PARIS—France’s government says its arms exports grew sharply last year, notably amid violence and tensions in the Middle East. The Defense Ministry says in a report Tuesday that orders rose by 43 percent over the previous year to 6.87 billion euros ($8.9 billion). That is 30 percent higher than the annual average between 2002 and 2012. The...

    Ceasefire or No, Death Toll Keeps Rising in Ukraine
    Sep09

    Ceasefire or No, Death Toll Keeps Rising in Ukraine

    KIEV/MARIUPOL Ukraine (Reuters) – Five Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in the past four days, the military said on Tuesday, underscoring the strains in a ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian separatists that officials insist is still broadly holding. The ceasefire, agreed on Friday, is part of a peace plan meant to end...

    The Debris of War in Ukraine
    Sep09

    The Debris of War in Ukraine

    Assessing the damage in eastern Ukraine. A center to help children with cerebral palsy is shattered. After residents in Donetsk reported overnight shelling, they move to clear the debris of war. Officials maintain that a ceasefire agreed to between government forces and pro-Russian separatists is still broadly holding. Now Russia’s foreign...

    How the Malaysians Used a Skyscraper to Fool the World
    Sep09

    How the Malaysians Used a Skyscraper to Fool the World

    Never underestimate the power of good marketing. Politicians need it to win elections. Entertainers need it to gain popularity. Musicians need it to sell tickets. Skilled marketers can spin stories and create elaborate facades to manipulate the viewpoints of targeted groups of people. It can be done on a small scale, or on a grand scale. Now that...