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    Russians Protest Putin’s Stance on Ukraine
    Sep22

    Russians Protest Putin’s Stance on Ukraine

    Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow on Sunday in an antigovernment demonstration criticizing President Vladimir V. Putin for what they saw as his warmongering in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Westgate One Year Later: A Perspective on Courage
    Sep22

    Westgate One Year Later: A Perspective on Courage

    Courage. The word swirls round my head today, a year after the horrific terror attacks on Westgate mall in Nairobi that left 67 dead and scores injured. Courage because so many individuals ran into the mall during the shootouts to try and save innocents. Courage because Acumen’s board had planned a trip just a few days after the attacks;...

    Confronting ISIS: Is Rule of Law and Democracy Part of Coalition?
    Sep22

    Confronting ISIS: Is Rule of Law and Democracy Part of Coalition?

    The fight against ISIS necessitates both a battlefield plan and one that eliminates its appeal. The failure to decisively support a more democratic opposition or to refer Syria, particularly the despotic Assad Regime, to the International Criminal Court has nurtured ISIS and its cynical dogma. Beating ISIS on the battleground could prove...

    Soldiers’ Graves Bear Witness to Russia’s Role in Ukraine
    Sep22

    Soldiers’ Graves Bear Witness to Russia’s Role in Ukraine

    Even as the Kremlin tries to deny its involvement and families are pressured to keep quiet, the deaths of soldiers sent to fight in Ukraine are impossible to ignore. …read more Source: The New York...

    The World’s Leaders Are Failing To Curb Corruption. Here’s Why.
    Sep22

    The World’s Leaders Are Failing To Curb Corruption. Here’s Why.

    Rogue current and former dictators and global bribe-paying giant corporations are enjoying levels of impunity, placing them seemingly above the law, which only encourage international corruption and money laundering. The Group of 20 — the forum of the leaders of the world’s most powerful economies — meets at summit level in...

    Poroshenko: No Military Solution To Conflict
    Sep22

    Poroshenko: No Military Solution To Conflict

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Ukraine must be ready to defend itself if the peace process with the pro-Russian rebels fails. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Thousands march in Moscow to protest Russia’s Ukraine policies
    Sep22

    Thousands march in Moscow to protest Russia’s Ukraine policies

    Thousands of people marched peacefully through the streets of Moscow on Sunday to protest against the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the Kremlin’s support for pro-Russia separatists there. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Gen. Tom Lawson and NATO counterparts conclude military committee meeting in Lithuania
    Sep22

    Gen. Tom Lawson and NATO counterparts conclude military committee meeting in Lithuania

    Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, along with his North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) counterparts, today concluded the NATO Military Committee meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania, according to a DND news release. More from the release: This meeting provided NATO’s Chiefs of Defence the opportunity to discuss the...

    Russia’s Opposition Holds Peace March for Ukraine
    Sep22

    Russia’s Opposition Holds Peace March for Ukraine

    Opposition activists and anti-war demonstrators marched in the Russian capital Sunday, urging peace in Ukraine and an end to Russia’s military support for separatists, even though the Kremlin denies backing the rebels. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting
    Sep22

    Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting

    Thousands march through central Moscow to demonstrate against fighting in Ukraine …read more Source:...