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    Ukraine port city near Russia fears it will become next battleground
    Sep02

    Ukraine port city near Russia fears it will become next battleground

    With pro-Russia separatists once again gaining ground in the bloody conflict for control of Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland, a sense of panic has overcome this port city on the shores of the Sea of Azov. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Obama inaction on Russia invasions of Ukraine could impede nuclear disarmament
    Sep02

    Obama inaction on Russia invasions of Ukraine could impede nuclear disarmament

    The muted American response to Russia’s invasions of Ukraine could have consequences far beyond Eastern Europe, according to security analysts who fear the crisis may discourage countries in the future from swearing off nuclear weapons like Kiev did in a 1994 treaty. Three years after the Soviet Union’s breakup, newly …...

    Vladimir Putin, BRICS Bank and Eclipse of South American Idealism
    Sep02

    Vladimir Putin, BRICS Bank and Eclipse of South American Idealism

    If recent developments are any indication, South American political elites seem to have jettisoned much of the high minded left idealism of past years in favor of crass economic interests. In a somewhat outlandish turn of events, Brazil has embraced Vladimir Putin, a figure who has desperately sought to end his country’s political and...

    Putin: ‘If I Want, I Will Take Kyiv In Two Weeks’
    Sep02

    Putin: ‘If I Want, I Will Take Kyiv In Two Weeks’

    The Italian newspaper “Le Repubblica” printed an article on September 1 that reported Russian President Vladimir Putin told outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, “If I want, I could take Kyiv in two weeks.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Fisher: NATO looks for Harper’s tough talk to be backed by action, defence spending
    Sep02

    Fisher: NATO looks for Harper’s tough talk to be backed by action, defence spending

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper has a chance to prove that he is not “all hat and no cattle” at the NATO leaders’ summit in Wales this week. No other leader in the 28-country trans-Atlantic alliance has condemned Vladimir Putin’s military adventure in Ukraine more harshly and more persistently than Harper has. However, paradoxically,...

    Ukraine rebels soften demand for independence
    Sep02

    Ukraine rebels soften demand for independence

    Insurgents from eastern Ukraine pull back demands and say autonomy and amnesty may be enough to strike a peace deal …read more Source:...

    NATO Calls For Response Force Along Eastern Borders Of Member States Ahead Of Summit
    Sep02

    NATO Calls For Response Force Along Eastern Borders Of Member States Ahead Of Summit

    As the crisis in Ukraine escalates, NATO plans to build up forces along the eastern borders of its member states to guard against potential Russian aggression. NATO leaders will be asked this week to approve the formation of a high readiness force along with the stockpiling of military supplies and equipment to protect member states in response...

    Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks
    Sep02

    Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

    Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy – a shift that reflects Moscow’s desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. (Sept. 1) …read more Source: USA...

    NATO To Create ‘Spearhead’ Rapid Reaction Force In Response To Ukraine Crisis
    Sep02

    NATO To Create ‘Spearhead’ Rapid Reaction Force In Response To Ukraine Crisis

    By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS, Sept 1 (Reuters) – NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a “spearhead” rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, officials said on Monday. The 28-nation alliance already has a...

    Analyst: Response To Russian Incursion Will Be ‘Defining Moment’ For NATO
    Sep02

    Analyst: Response To Russian Incursion Will Be ‘Defining Moment’ For NATO

    President Obama heads to Europe this week to take part in the NATO summit. The alliance is weighing how to respond to Russia’s incursions into Ukraine.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...