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    Armenia and Its Russian-Imperialism Problem
    Aug09

    Armenia and Its Russian-Imperialism Problem

    Earlier this summer, a minor kerfuffle over an exhibition of artworks by famed Armenian filmmaker Sergei Parajanov (1924-1990) underscored a more serious problem facing Armenian culture and Armenia in general — and, by extension, many of the former Soviet republics. Parajanov, born Sarkis Hovsepi Parajaniants, was one of the great...

    Ukrainian replaces Russian as leader of insurgency
    Aug09

    Ukrainian replaces Russian as leader of insurgency

    Donetsk, Ukraine — A Ukrainian has replaced a Russian at the helm of the insurgency in eastern Ukraine and declared that he wants “only moral support” from Moscow, as the Kremlin apparently tries to rebut Western claims that it is calling the shots among the rebels. Many in the rebel ranks decry what they call Russia’s...

    Russian intervention in Ukraine would be ‘invasion,’ warns U.S.
    Aug09

    Russian intervention in Ukraine would be ‘invasion,’ warns U.S.

    Washington says any further intervention by Moscow in eastern Ukraine — even purported humanitarian aid — would be viewed as “an invasion of Ukraine.” …read more Source: Toronto...

    Stocks End Week With a Wild Ride
    Aug09

    Stocks End Week With a Wild Ride

    U.S. stocks rallied Friday, pulling the Dow industrials into positive territory for the week, as reports of easing tensions in Ukraine put traders at ease. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    West Warns Russia Over Ukraine ‘Aid’ Mission
    Aug09

    West Warns Russia Over Ukraine ‘Aid’ Mission

    The U.S. and British governments have warned Russia against any further intervention in Ukraine, including under the pretext of delivering humanitarian assistance. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian leader of eastern Ukraine rebellion cedes fight to locals
    Aug09

    Russian leader of eastern Ukraine rebellion cedes fight to locals

    The flagging pro-Russia rebellion in eastern Ukraine has a new leader fighting to keep control of the militants’ most important stronghold following the resignation of a Russian citizen who had directed the insurgency since it began more than four months ago. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Weekend Roundup: America’s Top Strategic Priority Should Be ‘Reopening’ to China
    Aug09

    Weekend Roundup: America’s Top Strategic Priority Should Be ‘Reopening’ to China

    Writing from Vladivostok, Artyom Lukin sketches a scenario for The WorldPost of where we might end up 20 years from now — World War III-lite — if we continue on the present track. As often in history, seemingly unrelated events on opposite sides of the globe can converge to determine the long course of destiny. As Lukin outlines, such...

    New Ukraine rebel leader gives Moscow distance from mutiny
    Aug09

    New Ukraine rebel leader gives Moscow distance from mutiny

    A Ukrainian has replaced a Russian at the helm of the insurgency in eastern Ukraine and declared that he wants “only moral support” from Moscow, as the Kremlin apparently tries to rebut Western claims that it is calling the shots among the rebels. …read more Source: CTV...

    Obama Can Ignore Public Opinion on Foreign Policy
    Aug09

    Obama Can Ignore Public Opinion on Foreign Policy

    War-weary after the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and reeling financially from the Great Recession, the public wants U.S. leaders to focus more at home and shoulder far fewer burdens abroad. The public certainly rejects more American “boots on the ground,” and will strongly resist the new U.S. advisers and air strikes in Iraq. MoreIraq...

    Kyiv Battles Separatists Along Border;  Proposes New Sanctions
    Aug09

    Kyiv Battles Separatists Along Border; Proposes New Sanctions

    Ukrainian government forces battled Russian-backed separatists in eastern regions Friday, a top official said, as Kyiv proposed sanctions against dozens of Russian companies and individuals. The fighting came as Ukraine’s armed forces tightened cordons in and around the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, the last remaining strongholds for...