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    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...

    Shelling threatens Ukraine cease-fire, hits European mission convoy
    Sep15

    Shelling threatens Ukraine cease-fire, hits European mission convoy

    Six civilians and an unknown number of fighters were killed in artillery barrages in violation of a 10-day-old cease-fire in Ukraine, spokesmen for both government and pro-Russia separatist forces said Monday in accusing each other of waging the attacks. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Rouble tumbles on sanctions fears
    Sep15

    Rouble tumbles on sanctions fears

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

    NATO Starts ‘Rapid Trident’ Exercise In Ukraine As Fighting Continues in East
    Sep15

    NATO Starts ‘Rapid Trident’ Exercise In Ukraine As Fighting Continues in East

    NATO and a handful of outside states have kicked off the Rapid Trident exercise in western Ukraine along the Polish border. The annual exercise’s 2014 iteration is the first time U.S. troops have operated there since deadly conflict has erupted between eastern pro-Russian separatists and the European-backed Ukrainian government. …read...

    This Is the Worst Refugee Crisis Since WWII. It’s Time for Us to Rethink Our Response
    Sep15

    This Is the Worst Refugee Crisis Since WWII. It’s Time for Us to Rethink Our Response

    We started this year with a frightening record: More than 51 million fellow human beings were forcibly displaced from their homes by conflict and human rights abuse. It is the highest number recorded since the refugee crisis following World War II. As we are now approaching mid-September 2014, we do not know exactly how many men, women and...

    Full Pundit: There’ll always be a Ford Nation
    Sep15

    Full Pundit: There’ll always be a Ford Nation

    WEEKEND ROUNDUP There’s a new circus in townThe latest from Toronto, in case you missed it, is that Rob Ford is in hospital with an abdominal tumour, awaiting biopsy results. He is thus out of the mayoral race. Well, not thus exactly. He’s running instead for his old seat on City Council, which apparently is something he feels he can...