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    Poroshenko Faces Criticism, But Still Has Much Support
    Sep17

    Poroshenko Faces Criticism, But Still Has Much Support

    Just over three months after taking office, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is facing some increased opposition based largely on controversial decisions he has made in the country’s conflict with Russia. But as the president heads to Washington and New York to seek more help in the fight, he still commands significant support at home....

    Ukraine president Poroshenko visits White House, Congress in aid bid
    Sep17

    Ukraine president Poroshenko visits White House, Congress in aid bid

    KIEV, UKRAINE — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrives in Washington on Thursday with a simple demand: more economic and military aid for a nation that is reeling from an insurgency in the east. But amid concerns about Ukraine’s commitment to anti-corruption reforms and Western caution about escalating a military conflict with Russia,...

    Obama Can’t Admit That Romney Was Right: Russia Is Our ‘Top Geopolitical Threat’
    Sep17

    Obama Can’t Admit That Romney Was Right: Russia Is Our ‘Top Geopolitical Threat’

    “We do very little trade with Ukraine and, geopolitically … what happens in Ukraine doesn’t pose a direct threat to us,” President Barack Obama declared, almost offhandedly, last Saturday. His assertion was not made at a major foreign policy forum. It was made in a private home in Baltimore …read more Source: The New...

    Ukrainian president expected to appeal for more support
    Sep17

    Ukrainian president expected to appeal for more support

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was expected to appeal for more economic and military assistance from Canada during a high-profile stop in Ottawa on Wednesday, which comes amid growing questions about his country’s future. Poroshenko was to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper behind closed doors Wednesday before addressing the...

    Casualties Rise in Eastern Ukraine as Rebels Reject Autonomy Offer
    Sep17

    Casualties Rise in Eastern Ukraine as Rebels Reject Autonomy Offer

    DONETSK, Ukraine—Shelling in rebel-held parts of east Ukraine killed at least 12 civilians on Wednesday, as a top leader of pro-Russian rebels rejected Ukrainian legislation meant to end the unrest by granting self-rule to large swaths of the east. The city council of Donetsk, the largest rebel stronghold, said that shelling killed two people in...

    Ukraine military: Rocket attack kills 10 amid shaky ceasefire
    Sep17

    Ukraine military: Rocket attack kills 10 amid shaky ceasefire

    A rocket attack by pro-Russia rebels killed 10 civilians in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian military said Wednesday. It was the latest report of violence amid a shaky ceasefire in the region. …read more Source:...

    World Holds Its Breath, Mostly Hoping Scots Vote ‘No’
    Sep17

    World Holds Its Breath, Mostly Hoping Scots Vote ‘No’

    The world is holding its breath but mostly hoping Scotland will vote “No” to independence from Britain in Thursday’s referendum. For reasons of self-interest and geopolitics, major powers from Beijing to Washington and Moscow to New Delhi are quietly praying the United Kingdom holds together and does not create a contagious precedent of...

    CIA Privately Skeptical About New Syria Strategy, Sources Say
    Sep17

    CIA Privately Skeptical About New Syria Strategy, Sources Say

    WASHINGTON — At a recent closed-door congressional briefing on the administration’s new strategy to combat the Islamic State, a top CIA official left little doubt among those in the room about the agency’s attitude toward the project. The official’s muted approach to the briefing dovetails with what senior intelligence...

    Putin’s Latest Iron Curtain Call — Ukraine
    Sep17

    Putin’s Latest Iron Curtain Call — Ukraine

    We need to hold the line against Vladimir Putin’s drive to reassert Russian hegemony in Ukraine, but it is necessary to understand the political and historical context behind his actions to provide the perspective needed as U.S. foreign policy alternatives are crafted. As many scholars suggest, Russian foreign policy has been characterized...

    East Ukraine’s special status ‘step in the right direction,’ Russia says
    Sep17

    East Ukraine’s special status ‘step in the right direction,’ Russia says

    On Wednesday, Ukraine passed laws granting temporary and limited self-rule to the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk …read more Source: The Globe and...