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    NATO’s outgoing chief: ‘We cut fat, built muscle”
    Sep23

    NATO’s outgoing chief: ‘We cut fat, built muscle”

    Five years later, as Rasmussen wraps up his tenure as the 12th secretary general in NATO’s history, the U.S., Canada and their European allies are again squaring off against the Russians, and must confront a more diverse and bewildering array of threats to Western security than ever. “Rasmussen played a valuable role in helping...

    Memo From Ukraine: For Many, a Nation That Seems Less Free From Moscow’s Dominance Than Ever
    Sep23

    Memo From Ukraine: For Many, a Nation That Seems Less Free From Moscow’s Dominance Than Ever

    Many politicians and analysts say that Ukraine has capitulated to Russia and that President Vladimir V. Putin won what he wanted to win in the attacks on Ukraine — a shaky and less sovereign nation. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine’s Neglected and Battered Army Inspires Citizens to Pitch In
    Sep23

    Ukraine’s Neglected and Battered Army Inspires Citizens to Pitch In

    As casualties have mounted among Ukraine’s outgunned soldiers, citizens and support groups for wounded soldiers have begun to rally behind their army in a rush of patriotic feeling. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine to withdraw its artillery
    Sep23

    Ukraine to withdraw its artillery

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine is preparing to withdraw artillery in the east as violations of a truce between the government and rebels failed to halt momentum toward a settlement of the country’s worst conflict since World War II. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Peacekeeper Barack Obama brings war to the UN
    Sep22

    Peacekeeper Barack Obama brings war to the UN

    WASHINGTON — It was only a year ago that U.S. President Barack Obama told the United Nations General Assembly that the world had become “more stable” as America shifted “away from perpetual war.” Now those words have been dashed against the rocky face of change whose dizzying pace has caught him looking, painted him naive and dashed his dreams of...

    WATCH LIVE: The Ukraine Crisis — What’s Next For Europe?
    Sep22

    WATCH LIVE: The Ukraine Crisis — What’s Next For Europe?

    The Ukraine Crisis: What’s Next for Europe? “Security is like oxygen–you tend not to notice it until you begin to lose it, but once that occurs there is nothing else that you will think about.” – Dr. Jospeh Nye, Foreign Affairs, July/August 1995 The Ukraine crisis has brought to fore the existential threats facing Europe. The question...

    For US, Turkish Leaders Are Not Reliable Friends
    Sep22

    For US, Turkish Leaders Are Not Reliable Friends

    In 1998, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was sent to prison for reciting a poem deemed as a crime by a Turkish court, which was then under big influence of once-powerful military. He was blamed for “inciting animosity among public.” Fifteen years later, Erdoğan pressed charges against me for tweeting a news report about...

    Stephen Harper in New York: The highlights
    Sep22

    Stephen Harper in New York: The highlights

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper travels to New York Tuesday, as world leaders converge for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly. Here’s a look at his plans: Tuesday: Harper assigns Environment Minister Leona Aqlukkaq to represent Canada at a day-long UN summit on climate change. He attends an evening dinner with other world...

    Tiger-Mania Roars Across Russia
    Sep22

    Tiger-Mania Roars Across Russia

    Russia has a new favorite animal. Inspired in part by President Vladimir Putin’s love of the endangered cats, the Amur tiger is enjoying renewed fame. On the Crimean Peninsula, the Ukrainian territory recently annexed by Russia, a safari park is raising 10 tiger cubs. Director of the park, Oleg Zubkov talks about their plans. …read...

    These Maps Show The Drunkest Countries In The World
    Sep22

    These Maps Show The Drunkest Countries In The World

    Perhaps surprisingly, Russia is not the drunkest country in the world. That title goes to Belarus, whose residents enjoy just over 2 liters of alcohol more a year than Russians. Wasted Worldwide, a website that compares drinking habits around the world, created a series of maps that reveal which countries drink the most, what types of alcohol are...