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    NATO faces 1st test, as Estonia accuses Russia of abduction
    Sep06

    NATO faces 1st test, as Estonia accuses Russia of abduction

    A revitalized NATO already faces its first test of Russian aggression: Russian agents have crossed the border of Estonia and detained a police officer, according to the Estonian government, in an incident Estonia and Canada are both calling a provocation. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Begins, but U.S. Still Skeptical
    Sep06

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Begins, but U.S. Still Skeptical

    (MINSK, Belarus) — Ukraine, Russia and the Kremlin-backed separatists signed a cease-fire deal Friday after five months of bloodshed, and Europe readied additional sanctions on Moscow. NATO leaders created a new force designed to prevent any aggression by Russia against alliance members. MoreUkraine Signs Cease-Fire With Pro-Russia RebelsUkraine...

    Ukraine cease-fire begins between government forces and Russia-backed separatists
    Sep06

    Ukraine cease-fire begins between government forces and Russia-backed separatists

    MINSK, Belarus — Ukraine, Russia and the Kremlin-backed separatists signed a cease-fire deal Friday after five months of bloodshed, even as Europe readied additional sanctions on Moscow. At the same time, NATO leaders created a new force designed to prevent any aggression by Russia against alliance members. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Putin Has Made Decisive Progress Toward His Goals
    Sep06

    Putin Has Made Decisive Progress Toward His Goals

    Now willing to use Russian troops more or less openly in eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has made decisive progress toward his goals Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-war-in-ukraine-reversal-of-fortune-2014-9#ixzz3CTo3RQbTJoin the conversation about this story » …read more Source: Business...

    Weekend Roundup: Putin Uses 21st Century Strategy to Restore Old Czarist Realm
    Sep06

    Weekend Roundup: Putin Uses 21st Century Strategy to Restore Old Czarist Realm

    As a fragile cease-fire takes hold in Ukraine after nearly five months of carnage, Vladimir Putin’s long-term strategy has become clear. This week in The WorldPost Robert Coalson, writing from Prague, translates a recent essay by General Valery Gerasimov, the Russian military’s chief of general staff, that lays out a new type of...

    Obama Shows His Cards Too Often In Foreign Policy
    Sep06

    Obama Shows His Cards Too Often In Foreign Policy

    He calls himself a “pretty good” poker player. Barack Obama’s poker-buddies, including Illinois politicians who played with him weekly when he was a state senator, tend to agree. Quizzed by profile-writers, they have described a cautious, canny card player. Mr Obama would bluff only if he had halfway-decent cards, they recalled....

    Russia Detains Estonian Officer, Raising Tensions
    Sep06

    Russia Detains Estonian Officer, Raising Tensions

    Estonia accused Russia of kidnapping an intelligence officer, while Moscow suggested he was a spy, heightening tensions already strained over Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Obama seeks solace at Stonehenge
    Sep06

    Obama seeks solace at Stonehenge

    Amesbury (United Kingdom) (AFP) – President Barack Obama sought solace Friday at the mystical, prehistoric English monument of Stonehenge, relaxing after stressful days confronting Russia and rising jihadism in the Middle East.”How cool is this?” Obama exclaimed as he toured the iconic stone circles, believed to have been built...

    Ukraine Conflict Seals NATO Renewal, and Russia’s Dominance
    Sep06

    Ukraine Conflict Seals NATO Renewal, and Russia’s Dominance

    As the Ukraine conflict inches toward a cease-fire, NATO leaders emerge from a historic summit with a renewed sense of purpose, and also an element of traditional mission of deterrence against aggression from its east. For now at least, it does not mark the start of a new cold war but more likely a new cold peace between East and West. After more...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Brings End To 5 Months Of Violence
    Sep05

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Brings End To 5 Months Of Violence

    After almost five months of conflict, the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists have signed a truce to end the fighting. More than 2,600 people have died in the violence between the two sides, and hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...