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    Obama’s Last Chance to Control His Legacy
    Sep12

    Obama’s Last Chance to Control His Legacy

    President Barack Obama has a precious opportunity to carve out a legacy for himself and carry out a coup against the reputation of weakness, repudiation and retreat that has dogged and haunted him. The Islamic State (IS) had invited the U.S. president to a war, which has opened a window for Barack Obama to shape his own fate rather than leaving...

    With Gas Cut Off, Ukraine Looks West
    Sep12

    With Gas Cut Off, Ukraine Looks West

    The country, which receives more than half of its supply from Russia, looks to reduce its need amid a price dispute and military action with Russian separatists. …read more Source: The New York...

    White House to impose new Russia sanctions
    Sep12

    White House to impose new Russia sanctions

    President Barack Obama said today he’ll unveil new sanctions against Russia’s financial, energy and defense sectors, despite a ceasefire, saying the U.S. has “yet to see conclusive evidence that Russia has ceased its efforts to destabilize Ukraine.” …read more Source: Miami...

    Obama: U.S. to increase sanctions on Russia over Ukraine crisis
    Sep12

    Obama: U.S. to increase sanctions on Russia over Ukraine crisis

    The president says the U.S. will step up economic penalties against Russia because there’s no “conclusive evidence” Russia is respecting a cease-fire in Ukraine …read more Source:...

    For Once, the EU Surprises Putin
    Sep12

    For Once, the EU Surprises Putin

    The EU’s sanctions are designed not to affect daily events in Ukraine so much as to make clear to Putin the long-term cost of using force to reassemble Russia’s former empire. …read more Source:...

    EU to Impose New Sanctions on Russia
    Sep12

    EU to Impose New Sanctions on Russia

    They’re training 10 to 15 hours every day, with the possibility of joining Ukrainian government troops’ fight against pro-Russian rebels. This trainer says they’re preparing for war… Learning guerilla tactics to survive in military conditions, and ultimately, preparing to destroy their enemy. The EU is employing different...

    Veteran US Diplomat: Moscow Unlikely to Annex Eastern Ukraine
    Sep11

    Veteran US Diplomat: Moscow Unlikely to Annex Eastern Ukraine

    A cease-fire is holding in Ukraine’s eastern region. The cease-fire halts five months of fighting between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists, who Western nations say are directly helped by Russia, a charge denied by Moscow. Senior Russian officials, including Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, have recently stated there is...

    ROBERT SHILLER: Beware The Psychological Impacts Of Russian Sanctions (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, RSX, ESR, POL)
    Sep11

    ROBERT SHILLER: Beware The Psychological Impacts Of Russian Sanctions (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, RSX, ESR, POL)

    Don’t dismiss the psychological impact of poor economic growth and increasingly weighty economic sanctions. Yale professor Robert Shiller is out with a new essay at Project Syndicate called “Parallels to 1937” that tackles the issue of how an economic malaise can impact the psychology of citizens. The Nobel prize winning...

    New sanctions against Russia to take effect on Friday
    Sep11

    New sanctions against Russia to take effect on Friday

    European Union governments agreed on Thursday that new sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis will take effect on Friday but held out the prospect of cancelling some – or even all – of them next month if they believe a peace plan is working. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    U.S. stepping up Russia sanctions
    Sep11

    U.S. stepping up Russia sanctions

    WASHINGTON – The United States is joining the European Union in stepping up economic sanctions on Russia for its attack on Ukraine, President Obama announced Thursday. …read more Source: New York Daily...