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    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...

    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...

    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 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:...

    Ukraine Crisis: Will NATO’s ‘Spearhead’ Force Change Putin’s Policies?
    Sep05

    Ukraine Crisis: Will NATO’s ‘Spearhead’ Force Change Putin’s Policies?

    NATO’s newly announced “spearhead” force to be deployed in Eastern Europe has already accomplished part of its mission: getting the attention of Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation. …read more Source: International Business...

    Obama Hopeful, but Skeptical About Ukraine Ceasefire
    Sep05

    Obama Hopeful, but Skeptical About Ukraine Ceasefire

    U.S. President Barack Obama said he was hopeful but skeptical about a ceasefire agreed in Ukraine on Friday (September 5) and urged European allies to agree on new sanctions against Russia that could be suspended if the peace plan holds. “We also sent a strong message to Russia that actions have consequences. Today the United States and...

    Ukraine, Pro-Russian Separatists Agree to Ceasefire
    Sep05

    Ukraine, Pro-Russian Separatists Agree to Ceasefire

    Ukrainian officials say Kiev has agreed to a ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists. The agreement reached in Minsk, came on a day that saw Ukrainian forces fighting on two fronts. Soldiers, along with volunteer fighters, say they’ve reclaimed territory from rebels near Mariupol. The strategic port city sits between Russia and Crimea. While...

    Outside Ukrainian city, fighting continues ahead of truce’s start
    Sep05

    Outside Ukrainian city, fighting continues ahead of truce’s start

    The Ukrainian captain sat on a fallen tree amid drifting smoke, clutching his bare head, as the wreckage of an artillery convoy destroyed by enemy fire smoldered nearby. …read more Source: Los Angeles...