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    Ukraine Russia Crisis: What Can NATO Do To Stop Ongoing Turf War
    Sep04

    Ukraine Russia Crisis: What Can NATO Do To Stop Ongoing Turf War

    NATO will meet for two days at its 26th summit in Wales this week, and much of those 48 hours will be spent discussing the crisis in Ukraine and what NATO’s plan is moving forward. The alliance has been talking tough over Russia’s alleged incursion into eastern Ukraine, but the summit offers a chance to weigh options. The question is...

    Obama: Ukrainian military needs NATO backing
    Sep04

    Obama: Ukrainian military needs NATO backing

    Although he’s resisted bipartisan calls to send arms to Ukraine, President Obama urged NATO Wednesday to help strengthen the Ukrainian military amid conflicting reports of a tentative cease-fire plan in Kiev’s five-month-old fight against Russian forces. Speaking in the Estonian capital of Tallinn before heading to a NATO summit, Mr....

    France Postpones Delivery of Warship to Russia
    Sep04

    France Postpones Delivery of Warship to Russia

    The decision by President François Hollande indicates that Western governments are becoming more assertive in confronting Russia over Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Obama Just Made the Ultimate Commitment to Eastern Europe
    Sep04

    Obama Just Made the Ultimate Commitment to Eastern Europe

    Presidents give a lot of speeches, and most of them don’t mean very much. They “urge,” they “call on,” and they “challenge”—and, for the most part, their messages bounce off their intended audiences. Congress doesn’t fund the program or balance the budget; the American people carry on wasting energy and dropping out of school. But...

    Obama calls Ukraine 'a moment of testing' for West
    Sep04

    Obama calls Ukraine 'a moment of testing' for West

    TALLINN, Estonia — President Barack Obama on Wednesday harshly condemned Russian aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe and pledged that NATO will protect allies who fear they will be Moscow’s next target. Standing on Russia’s doorstep, Obama declared “this is a moment of testing” for the Western alliance to...

    Modi’s Visit to America – Obama’s Golden Opportunity
    Sep04

    Modi’s Visit to America – Obama’s Golden Opportunity

    Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting The new Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will be meeting with President Barack Obama on the 30th of September. Prime Minister Modi is arriving at a moment when India-America relations have been worse then ever in recent memory. The strain on relations was...

    How Ukraine Helped Galvanize NATO
    Sep04

    How Ukraine Helped Galvanize NATO

    A look at how the threat of further Russian aggression has helped to unify NATO. …read more Source: The New York...

    Amid talk of truce, leader of small Ukrainian town fears an attack
    Sep04

    Amid talk of truce, leader of small Ukrainian town fears an attack

    If a cease-fire deal is near between Kiev and Moscow, it hasn’t calmed the nerves of Mykola Byshkov, the head of the regional administration for this strategically located town in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Putin on Ceasefire Plan With Ukraine
    Sep04

    Putin on Ceasefire Plan With Ukraine

    Russian president Vladimir V. Putin discussed the steps necessary for a ceasefire agreement between his country and Ukraine on Wednesday. …read more Source: The New York...

    Poland questions German no to more NATO troops
    Sep03

    Poland questions German no to more NATO troops

    Poland’s Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski says that his country is “surprised” by Germany’s reluctance to approve an increase of NATO troops in its eastern member states, which feel threatened by Russia’s role in the armed conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: Miami...