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    Ukraine: Strategic considerations
    Sep17

    Ukraine: Strategic considerations

    In this essay I outline a strategic vision for the state of Ukraine. I begin with the main principles of the role of the state. I then argue that the Ukrainian state has largely failed to fulfill its role. I rejoice in seeing spontaneous volunteer efforts outside the failed state structures and suggest that instead of trying to administer a...

    Ukrainian president Poroshenko addresses Parliament
    Sep17

    Ukrainian president Poroshenko addresses Parliament

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was expected to appeal for more economic and military assistance from Canada Wednesday. …read more Source: Calgary...

    Ukrainian Activist in Despair About Future of Her Country
    Sep17

    Ukrainian Activist in Despair About Future of Her Country

    Ukrainian activist IrIna Dovgan said she is not optimistic about the future of her country. The activist, who was accused of being a spy and tortured by pro-Russian separatists, has appealed to the U.N. Human Rights Council to support her country in its time of need. Dovgan said she still has nightmares about the torture and public humiliation to...

    Rebels reject Ukraine’s offer of self-rule
    Sep17

    Rebels reject Ukraine’s offer of self-rule

    Leader of pro-Russian rebels rejects legislation meant to end unrest by granting self-rule to swaths of east, as shelling kills 12 civilians. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Who Shot Down MH17? The Answer Is Worth $30 Million
    Sep17

    Who Shot Down MH17? The Answer Is Worth $30 Million

    A mysterious $30 million reward has been offered for evidence identifying those behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko Faces Criticism, But Still Has Much Support
    Sep17

    Poroshenko Faces Criticism, But Still Has Much Support

    Just over three months after taking office, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is facing some increased opposition based largely on controversial decisions he has made in the country’s conflict with Russia. But as the president heads to Washington and New York to seek more help in the fight, he still commands significant support at home....

    Obama Can’t Admit That Romney Was Right: Russia Is Our ‘Top Geopolitical Threat’
    Sep17

    Obama Can’t Admit That Romney Was Right: Russia Is Our ‘Top Geopolitical Threat’

    “We do very little trade with Ukraine and, geopolitically … what happens in Ukraine doesn’t pose a direct threat to us,” President Barack Obama declared, almost offhandedly, last Saturday. His assertion was not made at a major foreign policy forum. It was made in a private home in Baltimore …read more Source: The New...

    Ukrainian president expected to appeal for more support
    Sep17

    Ukrainian president expected to appeal for more support

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was expected to appeal for more economic and military assistance from Canada during a high-profile stop in Ottawa on Wednesday, which comes amid growing questions about his country’s future. Poroshenko was to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper behind closed doors Wednesday before addressing the...

    Ukraine president Poroshenko visits White House, Congress in aid bid
    Sep17

    Ukraine president Poroshenko visits White House, Congress in aid bid

    KIEV, UKRAINE — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrives in Washington on Thursday with a simple demand: more economic and military aid for a nation that is reeling from an insurgency in the east. But amid concerns about Ukraine’s commitment to anti-corruption reforms and Western caution about escalating a military conflict with Russia,...

    Casualties Rise in Eastern Ukraine as Rebels Reject Autonomy Offer
    Sep17

    Casualties Rise in Eastern Ukraine as Rebels Reject Autonomy Offer

    DONETSK, Ukraine—Shelling in rebel-held parts of east Ukraine killed at least 12 civilians on Wednesday, as a top leader of pro-Russian rebels rejected Ukrainian legislation meant to end the unrest by granting self-rule to large swaths of the east. The city council of Donetsk, the largest rebel stronghold, said that shelling killed two people in...