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    Lawyer For Crimean Tatar Activist Umerov Forcibly Detained
    Jan25

    Lawyer For Crimean Tatar Activist Umerov Forcibly Detained

    A Russian lawyer who is defending a prominent Crimean Tatar activist was forcibly detained and taken to a Federal Security Service (FSB) office in Russia-controlled Crimea on January 25. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Court Rejects Russian Missile-Maker’s Challenge Against Sanctions
    Jan25

    EU Court Rejects Russian Missile-Maker’s Challenge Against Sanctions

    A European Union court has rejected a bid by Russian arms maker Almaz-Antey to force the EU to lift sanctions imposed in connection with the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Army’s Ground Combat Systems Risk Being Surpassed by Russia, China
    Jan25

    Army’s Ground Combat Systems Risk Being Surpassed by Russia, China

    The U.S. Army’s ground combat systems risk being surpassed by those being developed by foreign countries such as Russia and China, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service. The Army is currently using main battle tanks, tracked infantry fighting vehicles, tracked self-propelled artillery, and multiple...

    U.S. Senate Confirms Haley, Ukraine Sovereignty Advocate, As UN Envoy
    Jan25

    U.S. Senate Confirms Haley, Ukraine Sovereignty Advocate, As UN Envoy

    The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by a decisive 96 to 4 vote on January 24. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine President Calls for Sustained US Sanctions on Russia
    Jan25

    Ukraine President Calls for Sustained US Sanctions on Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday called on world powers to maintain sanctions against Russia, apparently in response to comments by President Donald Trump that indicated a U.S. willingness to ease the longstanding restrictions. Earlier this month, Trump told The Wall Street Journal he would consider lifting some sanctions if Moscow...

    Nikki Haley Tells US Congress: The UN  Does Matter
    Jan25

    Nikki Haley Tells US Congress: The UN Does Matter

    Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the United States ambassador to the United Nations, appeared in a confirmation hearing on January 18 lasting more than three hours in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She introduced herself in an address to members that was both autobiographical — the daughter of...

    Ukraine: Reflections on Maidan’s Third Year Anniversary, Youth Culture and Bernie Sanders
    Jan25

    Ukraine: Reflections on Maidan’s Third Year Anniversary, Youth Culture and Bernie Sanders

    Two years ago, during my first research trip to Kyiv, I had the honor of meeting one of Maidan’s most dedicated youth activists, Denis Pilash. A post-graduate student at Kiev National University, Pilash hails from the western region of Transcarpathia and helped to spearhead left politics on the Maidan. Not to be confused with the old,...

    Are NATO Members Carrying Their Weight? Only 5 of 28 Countries Pay ‘Fair Share’
    Jan25

    Are NATO Members Carrying Their Weight? Only 5 of 28 Countries Pay ‘Fair Share’

    President Donald Trump alarmed European allies during the campaign when he suggested he might not defend NATO nations if they don’t fulfill their financial obligations, but he is not the first U.S. leader to express concerns that member countries don’t spend enough on their militaries. Currently, only five of NATO’s 28 members —...

    The Eight Great Powers of 2017
    Jan25

    The Eight Great Powers of 2017

    1. The United States of AmericaNo surprise here: as it has for the last century, the United States remains the most powerful country on earth. America’s dynamic economy, its constitutional stability (even as we watch the Age of Trump unfold), its deep bench of strong allies and partners (including 5 of the 7 top powers listed below), and...

    Same World, Lonely World, Cold World
    Jan24

    Same World, Lonely World, Cold World

    Never before in American history has the prospective foreign policy of a new Administration been cloaked in so much uncertainty. This is because four distinct sources of uncertainty have joined together to make a proverbial perfect storm: Donald Trump’s profound lack of government experience; his present-oriented, narcissistic personality;...