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    No, America Didn’t Ruin Russian Democracy
    Apr17

    No, America Didn’t Ruin Russian Democracy

    For those following the post-Soviet space over the past few years, the historical revisionism on display has been enough to cause serial whiplash. Claims that Crimea has “always been Russian” have competed with the sudden notion that Washington promised a Russian government that NATO would never expand, all swirling amongst beliefs that...

    Two ex-Obama officials skewer their former boss: His inaction ‘left a more dangerous world’
    Apr17

    Two ex-Obama officials skewer their former boss: His inaction ‘left a more dangerous world’

    Two men who served as top foreign policy advisers to former President Barack Obama are speaking out against their former boss, who they say made the world a “more dangerous” place. Barry Pavel, who sat on Obama’s national security council from 2008 to 2010 as senior director for defense policy and strategy, told Fox News recently that...

    Fake Words
    Apr17

    Fake Words

    We hear a lot about Fake News. Fake Words have been around even longer, but are less publicly celebrated. Yet they matter at least as much as “Alternative Facts”—or maybe more, as they are often written or said unconsciously. A set of them is regularly used in and about Russia.The experienced Australian analyst John Besemeres has described a...

    NATO’s Real Alliance Dilemma
    Apr17

    NATO’s Real Alliance Dilemma

    Ted Galen Carpenter Security, Europe NATO’s European members fret about Russia but don’t take the actions necessary to strengthen their militaries. NATO’s European members, especially the newest members in eastern Europe, incessantly fret about the threat that Vladimir Putin’s Russia poses to their countries and the...

    Pope Decries ‘Vile’ Attack On Syrians In Easter Address
    Apr17

    Pope Decries ‘Vile’ Attack On Syrians In Easter Address

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the “latest vile” attack on civilians in Syria. Both in his impromptu homily during Mass in St. Peter’s Square and later in his formal “Urbi et Orbi” Easter message...

    Ukraine Conflict Goes High-Tech With Growing Use Of Spy Drones
    Apr17

    Ukraine Conflict Goes High-Tech With Growing Use Of Spy Drones

    Three years after the beginning of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, battlefield tactics are shifting to incorporate newer technology. Ukrainian soldiers near the southeastern city of Mariupol are relying on surveillance drones to monitor the positions of Russia-backed separatists. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio...

    Hague Court To Issue Ruling On Ukraine Case Against Russia
    Apr17

    Hague Court To Issue Ruling On Ukraine Case Against Russia

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) says it will issue a ruling on April 19 on Kyiv’s bid to block Russia from sending money, weapons, and troops to eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercises Scare the World
    Apr17

    Why Russia’s Massive Zapad Military Exercises Scare the World

    Kyle Mizokami Security, Europe And another is coming soon… A military exercise with origins in the former Soviet Union is now exacerbating tensions with NATO, particularly those members facing the Baltic Sea. Conducted four years ago, Zapad (“West”) 2013 was deeply illustrative not only of Russia’s strategic goals, but of how it...

    Short Hiatus In War Gives Ukrainians In Donetsk A Chance To Celebrate Easter
    Apr17

    Short Hiatus In War Gives Ukrainians In Donetsk A Chance To Celebrate Easter

    Easter is one of the few times the 3-year-old war in Eastern Ukraine takes a hiatus. The overnight curfew lifted on Saturday so residents could pray and play all night into Easter Sunday. …read more Source:...

    Pope Denounces ‘Vile’ Syria Attack In His Easter Message
    Apr16

    Pope Denounces ‘Vile’ Syria Attack In His Easter Message

    Pope Francis used his Easter address Sunday to speak out against the most recent bombing in Syria.In an “Urbi et Orbi” (“To the City and the World”) speech with an audience of thousands, Francis called for the support of those working to bring peace to Syrians, who are “so greatly suffering from a war that continues to sow horror and death,” he...