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    Putin Withdraws Signature from International Criminal Court
    Nov16

    Putin Withdraws Signature from International Criminal Court

    President Vladimir Putin has decided Russia is out of the International Criminal Court. Putin signed a decree Wednesday removing the country from the first legal body with permanent international jurisdiction to prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Putin’s decree was published on the Kremlin’s website and a...

    Russia withdraws backing for International Criminal Court
    Nov16

    Russia withdraws backing for International Criminal Court

    Move comes day after U.N. human rights committee condemned Russia’s “temporary occupation of Crimea” in Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Russia Withdraws Signature From ICC’s Founding Statute
    Nov16

    Russia Withdraws Signature From ICC’s Founding Statute

    Russia says it is formally withdrawing its signature from the founding statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Europe May Need Its Own Nuclear Deterrence Plan If Donald Trump Has His Way
    Nov16

    Europe May Need Its Own Nuclear Deterrence Plan If Donald Trump Has His Way

    BERLIN ― Europe needs to think about developing its own nuclear deterrent strategy given concerns that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump could scale back U.S. military commitments in Europe, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives said.Roderich Kiesewetter, foreign policy spokesman for the conservative bloc in...

    Putin Withdraws Russia From International Criminal Court
    Nov16

    Putin Withdraws Russia From International Criminal Court

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court, which rules on such grave charges as genocide and crimes against humanity. Putin’s decree, published Wednesday on the Kremlin’s website, comes a day after the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee approved a...

    Repairing the U.S.-Russia Relationship
    Nov16

    Repairing the U.S.-Russia Relationship

    I was part of the second panel at TAC‘s foreign policy conference yesterday on U.S.-Russian relations. Here are the remarks I gave: U.S.-Russian relations are worse than they have been at any point since the end of the Cold War, and both governments have defined their interests in Syria and Ukraine in such a way that it is difficult to see how...

    Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court
    Nov16

    Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court

    Putin’s decree, published Wednesday on the Kremlin’s website, comes a day after the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee approved a resolution condemning Russia’s “temporary occupation of Crimea” and condemned Russia for rights abuses such as discrimination against some Crimeans. …read more...

    Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court
    Nov16

    Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court, which rules on such grave charges as genocide and crimes against humanity. Putin’s decree, published Wednesday on the Kremlin’s website, comes a day after the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee...

    Op-Ed Contributor: Why Ukraine Is Losing the War on Corruption
    Nov16

    Op-Ed Contributor: Why Ukraine Is Losing the War on Corruption

    I know from Georgia the challenges of reforming a post-Soviet state, but the leadership in Kiev is failing to rein in its kleptocrats. …read more Source: The New York...

    Poroshenko’s Spanish Hideaway
    Nov16

    Poroshenko’s Spanish Hideaway

    A secret luxury villa used by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has been revealed by new mandatory asset declarations for Ukrainian public officials. Poroshenko has been criticized for allegedly trying to hide the property — though he insists he’s been open and transparent. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more...