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    International Monitors Spot Russian Insignia Brandished in East Ukraine
    Sep23

    International Monitors Spot Russian Insignia Brandished in East Ukraine

    International monitors in eastern Ukraine have reported several instances of run-ins with individuals sporting Russian flag symbols. The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which monitors the conflict between government and pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine, reported Thursday that its observers had been impeded on the...

    Ukraine Says Peace Process at Risk Without EU Sanctions
    Sep23

    Ukraine Says Peace Process at Risk Without EU Sanctions

    Loosening the European Union’s economic sanctions on Russia would wreck the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, because the measures are the West’s only leverage over Moscow, Kyiv’s deputy foreign minister said on Friday. Next month, EU leaders are set to discuss the sanctions on Russia’s energy, financial and defense sectors,...

    Trump wants to fire generals who disagree with him. That’ll mean firing a lot of generals.
    Sep23

    Trump wants to fire generals who disagree with him. That’ll mean firing a lot of generals.

    Donald Trump says he’ll listen to the nation’s generals about how to fight ISIS. He won’t like what they have to say. Earlier this month, Trump said that one of his first acts as president would be to give his generals “30 days to submit a plan for soundly and quickly defeating ISIS.” He seems to think the reason ISIS stands is...

    Trump and Crimea: from Russia with Love
    Sep23

    Trump and Crimea: from Russia with Love

    I do not particularly care that Donald Trump personally admires Vladimir Putin. Everyone needs a role model. However, Mr. Trump’s stunning naiveté of the crisis in Ukraine has allowed him to adopt policies that are so foreign they are almost Russian… …read more Source: The...

    British Reporter’s Diatribe At Ukrainian POW Rankles Kyiv
    Sep23

    British Reporter’s Diatribe At Ukrainian POW Rankles Kyiv

    British expat reporter and videographer Graham Phillips fancies himself a “truth speaker” out to redeem independent journalism in the fog of war in eastern Ukraine. His critics, however, describe him as a Russian propagandist, plain and simple. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, September 23, 2016
    Sep23

    The Morning Vertical, September 23, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why the World Needs a U.N. Secretary General From the Former East Bloc
    Sep23

    Why the World Needs a U.N. Secretary General From the Former East Bloc

    Image: Some analysts believe a U.N. secretary general from Eastern Europe would stand up to aggressors better than the outgoing Ban Ki-moon. Author: Kremlin.ru Over the last few days, world leaders have been flocking to New York to take part in the 71st meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, where crises such as the Syrian conflict and...

    Netherlands Unlikely To Sign Ukraine Treaty, Prime Minister Warns
    Sep23

    Netherlands Unlikely To Sign Ukraine Treaty, Prime Minister Warns

    The Netherlands is unlikely to ratify an EU treaty with Ukraine that Dutch voters roundly rejected in a referendum earlier in the year, its prime minister says. “I think that ultimately we will not ratify [the agreement],” Prime Minister Mark Rutte told MPs on Thursday, the Financial Times reported. In April, a referendum on the deal, aimed at...

    How Trump Could Win the Debate
    Sep23

    How Trump Could Win the Debate

    Hillary Clinton will almost certainly win Monday night’s epic presidential debate on points — and still could lose.It’s hard to see how Clinton, who has marinated in public policy for 30 years and is preparing for the debate like it is the invasion of Normandy, won’t best Donald Trump on substance.Her strength in this area...

    Message of YES conference: Ukraine cannot rely solely on Western support
    Sep23

    Message of YES conference: Ukraine cannot rely solely on Western support

    Kyiv must act on improving how the country is run KYIV – Last year, foreign technocrats and Western-educated Ukrainians represented the government at the annual Yalta European Strategy, the pre-eminent event that gathers high-profile officials and business leaders to discuss the country’s place in a constantly changing world. This year,...