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    Obama’s Second Term Was a Complete Failure
    Dec09

    Obama’s Second Term Was a Complete Failure

    Every December, Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post picks the biggest political loser of the past year.In 2013, Cillizza’s selection was Barack Obama. He cited the botched rollout of Healthcare.gov, the NSA domestic-surveillance scandal, the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party groups, and the continuing questions about the...

    Russia and the Threat to Liberal Democracy
    Dec09

    Russia and the Threat to Liberal Democracy

    Since the end of World War II, the most crucial underpinning of freedom in the world has been the vigor of the advanced liberal democracies and the alliances that bound them together. Through the Cold War, the key multilateral anchors were NATO, the expanding European Union, and the U.S.-Japan security alliance. With the end of the Cold War and...

    Senators call for stand against Russian aggression, support for NATO and Ukrainian sovereignty
    Dec09

    Senators call for stand against Russian aggression, support for NATO and Ukrainian sovereignty

    Urge increased political, economic and military support for Ukraine WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), co-chairs of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, on December 8 led a bipartisan group of 27 senators to call on President-elect Donald Trump to continue America’s tradition of support for the people of Ukraine in...

    Helsinki Commission focuses on human rights, security violations in Russian-occupied Crimea
    Dec09

    Helsinki Commission focuses on human rights, security violations in Russian-occupied Crimea

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, which is known as the Helsinki Commission, on November 10 held a briefing whose goal was to discuss how Ukrainians continue to defend Helsinki principles in the face of Moscow’s egregious and unrepentant violations, and how the international community is responding....

    Kyiv defies Moscow with missile tests, as Putin ignores Ukraine in annual speech
    Dec09

    Kyiv defies Moscow with missile tests, as Putin ignores Ukraine in annual speech

    KYIV – Relations between Ukraine and Russia hit a new low last week when Kyiv held a series of missile tests and military exercises on December 1-2 near the Kremlin-annexed peninsula of Crimea. Kyiv had fired more than a dozen mid-range anti-aircraft missiles over the two-day period from Kherson in the south that flew as […] …read more...

    Patriarch Filaret: ‘Independent Ukraine not possible without an independent Church’
    Dec09

    Patriarch Filaret: ‘Independent Ukraine not possible without an independent Church’

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – “Independent Ukraine is not possible without an independent Ukrainian Church.” These were the words of Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate at the opening of his remarks during a visit to the Home Office of the Ukrainian National Association and its two weekly newspapers. The visit occurred on...

    German Investors Return To Russia
    Dec09

    German Investors Return To Russia

    Reports of Russian isolation have been greatly exaggerated. The Wall Street Journal reports that German companies are leading a quiet resurgence of foreign investment into Russia: In the past two years, plunging oil prices and U.S. and European Union sanctions on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine sent foreign investors fleeing. Now, Western...

    Solomia performs to raise funds for Ukraine’s orphans of war
    Dec09

    Solomia performs to raise funds for Ukraine’s orphans of war

    WASHINGTON – When the Ukrainian singer, composer and poet Solomia entered the stage at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral on December 4, the people in the audience knew that all the proceeds from the ticket sales would go to help feed, clothe and care for the many orphans who lost their parents in the armed […] …read more Source: The...

    The ‘Failure’ to Bomb Syria and the Myth of ‘Credibility’
    Dec09

    The ‘Failure’ to Bomb Syria and the Myth of ‘Credibility’

    Mark Moyar repeats a very tired and discredited argument: Mr. Obama’s passivity in the face of provocations and his failure to enforce the “red line” in Syria led Russia, China and other adversaries to seek new gains at America’s expense. There are other problems with the way Moyar describes Obama’s foreign policy record, but...

    The Russian Reset That Never Was
    Dec09

    The Russian Reset That Never Was

    How palace intrigues in the Kremlin, the death of Qaddafi, and war in Ukraine ushered in a new era of mistrust between Russia and the United States under Obama. …read more Source: Foreign...