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    The Illusive Purposes of Toughness
    Jan17

    The Illusive Purposes of Toughness

    Paul R. Pillar Russia Ukraine, Eastern Europe An assortment of issues connecting the president-elect of the United States to Russia range from official Russian interference in the election that Mr. Trump won, to the incoming president’s business interests in Russia, to potentially more serious allegations compiled by a former British...

    The Spies Who Love Putin
    Jan17

    The Spies Who Love Putin

    It’s tempting to look to the playbooks and historical traditions of the late Soviet Union to explain the audacity of today’s Russian intelligence activity, from its meddling in U.S. elections, to apparently killing Kremlin opponents abroad. But these activities are not just products of old ways or new geopolitics. They also stem from...

    Ukraine files suit against Russia in Hague court for ‘aggression’
    Jan17

    Ukraine files suit against Russia in Hague court for ‘aggression’

    Allen ConeJan. 17 (UPI) — Ukraine filed lawsuit against Russia with the International Court of Justice in the Hague, accusing it of “acts of terrorism and discrimination.” …read more Source: United Press...

    In 2014, Donald Trump was singing a different tune about Russia than he is today
    Jan17

    In 2014, Donald Trump was singing a different tune about Russia than he is today

    Before launching his bid for the White House, President-elect Donald Trump agreed with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, calling Russia the United States’ “biggest problem” and greatest geopolitical foe. “Well, Mitt was right, and he was also right when he mentioned in one of the debates about Russia, and he said, ‘Russia’s our...

    Ukraine files suit against Russia in Hague court for ‘aggression’
    Jan17

    Ukraine files suit against Russia in Hague court for ‘aggression’

    Allen ConeJan. 17 (UPI) — Ukraine filed lawsuit against Russia with the International Court of Justice in the Hague, accusing it of “acts of terrorism and discrimination.” …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine Sues Russia in International Court Over Support for Separatists
    Jan17

    Ukraine Sues Russia in International Court Over Support for Separatists

    Ukraine filed a lawsuit late Monday against Russia in the United Nation’s highest court over its occupation of the Crimean Peninsula, demanding Moscow immediately stop sending money and weapons to separatists in Ukraine. Ukraine filed the case in the International Court of Justice, charging that the Russian Federation has financed acts of...

    U.S. Ambassador To UN Says Russia ‘Tearing Down’ World Order
    Jan17

    U.S. Ambassador To UN Says Russia ‘Tearing Down’ World Order

    The outgoing U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has accused Russia of engaging in aggressive and destabilizing actions that she says are threatening the rules-based international order. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    With friends like these: Donald Trump’s anti-NATO and anti-EU stance scaring America’s European allies
    Jan17

    With friends like these: Donald Trump’s anti-NATO and anti-EU stance scaring America’s European allies

    Angela Merkel; Donald Trump (Credit: Getty/Odd Andersen/Reuters/Chris Keane) President-elect Donald Trump has alarmed America’s European allies with proclamations against NATO and the European Union that are worrying for most of Europe — but are being applauded by Vladimir Putin’s Russia. “People want their own identity, so if you ask...

    ‘It’s the Crimea model’: Kosovo accuses Serbia of seeking to annex province
    Jan17

    ‘It’s the Crimea model’: Kosovo accuses Serbia of seeking to annex province

    Kosovo officially declared independence from Serbia in 2008. The Muslim-majority nation had been administered by the United Nations since 1999, when NATO bombed Serbia — a move that forced then-President Slobodan Milosevic to withdraw his troops from the breakaway province. Now, almost 20 years after Kosovo first broke with Serbia and a decade...

    Ukraine, a “Supermarket” for Guns
    Jan17

    Ukraine, a “Supermarket” for Guns

    Ukraine has long had a tricky relationship with guns. In the course of its post-Soviet history, it has been the only country in Europe without legislation governing the civilian possession of firearms. More than a dozen laws have been proposed, but none have been passed by parliament. Instead, Ukrainian gun ownership is regulated by ordinances...