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    Putin orders snap military drills involving troops, airforce and navy as talks on Ukraine near
    Aug26

    Putin orders snap military drills involving troops, airforce and navy as talks on Ukraine near

    ‘I, for one, couldn’t imagine that Russia would flout international law to the point of annexing Crimea’ …read more Source: Vancouver...

    The Geopolitical Therapist
    Aug26

    The Geopolitical Therapist

    Recently I sat down with Vice President Joe Biden to explore whether his approach to foreign policy challenges, and his patterns of interaction with global leaders, constituted something distinctive enough to call “The Biden Doctrine,” which I wrote about here in The Atlantic. In a fascinating, wide-ranging discussion that touched on...

    Putin orders snap military drills involving troops, airforce and navy as talks on Ukraine near
    Aug26

    Putin orders snap military drills involving troops, airforce and navy as talks on Ukraine near

    Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered snap military drills as German Chancellor Angela Merkel accused him of breaking international law in Ukraine and said NATO will defend member states against attack. Combat readiness exercises are taking place “to defend the interests of the Russian Federation amid increasing threats to its security,”...

    Ukraine Claims Rebels Heavy Vehicles Increase Tenfold
    Aug26

    Ukraine Claims Rebels Heavy Vehicles Increase Tenfold

    The number of tanks in rebel-held eastern Ukraine has increased 20 times in two years, while the number of armored fighting vehicles has spiked more than tenfold, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister on Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, announced on Friday. Ukraine has been fighting pro-Russian separatist groups in its...

    UN panel decries rise of racist crimes in UK after EU vote
    Aug26

    UN panel decries rise of racist crimes in UK after EU vote

    GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. panel has criticized “anti-immigrant and xenophobic rhetoric” that some British political figures used to foment prejudices ahead of the country’s vote to leave the European Union. The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination expressed concerns about a “sharp increase in racist hate crimes,” particularly in...

    Military parade in Kyiv marks  25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence
    Aug26

    Military parade in Kyiv marks 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence

    KYIV – Perhaps the first Ukrainian city to hear the national anthem on Independence Day was Russia-occupied Donetsk. At about 6 a.m. hidden loud speakers started blaring the first words of the anthem, “Ukraine hasn’t perished yet.” The daring audio performance lasted about 30 minutes as startled passersby gazed in bewilderment at the...

    Poroshenko greets Ukraine on 25th anniversary in Kyiv
    Aug26

    Poroshenko greets Ukraine on 25th anniversary in Kyiv

    Dear Ukrainians, Heroic Ukrainian troops, Your Holiness and Your Beatitude, Mister President Duda, highly-esteemed guests, “In view of the mortal danger surrounding Ukraine in connection with the state coup in the USSR on August 19, 1991; continuing the thousand-year tradition of state development in Ukraine; proceeding from the right of the...

    Russia’s aggressive power is resurging, online and off
    Aug26

    Russia’s aggressive power is resurging, online and off

    Frank J. Cilluffo and Sharon L. Cardash, George Washington University The Bear is back. It’s happening on the ground in and around Ukraine, inside the virtual inboxes of the Democratic National Committee and at American news organizations. Russian cyberattacks are yielding eye-popping headlines warning not only of a return to Cold War-style...

    Death At Hands Of Police Sparks Public Anger, Reform Pledge In South Ukraine
    Aug26

    Death At Hands Of Police Sparks Public Anger, Reform Pledge In South Ukraine

    Ukraine’s interior minister has vowed there won’t be any “whitewash” as authorities investigate the death this week of a 31-year-old man at the hands of a half-dozen policemen with the man’s family looking on. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Chinese Cyber Attacks on Russia Nearly Triple
    Aug26

    Chinese Cyber Attacks on Russia Nearly Triple

    Despite numerous reports of Russian cyberattacks on the West in the last year, the country is also the target of plenty of hack attempts itself—from China, Bloomberg reports. Politically China and Russia have moved closer, as Moscow seeks to fill the economic gap left by reduced trade with the EU and the U.S. as a result of trade sanctions...