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    Lithuania to Build Fence Along Border with Russia’s Kaliningrad
    Jan18

    Lithuania to Build Fence Along Border with Russia’s Kaliningrad

    Lithuania plans to build a two-meter-high wire fence along its border with the Russian region of Kaliningrad, its interior minister said Tuesday, amid continued tensions between Moscow and the Baltic states, which are members of NATO. Eimutis Misiunas acknowledged that such a fence would provide little defense against a full-blown military...

    Moldovan President Says He May Scrap EU Trade Pact
    Jan18

    Moldovan President Says He May Scrap EU Trade Pact

    Moldova may scrap a trade agreement with the European Union after the country’s next parliamentary election, President Igor Dodon said Tuesday during his first state visit to Russia. Speaking in Moscow at a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dodon said it was “curious” that Moldova’s trade turnover with...

    Ukraine files case against Russia at UN’s highest court
    Jan17

    Ukraine files case against Russia at UN’s highest court

    An international criminal probe concluded last year that a missile that destroyed the Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine in 2014 and killed all 298 people aboard was fired from rebel-controlled territory by a mobile launcher trucked in from Russia and hastily returned there. In the case announced Tuesday by the International Court of Justice,...

    Former reps: Increase support to Ukraine to deter Russia
    Jan17

    Former reps: Increase support to Ukraine to deter Russia

    After the popular Maidan uprising in Kyiv three years ago, Russia seized and illegally annexed Crimea from Ukraine and launched a war in the Donbas, Ukraine’s eastern region. In response, America and its allies sanctioned Russia and have aided… …read more Source: The...

    The Trump Administration’s Conflicts of Interest: Tom Price Edition
    Jan17

    The Trump Administration’s Conflicts of Interest: Tom Price Edition

    In terms of policy, Representative Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, is perhaps best known for his strident stance against the Affordable Care Act. The Republican congressman (and former orthopedic surgeon) from Georgia has been one of Obamacare’s most vocal opponents...

    Four Flashpoints
    Jan17

    Four Flashpoints

    Within months of taking office, President Donald Trump is likely to face one or more major international crises, possibly entailing a risk of nuclear escalation. Not since the end of the Cold War has a new chief executive been confronted with as many potential flashpoints involving such a risk of explosive conflict. This proliferation of crises...

    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...

    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...

    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...