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    Ukraine’s Fragile Cease-Fire Holds For Third Day Despite Violations
    Dec26

    Ukraine’s Fragile Cease-Fire Holds For Third Day Despite Violations

    A new cease-fire negotiated between Ukraine’s government and Russia-backed separatists in the east held by a thread for a third day as both sides reported clashes near the strategic town of Debaltseve. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    AP Photos: Chronicling Russia’s change: 25 years of turmoil
    Dec26

    AP Photos: Chronicling Russia’s change: 25 years of turmoil

    MOSCOW (AP) — When I started working as an AP photographer in Moscow, the Soviet Union was nearing its demise. In August 1991, I took pictures of Russian President Boris Yeltsin rallying opposition to a hard-line coup that briefly ousted Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. When the coup collapsed, I witnessed triumphant crowds pulling down a...

    Russia Declares Day of Mourning After Plane Crash
    Dec26

    Russia Declares Day of Mourning After Plane Crash

    Russian officials declared Monday a national day of mourning and said they are investigating every possible cause, including a terror attack, for the crash of a Russian military passenger plane that apparently killed all 92 people on board. Early Monday, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said Sunday’s crash was likely caused by pilot...

    The Latest: Pilot error, technical fault behind Russia crash
    Dec26

    The Latest: Pilot error, technical fault behind Russia crash

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a Russian aircraft with 92 people on board en route to Russia’s air base in Syria (all times local): 9 a.m. Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov says that pilot error or a technical fault were likely to blame for Sunday’s crash of a Russian Tu-154 carrying 92 passengers and crew. The...

    Imagine: Russia Unleashes a Major Incursion into Ukraine. How Does Trump Respond?
    Dec26

    Imagine: Russia Unleashes a Major Incursion into Ukraine. How Does Trump Respond?

    Dov S. Zakheim Security, Eurasia Virtually every new administration is tested soon after it takes office. Editor’s Note: TNI’s January/February 2017 print issue convened a symposium on the most significant national-security challenge awaiting the Trump administration. You can find all entries in the series here. VIRTUALLY EVERY new...

    Biden Pressured Ukraine to Vote Against Israel
    Dec26

    Biden Pressured Ukraine to Vote Against Israel

    After putting up with this treachery and backstabbing for eight years, the Israelis are tearing the mask off Obama Inc. Minister of Environmental Protection Ze’ev Elkin, currently on a private visit to Ukraine which was his childhood home, claimed that Ukraine’s vote in favor of the recent UN resolution calling for a halt to Jewish...

    Russia Examines All Possible Reasons for Black Sea Jet Crash
    Dec26

    Russia Examines All Possible Reasons for Black Sea Jet Crash

    SOCHI, Russia—Backed by ships, helicopters and drones, Russian rescue teams searched Sunday for victims after a Russian plane carrying 92 people to Syria crashed into the Black Sea shortly after takeoff. Investigators said they were looking into every possible cause for the crash, including a terror attack. All 84 passengers and eight crew...

    Israel pledges reprisals for UN vote against settlements
    Dec26

    Israel pledges reprisals for UN vote against settlements

    Israel’s Foreign Ministry said it began summoning the ambassadors of countries who voted in favor of the resolution, including those from the permanent members of the Security Council — Russia, China, the United Kingdom and France. Speaking to a weekly meeting of his Cabinet on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel...

    War and Democracy in the Age of Trump
    Dec25

    War and Democracy in the Age of Trump

    Click here for reuse options! “This country has never experienced a commander in chief who is this unpredictable. And that surely is dangerous.” The ancient Greek historian Herodotus once observed that Persian rulers indulged the habit of getting drunk when making important decisions. When sober and sensible next morning, their custom was to...

    Israel to do ‘all it takes’ to emerge unharmed by UN vote
    Dec25

    Israel to do ‘all it takes’ to emerge unharmed by UN vote

    JERUSALEM — Israel pressed forward with promises of retaliation and damage control Sunday following a U.N. vote last week on an anti-settlement resolution that passed thanks to an abstention by the U.S., Israel’s close ally. Israel’s Foreign Ministry said it began summoning the ambassadors of countries who voted in favour of the...