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    Inside the Donetsk People’s Republic, the area of Ukraine ruled by rebels
    Dec26

    Inside the Donetsk People’s Republic, the area of Ukraine ruled by rebels

    This segment originally aired Dec. 19, 2016, on VICE News Tonight on HBO. The simmering war in east Ukraine saw a large-scale escalation last weekend, with five Ukrainian soldiers killed and more than 20 wounded, after separatist militants tried to take over army positions. Separatist forces backed by Russia have been clashing with Ukrainian...

    Signatory to USSR’s Collapse Rejects Gorbachev, Putin Criticism
    Dec26

    Signatory to USSR’s Collapse Rejects Gorbachev, Putin Criticism

    The man who hosted the meeting that ended the Soviet Union is proud to say he was first to sign the declaration, known as the Belavezha Accords, followed by Russia’s Boris Yeltsin and Ukraine’s Leonid Kravchuk. “I did not think about it when I was signing, but when I studied the ‘Yugoslavia variant,’ I am pretty convinced...

    2016: The Year in Quotes
    Dec26

    2016: The Year in Quotes

    Here is the story of global politics in 2016, told through the mouths of our wise and glorious leaders.30. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe: “I was dead, and I resurrected, as I always do.” Mugabe is African politics’ great survivor, literally. He is frequently declared dead by the local press. But he’ll be around bit longer. At 92,...

    How a Trump Economic Miscalculation Could Hammer His Pal Putin’s Economy
    Dec26

    How a Trump Economic Miscalculation Could Hammer His Pal Putin’s Economy

    Image: Donald Trump. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com Donald Trump’s munchkins would have us believe that the new American president is going to usher in a period of prosperity for the United States and the world. But Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman and other top economists believe Trump will make policy mistakes that will touch off a global...

    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...