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    Russian Military Draws Lessons From Ukraine and Syria Ops
    Dec09

    Russian Military Draws Lessons From Ukraine and Syria Ops

    Moscow and the Russian defense industry looking to cash in, while commanders on the ground forge deeper ties with Iran and Hezbollah …read more Source: Foreign...

    Swiss extend freeze of Ben Ali, Mubarak, Yanukovych assets
    Dec09

    Swiss extend freeze of Ben Ali, Mubarak, Yanukovych assets

    Switzerland has decided to keep assets of the former presidents of Tunisia, Egypt and Ukraine and their associates frozen for another year, a move meant to support investigators’ efforts. Assets … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Dutch PM Rutte Could Scupper EU-Ukraine Trade Deal
    Dec09

    Dutch PM Rutte Could Scupper EU-Ukraine Trade Deal

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte could scupper an EU-Ukraine agreement if he does not secure key concessions following battles with Euroskeptics at home. Rutte told the Financial Times that he would only ratify the EU-Ukraine association agreement, which aims to improve trade and security co-operation between the country and the bloc, if EU heads...

    Russia threatens retaliation over latest round of Canadian sanctions
    Dec09

    Russia threatens retaliation over latest round of Canadian sanctions

    Canada has quietly imposed additional sanctions on Russian nationals over the annexation of Crimea and Moscow’s ongoing support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. The new measures, including asset-freezing and a prohibition on business dealings, were passed by the Liberal cabinet on Nov. 28 and released, without much fanfare compared with...

    Russian ambassador to Swedish television: ‘We have no plans whatsoever to invade Sweden’
    Dec09

    Russian ambassador to Swedish television: ‘We have no plans whatsoever to invade Sweden’

    Good news from Scandinavia: Russia is not going to invade Sweden. At least that’s what Viktor Tatarintsev, the Russian ambassador to Sweden, is saying. Tatarintsev was being interviewed by Swedish public broadcaster SVT about Crimea on Wednesday evening, when he decided to publicly dismiss concerns that Russia had its eyes on Swedish...

    Ukraine’s “Success Trap”
    Dec09

    Ukraine’s “Success Trap”

    By Andreas UmlandWithin five to ten years, Ukraine will be a largely renewed country with less corruption and stronger rule of law than today. But Putin & Co. remain a big risk factor.In contrast to much of the continuously negative reporting from Kyiv that appears in Western media, Ukraine’s political, social and economic reforms are...

    Beware the autocrat: Believe everything Trump says. Unless you agree with it. Then he is lying. Resist now!
    Dec09

    Beware the autocrat: Believe everything Trump says. Unless you agree with it. Then he is lying. Resist now!

    Vilnius, Lithuania (Credit: Getty/Sean Gallup) In the weeks since the American election dumped a great big load of fertilizer over the hopes and dreams of a generation, I’ve rapidly emerged as one of the smartest and most incisive critics of The Trump Ascendancy. My article “Rules For Resistance: Resisting The Ruler,” written mere hours...

    Senators to Trump: Get tough on Russia over Ukraine
    Dec09

    Senators to Trump: Get tough on Russia over Ukraine

    A bipartisan group of 27 senators is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to stand up to Russian aggression against Ukraine.“Quite simply, Russia has launched a military land-grab in Ukraine that is unprecedented in modern European history,” the… …read more Source: The...

    A ‘Constructive’ Path for U.S.-Russian Cooperation
    Dec09

    A ‘Constructive’ Path for U.S.-Russian Cooperation

    Arthur Martirosyan Security, Eurasia Ultimately, Europe will require a new security structure. Editor’s Note: The following is part of a multi-part symposium commissioned by the National Interest and Carnegie Corporation of New York. We asked some of the world’s leading experts about the future of U.S.-Russia relations under...

    27 Senators–12 Republican–Call On Trump To Aide Ukraine Against Russia
    Dec08

    27 Senators–12 Republican–Call On Trump To Aide Ukraine Against Russia

    A bipartisan group of 27 senators—15 Democrats and 12 Republicans—called on President-elect Donald Trump Thursday to apply pressure to Russia in light of its illegal annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. Read More → …read more Source:...