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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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:...

    The Latest: Senators urge Trump to reject Russian aggression
    Dec08

    The Latest: Senators urge Trump to reject Russian aggression

    A bipartisan group of senators is urging President-elect Donald Trump to reject Russia’s aggression toward Ukraine …read more Source: U.S....

    More Than Two Dozen U.S. Senators Urge Trump To Stay Firm On Russia Sanctions
    Dec08

    More Than Two Dozen U.S. Senators Urge Trump To Stay Firm On Russia Sanctions

    More than two dozen U.S. senators have urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump not to weaken sanctions targeting Russia for its actions in Crimea and elsewhere in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Congress Passes Massive Defense Bill, Including Global Magnitsky Rights Measure
    Dec08

    U.S. Congress Passes Massive Defense Bill, Including Global Magnitsky Rights Measure

    The U.S. Congress has backed legislation giving the president new, broader authority to impose sanctions on human rights abusers worldwide, building on an earlier law that has infuriated the Kremlin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...