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    Should America Be More Willing to Go to War?
    Sep08

    Should America Be More Willing to Go to War?

    Doug Bandow Security, Americas The United States should treat military action as a last, not first, resort. A couple of RAND Corporation scholars have discovered America’s problem vis-à-vis Russia: Washington isn’t willing to use its military as much. This has given Moscow an apparently unfair advantage in challenging America. Maybe...

    Ukraine’s Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace
    Sep08

    Ukraine’s Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace

    Nicolai N. Petro Politics, Eurasia Kiev thinks it’s ready to face an endless list of enemies. But it can’t. By tradition, the Ukrainian political season begins the week after independence day—August 24. This year’s celebration was especially poignant, as it marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of Ukraine’s declaration of...

    Russian Fighter Jet Flew Within 10 Feet Of U.S. Spy Plane, Officials Say
    Sep08

    Russian Fighter Jet Flew Within 10 Feet Of U.S. Spy Plane, Officials Say

    WASHINGTON/BERLIN (Reuters) – A Russian fighter jet carried out an “unsafe and unprofessional” intercept of a U.S. spy plane over the Black Sea and came within 10 feet (3.05 meters) of the American aircraft, two U.S. defense officials said on Wednesday.The incident is likely to cause more tension between the United States and Russia, who...

    Russian Pollster: Authorities Want to Destroy NGOs
    Sep08

    Russian Pollster: Authorities Want to Destroy NGOs

    Russian officials are using harsh new legal interpretations to silence nonprofit organizations whose work challenges government positions or authority, the director of the country’s only independent polling agency contends. “The authorities have wanted to destroy the Levada Center as a large independent research organization for a...

    Journalists Caught in the Crossfire of the Ukraine-Russia Conflict
    Sep08

    Journalists Caught in the Crossfire of the Ukraine-Russia Conflict

    KYIV, Ukraine—There is a memorial to murdered Ukrainian journalists on Khreshchatyk, Kyiv’s central boulevard. It’s a simple, nondescript metal plaque flanked by flowers on the side of a building. Some of the names are faded now, worn down by the years and the elements. The names date from 1992, the first year after Ukraine gained its...

    US Accuses Russia of Unsafe Aerial Intercept Over Black Sea
    Sep07

    US Accuses Russia of Unsafe Aerial Intercept Over Black Sea

    The United States accused Russia of sending one of its fighter jets dangerously close to an American spy plane over the Black Sea on Wednesday, an intercept American military officials said was “unsafe and unprofessional,” even as Moscow said it acted in accordance with international flight rules. The U.S. said its Navy P-8A Poseidon...

    Ash Carter accuses Russia of sowing seeds of global instability
    Sep07

    Ash Carter accuses Russia of sowing seeds of global instability

    OXFORD, England — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter accused Russia on Wednesday of sowing seeds of global instability and questioned whether Moscow genuinely wants a viable cease-fire in Syria. In a hard-hitting speech at Oxford University, Carter emphasized deep skepticism about Russian intentions in Syria, even as U.S. Secretary of State John...

    Russia Frees Crimean Dissident Umerov From Psychiatric Clinic
    Sep07

    Russia Frees Crimean Dissident Umerov From Psychiatric Clinic

    Russian authorities freed a prominent Crimean dissident from a psychiatric clinic on Wednesday after he was held there for almost a month and subjected to enforced examinations, his lawyer and a colleague said; but he still faces a possible jail sentence. Ilmi Umerov, deputy head of the Crimean Tatars’ semi-official Mejlis legislature,...

    Ukraine Fears Conflict With Russia As European Unity Weakens
    Sep07

    Ukraine Fears Conflict With Russia As European Unity Weakens

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko raised fears in a speech in Kiev on Tuesday that Russia could invade Ukraine and Europe may do little to help. While addressing parliament, Poroshenko claimed a Russian invasion could not be ruled out and that the EU may be too divided to oppose further Russian aggression. Some experts, however, believe...

    Flights canceled for military drills in Russia’s south
    Sep07

    Flights canceled for military drills in Russia’s south

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian airline companies have cancelled dozens of flights and four airports are planning brief closures as Russia hosts massive military exercises in the south and the annexed Crimean peninsula. Russia on Monday launched six days of military drills involving 12,500 troops, fighter jets, anti-aircraft missiles and other weaponry....