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Ukrainian Diaspora Must Jettison Right Wing Tendencies

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 08.17.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Though World War II has long since concluded, the conflict still lives on for many in Ukraine and the country's foreign Diaspora. For Kiev, which has been locked in a deadly stalemate with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, the public relations stakes are high.

Is President Obama a Christian, and Does It Matter?

Herb Silverman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics
Herb Silverman

Have I taken biblical passages out of context? Perhaps. But who gets to decide context? Some Christians would deny that Obama is a Christian by quoting other biblical passages. For instance, Obama accepts the latest scientific advances, even if they conflict with the Bible.

Iran's Quds Force Chief Visits Russia Despite Travel Ban: Reports

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.07.2015 | World

LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The head of Iran's elite military Quds Force, who is subject to a United Nations travel ban, has met senior Russian officia...

The Whole World Pretty Much Despises Putin and Russia, Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.05.2015 | World

Russian President Vladimir Putin isn't winning any popularity contests, at least not outside his country. According to a Pew Research Center sur...

FIFA: The Geo-Politics of the Global Game

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 07.30.2015 | Sports
Marco Vicenzino

Although geopolitics will always play some role in shaping international football, it should not be allowed to dictate its course. This further underscores the fundamental need for FIFA's transformational reform and restoring the credibility of the global game.

On the Ground in Russia

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 07.28.2015 | World
Craig K. Comstock

After traveling to Russia for more than 30 years as a "citizen diplomat," Sharon Tennison isn't buying the war propaganda intended to demonize Putin and cast us back into a Cold War.

3 Russian Opposition Figures Go On Hunger Strike

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.28.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Three Russian opposition activists went on hunger strike Tuesday to protest authorities' decision to disqualify them from a local...

Putin Thinks FIFA's Sepp Blatter Deserves A Nobel Prize

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.28.2015 | World

  GENEVA, July 27 (Reuters) - FIFA boss Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize for his stewardship of soccer's governing body, Russian Pre...

FIFA'S Blatter Butters Up Putin To Push 2018 World Cup

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.25.2015 | Sports

FIFA and Sepp Blatter put their corruption crisis aside and got back to World Cup business at the 2018 tournament qualifying draw hosted by Vladimir ...

We Are All Ukrainians

Diane M. Francis | Posted 07.13.2015 | World
Diane M. Francis

My first visit to Ukraine was in February 1992 and the City of Kiev was gray, bleak and joyless as was the rest of the Soviet Union. Last month I re-visited -- 23 years and several other assignments later -- to find a new nation of extremes

Russia and the New Cold War in Historical Context: Part II of Conversations With Russia Scholar Stephen Cohen

Dan Kovalik | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

On this, the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany, Professor Cohen began our interview with a discussion about the increasing downplaying of Russia's critical role as an ally of the U.S. and Britain in the fight against Hitler.

As the West Extends Sanctions on Russia, Putin's Popularity Grows

Woodrow Clark | Posted 07.10.2015 | World
Woodrow Clark

Why would the West and Russia extend destructive policies that failed to produce any meaningful advantage for either side?

Will Bill Clinton Apologize in Srebrenica?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.10.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Whether there was acquiescence or complicity before or after the fact of the fall of Srebrenica, Washington pivoted its policy toward satisfying Milosevic's territorial demands. The mythology of peace in BiH continues to be dominated by tales of age-old hatreds as well as ethnic chauvinist politics.

Greek Crisis: Only the Beginning

Daniel Speckhard | Posted 07.09.2015 | World
Daniel Speckhard

While we all watch with shock as Greece goes into an economic death spiral, much bigger waters are stirring with long term consequences for all of us.

Russia Woos China Ahead Of BRICS Summit

Reuters | Darya Korsunskaya, Denis Pinchuk and Lidia Kelly | Posted 07.08.2015 | World

By Darya Korsunskaya, Denis Pinchuk and Lidia Kelly UFA, Russia, July 8 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his governmen...

Yes, Washington: Accepting American Exceptionalism

John K. Herr | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
John K. Herr

Alas! how dreary would be the world if America were not exceptional. It would be as dreary as if there were no Washingtons. There would be no torch of liberty, no shining city on a hill, no Channing Tatum.

Ukraine's First President Blasts Putin as Well as Western Indifference

Diane M. Francis | Posted 07.07.2015 | World
Diane M. Francis

My first trip to Ukraine was in early 1992, six months after independence was declared. During that visit, I interviewed many people but the highlight was my interview with Leonid Kravchuk, the country's first president.

Rethinking Russia: A Conversation With Russia Scholar Stephen F. Cohen

Dan Kovalik | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

Despite his impressive credentials and intimate knowledge of Russia and its history, you will rarely hear Cohen's voice in the mainstream press. And it is not for a lack of trying; his views, and those of others like him, are simply shut out of the media, which, along with almost every U.S. politician, has decided to vilify Russian and Putin.

Ukraine is no Greece or Puerto Rico and needs IMF help now

Diane M. Francis | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Diane M. Francis

Greece is a deadbeat nation, Puerto Rico is a party that lives beyond its means, but last year war-torn Ukraine made more interest payments to its lenders than it spent trying to defend itself against Russia.

Bosnia to US, From Refugees to Great Americans

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.03.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Early July still brings a bittersweet week for Bosnian-Americans. They are reminded by the Srebrenica genocide commemoration why so many had to flee Bosnia and Herzegovina and why they/we are so fortunate to have been welcomed in America.

Putin Calls Obama To Talk Iran, Ukraine And ISIS

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday, their first call since February, to d...

Putin Calls Obama To Talk Iran, Ukraine And ISIS

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday, their first call since February, to d...

Putin Vows To Strengthen Russian Military Against Border Threats

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 06.25.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia needs a mighty military to fend off threats near its borders, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, a stance that reflects so...

Will the 13th Century Pax Mongolica Return With China's New Silk Road?

Robert Skidelsky | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Robert Skidelsky

LONDON -- Eurasia is an idea whose time, it is said, has come around again. Recent historical research has rescued the old Silk Road from historical oblivion. The late American sociologist Janet Abu-Lughod identified eight overlapping "circuits of trade" between northwest Europe and China that, under the aegis of a Pax Mongolica, flourished between the 13th and 14th centuries.

Democrats Are Ceding Foreign Policy Too Early in the 2016 Election

Erin McPike | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
Erin McPike

There's a decent chance the 2016 presidential election will be about national security. If that's the case, recent spin by Democratic pundits may undercut former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's campaign before it has much of a chance to establish itself.