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For Greater Europe We Must Embrace People-To-People Cooperation

Dominique de Villepin | Posted 06.26.2015 | World
Dominique de Villepin

The Greater Europe project, which many politicians, experts and opinion makers from many European countries have been trying to promote since mid-1980s, now looks like a fantasy completely detached from reality. Neither Russia nor Europe can afford a new "Cold War."

Celebrity Politicians Offer Development Aid for the Ukraine

Cherno Jobatey | Posted 05.05.2015 | World
Cherno Jobatey

One has to ask why it took 26 years, a civil war with regional secessions that haunted a nation, and the loss of so many lives until Ukrainians, and particularly the elite, were finally aware of what it takes to have a functioning state system.

The EU Provoked Putin, Not NATO

Maria Snegovaya | Posted 11.16.2014 | World
Maria Snegovaya

What provoked Putin early in November 2013 and later in February 2014 was not Ukraine-NATO integration, but rather EU accession. If anything, serious discussions of Ukraine's NATO membership in 2014 began after (not prior to) Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

Ukraine's IMF Agreement Could Worsen the Country's Problems

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

After two years of almost no economic growth, the IMF is now projecting a steep recession for this year, with the economy shrinking by 5 percent. This is largely because of budget tightening that the government has committed to, amounting to about 3 percent of GDP over the next two years.

Ukraine and the EU: History is Not Destiny

Daniela Schwarzer | Posted 05.25.2014 | World
Daniela Schwarzer

What the world is now witnessing in Ukraine is a political struggle between two different visions of modernity, good governance and a decent society. It is an echo, 20 years later, of what happened in 1989 and thereafter in many Warsaw Pact countries. They are now mostly members of the European Union and of NATO, living proof that history is not destiny. There is no reason why it could not happen now in Ukraine, in Russia. . .and elsewhere. The choice is for Ukrainians, Russians and others to make. But Europe and the United States should be there to help.

Is NATO's Trojan Horse Riding Toward the 'Ukraine Spring'?

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 02.11.2014 | World
Dennis J. Kucinich

In a country where the average monthly minimum wage stands at about $150 USD, it's not hard to understand why Ukrainians are in the streets. But is their plight being exploited to usher in a new military agreement under the guise of economic reform?