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EU Set To Extend Sanctions Against Russia Until 2017

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 06.21.2016 | World

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- The European Union's Brussels envoys agreed on Tuesday to extend until the end of January the energy, financial and defense sanc...

Ukraine's Eurovision Win Sparks A Political Uproar In Russia

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.15.2016 | World

KIEV/MOSCOW, May 15 (Reuters) - Ukrainians hailed their country's unexpected victory in the Eurovision song contest as a Europe-wide endorsement of Uk...

Inside The Siberian Cafe Dedicated To Vladimir Putin

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.14.2016 | World

If you've ever wanted to enjoy a leisurely meal with Russian President Vladimir Putin staring at you, here's your chance. All you need to do is travel...

Dutch Safety Board: MH17 Was Brought Down By Russian-Made Missile

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.13.2015 | World

AMSTERDAM, Oct 12 (Reuters) - The Dutch Safety Board, issuing long-awaited findings on Tuesday of its investigation into the crash of a Malaysian pass...

Abandoned Factory Used as Azov Base May Fall Into the Wrong Hands

Olena Kagui | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Olena Kagui

Since December 2014 Azov members have worked to transform the abandoned factory into a base where they could live, train and help the Ukrainian military.

As We March Closer to War

David Yankovich | Posted 09.09.2016 | World
David Yankovich

Is the only way to achieve peace in the Middle East by raising an American flag over every Arab country? War should be the last resort, but the great chessboard of the world is maneuvering against the United States, and analytically, we are wholly unprepared to go to war if our enemies unite.

Clashes At Protest In Ukraine Amid Vote On Giving East More Power

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A grenade exploded outside Ukraine’s parliament during a nationalist protest against a vote to give greater powers to separat...

An Old War, a New War - The Upcoming Challenge to Ukraine's Ceasefire

Lev Golinkin | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Lev Golinkin

Thus far, the only stipulations which have been at least partially implemented are the ceasefire, a large-caliber arms withdrawal and a prisoner exchange. These steps are crucial, and the deescalation of violence has certainly led to a decrease in carnage.

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."

Ukraine: The Clash of Manichean Narratives and a Way Out

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Pierre Guerlain

In order to understand what is going on in Ukraine, history matters and the narrative of the other as well. Putin is a brutal leader yet his popularity rose as a result of the crisis. Not necessarily because he is a new Hitler as many argue but because he managed to inscribe his narrative in a Russian narrative with deep historical roots.

Ukraine Begins Artillery Withdrawal, Recognizing Truce Is Holding

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2015 | World

By Peter Graff KIEV, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Ukraine announced on Thursday that it would begin withdrawing artillery from the front line wi...

Enough Already! It's Time for the West to Arm Ukraine

Carl Bildt | Posted 04.21.2015 | World
Carl Bildt

MUNICH -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel and others are clearly right when they say that there is no purely military solution to the conflict in Ukraine. But a year of talks and failed agreements has demonstrated that there is no purely diplomatic solution either.

Does East Asian Stability Still Depend On America?

The European | Ben Hill | Posted 02.17.2015 | World

The 21st century will be Asia’s century: what happens in the East will affect the stability of the globe, says Robert D. Kaplan. He spoke with Ben H...

Far From Waning, America Has Become a True World Empire

Artyom Lukin | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
Artyom Lukin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- Under the American global system, the principal actors are "monitors" -- various civil society groups and organizations, whose mission is to hold governments accountable. These watchdogs can even initiate the overthrow of democratically elected leaders deemed to have abused their power. They are often supported -- financially and politically -- by the U.S. and allied governments. This is also the case with global "democratic" movements, most of which are actually "pro-systemic" in the sense that their activities are fully compatible with the interests of American world empire. Truly anti-systemic voices, such as ecofeminism, Zapatismo, pan-Islamism and Marxism, "have been marginalized, contained, or worse."

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

U.S. Hawks Say Arming Ukraine Is The Only Way To Save Europe. Actual Europeans Disagree. | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours before Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) compared Europe's attitude toward Russian President Vladimir Putin to appeasement toward Nazi Ge...

Ukraine Pleads For Weapons As Battles With Rebels Flare

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

BERLIN, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on NATO states to send weapons to his country, saying in a newspaper interview...

Is Ukraine Fascist?

Alexander Motyl | Posted 04.05.2015 | World
Alexander Motyl

Ukraine ousted Yanukovych in order to avoid becoming fully authoritarian. The war Putin unleashed against Ukraine is his way of telling Ukraine that fascism and democracy are incompatible.

Dear President Obama: Urgent Info Re: Ukraine

Damian Kolodiy | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Damian Kolodiy

Russia does not deserve the privileges of being a member of the global community if it chooses to make up its own rules and act with subterfuge.

U.S. Signs $2 Billion Loan Agreement With Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2015 | World

KIEV, Jan 28 (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday signed an agreement providing war-torn Ukraine with $2 billion in loan guarantees to help it...

Fighting In Ukraine Surges To Worst Level In Months

Reuters | Alessandra Prentice and Pavel Polityuk | Posted 01.24.2015 | World

By Alessandra Prentice and Pavel Polityuk KIEV, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Pro-Russian rebels launched an offensive against the strategic por...

Ukraine Steps Up Mobilization, Warns Of Renewed Russian 'Aggression'

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | World

KIEV, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament voted on Thursday to refresh its front-line forces and resume partial conscription after a top securit...

Ukrainian Parliament Angers Moscow

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2015 | World

KIEV, Dec 23 (Reuters) - The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday renounced Ukraine's "non-aligned" status with the aim of eventually joining NATO, anger...

Ukraine's President Hails First Full Overnight Truce In Rebel East

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2015 | World

KIEV, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Ukraine's separatist east passed the night into Tuesday without any shooting, President Petro Poroshenko said, hailing the ...

Hillary's Policies (Two-State Solution, Mexico 43, EU Energy)

Jarryd Willis | Posted 02.09.2015 | World
Jarryd Willis

The international scope of what Hillary refers to as her "unfinished business" in Hard Choices goes beyond the perfunctory rhetoric aligning the liberal-conservative spectrum.

Why East Ukrainians Are Fleeing To Russia

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 12.11.2014 | World

After months of bitter fighting between Ukraine's army and pro-Russian separatists in the country's east, a significant number of the region's residen...