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Section: Macleans (Canada)

      Putin: Master of destruction
      Dec13

      Putin: Master of destruction

      Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images It’s much easier to predict what Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t do in 2015 than what he will. Putin will not end Russia’s occupation of Crimea. For that matter, he’s unlikely to end Russia’s brazen yet brazenly denied military intervention in eastern Ukraine. And he...

      Truce brings Ukraine’s 1st casualty free day since crisis began
      Dec12

      Truce brings Ukraine’s 1st casualty free day since crisis began

      SYDNEY, Australia – Ukraine’s president said Friday that a fragile truce between his government’s troops and Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine had resulted in the first day free of deaths or injuries for his soldiers since the conflict erupted months ago. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, wrapping up a three-day visit to...

      The world as we see it
      Dec11

      The world as we see it

      What, no reindeer? 250 Santas hit the slopes in Newry, Maine, for the 15th Annual Santa Sunday, raising money for local charitiesBrian Snyder/Reuters Friendly fire power With minimal fanfare, NATO-led troops in Afghanistan officially held a “colours casing ceremony” and closed their joint command in Kabul, putting the allied war effort on a path...

      Ukraine uses one-day truce to test ground for lasting ceasefire
      Dec05

      Ukraine uses one-day truce to test ground for lasting ceasefire

      KIEV, Ukraine — A one-day truce announced by Ukraine’s president will serve as a test to see if the fighting in eastern Ukraine against Russian-backed separatists can truly be halted, a military spokesman said Friday. President Petro Poroshenko’s declaration of a break next Tuesday in the fighting marks a new attempt to revive a...

      Germany: Divided again
      Dec04

      Germany: Divided again

      Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images Germany has often acted as an important, if sometimes shaky, bridge between Russia and Western Europe. Chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in Communist East Germany and speaks Russian, holds no sentimental attachment to Russia and has taken a strong pro-Ukraine position regarding the country’s...

      Q&A: Oleksiy Matsuka on the failed launch of a new Ukraine
      Dec04

      Q&A: Oleksiy Matsuka on the failed launch of a new Ukraine

      Oleksiy Matsuka. (Photo by Ginger Shewell) While the West has been distracted by headlines about Russia’s incursion into Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea, it can be easy for us to forget that Ukraine is actually fighting a multi-front war with its own deep-rooted domestic concerns, from political corruption to the influence of the...

      The Editorial: Oil prices are falling—but it’s hardly doomsday
      Dec03

      The Editorial: Oil prices are falling—but it’s hardly doomsday

      DARRYL DYCK/CP “Predicting oil prices is a mug’s game,” Alberta Premier Jim Prentice observed last week when discussing the impact that falling crude will have on his province’s budget. And someone’s always complaining about getting mugged. While a barrel of oil has lost a third of its value since the summer—causing discomfort...

      Paul Wells in conversation with John McCain
      Nov30

      Paul Wells in conversation with John McCain

      John McCain lost to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, but the Arizona Republican Senator endures as Obama’s foreign-policy Cassandra, forever bemoaning what he regards as his rival’s inability to see trouble spots before they become disaster zones. Here McCain, in an interview at the Halifax International Security Forum,...