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      Putin’s Ukrainian Power Play
      Feb24

      Putin’s Ukrainian Power Play

      Russia is unsheathing its energy weapon once again, threatening to cut off its natural gas shipments to Ukraine and warning of potentially dire impacts on Europeans reliant on energy deliveries that come through the war-torn state. The move marks the second time Russian strongman Vladimir Putin has thumbed his nose at the West in recent days. On...

      FP’s Situation Report: White House threatens new Russia sanctions; U.S. courts deal a huge blow to the Palestinian Authority; Is the al-Shabab mall threat a recruiting ploy?; and much more from around the world.
      Feb24

      FP’s Situation Report: White House threatens new Russia sanctions; U.S. courts deal a huge blow to the Palestinian Authority; Is the al-Shabab mall threat a recruiting ploy?; and much more from around the world.

      By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The White House wants Russia to pay for Debaltseve. Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken said Moscow had to pay for its “land grab” after pro-Russian rebels captured the strategic railway town. FP’s John Hudson: Blinken said “Washington was working ‘very closely’ with European allies on ramping up...

      Europe’s Kids Are Moody and Depressed
      Feb24

      Europe’s Kids Are Moody and Depressed

      The future belongs to the young. So how the next generation feels and thinks matters to people of all ages. As much as baby boomers may lament it, it is millennials — those coming of age in this new century — who will shape the world’s economic and geopolitical destiny for years to come. At a time of renewed economic turmoil in Europe,...

      From China, Love and Hate for Common’s Oscar Speech
      Feb24

      From China, Love and Hate for Common’s Oscar Speech

      After ascending the stage to receive the Oscar for Best Original Song along with popular crooner John Legend, the Chicago-born hip-hop artist known as Common sought to link the historic civil rights protests in Selma, Alabama with more recent struggles elsewhere. Common’s winning song, Glory, was dedicated to marches on Selma’s Edmund...

      State Dept. Says ‘Land Grab’ in Debaltseve Must Be Accounted For
      Feb24

      State Dept. Says ‘Land Grab’ in Debaltseve Must Be Accounted For

      A top U.S. diplomat accused pro-Russian rebels of committing a “land grab” in eastern Ukraine and vowed to impose additional sanctions against Moscow if violations of last week’s ceasefire agreement continue. The remarks from Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken follow the rebel capture of the strategic town of Debaltseve last week after...

      State Dept. Says ‘Land Grab’ in Debalsteve Must Be Accounted For
      Feb23

      State Dept. Says ‘Land Grab’ in Debalsteve Must Be Accounted For

      A top U.S. diplomat accused pro-Russian rebels of committing a “land grab” in eastern Ukraine and vowed to impose additional sanctions against Moscow if violations of last week’s ceasefire agreement continue. The remarks from Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken follow the rebel capture of the strategic town of Debaltseve last week after...

      Stop Drinking the Weak Sauce
      Feb23

      Stop Drinking the Weak Sauce

      For 25 years now, a weak-state fixation has transfixed U.S. foreign policy. It all started with the humanitarian interventions of the 1990s, which advanced the idea that American power in a post-Cold War world could and should bring justice, peace, and prosperity to places like Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, and Kosovo. Freed from the security...

      Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, Feb. 23, 2015
      Feb23

      Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, Feb. 23, 2015

      To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Linda Kinstler reports from Kharkiv on the rising wave of terrorist attacks in Ukraine’s second-largest city. (The latest deadly blast struck the city just this weekend. The photo above shows Kharkiv residents carrying portraits of local citizens killed in...

      FP’s Situation Report: Carter makes a splash abroad; Turkey pushes into Syria; Violence continues in Ukraine; and much more from around the world.
      Feb23

      FP’s Situation Report: Carter makes a splash abroad; Turkey pushes into Syria; Violence continues in Ukraine; and much more from around the world.

      By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Carter makes a splash on his first overseas trip as Defense secretary. It didn’t take long for new defense chief Ashton Carter to shake things up. During an unannounced trip to Afghanistan, Carter said the United States and the government in Kabul were closing in on an agreement to keep American troops on...

      A Ukrainian City Holds Its Breath
      Feb20

      A Ukrainian City Holds Its Breath

      KHARKIV, Ukraine — This past Monday, around forty protesters bearing Communist flags gathered in the graying, barren central square of Ukraine’s second-largest city. They said they were there to commemorate the anniversary of the Red Army’s first liberation of Kharkiv in 1943. (The current administration in Kiev doesn’t...