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Section: New Republic (USA)

      France and Russia Can Agree on Building Amusement Parks, But Not Ending Ukraine’s Conflict
      Aug18

      France and Russia Can Agree on Building Amusement Parks, But Not Ending Ukraine’s Conflict

      Before Sunday’s four-party talks in Berlin began, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin tried to sample local European fare. He soon came across a menu item called “Baked Potato Paris-Moscow,” which comes with salad, smoked salmon, and dill mustard sauce, …read more Source: The New...

      Russia’s Half-Empty Humanitarian Convoy Just Might Start a War With Ukraine
      Aug15

      Russia’s Half-Empty Humanitarian Convoy Just Might Start a War With Ukraine

      Russia’s humanitarian aid convoy is no Trojan Horse, but that doesn’t matter—what’s inside the trucks is less important than what’s behind them. The convoy is currently parked at the Russia-Ukraine border, waiting f …read more Source: The New...

      A City of Roses, Turned to Ruins
      Aug15

      A City of Roses, Turned to Ruins

      Donetsk, the capital of Ukraine’s industrial heartland, is a city of roses. There are said to be more than one million of them in the city, one for each inhabitant. The flower is proudly displayed on Donetsk’s coat of arms, and flowerbeds line quaint walkways in the center and fill the luscious …read more Source: The New...

      Is Russia’s Humanitarian Convoy a Trojan Horse?
      Aug13

      Is Russia’s Humanitarian Convoy a Trojan Horse?

      Let’s imagine that the Russian convoy trundling toward Ukraine is in fact carrying humanitarian aid, as the Kremlin has assured the international community, and that it’s not a Tr …read more Source: The New...

      Putin’s Propaganda Is Starting to Look Like a New ‘Expendables’ Sequel
      Aug12

      Putin’s Propaganda Is Starting to Look Like a New ‘Expendables’ Sequel

      Vladimir Putin has friends in Hollywood: washed-up action stars Steven Seagaland Mickey Rourke. Both made trips to Russia this past weekend, with Rourke visiting a swanky Moscow superstore and Seagal travelling to newly-annexed Crimea. The pair also joined in the Russian media’s propaganda campaig …read more Source: The New...

      Putin Bans Import of Food From Countries That Sanctioned Russia
      Aug06

      Putin Bans Import of Food From Countries That Sanctioned Russia

      Today, “with the goal of protecting Russia’s national interests,” Vladimir Putin issued a decree “banning or limiting” the import of food stuffs from countries that imposed sanctions on Russia after pro-Russian separatists shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight …read more Source: The New...

      The West Has Cornered Putin—and That’s When He’s Most Dangerous
      Jul29

      The West Has Cornered Putin—and That’s When He’s Most Dangerous

      Today is not a good day to be Vladimir Putin. A game that the Russian president was winning so deftly in the spring has turned on him in summer: The Ukrainian military is bearing down on the pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine, and there’s …read more Source: The New...

      Europe’s Fears About Sanctioning Russia Are Overblown
      Jul28

      Europe’s Fears About Sanctioning Russia Are Overblown

      Over the weekend, the European Union named the next set of Russians and Ukrainians it was not going to allow onto its territory, and it was a doozy as far as European lists go. Banned from holding assets in and t …read more Source: The New...

      Huddling With Ukrainian Rebels in a Bunker on the Front Lines
      Jul24

      Huddling With Ukrainian Rebels in a Bunker on the Front Lines

      SAUR-MOGILA—From the base of a big stone obelisk, the soldiers scour the valley below their hill. They look out from army green binoculars with chipped paint and a hammer-and-sickle insignia. They see fascists and Nazis, and they say they will fight to the death.They set up a rusty rifle, stamped …read more Source: The New...

      Congress Is Almost as Dysfunctional as Ever
      Jul24

      Congress Is Almost as Dysfunctional as Ever

      The foreign policy crises ongoing in Israel and Ukraine have rightfully dominated the news over the past week. But back in the United States, Congress is hurriedly trying to pass three pieces of legislation before the August recess—two to combat domestic crises and one to prevent one from happenin …read more Source: The New...