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      Pro-Russian Rebels in Ukraine Are Using Malaysia Airlines Victims’ Bodies as a Bargaining Chip
      Jul20

      Pro-Russian Rebels in Ukraine Are Using Malaysia Airlines Victims’ Bodies as a Bargaining Chip

      Just when the news out of eastern Ukraine couldn’t get any worse, it did. Separatists controlling the area of of the MH17 wreckage have declared that they can only ensure international investigators will have access to the crash site if Ukraine agrees to a truce: “We declare that we will guarant …read more Source: The New...

      Strict European Sanctions Would Hurt Russia. But Don’t Hold Your Breath.
      Jul19

      Strict European Sanctions Would Hurt Russia. But Don’t Hold Your Breath.

      It did not take Senator John McCain long to call for a strong response to the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Along with sending military aid to the Ukrainian army and moving missile defense systems into the Czech Republic and Poland, he …read more Source: The New...

      Where Did Ukraine’s Rebels Get the Missile Launcher That Allegedly Shot Down the Malaysia Airlines Plane?
      Jul17

      Where Did Ukraine’s Rebels Get the Missile Launcher That Allegedly Shot Down the Malaysia Airlines Plane?

      A Ukrainian official said Thursday that Mala …read more Source: The New...

      The Crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Is a Game Changer
      Jul17

      The Crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Is a Game Changer

      Malaysian Airlines just can’t catch a break. Just four months after flight 380 disappeared somewhere over the Indian Ocean, today brings news that Malaysian Airlines flight 17, traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, lost contact with ground control around the Ukrainian-Russian border. Initial …read more Source: The New...

      Obama Just Hit Russia With New Sanctions. Here’s What It Means.
      Jul17

      Obama Just Hit Russia With New Sanctions. Here’s What It Means.

      The conflict between Ukraine and Russia has been dragging on for months, the Groundhog’s Day of frozen regional conflicts, so you’d be forgiven for no longer paying attention or caring. Today, however, the Treasury Department rolled out a fresh round of sanctions. What’s more, these ones, according …read more Source: The...

      Russia’s Meddling Might Backfire With an Empowered, Unified Ukrainian Church
      Jul16

      Russia’s Meddling Might Backfire With an Empowered, Unified Ukrainian Church

      In central Kiev, on opposite sides of Volodymyrsky Passage, the towering golden domes of the St. Michael’s and St. Sophia cathedrals stand in perfect alignment, much the same way the Capitol and the White House regard each other from either side of Pennsylvania Avenue. The relationship between the …read more Source: The New...

      Russia’s Centuries-Long Modernization Project Has Come to an End
      Jul14

      Russia’s Centuries-Long Modernization Project Has Come to an End

      The current outburst of tensions over Ukraine is typically described as a replay of a centuries-old Russian tradition of imperial dominance of its neighbors. Yet, beneath this “Russia as usual” façade there might be a truly tectonic shift: For the first time in centuries, it appears that the Ru …read more Source: The New...