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The American Woman Who Stands Between Putin and Ukraine

by Brett Forrest,  Bloomberg

Ukraine is a nation at war, which is why Natalie Jaresko, the minister of finance, has traveled 20 miles from Kiev to the town of Irpin, a settlement of 40,000 on the edge of a pine forest. Continue reading

The Battle for Central Europe

DALIBOR ROHAC,  The Weekly Standard

Freedom is in danger, from Prague to Budapest. Continue reading

Forget sanctions, arm Ukraine

Neil Seeman and Laurie Ann Mylroie,  Washington Examiner

Economic sanctions are not stopping Russia’s assault on Ukraine, and the West’s feeble response may well encourage Russian aggression elsewhere. Continue reading

Donetsk pro-Russian rebels reeling after airport defeat

by Sabra Ayres, al Jazeera

DONETSK, Ukraine — The masked separatist fighter standing outside the morgue of Kalinina hospital was visibly agitated as he clutched his automatic rifle and recalled how 30 of his colleagues died earlier on Tuesday morning after hours of battling the Ukrainian military.

“They were the wounded being taken off the battlefield when the fascists fired down on their truck,” said the man, who refused to give his name or take off the ski mask hiding his face. His claims could not be independently verified.

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Showdown in Ukraine: Putin vs. Comrade Wolf

Mike Whitney, OpEdNews

“Comrade Wolf knows who to eat, and he eats without listening to anyone.” ~~ Russian President Vladimir Putin, referring to the United States Continue reading

Noam Chomsky | Red Lines in Ukraine and Elsewhere

Noam Chomsky,  Truthout

The current Ukraine crisis is serious and threatening, so much so that some commentators even compare it to the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. Continue reading

TPP And ‘Pivot To Asia’ Facing Backlash

DSWright,  Fire Dog Lake

For those unaware of the new US “grand strategy” it involves not just overthrowing governments in Ukraine to expand power into Eurasia but also trying to encircle East Asia’s newest power, China. Continue reading

Pro-Russian separatists proclaim independent republic in eastern Ukraine

Nighttime in Donetsk

Nighttime in Donetsk


Pro-Russian separatists who seized a provincial administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Monday proclaimed the region an independent republic. The move, denounced by acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchinov, echoed the run-up to Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

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Russia Will Never Be Like Us

putpr  Anne Applebaum,  Slate

There have been high moments: Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin, locked in a bear hug; George W. Bush looking into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and seeing “a sense of his soul”; Hillary Clinton pressing the “reset button.” There have been some very low moments, too. But for more than 20 years of Russian independence, a single narrative about Russia in the West has nevertheless prevailed.

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NATO Secretary-General: Russia’s Annexation of Crimea Is Illegal and Illegitimate


Today, the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) hosted NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen for a Statesman’s Forum address on the importance of the transatlantic alliance and how the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is evolving to address new common security challenges.

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