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In Kiev, Biden Tells Russia To Pull Back

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“It is time for Russia to stop talking and start acting—act on the commitments they made. We need to see these kinds of concrete steps,” Vice President Biden said in Kiev today. “Time is short in which to make progress.”… Continue reading

Unrest Flares In Ukraine Once More

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After a few weeks of relative calm in Ukraine, yesterday brought renewed unrest in Eastern Ukraine.
There were coordinated demonstrations by thousands of pro-Russian protesters in Donetsk, Kharkiv and Luhansk. For good reason, these protests have reignited fears in Kiev… Continue reading

Inside Putin’s Short-term And Long-term Strategy

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Just yesterday, Russian President Putin called John Kerry and said that he is now ready to offer a seemingly meaningful response to the American plan for Ukraine. This naturally raises the question of whether Putin is going to soon capitulate… Continue reading

As The G-7 Meets In The Hague, Russia Keeps Hurting Ukraine

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The thousands of Russian troops that are building up along the Ukrainian border are concerning to us all. In light of this aggressive move, the Ukrainian government has made it clear that they are prepared for all out war, even… Continue reading

With The Annexation Of Crimea, Putin Is Testing Us Again — Will The US Rise To The Challenge?

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The United States and the European Union is facing one of their greatest foreign policy challenges in decades.
By passing the referendum yesterday and calling for the annexation of Ukraine to the Russian Federation, the voters of Crimea have sent… Continue reading

With Takeover Of Natural Gas Station, Russia Ratchets Up Tension With Ukraine

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Since the protests in Kiev turned bloody weeks ago, there has been one question on my mind: when will Russia invade Ukraine?
And now we know the answer: yesterday.
On the eve of the secession referendum in Crimea, Putin used… Continue reading

Looking Ahead To 2016: Enough About The Candidates, What About The Message?

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Douglas E. Schoen and Jessica Tarlov
If today’s paper was any guide, you’d think that the 2016 presidential election was just around the corner and not years down the road.
Former Obama advisor David Axelrod took to Twitter to remind… Continue reading