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Ukraine PM slams Putin, ceasefire again under strain in east Ukraine | Reuters

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Fighting flared near an airport in eastern Ukraine on Saturday in breach of a fragile eight-day ceasefire as the prime minister accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of planning to destroy his country.<p>Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk speaks during a …

Putin's Latest Iron Curtain Call -- Ukraine

We need to hold the line against Vladimir Putin's drive to reassert Russian hegemony in Ukraine, but it is necessary to understand the political and historical context behind his actions to provide the perspective needed as U.S. foreign policy alternatives are crafted. As many scholars suggest, …

Media’s anti-war contingent challenges Obama, downplaying ISIS threat

The sound is growing a bit louder.<p>As the Obama administration gears up for war against ISIS, some media voices--a minority, to be sure--are raising objections and invoking the specter of Iraq.<p>It would be overstating things to call this an antiwar movement, and it is drowned out by a steady drumbeat …

Obama's Iraq policy gains bipartisan support, polls show

Majorities of Republicans and Democrats say they support President Obama's plan for attacking Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria, a rare bit of bipartisan backing for the president, two new polls show.<p>Six in 10 Democrats and a slightly larger share of Republicans said they backed Obama's plan, …

Pew Research Center

Is This a New War on Terror?

Twelve counterterrorism thinkers weigh in on how we should we classify the “light-footprint” president’s new military campaign.<p>Barack Obama entered the White House vowing to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and transformed his predecessor’s “global war on terror” from a sweeping boots-on-the …