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Russian nationalism and the logic of the Kremlin's actions on Ukraine

It is not very productive to interpret the current international situation as a new cold war or to see Russia’s Vladimir Putin as a Russian Hitler bent on reconstituting the USSR at all costs.<p>The cold war was driven in substantial part by competing ideologies of world scope. Putin does not aim to …

Putin’s Dangerous Proxy War

Vladimir Putin has been playing a dangerous game in Eastern Ukraine. On Thursday, it backfired badly.<p>Ever since seizing Crimea earlier this year, the Russian president has been offering tacit – and sometimes more direct – support to pro-Russian separatist groups battling the Ukrainian government. …

Gaza crisis: Obama administration accuses Israel of not protecting civilians

The Obama administration accused Israel on Thursday of failing to do all it can to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza during cross-border attacks.<p>Noting the deaths a day earlier of four boys who were killed on a Gaza beach by an Israeli strike, the State Department said the high civilian death …

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Obama condemns Russia over downed plane in Ukraine, gunmen hamper inquiry | Reuters

HRABOVE Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama demanded Russia stop supporting separatists in Ukraine after the downing of a Malaysian airliner by a surface-to-air missile he said was fired from rebel territory raised the prospect of more sanctions on Moscow.<p>Calling the deaths of almost …

Rebuking Obama, U.S. top court limits presidential appointment powers | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court reined in presidential power on Thursday, ruling that President Barack Obama went too far when he filled senior government posts without seeking U.S. Senate approval, but the justices stopped short of a more sweeping decision limiting executive …

Iran reportedly sent military advisers, head of Quds Force to Iraq

Iran reportedly has sent military advisers into Iraq and dispatched the head of its infamous Quds Force to help Baghdad strategize in its fight against Sunni militants, as the United States takes similar steps despite concern about Tehran's involvement.<p>While not in lockstep, Tehran and Washington …

Afghan president fumes at prisoner deal made behind his back: source | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan president is angry at being kept in the dark over a deal to free five Taliban leaders in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier, and accuses Washington of failing to back a peace plan for the war-torn country, a senior source said on Monday.<p>The five prisoners were flown …

Cameron says can't guarantee UK staying in EU if Juncker gets top job-magazine | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned he would no longer be able to guarantee that Britain would remain a member of the European Union if European leaders elect Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission chief, Germany’s Spiegel said.<p>Britain's Prime Minister David …

Spike in Iran executions seen politically motivated | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Within the small community of minority Arabs where he lived in southwest Iran, Hashem Shaabani was known as a teacher, an advocate for civil rights and a poet. But to the Islamic Republic he was seen as a threat.<p>Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks during an event to mark …

Ukraine crisis upends West's view of Russian President Vladimir Putin

WASHINGTON — The Ukraine<p>crisishas forced Western leaders to reassess what they thought they knew about Russian PresidentVladimir Putin, who has shown that he is willing to make far riskier moves to achieve his security goals and that his hostility to the U.S. and its allies runs much deeper than …

China’s support for Russia’s Ukraine incursion is half-hearted, at best

<b>Update, March 5:</b> <i>Xi Jinping told Vladimir Putin during a phone call that “China believes that Russia can coordinate with other parties to push for the political settlement of the issue so as to safeguard regional and world peace and stability,” Chinese state media reported. Xi told him that “China</i> …

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