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As the Cookie Crumbles, Ukraine’s Civil Divisions Move West

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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As the Cookie Crumbles, Ukraine’s Civil Divisions Move West

The Ukrainian Civil War did not end with the 5 September Minsk Protocol, despite many in the mainstream media alleging that this is so. Besides the fact that the ‘ceasefire’ was a misnomer and never implemented in practice, the war has now evolved past an East-West Ukrainian struggle and into an intra-Western one, albeit in […]

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Ukraine: This Parrot Has Ceased to Be

By Daniel Patrick WELCH (USA)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

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Ukraine: This Parrot Has Ceased to Be

For all the speculation making the rounds about the Minsk Agreement and the Minsk Protocol, it is essential to keep one very salient fact in mind. The western blather about how the Russians are pulling the strings and is simply so much hot air–and not the kind that might help the Ukies through the bitter […]

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Future of Transnistria in context of Ukrainian crisis

By Ari RUSILA (Finland)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Future of Transnistria in context of Ukrainian crisis

Transnistrian claim for independence is being met with a certain degree of sympathy and understanding by some of the western experts. As an example, a Finnish political analyst and blogger Ari Rusila can be named; he usually presents the Transnistrian de facto statehood in quite a positive light, admitting, in particular, that “Transnistria called my attention […]

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7 Reasons Obama should forget about Crimea

By Edward LOZANSKY (USA)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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7 Reasons Obama should forget about Crimea

U.S. President Barack Obama is under enormous pressure from political opponents, the media and pundits to push back forcefully against President Vladimir Putin. It was Putin, after all, who not only returned Crimea to Russia but also pledged to defend Russian compatriots elsewhere in Ukraine and around the world. The current U.S. sanctions, which have blacklisted a couple dozen Russian individuals and privately owned Bank Rossiya, are […]

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U.S. Take Note: Russia Is Back as a Global Power

By Edward LOZANSKY (USA)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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U.S. Take Note: Russia Is Back as a Global Power

The U.S. had two options after the Soviet collapse: to integrate Russia into Western security and economic structures or to further isolate and weaken it by expanding NATO to its borders and integrating other former Soviet republics instead. U.S. President George H.W. Bush leaned toward integrating Russia into the West, but he lost his re-election bid in 1992. His successors — Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and to a somewhat […]

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Ukraine: NATO’s Eastern Prize

By Wayne Madsen (USA)

Monday, December 16, 2013

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Ukraine: NATO’s Eastern Prize

Ever since the democracy manipulation efforts of international hedge fund brigand George Soros were joined with the artificial street revolution tactics of CIA tactician Gene Sharp to form the core strategy of the U.S. neo-conservative goal of imposing a «New American Century» on the entire world, Ukraine has served as the prize of America’s interventionist […]

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Does the EU really want Ukrainians or just their territory?

By Christine STONE (UK)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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Does the EU really want Ukrainians or just their territory?

Christine Stone asks whether the current crisis over the Ukraine’s relationship with the EU was precipitated by the West rather than President Yanukovich.  Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the demonstrations that have crippled central Kiev for the past fortnight is how they were triggered. Even allowing that ordinary people could be excited by a […]

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Ukraine: Europe’s Partner or Europe’s Puppet?

By Christine STONE (UK)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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Ukraine: Europe’s Partner or Europe’s Puppet?

As the second  most populous  former Soviet republic, Ukraine has  seemed uncomfortable with its independence since 1991 and less than committed to making it work. The fundamental issue has always been: does the country remain entwined with its larger neighbour Russia or, does it succumb to the blandishments of the West and distance itself completely […]

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Will Gay Marches Culminate in a Fourth Reich?

By Gennady DUBOVOY, Tatiana STESHENKO (Ukraine)

Saturday, August 31, 2013

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Will Gay Marches Culminate in a Fourth Reich?

Before the new law was adopted in Russia prohibiting the distribution of homosexual propaganda to minors, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) activists had for many years dreamed of marching through the streets of Moscow demanding the same rights that their “rainbow” compatriots already possess in many EU countries (the legalization of same-sex marriage, the […]

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Russia as Provocateur?

By Michael AVERKO (USA)

Monday, November 21, 2011

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Russia as Provocateur?

Among the high profile of former Soviet based English language media, the Kyiv Post (KP) is better at promoting nationalist anti-Russian leaning views, when compared to The Moscow Times’ (TMT) approach to patriotically reasonable Russian perspectives. TMT and KP can each show instances of offering other opinions opposing the ones they show an overall preference […]

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