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News You Really Need To See: “Ex-President of Georgia to Lead Ukraine Region”

“Ex-President of Georgia to Lead Ukraine Region” The New York Times, May 31, 2015, p.A8 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/31/world/europe/ex-president-of-georgia-to-lead-ukraine-region.html “President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine on Saturday appointed the former president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, as governor of the Odessa region, turning to … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Separatists Revise History of Famine in Ukraine”

“Separatists Revise History of Famine in Ukraine” The New York Times, April 30, 2015, p.A4 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/30/world/europe/ukraine-separatists-rewrite-history-of-1930s-famine.html “Traditionally, Ukrainian historians have characterized the [1933] famine [that killed an estimated 3.3 million people] as a genocide, the direct result of Stalin’s forced collectivization … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Russian Cyberwar Advances Military Interests in Ukraine, Report Says”

“Russian Cyberwar Advances Military Interests in Ukraine, Report Says” Fortune, April 29, 2015 https://fortune.com/2015/04/29/russian-cyberwar-ukraine/ “As troops prepare to move, cyber activity flares.  Cyberwar does not take place in vacuum. When a geopolitical showdown is underway, nation states have every incentive to … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Crimea, Remember Crimea?

Mar. 19, 2015 by Darius Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of Russia’s formal annexation of Crimea.  Crimea?  Yes, everyone forgot about Crimea.  The subsequent insurgency in eastern Ukraine caused Crimea to largely drop off the world’s radar screen. When all … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Murder in the Heart of Moscow Has Hallmarks of Professional Hit”

“Murder in the Heart of Moscow Has Hallmarks of Professional Hit” Bloomberg Businessweek, February 28, 2015 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-28/murder-in-the-heart-of-moscow-has-hallmarks-of-professional-hit “The Friday night killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov just outside the Kremlin, in one of the most closely watched areas of Russia, … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Hybrid War: The Real Reason Fighting Stopped in Ukraine – For Now”

“Hybrid War: The Real Reason Fighting Stopped in Ukraine – For Now” Reuters, February 26, 2015 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/26/hybrid-war-the-real-reason-fighting-stopped-in-ukraine-for-now/ “President Vladimir Putin understands how insurgencies work better than any other Russian leader.  We are watching this play out right now in Ukraine.  Before … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “With Ukraine Cease-fire at Stake, Eyes Turn to Mariupol”

“With Ukraine Cease-fire at Stake, Eyes Turn to Mariupol” The Christian Science Monitor, February 24, 2015 http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2015/0224/With-Ukraine-cease-fire-at-stake-eyes-turn-to-Mariupol-video “Mariupol, a grimy steel center and strategic port of 500,000, is not the sort of place that generally demands worldwide attention.  But the city, … Continue reading

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