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Jews In Ukraine Told To Register Or Leave
Yet another foreign policy success of the Obama administration and the isolationist wing of the conservative movement is shaping up nicely Ukraine.
What Putin is rebuilding
No, Putin isn't re-building the third Reich: Chamberlain isn't a historic villain because he did nothing after Hitler seized neighboring German-speaking territories.
Syrian lawyers risk detention and death in the name of justice
Being a human rights lawyer in Syria has never been easy. We have always been vulnerable to prosecution or at risk of arrest by the authorities.
A man stands at a site hit by what is said an attack, Syria
A man stands on rubble and he looks up at a site hit by what activists said was a warplanes attack by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus April 13, 2014.
Bits and Pieces - April 10, 2014
Seymour Hersh has stenographed an article from a dubious source. There are so many things wrong with it, it took several people to show them all up.
The Washington Post
Russian lawmakers seek to prosecute Mikhail Gorbachev
Still radiant over their annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, some members of Russia's parliament are more nostalgic than ever for the Soviet Union.
U.N. has to cut Syria food rations for lack of donor funds
A boy carries identification papers while waiting to receive humanitarian aid in Duma, Damascus, March 29, 2014.
Don't fall for Putin's lie
Too many in the west fall for the lie that Russia has a historic right to dictate events in neighbouring nations such as Ukraine.
Putin's Western Allies: Why Europe's Far Right Is on the Kremlin's Side
Gabor Vona, president of the Hungarian radical right-wing party "Jobbik," delivers a speech at a rally in Budapest, March 15, 2014.
Fascist paradoxes of Putin's Russia
It is common knowledge that delusions are usual tools of policy. The scale of policy determines the scale of delusion.
The New Yorker
George Packer: Understanding the Ukraine crisis.
Annexation has an ugly sound, owing to an unhappy past. The term describes, among other tragedies, Saddam Hussein's attempt, in 1990, to swallow Kuwait whole, as the nineteenth province of Iraq; Indonesia's invasion, in 1975, of East Timor; Morocco's absorption, the same year, of Western Sahara; and Israel's declaration, after the 1967 war, of East ... (more)
The Huffington Post
Obama, Putin and Ukraine: No Charge of the Light Brigade But A Big Unnecessary Crisis
Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the Valley of Death Rode the six hundred.
Russia races to complete Crimea annexation, EU ponders sanctions
Russia raced to complete its annexation of Crimea and built up its forces in the region in defiance of Ukrainian and Western condemnation, as EU leaders gathered to consider imposing tough economic sanctions against Moscow - but not yet.
The Globe and Mail
Harper goes Cold Warrior, Putin laps Obama
The crisis in Ukraine has pushed Stephen Harper into full Cold Warrior mode. This week, he jets off to Kiev to tour Independence Square and meet with the new anti-Russian government.