It’s a Borderful World

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by John Feffer Nation-states: what a quaint notion. As a means of organizing territory, they seem to be a brief transition period between large empires and an even larger, borderless world. Sure, nation-states might live on in the form of… Continue Reading  

Ukraine Buffeted from East and West

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by Paul R. Pillar A visit to Kiev reveals a Ukrainian national identity that has come a long way for a corner of Eurasia that once was known as Little Russia.  Ukraine was a large part of the USSR and… Continue Reading  

Europe and Ukraine: Much Depends on the Dutch

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by John Feffer The future of Europe is being decided this week in the Netherlands. Perhaps you thought that the European Union’s fate would be voted up or down in June, when the United Kingdom holds its referendum on continued… Continue Reading  

The Broader Implications of the Debate over Ukraine

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by Robert E. Hunter This Monday, President Barack Obama met for six hours with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The number one issue was what to do about Russian aggression against Ukraine. The result was an agreement between the American and… Continue Reading  

MH17: Still Waiting for Evidence

Photo: A memorial at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for the victims of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which was reportedly show down while flying over Ukraine on 17 July 2014, killing all 298 people on board.

by Derek Davison When flight MH17 was hit with a missile over eastern Ukraine on July 17, US officials immediately blamed pro-Russian separatists for bringing the plane down. Secretary of State John Kerry said the evidence “obviously points a very… Continue Reading