Israeli Air Force flight for Israel's 63rd Independence Day, 2011. (By IDF, CC BY 2.0)
13 Sep 2016

Rebels Reject Deal; Syrian Forces Claim Shootdown of Israeli Plane Bombing Golan

Next Cold War Roundup 9/13/16 US and Russia reached a deal on Syria for a ceasefire, humanitarian aid, and later military cooperation and a roadmap for political transition. The Syrian government accepted the deal while the major opposition rebel groups rejected it, issuing some demands to secure their agreement. The

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International money collage. Photo by jonnimont on Flickr.
04 Apr 2016

Panama Papers: Document Leak Reveals Details Of Offshore Financial System

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists produced another substantial report on troubling offshore financial activities.

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31 Mar 2016

US Sends More Forces To Europe As Poroshenko Lobbies In DC

On Wednesday, the Pentagon announced it will be deploying armored brigade combat teams to Europe starting February for nine-month rotations, where they will perform military exercises in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, and Hungary. The deployment will reportedly be in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President

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Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko and Secretary John Kerry (U.S. Department of State)
04 Feb 2016

Ukraine Government In Chaos As Deals With Oligarchs, Neo-Fascists Fray

With the war in the east stalled and the economy crashing, a deal is being revisited in a last minute effort to save the fading government in Kiev.

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20 May 2015

Ukraine Corruption Problems Remain As US Plans New Propaganda War

Learning from Uncle Sam: to Russia's annoyance, U.S. hones Ukrainian fighting skills. http://t.co/qXN8dALMQq pic.twitter.com/gUSnRVOWm9 — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 19, 2015 A year after a US-backed coup forced out the democratically elected government in Ukraine under the banner of “anti-corruption” the state of affairs in Kiev remains unchanged as

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