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G8 Fractures Over Ukraine as Russia Fully Absorbs Crimea
Reports of war games and troop build-up along Russian border
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Obama to Putin: Do as I Say Not as I Do
Dear President Obama: As you ponder your potential moves regarding President Vladimir V. Putin’s annexation of Crimea (a large majority of its 2 million people are ethnic Russians), it is important to remember that whatever moral leverage you may have had in the court of world opinion has been...
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Welcome to Satan’s Ball
Mikhail Bulgakov ’s “The Master and Margarita,” a bitter satire of Soviet life at the height of Stalin’s purges, captured the surrealist experience of living in a brutal totalitarianism. In the novel’s world, lies are considered true and truth is considered seditious. Existence is a dark carnival...
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US Hawks Take Flight over Ukraine
WASHINGTON - A familiar clutch of hawks have taken wing over the rapidly developing crisis in Ukraine, as neo-conservatives and other interventionists claim that President Barack Obama’s preference for diplomacy over military action invited Russian aggression. At stake in the current crisis,...
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The Ukraine Crisis: John Kerry and Nato Must Calm Down and Back Off
The hysterical reaction to Russian military movements in Crimea won't help. Only Kiev can stop this crisis becoming a catastrophe
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Ukraine in Context: What You Don't Know About a New Cold War
In a crisis that betrays simple narratives, analysts hope for solutions that de-escalate the threat of violence while protecting ordinary Ukrainians from the various interests of elite powers
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G8 Brings Big Ag Colonialism to Africa
Corporate food initiative in Africa will be 'a disaster like you can't imagine,' critics warn
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Snowden Doc: Canada Set Up Spy Posts for NSA
New revelation made possible by whistleblower reveals extremely close surveillance collaboration between the two nations
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With Help From Canada, NSA Spied on G20
Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show 'US turned its Ottawa embassy into a security command post during a six-day spying operation'
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Eternal Austerity Makes Complete Sense – If You're Rich
For David Cameron, cutting spending in a highly unequal society works because it doesn't affect those who matter to him. This used to be called class politics
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