The Ukrainian president's proposal is sharply criticized by Russia as a provocation that could further inflame tensions between the two countries.
In a new Pew/ USA Today poll, the American public shows itself alarmed by the rise of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in northern Iraq and Syria as a threat to US security, finding it more threatening even than Russia’s Vladimir Putin, who has risen on the villain scale quite a lot In a new Pew/USA Today poll, the American public shows itself alarmed by the rise of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in northern Iraq and Syria as a threat to U .
Armed shock troops in key cities of Ukraine may yet provoke a civil war. Ukraine is now a disputed territory between two oligarchic regimes, one based in Ukraine and the other in the Russian Federation. But there is also a collision of imperial spheres of interest in this region.
Democrats are no longer as chummy with Israel as the GOP has become; big data's on everybody's mind these days; meanwhile, a Finnish columnist offers his perspective on the Ukraine and Russia conflict from a different vantage point. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Let's face it, the West has been sold to the highest bidder and Putin has no reason to fear us.
Clashes between the Ukrainian government and demonstrators continued Friday, despite President Viktor Yanukovych offering to give a little ground. The government's creative use of text messaging earlier in the week, not to mention violence, had something to do with the ongoing calls for regime change.