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  • What happens now in Ukraine?

    What did Washington expect to gain from a successful coup d'état in Ukraine? It gained little enough from the "Orange Revolution" in 2005, that first put Viktor Yuschenko and Yulia Tymoshenko into power in independent Ukraine. Their power produced rivalry, as well as a return of corruption to national government (the Orange Revolution, so-called, was itself inspired by popular protests against corruption in the preceding government of Viktor Yanukovych, causing his ouster). Yanukovych, of course, returned to power in 2010 (with 48 percent of the vote), after which Yulia Tymoshenko was conveniently charged and imprisoned on corruption charges.
  • Ukraine halts eastward expansion of NATO

    PARIS -- Russia's relations with the Western countries are troubled and dangerous in the Ukraine dispute, and an important opportunity may be lost. Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently made a spectacular return to great power politics in the...

    Georgia President Saakashvili concedes election defeat

     
    Mikheil Saakashvili, the pro-Western president of Georgia faced with increasing protests among his people, conceded defeat after preliminary election returns showed the opposition had won control of parliament and the right to name a powerful new prime...

    Kalashnikov Would Rather Have Made Farm Tools

    Mikhail Kalashnikov, who died last week at 94, once designed and built a lawnmower for his own use: Mass-produced mowers weren't available in the Soviet Union. Oh, and he also designed the world's most widely used assault rifle. A lot of the encomiums...

    Tom Zirpoli: Russia repeating Georgia strategy

    When it comes to Russian aggression in Ukraine, my Republican friends have short memories. They blame it all on President Barack Obama because, they say, Russian President Vladimir Putin perceives him as weak. So allow me to take my friends down...