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Borderlands: The View Beyond Ukraine

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(Stratfor.com - George Friedman - June 10, 2014)  Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in George Friedman’s recent series written during his journey from the Baltics, through Central and Eastern Europe and then east to Turkey and Azerbaijan. I traveled between Poland and Azerbaijan during a rare period when the forces that shape Europe appear to be in flux, and most of the countries I visited are

NEWSLINK: In Europe, Obama gets second chance to explain his Russia policy

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[“In Europe, Obama gets second chance to explain his Russia policy” – Reuters 6.1.14] Reuters covers President Barack Obama’s upcoming trip to Europe, including a visit to Poland for their celebration of Freedom Day, a G7 meeting in Brussels and a D-Day commemoration in France. Of particular interest is whether Obama can offer a more robust response to Russian aggression against Ukraine and whether his

U.S. Airborne Lands in Eastern Europe as Ukraine Tensions Rise

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(VOA News - April 23, 2014 4:50 AM) U.S. Army paratroopers landed Wednesday in Poland, at the start of military maneuvers aimed at easing anxieties in allied eastern European countries alarmed at Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. The Pentagon said the exercises, slated to last about a month, initially involve about 600 troops, including 150 members of an airborne combat team based in Italy. Additional

UKRAINE: Pulse of Ukraine – Headlines & Newslinks – Sunday 3.23.14

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:: VIDEO: Romney critical of Obama “naivete” and “bad judgment” over Ukraine, Russia and Crimea; video, links, article – SCW 3.25.14 :: NATO: ‘Sizable’ Russian Force At Ukraine Border – AFP/Defense News 3.23.14 :: Russia ‘may be preparing to invade Ukraine.’ White House says Russia may be poised to invade as Ukraine warns prospect of war continues to grow – Irish Times 3.23.14 :: Visa

NATO: Russian buildup threatens Ukraine’s neighbor

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USA Today reports on a Russian troop builder that a U.S. NATO commander says could be primed to threaten Ukrainian neighbor Moldova. Russian forces massed along Ukraine’s eastern border could threaten stability in a separatist region of neighboring Moldova, the American general who serves as NATO’s top military commander said Sunday. “The force that is at the Ukrainian border now to the east is very,

VIDEO: Romney critical of Obama “naivete” and “bad judgment” over Ukraine, Russia

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Appearing on Sunday-morning chat show “Face the Nation,” former Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney raised concerns over failed leadership by President Barack Obama when addressing Russia and the turmoil in Ukraine. Said Romney: Well, there’s no question, but that … the President’s naivety with regards to … Russia and his faulty judgment about Russia’s intentions and objectives [have] led to a number of foreign

NEWSLINK: Ukraine’s Neighbors Urge Expansion of U.S. Gas Exports

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(Ukraine’s Neighbors Urge Expansion of U.S. Gas Exports – Roll Call – Jonathan Broder – 3.11.14 – rollcall.com/news/ukraine_neighbors_urge_ expansion_of_us_gas_exports-231391-1.html) In light of turmoil in Ukraine and Russian hegemony in Crimea, Roll Call examines the potential for U.S. gas exports to impact energy-related geopolitics. Of special concern is Ukrainian and European dependence upon Russian energy sources. … with Russian troops tightening their grip on Ukraine’s strategic