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​Talking Ukraine Representatives of the OSCE, International Red Cross, Donetsk People's Republic's Defense Ministry and volunteers are in Donetsk airport. (RIA Novosti / Igor Maslov)
It is widely agreed that Ukraine is facing harsh realities with few good options for the foreseeable future. However, another tragedy is being played out and that is Western media coverage. Does the mainstream media’s narrative make any sense? ... May 27, 2015 04:30

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Reuters / Stringer
Redrawing maps

The Islamic State – highly motivated, intensively effective, appallingly brutal and aggressive – and importantly media savvy. How is it changing...

May 25, 2015 06:30
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (Reuters / Ina Fassbender)
​Poroshenko’s dilemma

The recent high-level meetings between Russian and American officials in Sochi created a media and diplomatic buzz. It appears Washington actually does...

May 22, 2015 10:30
Reuters / Martin Petty
​China’s south sea?

Beijing and Washington are not mere ships passing each other in the South China Sea – they are the two countries vying to play the commanding role in...

May 20, 2015 04:30
Reuters / Radu Sigheti
Dissolve NATO?

NATO – the North Atlantic Treaty Organization – has an identity problem of sorts. To have meaning, cohesion, purpose and reasons to be funded,...

May 18, 2015 06:30
Reuters / Stringer
Syrian nightmare

Is it too late for an agreed political settlement to end the Syrian civil war? Recent advances by Al-Qaeda affiliated groups and the Islamic State suggest...

May 15, 2015 10:30
Fire and smoke billows from an army weapons depot after it was hit by an air strike in Yemen's capital Sanaa May 11, 2015. (Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)
​The Yemen proxy?

Yemen’s agony is without end. While the Saudi-led and American-backed military assault continues unabated, it remains unclear what Riyadh and Washington...

May 13, 2015 12:30
Reuters/Oleksandr Klymenko
Teetering Ukraine

Ukraine – a country in the balance. For more than a year Ukraine has been in political turmoil and at war with itself. From the western backed coup to a...

May 11, 2015 06:30
Participants in the Victory Parade throwing German colors at the Lenin Mausoleum. (RIA Novosti/Loskutov)
​Remembering victory

The War in Europe came to an end 70 years ago. The Soviet Union and its Allies stood supreme over the vanquished Nazi enemy, with the continent on its...

May 08, 2015 10:30
US President Barack Obama (Reuters / Jonathan Ernst)
Obama doctrine

How should we describe the Obama administration’s foreign policy – idealistic, pragmatic, neither, or merely erratic? On the one hand, Obama is...

May 04, 2015 10:30