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YUSHCHENKO SHARES PLANS WITH THE NATION

Ukraine's new government has realistic plans for integration with the West; there will be no re-privatization; the government will continue to get rid of officials who served the old regime; and there is no serious opposition in the country. This is President Viktor Yushchenko's vision... MORE

SKINHEAD ATTACKS ON THE RISE IN UKRAINE

Since the Orange Revolution in November-December 2004, there have been a growing number of attacks by extreme right groups against Westerners in Ukraine. These attacks are commonly blamed on "skinheads," but real skinheads have denied involvement, saying that their only targets are individuals with darker-colored... MORE

UKRAINE’S ARMED FORCES LEAD THE WAY IN THE CIS

Ukraine took another key step toward closer relations with NATO with the disclosure of their intention to upgrade military communications to NATO standards. Major-General Volodymyr Rudyk, deputy chief of the Ukrainian General Staff, stated that the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense intends to replace the current,... MORE

KREMLIN ASSAILS BALTIC STATES

From the standpoint of Russia-West relations, perhaps the most consequential aspect of the May 9 anniversary celebrations in Moscow was the Kremlin's verbal assault on the Baltic states, amid complete and even complacent silence on the part of the European Union, NATO allies, and the... MORE

KYIV DIVIDED ON HOW FAR TO GO WITH RE-PRIVATIZATION

Foreign investors are showing more interest in Ukraine since the Orange Revolution. Nevertheless, they remain cautious because of uncertainties surrounding the threat of re-privatization. Until this issue is resolved, something President Viktor Yushchenko supports but Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko opposes, Ukraine's positive international image will... MORE

BUSH VISIT UNDERSCORES ALLIED COMMITMENT TO BALTIC STATES

Visiting Latvia and meeting there with the three Baltic presidents on May 7 while en route to Moscow, U.S. President George W. Bush declared on Latvian television in a pre-recorded interview: "We will stand with Latvia if a large country tries to intimidate the people…... MORE

The European Response to September 11

The European Response to September 11 By Sebastian Gorka The ramifications of the 9/11 attacks and the lessons learned have been appreciated differently in various parts of the world. Most striking, perhaps, is the apparent difference in response between Europe and the United States. But... MORE

Top al-Qaeda Operative Arrested in Lebanon

On Wednesday September 23 Lebanese authorities announced the arrest of the country's top al-Qaeda operative, who along with another Lebanese suspect had planned to stage simultaneous suicide bombing attacks in Beirut against the embassies of Italy and Ukraine, both participating members of the US-led coalition... MORE

Wahhabism and al-Qaeda in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Nine years have passed since the imposition of the Dayton Agreement on war torn Bosnia-Herzegovina. While Dayton facilitated the end of fighting between Serb, Croat, and Bosnian republican forces - the latter typically referred to in global media as "Muslim militia" - it also left... MORE