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Ukraine — EU imposes serious sanctions on Russia: Council Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 of 31 July 2014 —- with link to full text

Developing Finally, five months after the invasion of the Crimea, the European Union has adopted serious sanctions against Russia. See “Council Regulation (EU) No 833/2014…


The spiritual dimension: Muslims find refuge, shared sense of humanity, in Christian church in Gaza

Among the terror and warfare that seem to increasingly claim the world’s attention, we often lose sight of the deep religious values and sense of…


The Ukraine: Continuing Russian aggression, and the actions the circumstances require

How the West and other civilized nations should respond–at this point–to Russian aggression in the Ukraine Advice for foreign policy decision-makers in Europe and the…


Keeping our eyes on the ball: Sectoral sanctions must be imposed against Russia, NOW, for its invasion, purported “annexation”, and continuing occupation of the Crimea

Developing What is needed at this point to stop Russian aggression and reverse its effects are serious third-stage sanctions against Russia itself, including important sectors…


Obama hides behind European appeasers on sanctions; France blocks defense sector measures

Developing For recent news and commentary, see: (1) Jennifer Rubin, “Truth telling at the U.N., obfuscation at the White House,” Washington Post, July 20, 2014….



Putin the aggressor, and the downing of Malaysian Flight MH17

Developing One man, President Vladimir Putin, and one country, the Russian Federation, are responsible for launching an invasion of the Crimea and its annexation, and…