Why We Must Oppose the Kremlin-Baiting Against Trump (Stephen F. Cohen)

The bipartisan, nearly full-political-spectrum tsunami of factually unverified allegations that President Trump has been sedi-
tiously “compromised” by the Kremlin, with scarcely any nonpartisan pushback from influential political or media sources, is deeply alarming.

Challenging Sen. Klobuchar on Ukraine and Russia (Letter from constituent Mike Madden)

Dear Senator Klobuchar, I write with concern over statements you have made recently regarding Russia. These statements have been made both at home and abroad, and they involve two issues; the alleged Russian hack of the presidential election and Russia’s actions in the aftermath of the February 22, 2014 coup in Kiev.

Is a Trump-Putin Detente Dead? (Patrick Buchanan)

The anti-Putin paranoia here is astonishing. That he is a killer, a KGB thug, a murderer, is part of the daily rant of John McCain. At the Munich Security Conference this last weekend, Sen. Lindsey Graham promised, “2017 is going to be a year of kicking Russia in the ass in Congress.” How’s that for statesmanship.

One million Ukrainian children now need aid as number doubles over past year (UNICEF)

As the volatile conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its fourth year, one million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance – nearly double the number this time last year, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on February 17th.

Book Review: Paul Robinson Reviews ‘Should We Fear Russia?’By Dmitri Trenin

The Russian empire is definitely not making a comeback.’ Russia has little soft power, according to Trenin, ‘no resources, and no real will to re-create its Eurasian empire’. The West should worry more about Russia collapsing than about Russia strength and ‘aggression’. All this is a welcome rejoinder to a lot of the current scaremongering.

Battling for Hearts and Minds in Eastern Ukraine (Christian Neef)

The old men sitting in front of their houses in Slovyansk resent the incomplete information…They also haven’t forgotten that once the separatists were driven out, the first thing the Ukrainians did was to rename the streets rather than provide jobs for the locals.

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