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Tag Archives: Diplomacy & Conflict

Putin’s war in Ukraine isn’t going well, but with no free press to hold him accountable, public opinion isn’t turning against him

Excerpt: Former U.S. Representative Don Bonker explains how Russia's lack of a free press has allowed Vladimir Putin to manipulate public opinion in his favor even though Putin's murderous war in Ukraine isn't getting results for the Kremlin.
Written by:Don Bonker
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Vladimir Putin affirms intent to continue waging his murderous war in Ukraine

Excerpt: What's happening in Ukraine? This April 13th update discusses Vladimir Putin's recent comments at the Vostochny Cosmodrome and the strategic withdrawal of Russian forces away from the capital of Kyiv.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Breaking News, Series & Special Reports, World Commmunity
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It’s been one month since Putin escalated his murderous invasion of Ukraine. Can its defenders repel Russia’s attacks?

Excerpt: What's happening in Ukraine? This March 24th update discusses what we know about efforts to evacuate civilians, resupply the Ukrainian defenders, and impose penalties on Russia for Putin's war of aggression.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine is the stress test of an epoch for Earth’s democracies

Excerpt: In this commentary, NPI Advisory Councilmember Gael Tarleton discusses Vladimir Putin's war of aggression against the Ukrainian people and the importance of stamina in achieving a long-term effective response from NATO and the world community.
Written by:Gael Tarleton
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, World Commmunity
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Attack on Kyiv remains stalled, but other cities are suffering under Russian occupation

Excerpt: What's happening in Ukraine? This March 13th update discusses what we know about efforts to evacuate civilians, resupply the Ukrainian defenders, and impose penalties on Russia for Putin's war of aggression.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Ukrainian forces continue to grimly repel Vladimir Putin’s invaders as war drags on

Excerpt: This March 6th update discusses recent events in Ukraine, which had been under attack by Vladimir Putin Moscow-based regime for a week and a half as of press time.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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War rages on in Ukraine as its patriotic defenders struggle to repel Russian invaders

Excerpt: Ukrainian forces are putting up the fiercest resistance they can muster against the Russian assault, but Putin's forces are better equipped. Ukrainian officials have said their greatest need is equipment as opposed to personnel.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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The second day of Vladimir Putin’s bloody, unnecessary war against Ukraine has begun

Excerpt: Ukrainian forces are putting up the fiercest resistance they can muster against the Russian assault, but Putin's forces are better equipped. Ukrainian officials have said their greatest need is equipment as opposed to personnel.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Ukraine severs diplomatic relations with Russia as it battles against Putin’s invasion

Excerpt: Ukrainian forces are putting up the fiercest resistance they can muster against the Russian assault, but Putin's forces are better equipped. Ukrainian officials have said their greatest need is equipment as opposed to personnel.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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War underway: Russian forces have begun attacking Ukraine on Vladimir Putin’s orders

Excerpt: Ukranian officials reported that the capital, Kyiv, had been struck by Russian missiles. Unconfirmed reports suggested that Russian forces were moving against Kyiv's airport and other strategic targets within Ukraine. Loud booms have been heard in Kyiv and Kharkiv by correspondents working for CNN and the BBC.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Series & Special Reports, World Commmunity
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The United States needs a strategy to bring Vladimir Putin’s Russia back from the edge

Excerpt: "How we shape policy to advance a more stable, secure future for our people is on the line right now," NPI's Gael Tarleton writes. "It is the right time to re-evaluate and evolve the security structures and relationships designed during the Cold War."
Written by:Gael Tarleton
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, World Commmunity
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Book Review: It’s worth “Demystifying Shariah” instead of continuing with our ignorant prejudices

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Demystifying Shariah: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It's Not Taking Over Our Country by Sumbul Ali-Karamali.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Views & Reviews, World Commmunity
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The Taliban’s reascendance is regrettable, but there were no good options for concluding the U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan

Excerpt: We can all wish that our withdrawal had been smoother, better executed, and not so inconsiderate of the Afghans who risked so much to help us. But again, there's no such thing as a war that ends well, and all wars are messy.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, National Defense, World Commmunity
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Canada gets its first Indigenous Governor General, weeks ahead of expected snap election call by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Excerpt: Mary Simon, an Inuit leader, will be the first in the job to come from Canada’s Aboriginal First Nations peoples.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, World Commmunity
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