Another comprehensive update last evening as topics ranged from Syria to Ukraine to the New Cold War.
Here is the summary from Mr. Batchelor's website:
“…Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko (https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-jaresko-088b121) could be the new head of the country's government as early as this week. That is according to Steven Pifer, former United States Ambassador to Ukraine and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution "Increasing reports from Kyiv that Finance Minister Jaresko will be appointed new Ukraine Prime Minister, perhaps as early as this week," Pifer tweeted on Monday….”
“…NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Russia has made “numerous attempts” to intimidate its neighbors and split NATO, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Tuesday. In a live interview with CNN, Stoltenberg said that despite “numerous attempts by Moscow to intimidate its neighbors and break up NATO, the alliance will respond with strengthened unity and by adapting our military concepts.” Stoltenberg emphasized that reinforcing the alliance's eastern borders with NATO troops “makes it possible to keep an assertive Russia under control.”
“…The new cold warriors who are the dominant voices within America’s military-media-think tank nexus seem to fear nothing more than the prospect of peace breaking out in Syria. Part of the reason for this is, of course, ideological, but it is hard not to draw the conclusion that they surmise, perhaps correctly, that if the next round of peace talks in Geneva, set for March 9, are met with success, then the prospects for the new cold war that they are so desperate to wage will be dealt a serious setback…”.
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