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Putin’s lost chance at greatness

By D.C. Innes
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Russia | Russian President Vladimir Putin has been looking quite pleased with himself these days. Coming off his “Russia is back” Winter Olympics, he launched a…

Defense expert: Putin’s just getting started

By Jim Henry
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Q&A | The G-8-minus-one meets in The Hague this week to come up with ways to punish the “minus one”—Russia—for its aggression toward Ukraine. K.T.

Taking Russia seriously

By D.C. Innes
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Foreign Policy | In the Ukrainian Crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing chess while President Barack Obama is playing peekaboo. Obama emerged from presidential…

Globe Trot: Western leaders mull Crimea response

By Mindy Belz
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International | EUROPE: President Barack Obama is in the Netherlands today, meeting with the Group of 8 leaders—minus Russian President Vladimir Putin—as Western…

Staving off extinction in Russia

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Russia | Russia’s salivating for the savory morsel of southeastern Ukraine known as the Crimea has been likened to Hitler’s annexing of the so-called Sudetenland…

Putin shrugs off sanctions threat as Crimean referendum nears

By Andrew Branch
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Ukraine | As Crimea prepares to vote Sunday on whether or not to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, Western diplomats are ramping up the rhetoric in an attempt to…

Illusion and reality in Ukraine

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Ukraine | While we were all minding our business, the “most serious foreign policy crisis in Europe of the 21st century” crashed upon us. It’s hard to disagree…

Crimean Christians pray for unity ahead of Russian referendum

By Jill Nelson
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Ukraine | The Crimean front in the Ukrainian-Russian crisis has been somewhat quiet the past few days—eerily so for Ukrainians watching Russian troops patrol their…

Vital Signs: Poisoned pancakes and legislative prescriptions

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Pro-life progress and problems. Pro-life legislation surfaced in three state legislatures in the last two weeks of February.  In Oklahoma, the House…

Signs and Wonders: Churches welcome Son of God to theaters nationwide

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Churches to pack theaters. T0night, publicists in some cities are giving churchgoers free admission to theaters showing the new  Son of God

Globe Trot: Is Venezuela the next Ukraine?

By Mindy Belz
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International | VENEZUELA: Readers rightly have chided WORLD for ignoring the crisis in Venezuela that’s been unfolding for two weeks. The scenario is an admittedly…

Dollars and Sense: China’s yanking the stock market’s chain

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | I think I can. The stock market seemed poised for a rebound, but never quite bounced this week. I kept thinking about the children’s book, The Little Steam

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