Victory at the Polls, but Trouble Ahead

Last week, elections in Ukraine were swept by a combination of parties all in favor of establishing closer ties with Europe.  Although this can be seen as nothing less than great news for Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, Chris Rodriguez cautions that darker times may be on the horizon for the Ukrainian leader if the situation in the east of the country isn’t brought under control soon.

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Battle for Kobane: A Test of International Effectiveness

With the Syrian border town of Kobane under siege for the past weeks, calls among the international community have been growing stronger for international intervention to support the town in its fight against IS militants.  Chris Rodriguez looks at why Turkey is not likely to play any role in such an intervention, and why the U.S. should.

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