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Ukraine, The Escalation: Violence Spreads in the East (part 2)

This Monday the once pro-Russian, now pro-Kiev, mayor of Ukraine's second-largest city Kharkiv is in serious condition after being shot in the back by an unidentified would-be assassin. On Sunday, the self-proclaimed mayor of Sloviansk displayed blindfolded men who he claims are Ukrainian special forces and staged a press conference with OSCE observers, who have been his captives since Friday. How will the West react in what's fast becoming a proxy standoff in a new Cold War?

By François PICARD

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Douglas HERBERT

International Affairs Editor

Philippe DE SUREMAIN

Former French Ambassador to Ukraine

Ellen WASYLINA

President of the Observatory of the Black, Gulf and Mediterranean Seas (OBGMS)

Boris NAJMAN

Associate Professor of Economy at University Paris Est, Créteil

Dmitry SUSLOV

Political analyst currently working for the 'Voice of Russia' radio station

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2017-04-27 Donald Trump

The New Normal: Trump's first 100 days in office (part 1)

100 days on and Donald Trump has yet to fill his cabinet, yet to sign a major bill from the Republican-controlled Congress, and even to travel abroad. So what has he done? He's...

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2017-04-27 Donald Trump

The New Normal: Trump's first 100 days in office (part 2)

100 days on and Donald Trump has yet to fill his cabinet, yet to sign a major bill from the Republican-controlled Congress, and even to travel abroad. So what has he done? He's...

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2017-04-26 French Presidential Elections 2017

France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 1)

It's the losers who will determine the winner in France's presidential race. There are various shades of endorsement between those saying they're ready to work with Macron, those...

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2017-04-26 Emmanuel Macron

France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 2)

It's the losers who will determine the winner in France's presidential race. There are various shades of endorsement between those saying they're ready to work with Macron, those...

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2017-04-25 Asia-pacific

Trump's best enemy? North Korea in Washington's crosshairs (part 1)

Warnings and threats out of Washington and Pyongyang have become daily occurrences under Donald Trump, to the point where it's easy to wonder if maybe it's all just hot air. Is...

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