Europa: una guerra total en el ¿flanco? sur

Pedro Sánchez Herráez, iees.es Los afanes por limitar el uso de violencia han sido constantes a lo largo de la Historia, si bien tras la Guerra de los Treinta Años, se produce un serio intento de evitar el uso desmedido e irracional de la violencia, comenzando la que se dio en llamar la era de la guerra…

Putin approves draft bill for Russia to annex Crimea

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has approved a draft bill for the annexation of Crimea following a referendum in the peninsula that overwhelmingly supported seceding from Ukraine. In an address to a joint session of Russia’s parliamentary houses scheduled for 11am GMT today, Putin will deliver his position on the hugely contentious Crimean question. His is expected to…

Ukrainian President Goes on Sick Leave

Viktor F. Yanukovych, the president of Ukraine, went on sick leave on Thursday, leaving negotiated efforts to resolve the country’s political crisis hanging in abeyance. A statement on the president’s website said Mr. Yanukovych was taking time off because of a respiratory illness and fever. It offered no indication of how long he was expected…