A new era dawns. Or at least, a little bit of a breather. A truce between Ukrainian soldiers and rebels didn’t exactly mean the end to attacks, but considering the last cease-fire went down in flames, both sides welcomed the break. Kiev isn’t hedging anything though, as the military seeks to double spending next year and draft 40,000 soldiers. The usually confident Putin looks a little wan these days, so perhaps Russia’s woes are having an impact.