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    Don’t Celebrate Karl Marx. His Communism has a Death Count in the Millions.
    May06

    Don’t Celebrate Karl Marx. His Communism has a Death Count in the Millions.

    Saturday marked 200 years since the birth of Karl Marx, and tributes are arising out around the globe. In a New York Times tribute headlined, “Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!” philosophy professor Jason Barker declared that “educated liberal opinion is today more or less unanimous in its agreement (with) Marx’s basic thesis” on...

    Touch forms the foundation of the powerful human-horse relationship
    May05

    Touch forms the foundation of the powerful human-horse relationship

    The unique bond between humans and horses is explored in the film ‘Lean on Pete.’ A24 FilmsTwo recent films, “Lean on Pete” and “The Rider,” explore the transformative quality of human-horse relationships. Both films center on young men: One deals with the trauma of poverty and loneliness, the other struggles to rebuild his life after...

    Watch List Findings: May 5, 2018
    May05

    Watch List Findings: May 5, 2018

    What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will...

    Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the Prospects of EU Integration
    May04

    Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the Prospects of EU Integration

    On April 20 the German Marshall Fund in Washington hosted Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for EU Enlargements Negotiations and EU Neighbourhood, for a discussion focused on the EU’s relations with its neighbors in the Western Balkans, Turkey, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, and the Caucasus and on the process of reforms and the prospects of greater...

    A Bridge to Moscow? Bulgarian Policy in the Standoff Between Russia and the West
    May04

    A Bridge to Moscow? Bulgarian Policy in the Standoff Between Russia and the West

    Holding the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU for the first half of 2018, Bulgaria hopes to further its role as a diplomatic conduit between Russia and the West. But is this small country, heavily reliant on both parties, capable of mending strained relations?Download the article (PDF)Bulgaria is marketing itself internationally as a...

    How Western Condemnation Lets Russia Off the Hook
    May04

    How Western Condemnation Lets Russia Off the Hook

    International criticism is shaping the strategic direction of Putin’s fourth term. From The Conversation. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia Ups Pressure on Telegram
    May04

    Russia Ups Pressure on Telegram

    Viber, another popular messenger app, could also be banned if it fails to turn over encryption keys, authorities warn. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Newsbrief Vol. 38 No. 4
    May04

    Newsbrief Vol. 38 No. 4

    Concise briefings on contemporary issues and trends in international securityNo: 4Volume: 38Newsbrief …read more Source: Royal United Services Institute...

    The Role of Private Military Contractors in Russian Foreign Policy
    May04

    The Role of Private Military Contractors in Russian Foreign Policy

    Private Russian military contractors operate not only in Syria and Ukraine but also in countries where Russian enterprises are investing. Although under Russian law, this type of organisation is prohibited—the State Duma again rejected a bill legalising them—unofficially they enjoy state support because they increase Russia’s military...

    How the arms trade is used to secure access to oil
    May04

    How the arms trade is used to secure access to oil

    shutterstock.comUK arms exports to Saudi Arabia increased by 175% in the first nine months of 2017 according to an investigation by the Campaign Against Arms Trade. Similarly, France and the US are major exporters of arms to the oil-rich Gulf state – in 2017 alone, they were worth around US$2.6 billion. Selling weapons is a lucrative business. As...

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