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    Kleptocracy Daily: May 2, 2017
    May02

    Kleptocracy Daily: May 2, 2017

    News Senate Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley in a letter to the FBI asked for answers to apparent “material inconsistencies” in information it has presented him regarding the unverified dossier alleging that Russia was in a position to blackmail President Trump. Bipartisan legislation to impose sanctions on Russia over alleged meddling in...

    Putin Hosts Merkel for Low-Key Talks
    May02

    Putin Hosts Merkel for Low-Key Talks

    Questions raised about Poland’s detention of Austrian man suspected of killing POWs in Ukraine. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Is Russia Trying to Fuel Anti-American and Anti-European Tensions in Macedonia?
    May02

    Is Russia Trying to Fuel Anti-American and Anti-European Tensions in Macedonia?

    The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has descended into political violence, with the US and the EU trying to calm the situation while Russia accuses them of ‘gross interference’. After protesters stormed the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s (FYROM) parliament last Thursday to attack opposition lawmakers, the US and...

    From Russia with Hate: The activity of pro-Russian extremist groups in Central-Eastern Europe
    May02

    From Russia with Hate: The activity of pro-Russian extremist groups in Central-Eastern Europe

    By Radovan Bránik, Grigorij Mesežnikov and Daniel Milo. Political Capital, Hungarian think tank, conducted research on Russian actors and extremists groups in Central Europe and raised awareness of this pernicious influence among the wider public throughout 2016-2017 within the project supported by the National Endowment for Democracy.Together...

    Navalny attacker led 2014 attempt to repeat Donbas seizure of power in Kharkiv
    May02

    Navalny attacker led 2014 attempt to repeat Donbas seizure of power in Kharkiv

    The man believed responsible for a chemical attack on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was almost certainly a leader of the aborted attempt in 2014 to seize control in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and form a so-called ‘Kharkiv people’s republic’, like the Kremlin-backed formations in Donbas. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    The Hungarian Hostage
    May01

    The Hungarian Hostage

    The threat by the Hungarian government to close down the Central European University (CEU), founded by Hungarian-born financier George Soros, has mobilized locals and foreigners alike. In an “in depth assessment,” the EU found that a recent education law was not compatible with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, and the union is taking legal...

    Donald Trump: The ‘Manchurian (Neoconservative) Candidate’?
    May01

    Donald Trump: The ‘Manchurian (Neoconservative) Candidate’?

    Doug Bandow He took barely three months to reveal the truth. Donald Trump is the true Manchurian Candidate, only a tool of Neoconservatives rather than Communists. A new movie is sure to come and undoubtedly will be a smash, the biggest ever with the most Academy Awards ever, at least if President Trump has his way. Donald Trump ran as a...

    Reanimating NATO’s Warfighting Mindset: Eight Steps to Increase the Alliance’s Political-Military Agility
    May01

    Reanimating NATO’s Warfighting Mindset: Eight Steps to Increase the Alliance’s Political-Military Agility

    By Ian Brzezinski and Tomáš Valášek.The accelerating pace of events stands among the most challenging security dynamics confronting the NATO Alliance. Often called the “speed of war,” it is a product and driver of a threat environment that today features a complex mix of great power confrontation, failed states, violent extremist groups, and the...

    Global Press Freedom Plummets to 13-Year Low
    Apr30

    Global Press Freedom Plummets to 13-Year Low

    Global press freedom has continued its decline, now at its lowest point in 13 years in 2016 due to unprecedented threats to journalists and media outlets in major democracies, intensified crackdowns by authoritarian states, and moves by Russia and China to increase their influence beyond their borders, according to Freedom of the Press 2017, the...

    Thus Votes South Ossetia: A Referendum the Kremlin Would Prefer to Ignore
    Apr29

    Thus Votes South Ossetia: A Referendum the Kremlin Would Prefer to Ignore

    Russia / Europe Anatoly Bibilov has become the new de-facto president of South Ossetia — a Russia-backed separatist enclave in the Caucasus that most national governments still recognise as a region of Georgia. Speaking to the BBC before his inauguration, Bibilov declared himself “one hundred percent sure” that South Ossetia will become part of...

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