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    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...

    The Fight Against Corruption in Europe’s Emerging Economies
    Apr29

    The Fight Against Corruption in Europe’s Emerging Economies

    In some countries, when their leaders have egregiously over-stepped their authority to shield themselves from accountability, citizens have taken to the streets with some success. Corruption and impunity ignite public protest. Anger against corruption sparked the Arab Spring, it also forced Ukraine’s former president Victor Yanukovych to...

    Ukraine’s Pro-change Atmosphere Says “Welcome!”
    Apr29

    Ukraine’s Pro-change Atmosphere Says “Welcome!”

    I have been to Ukraine quite a few times but I don’t think I will ever forget my visit to Kyiv in November 2013. Not that it was special for me in any way, but it did mark the end of the pre-Maidan Ukraine. The events that unfurled only about ten days after I left to return to London, resulted first in President Yanukovich’s escape to...

    Russia Tries to Influence Le Pen to Repeal Sanctions
    Apr29

    Russia Tries to Influence Le Pen to Repeal Sanctions

    Sanctioned Russian officials try to lobby Le Pen to Lift sanctions Leonid Slutsky and Marine Le Pen. Image posted by Slutsky on Facebook In late March, Marine Le Pen visited Russia, where she had meetings with Vladimir Putin, the Chairman of the Russian Duma Vyacheslav Volodin and Leonid Slutsky’s Committee on International Affairs. Volodin...

    Watch List Findings: April 29, 2017
    Apr29

    Watch List Findings: April 29, 2017

    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 email 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...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: April 28, 2017
    Apr28

    Kleptocracy Weekly: April 28, 2017

    KI’s popular “KleptoCast” podcast series is now on iTunes. Listen to previous episodes, and more coming soon! United States The heads of the House Oversight Committee say Michael Flynn likely broke the law when he failed to declare foreign payments from Russia and Turkey. (Daily Beast) A firm co-founded by Trump’s original campaign...

    Russia Unveils New Bill to Transform Crimea Into Tax Haven
    Apr28

    Russia Unveils New Bill to Transform Crimea Into Tax Haven

    The Moscow Times. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Globalisation Needs to Work, Not Only for the Few but for the Most and in Demonstrable Ways
    Apr28

    Globalisation Needs to Work, Not Only for the Few but for the Most and in Demonstrable Ways

    Building a green economy is a new trend, now, for every country. But still, many countries are concerned about environmental limitations that can slow down the economic growth. The emerging Europe countries are now entering a period of slower growth. Despite the fact that the income gap with Western Europe countries has become narrower, not...

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