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    Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment in Syria
    Apr10

    Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment in Syria

    With the latest hasty judgment about Tuesday’s poison-gas deaths in a rebel-held area of northern Syria, the mainstream U.S. news media once more reveals itself to be a threat to responsible journalism and to the future of humanity. Again, we see the troubling pattern of verdict first, investigation later, even when that behavior can lead...

    Jehovah’s Witnesses Face Russian Ban
    Apr10

    Jehovah’s Witnesses Face Russian Ban

    Government argues that refusing blood transfusions is no less dangerous than advocating equal rights for homosexuals. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia’s YouTube Generation
    Apr10

    Russia’s YouTube Generation

    Society On March 26th, a wave of anti-corruption protests swept across more than 90 Russian cities. One of the central themes was the active participation of people under 20, which many in Russia’s state media indulgently (and somewhat patronisingly) called ‘school kids’ (shkolota). Of course, it is hardly possible to calculate the...

    Russia turns to closed courts for political prisoners in occupied Crimea
    Apr10

    Russia turns to closed courts for political prisoners in occupied Crimea

    Courts in Russian-occupied Crimea have now begun banning relatives and friends from attending court hearings – the only chance many have of seeing the imprisoned men. Most incredibly, the FSB has now told a court that the men should remain in custody as they are recognized internationally as political prisoners! …read more Source: Kharkiv...

    Moldovan President and Prime Minister Increasingly at Loggerheads
    Apr10

    Moldovan President and Prime Minister Increasingly at Loggerheads

    From a potential referendum, to membership in the Eurasian Economic Union and the relationship with the EU, Igor Dodon and Pavel Filip cannot find any common ground. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia in East Asia: Ambitions Fall Short of Reality
    Apr10

    Russia in East Asia: Ambitions Fall Short of Reality

    Russia / World Ever since the end of the Cold War, the idea of a dramatic turn to Asia has been a recurrent aim of Russia’s foreign policy. Russian politicians and commentators have emphasized the need to balance Russia’s external relations by taking a more active posture towards the East since the mid-1990s. Asia re-emerged once...

    Russia’s war on George Soros goes global
    Apr10

    Russia’s war on George Soros goes global

    In Russia there’s nothing new about accusing George Soros of trying to overthrow the government. But recently other authoritarian leaders around the world have also decided that the 86-year-old billionaire is the cause of all their troubles …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    FTAC: Reprise: How ISIL Serves Moscow, Damascus, and Tehran
    Apr10

    FTAC: Reprise: How ISIL Serves Moscow, Damascus, and Tehran

    Again: Assad (w/ Putin and Khamenei looking on) incubated ISIL as a tool with several interesting functions: –A “jihadi” trap that has drawn thousands of fighters to itself, including from Chechnya, to serve as a “Kill Zone” for the type. Not a bad idea, eh? –However: the same ploy turns out for bribing the west — “Assad OR The Terrorists” in...

    Emerging Europe: Happy Alike and Unhappy in Their Own Ways
    Apr10

    Emerging Europe: Happy Alike and Unhappy in Their Own Ways

    Inclusion and green growth are aspects that some emerging Europe countries have not really started taking seriously enough, so institutions like ours need to further increase support and to invest more in both aspects, says Sergei Guriev, chief economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He spoke to Andrew Wrobel...

    Kleptocracy Daily: April 6, 2017
    Apr06

    Kleptocracy Daily: April 6, 2017

    KI will host Oleksander Danyliuk, Minister of Finance of Ukraine, for a discussion with Walter Russell Mead at Hudson Institute on April 19. Sign up or watch live. News The UK published a groundbreaking proposal for a public register showing the beneficial owners of property owned by foreign companies. UBS is off the hook in Switzerland’s...

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