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    UN Reports Warns of Growing Clampdown in Belarus
    May23

    UN Reports Warns of Growing Clampdown in Belarus

    After a period of going easy on dissent, the Lukashenka regime crushed nationwide protests in March. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine backs tough TV language rules to limit Russian
    May23

    Ukraine backs tough TV language rules to limit Russian

    Ukraine’s parliament ratched up its cultural war against Russia yesterday (22 May) by backing television language quotas requiring major channels to broadcast at least three-quarters of their programmes in Ukrainian language. …read more Source:...

    China and the US vie for friendship with the Philippines, while Duterte hedges
    May23

    China and the US vie for friendship with the Philippines, while Duterte hedges

    Rodrigo Duterte has the opportunity to shape his foreign policy choices in relation to the two competing global powers. ReutersThe rapprochement between China and the Philippines has ostensibly avoided the prospect of a confrontation in the South China Sea. On the sidelines of a two-day summit about China’s global development project, held...

    Finding Their Way Out of the Woods
    May23

    Finding Their Way Out of the Woods

    Although the NATO Summit in Warsaw, was nothing similar to the previous one in Newport, it was not a failure at all. On the contrary, the alliance is at its peak (thanks to Vladimir Putin), and the potential existential crisis following our withdrawal from Afghanistan is not even yet on the horizon. In the past two years, political leaders have...

    Merkel calls for summit on Ukraine to reboot peace efforts
    May23

    Merkel calls for summit on Ukraine to reboot peace efforts

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to reboot attempts to bring peace to eastern Ukraine with a summit between the presidents of France, Ukraine and Russia. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: Choosing an Ombudsman
    May23

    Ukraine: Choosing an Ombudsman

    Press ReleasesUkraine: Choosing an OmbudsmanMay 22, 2017As the Verkhovna Rada — Ukraine’s parliament — debates selection of a new Ombudsman, who has a vital role in calling attention to human rights and democratic governance issues, Freedom House issued a statement. …read more Source: Freedom...

    Think of the children: Russian officials fret over youthful protesters
    May23

    Think of the children: Russian officials fret over youthful protesters

    Substantial youth participation in nationwide anticorruption protests organized by opposition leader Aleksei Navalny in March jolted Russia’s political landscape, leaving officials wringing their hands over how to effectively court a demographic that, a new study suggests, is deeply distrustful of the ruling class …read more Source:...

    Local authorities implicated in fatal attack on Roma residents in Kharkiv oblast
    May23

    Local authorities implicated in fatal attack on Roma residents in Kharkiv oblast

    Human rights groups have demanded a proper investigation into the fatal incident on May 16 in the Kharkiv oblast which left one man dead, and four injured. All the victims were Roma residents of Vilshany, in the Derhachi district, and witness accounts suggest that the attack was organized by the local authorities. …read more Source: Kharkiv...

    On Trial in Occupied Crimea for Upholding Russian territorial borders
    May23

    On Trial in Occupied Crimea for Upholding Russian territorial borders

    The trial begins on May 31 of Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov who could face a 5-year prison sentence for saying that Russia must leave Crimea and Donbas. This is the second such trial in Russian-occupied Crimea where Ukrainian journalist Mykola Semena is facing essentially identical charges. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    The Stability of Trump’s Foreign Policy
    May22

    The Stability of Trump’s Foreign Policy

    Originally produced on May 15, 2017 for Mauldin Economics, LLC By George Friedman With no fat lady in sight as the opera unfolds in Washington, it is useful to stop and consider an interesting point: For all the tumult that has defined Donald Trump’s domestic policy, his foreign policy is relatively stable. There are some notable...

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