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    Last jailed Crimean Tatar activist freed, repression continues
    Mar04

    Last jailed Crimean Tatar activist freed, repression continues

    Jailed Crimean Tatar activist Marlen Mustafaev has finally been released, 6 days after the 10 friends and neighbours imprisoned for standing outside his home in solidarity with the detained activist and reporting on the search underway. The mass detentions on Feb 21 and absurd sentences upheld at farcical court hearings marked a new, disturbing...

    BackChannels News Day, March 4, 2017
    Mar04

    BackChannels News Day, March 4, 2017

    Today’s compilation may be light – what am I even doing here at the computer, and so early? Still, my eyes see a lot of political coverage from around the world having to do with the support of democracy and its liberal humanist values. This kind of post has had its own category on BackChannels for years, but has not been a staple for the...

    The Kremlin’s Balkan Gambit: Part I
    Mar04

    The Kremlin’s Balkan Gambit: Part I

    This is part I of out joint investigation with the Russian investigative magazine The Insider into a series of active measures, hybrid warfare and false-flag operations in the countries of the Balkans that appear to have been orchestrated by Russian individuals in close coordination with the Kremlin. You can read the Russian version of this part...

    Watch List Findings: March 4, 2017
    Mar04

    Watch List Findings: March 4, 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...

    March 02, 2017
    Mar03

    March 02, 2017

    These are the major events from March 02, 2017 in the theaters and from the trans-national groups that ISW monitors: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, and ISIS. SYRIA: The Syrian regime, Russia, and Iran are re-consolidating control over eastern Homs Province in order to buffer core regime-held terrain in western Syria. Pro-regime...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: March 3, 2017
    Mar03

    Kleptocracy Weekly: March 3, 2017

    New from KI: Casey Michel examines how U.S.-based trusts are an increasingly popular option for hiding illicit assets; Gerald Knaus discussed Global Caviar Diplomacy – Azerbaijan, Europe, and corruption – at Hudson Institute recently. U.S. After a tip from a D.C. hotel worker, more than a dozen people in three states and four countries were...

    In search of Putin’s philosopher
    Mar03

    In search of Putin’s philosopher

    Politics Since Vladimir Putin came to power in 2000 and began reasserting Russia’s influence on the international scene, Western pundits have tried to discern the Russian president’s “brain” or “guru”, convinced that they would be able to identify some shadowy Svengali-like character who would inspire him. Unfortunately, this quest is...

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 3, 2017
    Mar03

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 3, 2017

    News Attorney General Jeff Sessions will recuse himself from any probe related to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. (WaPo) EU ambassadors decided to prolong asset freezes against Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovych and 14 of his associates. (RFE/RL) Oregon lawmakers will hold a public hearing Monday on a bill...

    Moscow’s Cheesed Off at Rise in Belarusian Imports
    Mar03

    Moscow’s Cheesed Off at Rise in Belarusian Imports

    Bans and threats of more reprisals against Belarusian products reflect widening gap between the two once-tight neighbors. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Is Germany Serious about Defending Itself, Europe, and the West? Time for Europeans to Run NATO
    Mar03

    Is Germany Serious about Defending Itself, Europe, and the West? Time for Europeans to Run NATO

    Doug Bandow In recent history no European nation has demonstrated greater military prowess then Germany. That competence had tragic consequences in World War II and colors Berlin’s approach to the world today. However, more than seven decades after that horrendous conflict’s end Germany should take on the defense responsibilities...

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