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    Human Rights Court judgment confirms violation by Russia of Crimean political prisoners’ rights
    Mar13

    Human Rights Court judgment confirms violation by Russia of Crimean political prisoners’ rights

    The European Court of Human Rights has issued an important judgment with direct relevance to Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, civic activist Oleksandr Kolchenko, and many other Ukrainians from occupied Crimea imprisoned huge distances away from their homes. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Captured Ukrainian soldiers ‘confess’ to militant killings & terrorism in Donbas & Russia
    Mar13

    Captured Ukrainian soldiers ‘confess’ to militant killings & terrorism in Donbas & Russia

    The so-called Luhansk people’s republic has extracted, almost certainly through torture, ‘confessions’ from two Ukrainian soldiers to killing one prominent militant and planning terrorist attacks on Russian cities. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Reflexive Control Process: “Allahu Akbar Terrorism” -> New Nationalism –> Neo-Feudalism
    Mar11

    Reflexive Control Process: “Allahu Akbar Terrorism” -> New Nationalism –> Neo-Feudalism

    The prize of science: prediction with increasing certainty AKA “predictive validity”. Why should models in the social sciences, much including political science, differ from those proven useful in biology or physics? And what if apparent terrorism — the act as defined by the most immediate actor — were to mask another design altogether? When the...

    Three Questions with Dr. Agnieszka Łada
    Mar10

    Three Questions with Dr. Agnieszka Łada

    Editor’s Note: The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) in Warsaw hosted a discussion with Dr. Agnieszka Łada, head of the European Program and senior analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs in Warsaw on Tuesday, February 28. Dr. Łada provided her perspective on the future of EU integration at the event and discussed...

    Why Should U.S. Taxpayers Fund a Pushback Against Russia in Europe?
    Mar10

    Why Should U.S. Taxpayers Fund a Pushback Against Russia in Europe?

    ​Image: Latvijas Armija | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 A recent Senate hearing explored the role of U.S. allies bordering Russia – and how they help defend American democracy. By Marius Laurinavičius Donald Trump’s administration has proposed “fairly dramatic reductions” in the U.S. foreign aid budget, but an influential subcommittee of the U.S. Senate...

    U.S. House Authorizes $150 Million for Lethal Weapons for Ukraine in 2017
    Mar10

    U.S. House Authorizes $150 Million for Lethal Weapons for Ukraine in 2017

    March 10, 2017 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Fighting Corruption in Health Care? There’s an App for That
    Mar10

    Fighting Corruption in Health Care? There’s an App for That

    Teams of coders and journalists from Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan recently took part in a hackathon to address abuses in government procurement of medicines. …read more Source: Open Society...

    Will Russia and the US compete in Cuba?
    Mar10

    Will Russia and the US compete in Cuba?

    Will Russia and the US compete in Cuba?Just as the United States has been exerting its influence with Russia’s neighbors in the East, Russia has been following China’s lead into the Americas by fostering partnerships with Latin American countries and prompting preventive diplomatic actions by the United StatesJust as the United States...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: March 10, 2017
    Mar10

    Kleptocracy Weekly: March 10, 2017

    U.S. The U.S. Treasury Department announced a $100 million settlement with Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation for breaching Iran sanctions. Trump should reconsider his stance on the mining transparency law, which has eliminated a critical anti-corruption rule that improved transparency in the opaque natural resources sector. (FT)...

    Western Sanctions: Helping the Russian Leadership Ride Out Recession
    Mar10

    Western Sanctions: Helping the Russian Leadership Ride Out Recession

    10 March 2017Recently, talk of an end to sanctions has been linked with Donald Trump, but some crucial European advocates of continuing them are about to face elections. So who would actually benefit most from relaxing the sanctions regime? Professor Philip Hanson OBE Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme Measuring caviar at Russian Sea...

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