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    Centrelink data-matching problems show the need for a government blockchain
    Jan13

    Centrelink data-matching problems show the need for a government blockchain

    A blockchain could be used to record all of our interactions with the government. ShutterstockGovernments across the globe are experimenting with the blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, as a way to reduce costs and provide more accountability to the public. In Europe alone, the United Kingdom, Ukraine and Estonia are experimenting with...

    Russia recognizes only punitive psychiatry while driving tortured Ukrainian political prisoner insane
    Jan13

    Russia recognizes only punitive psychiatry while driving tortured Ukrainian political prisoner insane

    While increasingly using punitive psychiatry against Ukrainians in occupied Crimea for their views or faith, Russia is systematically destroying Stanislav Klykh who urgently needs treatment. International psychiatric associations should not remain silent …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Which Repression in Russian-occupied Crimea is ‘Smart’, Mr Trump?
    Jan13

    Which Repression in Russian-occupied Crimea is ‘Smart’, Mr Trump?

    The ever-increasing number of Crimean political prisoners and forced disappearances may not bother Donald Trump or Henry Kissinger but they are compelling reasons why any deals with Russia which include acceptance of its occupation of Crimea or removal of sanctions are unacceptable. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    A disintegrating Europe should not be in Russia’s best interests
    Jan13

    A disintegrating Europe should not be in Russia’s best interests

    A disintegrating Europe should not be in Russia’s best interestsEurope is facing difficult questions about what will happen after Britain leaves the EU. For Russia, too, the future of European integration remains a hot-button issueEurope is facing difficult questions about what will happen after Britain leaves the EU. For Russia, too, the...

    Kleptocracy Daily: January 12, 2017
    Jan12

    Kleptocracy Daily: January 12, 2017

    Safe Houses For Sale: KI’s Peter Podkopaev on the threats posed by dirty money in U.S. real estate. News The U.S. director of national intelligence rejected claims that the intelligence community leaked a report suggesting that the Kremlin held compromising information about Donald Trump. (CNN) More on the conviction of a Chinese...

    A collapse that did not happen
    Jan12

    A collapse that did not happen

    Politics If we look at assessments published by renowned experts about Russia back in early 2015, we would most likely question the validity and bias of the prognosis made two years ago. After 2014, with the aggression against Ukraine, “isolation of Russia”, significant drop in oil prices, and the crash of ruble in December, it seemed as though...

    The Tillerson Hearing: Will Trump Have A Neocon Foreign Policy?
    Jan12

    The Tillerson Hearing: Will Trump Have A Neocon Foreign Policy?

    Watching the Senate hearing for President-elect Trump’s Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, it seemed arch-neocon Bill Kristol might have been hiding somewhere feeding the former Exxon CEO his lines. He’s going to stop China from accessing islands it has constructed in the South China Sea? He endorses the neocon line about Russian...

    Tillerson Provides a Glimmer of Hope for Ukraine
    Jan12

    Tillerson Provides a Glimmer of Hope for Ukraine

    At his confirmation hearing on January 11, Rex Tillerson went a long way toward assuaging skeptics who feared that his past relationships with Russian leaders might translate into a naïve and weak approach toward the Kremlin. This was apparent from the start with his confirmation statement that was released the evening before his testimony. He...

    One-Step Marathon
    Jan12

    One-Step Marathon

    Editor’s Note: This blog is part of an ongoing series of contributions from participants in The German Marshall Fund’s flagship leadership and development program, The Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF). “There can be no doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience” I. Kant I have just accomplished my trip to the United States...

    Trump’s vision of US-Russian relations must confront reality
    Jan12

    Trump’s vision of US-Russian relations must confront reality

    Donald Trump has more than once expressed his admiration for Vladimir Putin, and both men have expressed hopes of “restoring” US-Russian relations after their countries’ relations hit rock bottom in recent years. Those ties seriously deteriorated after Obama’s 2009 “reset” policy gradually fizzled out, and hit a serious low even...

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