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    Moscow Patriarchate Throng Enters Kyiv
    Jul27

    Moscow Patriarchate Throng Enters Kyiv

    Officials, nationalists accuse marchers of being pawns in a Kremlin-backed effort to destabilize the country. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    All the Olympics are a stage, and all the athletes merely players: the rich history of the modern Games
    Jul27

    All the Olympics are a stage, and all the athletes merely players: the rich history of the modern Games

    The Olympics transfix us. Six in every ten people in the world – including both you, dear reader, and me – watched the London 2012 Olympics. Use of the word Olympics increased in relative frequency 3,300% between 1924 and 1984. But what are the Olympics to us, how are we to read them socially and politically? The Olympic Games are a theatre —...

    What do the Olympic medal tables say about your nation’s sporting priorities?
    Jul27

    What do the Olympic medal tables say about your nation’s sporting priorities?

    from www.shutterstock.comEach time the Olympic and Paralympic Games come around, a small minority of nations tend to do well. On average, only 25% of competing nations at the Olympics will win a gold medal – and they’re pretty much the same ones year in, year out. Intrigued, we dug into data spanning back to 1948 – derived from our...

    Trump, Putin and information warfare
    Jul27

    Trump, Putin and information warfare

    The recent DNC hack, which led to the leaking of emails purporting to show favouritism towards Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders, is another example of the arms race moving into cyberspace. It has also sparked a frenzied hunt for the perpetrator, with Russia the most logical candidate. Undermining Clinton’s bid for the White House — or so...

    Ukraine’s Forgotten War
    Jul27

    Ukraine’s Forgotten War

    You need to go back nearly a year to find another month as deadly as July — and the month isn’t even over yet. But despite all the death and destruction, almost nobody is noticing. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Jailed Crimean human rights activist isolated as ‘dangerous’ prisoner
    Jul27

    Jailed Crimean human rights activist isolated as ‘dangerous’ prisoner

    Crimean Tatar lawyer and rights activist Emir-Huseyn Kuku and two other Crimean Muslims – Vadim Siruk and Refat Alimov – who are all in custody on concocted charges have been placed on a so-called ‘prophylactic register for dangerous remand prisoners’ and moved to a special unit …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    Concern over Ban on Highly Controversial Orthodox Procession in Kyiv
    Jul27

    Concern over Ban on Highly Controversial Orthodox Procession in Kyiv

    Human rights activists have expressed concern over the Interior Minister’s order that police prevent a contentious procession organized by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the Moscow Patriarchate from entering Kyiv on foot …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin: Potential Partners – Not Allies or Even Friends
    Jul27

    Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin: Potential Partners – Not Allies or Even Friends

    Reporters and pundits covering the presidential campaign of Donald Trump have been torn between two conflicting narratives: The first is that Trump is a reckless amateur and, as president with his finger on the nuclear button, he would bring the world to the brink of catastrophe. The second is that Trump is a cat’s paw for Russian President...

    From Syria With Love—Colonel-General Aleksandr Dvornikov Takes Over Russia’s Southern Military District
    Jul27

    From Syria With Love—Colonel-General Aleksandr Dvornikov Takes Over Russia’s Southern Military District

    The operation in Syria is Russia’s first experience of expeditionary warfare—beyond what Moscow calls its “near abroad”—since Soviet forces left Afghanistan in 1989. The ongoing campaign in Syria, along with Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, have highlighted Russian military capabilities that were absent during the war with Georgia...

    Moscow Seeks to Put Ukraine’s Smallest Nationalities in Play Against Kyiv
    Jul27

    Moscow Seeks to Put Ukraine’s Smallest Nationalities in Play Against Kyiv

    The ethnic-Ukrainian share of Ukraine’s population is now greater than the ethnic-Russian share of the Russian Federation’s population—and significantly larger if one does not include Russian-occupied Crimea and Donbas in the Ukrainian estimation. Despite that, Moscow continues to try to play the ethnic card in Ukraine, not only with...

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