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    Why the West is Responsible for China’s OBOR Project
    May23

    Why the West is Responsible for China’s OBOR Project

    Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, and initiation of Chinese economic reforms in 1979, two approaches have characterised western, particularly the US’, strategy towards Russia and China. Some attempts were made in the early 1990s to build a closer relationship with Russia, particularly when it was under Boris Yeltsin. In...

    Lenin’s High-Water Mark: Warsaw, 1920
    May23

    Lenin’s High-Water Mark: Warsaw, 1920

    On August 12, 1920, the fate of Poland hung by a thread. The Bolsheviks, victorious in Russia, advanced rapidly towards the heart of Europe, approaching the suburbs of Warsaw. This was the decisive moment in the Polish-Bolshevik War, a conflict that had begun some seventeen months earlier, when Polish and Red Army forces had clashed in their...

    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...

    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:...

    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...

    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...

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