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    Toss Turkey out of NATO: U.S. Doesn’t Need Civilian Dictatorship or Military Junta
    Jul28

    Toss Turkey out of NATO: U.S. Doesn’t Need Civilian Dictatorship or Military Junta

    Doug Bandow Turkey’s brief democratic moment is ending. The rise of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Development and Justice Party (AKP) in 2002 signaled the collapse of the militarized secular republic created by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The failed coup of two weeks ago killed the semi-liberal democracy that briefly replaced Kemalism. NATO is an...

    Reformers warn of dangers in new bill on High Council of Justice
    Jul28

    Reformers warn of dangers in new bill on High Council of Justice

    While broadly welcoming the law, the Reanimation Package of Reforms propose some amendments to ensure mechanisms of response to judges’ complaints of interference in their work, and to prevent preservation of the old system …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russian Orthodox Church Goes High-Tech to Reach Believers
    Jul28

    Russian Orthodox Church Goes High-Tech to Reach Believers

    In addition to usual messaging features, a new app will fulfill needs for “interaction and continuous contact between parishioners and the Church.” …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Any cooperation between NATO and Russia should be regarded with skepticism
    Jul28

    Any cooperation between NATO and Russia should be regarded with skepticism

    Ukraine faces a worsening war in the east, a high-profile assassination of a prominent journalist on the streets of central Kyiv that portends a wave of internal violence, and a damning report of prisoner abuse and torture. Not to mention U.S.-Russian military cooperation against the Islamic State and a NATO alliance that continually makes...

    No surprises as Trump says he could recognize Crimea as ’Russian’ & lift sanctions
    Jul28

    No surprises as Trump says he could recognize Crimea as ’Russian’ & lift sanctions

    Donald Trump did not just call on a hostile state to hack a presidential candidate’s emails on Wednesday. He also said that, if elected US President, he would consider removing the sanctions against that same nation for its aggression against Ukraine and recognize Crimea, which Russia invaded and is occupying, as Russian territory...

    Georgia May Become a Key Destination for North Caucasians if EU Grants It Visa-Free Entry
    Jul28

    Georgia May Become a Key Destination for North Caucasians if EU Grants It Visa-Free Entry

    Migration from the North Caucasus, specifically from Chechnya, to Europe has increased this year. In the first six months of 2016, the number of migrants from Russia to Germany rose two-fold compared to the same period in 2015, and over 80 percent of those migrants came from Chechnya. Nearly 5,300 Russian citizens applied for political asylum in...

    NATO-Georgia: The Open Door Policy’s Failing Test (Part Two)
    Jul28

    NATO-Georgia: The Open Door Policy’s Failing Test (Part Two)

    *To read Part One, please click here. It was a summit of modest expectations and modest results for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Warsaw on July 8–9. These results are of an interim nature: building-blocks for further decisions at upcoming ministerial meetings, not waiting until next summit. The Warsaw results do not, as yet,...

    What Putin Actually Said about Donald Trump
    Jul27

    What Putin Actually Said about Donald Trump

    When it comes to speculations about the Russian president’s love for Trump, Western observers are lost in translation By Olga Kuzmina July 27, 2016 The massive leak of emails from the Democratic National Committee, likely the work of Russian hackers, has fueled speculations that the move was an attempt by the Russian government to boost the...

    Lessons from Ukraine: Why a Europe-Led Geo-Economic Strategy is Succeeding
    Jul27

    Lessons from Ukraine: Why a Europe-Led Geo-Economic Strategy is Succeeding

    Over the past three years, the United States, Europe, and other Western allies have been unexpectedly successful at maintaining a unified, coherent, and effective policy to block Russian assertiveness. This is true even though proximity, intense interests, and the decision by Europe and the United States to rule out direct use of military force...

    Ukraine’s Deadly Profession: Three Journalists Attacked in July
    Jul27

    Ukraine’s Deadly Profession: Three Journalists Attacked in July

    On July 20, investigative journalist Pavel Sheremet was assassinated in Kyiv. Sheremet hosted a morning show at Radio Vesti and was a top reporter at Ukrainska Pravda. A crusading journalist and native of Minsk, Belarus, he had already been expelled from both Belarus and Russia. He was killed by a car bomb.It would be easy to dismiss...

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