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    Russia refuses to obey UN Court order to stop persecution of Crimean Tatar Mejlis
    May08

    Russia refuses to obey UN Court order to stop persecution of Crimean Tatar Mejlis

    Russia is both distorting the substance of the recent International Court of Justice judgement on occupied Crimea, and refusing to stop its extraordinary criminalization of the Mejlis, or self-governing body of the Crimean Tatar people. It is also simply ignoring the order regarding education in Ukrainian …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

    Macron Marches On Towards Next French Poll
    May08

    Macron Marches On Towards Next French Poll

    Emmanuel Macron achieved a strong victory over Marine Le Pen in the French presidential elections on the weekend. While he is not the novice some pundits make him out to be, he does face serious challenges in the months and years ahead. Less than a year after forming his centrist En Marche! party—and contradicting punditry that sees voters in the...

    A Global Guide to Initiatives Tackling “Fake News”
    May08

    A Global Guide to Initiatives Tackling “Fake News”

    Here’s a list of initiatives that hope to fix trust in journalism and tackle “fake news”. There’s a lot. I’ve tried to collect an extensive list of projects, initiatives and tools created to fix trust in journalism and false/fake news and misinformation. This also includes efforts and initiatives around verification. Where...

    Is President Poroshenko turning to selective stripping of Ukrainian citizenship?
    May06

    Is President Poroshenko turning to selective stripping of Ukrainian citizenship?

    Almost a week after the first reports that Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko had stripped controversial MP Andriy Artemenko of his citizenship, there is still no official statement from the President’s Administration, nor can the decree be seen on the official website …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Britain’s General Elections and Brexit: First Salvoes or Just Firing Blanks?
    May05

    Britain’s General Elections and Brexit: First Salvoes or Just Firing Blanks?

    Leaks of the discussion at a dinner between Prime Minister Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junker have provided London with an early warning of the challenges which lie ahead after the 8 June election.Smoke and mirrors. That’s what the Brexit debate currently about. Who said what to whom over dinner? How much will they...

    FTAC – On the Persistence of the Feudal Mode in Statecraft
    May05

    FTAC – On the Persistence of the Feudal Mode in Statecraft

    The Kingdom is not a NATO member, much less one applying for European Union accession. It’s alliance with the west may be based on its defense of its own power and prestige in Sunni Islam (vs the Shiite anchorage in Iran) and on related defense, development, and trade needs. Turkey no longer teeters on the “brink of Islamization”. Over the...

    A Smaller, Nimbler Chinese Military:  Xi Jinping Takes Control
    May05

    A Smaller, Nimbler Chinese Military: Xi Jinping Takes Control

    President Xi Jinping is attempting to modernise China’s military through wide-ranging reforms. But the reforms are also intended to once again bring the military under the absolute rule of the Communist Party. Download the article (PDF)A sweeping reform of the Chinese military is turning the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) into a much...

    Nord Stream 2: the Gazprom pipeline accelerating the reconfiguration of European gas flows
    May05

    Nord Stream 2: the Gazprom pipeline accelerating the reconfiguration of European gas flows

    By Nolan Theisen. Photo|tomtunguz.comFollowing the cancellation of South Stream, Nord Stream 2 (NS2) represents Gazprom’s last opportunity to effectively bypass Ukraine entirely for continental European deliveries, a troubling development in Brussels. At the same time, it offers a direct line to western European markets with declining...

    Come dine with me
    May05

    Come dine with me

    Following the last few days, it would seem the Brexit negotiations have begun to turn sour. EU leaders have accused the Prime Minister of “living in a different galaxy” and suggested that her demands are “delusional” – terms hardly conducive to a cooperative and collaborative negotiating atmosphere. High level leaks of Juncker and May’s...

    World Trade Organisation gives Australia’s plain tobacco packs the (draft) thumbs up
    May05

    World Trade Organisation gives Australia’s plain tobacco packs the (draft) thumbs up

    The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has reportedly backed Australia’s laws on plain tobacco packaging implemented from December 2012. The apparent decision marks the end of the last of three cases brought against Australia’s plain packaging; it will almost certainly open the floodgates and see other nations implementing the measure....

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