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    HCSS: Why the Dutch Ukraine referendum is a joke
    Apr05

    HCSS: Why the Dutch Ukraine referendum is a joke

    Last week several of the people behind the Dutch Ukraine referendum were interviewed by NRC Handelsblad, a Dutch daily. In the interview they stated that they “could not care less about Ukraine”.… …read more Source: The Hague Centre for Strategic...

    PowerLinks 04.05.16
    Apr05

    PowerLinks 04.05.16

    Most of Europe Is a Lot Poorer than Most of the United States Daniel J. Mitchell, FEE It’s a sign of American prosperity that we can afford to buy more from other nations than they can afford to buy from us. on PowerLinks 04.05.16… The post PowerLinks 04.05.16 appeared first on Acton Institute PowerBlog. Related posts:PowerLinks – 03.05.13...

    Now Is Not the Time to Bury Minsk
    Apr05

    Now Is Not the Time to Bury Minsk

    Is the Minsk peace process dead?Not yet. But it is not being respected, and a great deal of work is being done to undermine the process and essentially call it off. Sometimes this is even being done by well-meaning people who actually support Ukraine in one way or another.Comments and tweets from politicians or diplomats involved with Ukraine...

    The New York Times Was Right about Ukraine’s Corruption Problem
    Apr05

    The New York Times Was Right about Ukraine’s Corruption Problem

    President Poroshenko’s dismissal of a critical New York Times editorial as ‘hybrid warfare’ seems wildly off the mark. NYT was, if anything, more charitable of the President’s motives than many Ukrainians who assume Poroshenko’s main criterion for the prosecutor general and the next prime minister is the candidate’s...

    Russian deputy charged with incitement to hatred after criticizing Putin
    Apr05

    Russian deputy charged with incitement to hatred after criticizing Putin

    Olga Li is facing a possible prison sentence for ‘incitement to enmity and ]extremism’ after a public address to Vladimir Putin in which she accused him of ‘a criminal conspiracy against his own people’ and reported that in the Kursk region Putin’s popularity rating is in fact 25%. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

    The New York Times Was Right about Ukraine’s Corruption Problem
    Apr05

    The New York Times Was Right about Ukraine’s Corruption Problem

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko dismissed the recent New York Times editorial “Ukraine’s Unyielding Corruption” as “part of the hybrid war against Ukraine” at a press conference on April 1 in Washington, DC. The editorial’s tone and substance were certainly lightyears away from the President’s own rosy assessment...

    The Battles Are in the Donbas, But the War Is in the Energy Sector
    Apr05

    The Battles Are in the Donbas, But the War Is in the Energy Sector

    The energy sector is key to the success of Ukraine’s economic reforms, battle against corruption, and independence from Russia. Ukraine carried out far-reaching reforms to the energy sector in 2015; now it must complete the substantial reforms that have been undertaken.Energy is the linchpin of Ukraine’s dependence on Russia. The...

    Political amnesia is damaging Australia’s national security
    Apr05

    Political amnesia is damaging Australia’s national security

    Laura Tingle’s recent Quarterly Essay Political Amnesia: How We Forgot to Govern argues that Australia’s public service policy-making capability has atrophied. The end of agency head tenure, the explosion of ministerial advisors, and the loss of staff with deep historical memory of policy successes and failures have all contributed to...

    Latvia Strives to Modernize Its Command and Control
    Apr04

    Latvia Strives to Modernize Its Command and Control

    In order to boost the role of the National Guard within the national defense system and to continue to develop its structures, Latvia’s Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis recently ordered the commander of the National Armed Forces, Raimonds Graube, to transform the current National Guard regional formations into National Guard Infantry...

    South and North Ossetians Clash over Georgian Ensemble’s Concert in Vladikavkaz
    Apr04

    South and North Ossetians Clash over Georgian Ensemble’s Concert in Vladikavkaz

    A concert by the Rustavi state academic Georgian folk song and dance ensemble in Vladikavkaz, the capital of North Ossetia, unexpectedly spiraled into a scandal. When news of Rustavi’s arrival in Vladikavkaz first emerged, South Ossetian activists started a campaign against the Georgian dance group’s concert. South Ossetians appealed...

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