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    Explainer: how the latest earphones translate languages
    Nov14

    Explainer: how the latest earphones translate languages

    ShutterstockIn the Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy, Douglas Adams’s seminal 1978 BBC broadcast (then book, feature film and now cultural icon), one of the many technology predictions was the Babel Fish. This tiny yellow life-form, inserted into the human ear and fed by brain energy, was able to translate to and from any language. Web...

    U.S. Media Brace for Russian Retaliation
    Nov14

    U.S. Media Brace for Russian Retaliation

    Lawmakers, media regulator said close to imposing stricter rules on foreign media and ‘undesirables.’ …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    e-Estonia: Believe the Hype
    Nov14

    e-Estonia: Believe the Hype

    Since leaving office Toomas Ilves, president of Estonia from 2006-16 and driver of the Baltic state’s world-leading initiatives in e-government and cyber security, has become a roving advocate for digital government. Early in November he told the 2017 edition of the Microsoft Summit that those countries wanting to emulate Estonia need to...

    Perceptions of Democracy and Governance in the West
    Nov14

    Perceptions of Democracy and Governance in the West

    On both sides of the Atlantic, recent elections and referenda reflect a groundswell of populist sentiment, highlighting public dissatisfaction with the status quo, rejection of the establishment, and a desire to “take back control.” GMF experts offer their analysis on the recently released Pew Report, “Transatlantic Dialogues: In Europe and North...

    FTAC: A Thought on Powerful Global Elite and America’s Own Holy War in Defense of Democracy
    Nov14

    FTAC: A Thought on Powerful Global Elite and America’s Own Holy War in Defense of Democracy

    Our (American / EU / NATO) failure to so far address Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, Russo-Iranian support for tyranny in Syria and war by proxy in Yemen, and our manner of perhaps chiding China (and trying to talk down North Korea off its military nuclear-development platform) may signal both result and cause for ceding the fullness of an...

    Persecution of anti-corruption activists must stop in Ukraine
    Nov14

    Persecution of anti-corruption activists must stop in Ukraine

    Following an escalation of attacks, Transparency International and its chapter in Ukraine are calling on the authorities to protect civil society from the abuse, including physical beatings, that activists are facing. During the past few months, two anti-corruption activists from the city of Kharkiv that work on investigations with Transparency...

    How the British Government’s Attempts to Fight Corruption and Money Laundering are Already Failing
    Nov14

    How the British Government’s Attempts to Fight Corruption and Money Laundering are Already Failing

    On 19 August 2017, Bellingcat published an article regarding the new Persons of Significant Control (“PSC”) requirements introduced by the government, intended to deter the owners of Scottish Limited Partnerships (“SLPs”) from using the vehicle’s unique opaque structure as a means to conduct criminal activity. Subsequently, as reported by...

    Russia and the West’s South Caucasus Dilemma
    Nov14

    Russia and the West’s South Caucasus Dilemma

    Russia and the West have a choice in the South Caucasus. They can either treat the situation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia as being isolated from other conflicts-such as those in the Donbas and Transdniestria-or they can use it as an additional argument in their overall confrontation. | Русский …read more Source: Carnegie Moscow...

    Sentsov thrown into punishment cell & sent to the Far North because of protests demanding his release
    Nov14

    Sentsov thrown into punishment cell & sent to the Far North because of protests demanding his release

    Ukrainian filmmaker and Kremlin hostage Oleg Sentsov has spent several terms in a punishment cell over recent months, including a two-week punishment as soon as he arrived at the harsh ‘White Bear’ prison colony north of the Arctic Circle. Both the penalties and the transfer to this most isolated of all prisons are linked with the mounting...

    Russia-protected torturer-killers of 16-year-old pro-Ukrainian schoolboy sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment
    Nov14

    Russia-protected torturer-killers of 16-year-old pro-Ukrainian schoolboy sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment

    Three men have been sentenced to life imprisonment for the savage torture and killing in 2014 of 16-year-old Stepan Chubenko. Without a regime change in Russia, there is little chance that the three former Donbas fighters – Vadim Pogodin, leader of the so-called ‘Kerch battalion’, and two subordinates – Mikhail Sukhomlinov and Yury...

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