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    Ukrainian gets two-year suspended sentence for social media repost of Dugin text in 2014
    Oct17

    Ukrainian gets two-year suspended sentence for social media repost of Dugin text in 2014

    A 35-year-old Ukrainian from Kyiv has received a two-year suspended sentence for the reposting on social media back in April 2014 of an article by Russian fascist ideologue Alexander Dugin. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Insinuation and Influence: How the Kremlin Targets Americans Online
    Oct17

    Insinuation and Influence: How the Kremlin Targets Americans Online

    The objective of Kremlin influence operations, part of a larger set of tactics and strategies known as active measures, is to make the target population more amenable to Kremlin wants and desires. They achieve this either by gaining a sympathetic hearing of their views, or failing that, by keeping us busy fighting among ourselves. The Kremlin...

    Kleptocracy Daily: October 16, 2017
    Oct17

    Kleptocracy Daily: October 16, 2017

    ​ Africa: The Paris trial of Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue is the first time that a kleptocrat has faced a jail sentence, writes Casey Michel. (American Interest) An investigative report shows how the leaders of seven countries plunder their economies and store wealth in offshore jurisdictions. (ZAM) A sports official...

    A Corruption Sting Gone Public Sparks Outrage, Debate in Kiev
    Oct17

    A Corruption Sting Gone Public Sparks Outrage, Debate in Kiev

    An independent court in Ukraine would break down the culture of corruption that has limited citizens’ opportunity, choked national development, and rewarded the country’s elites and thugs alike. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Social Media and Terrorist Financing: Time for a Focused Response
    Oct16

    Social Media and Terrorist Financing: Time for a Focused Response

    Social media has attracted scrutiny as a tool for promoting extremism. Its power to support terrorist financing requires equal attention.Download the article (PDF)In recent months, social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have found themselves in the spotlight as global leaders and policymakers have pressured them to do more...

    A Most Dangerous Option for Germany
    Oct16

    A Most Dangerous Option for Germany

    By George Friedman Last week, a delegation of executives from major German corporations met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Such delegations are unremarkable. Sometimes they travel together to meet with foreign leaders. It is sometimes routine, sometimes a courtesy. But occasionally, it has significance. In the case of Russia-Germany...

    The Militia Option in Syria
    Oct16

    The Militia Option in Syria

    Free Syrian Army rebels take up positions against Assad militias on the outskirts of Maraat al-Numan, Idlib, Syria, image via Syria Freedom House Flickr CCBESA Center Perspectives No. 616, October 16, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The war in Syria has focused attention on the role of militia forces. Although we may see the phenomenon as entirely...

    Ukraine remembers Petro Grigorenko as his words in defence of Crimean Tatars could get you arrested in Russian-occupied Crimea
    Oct16

    Ukraine remembers Petro Grigorenko as his words in defence of Crimean Tatars could get you arrested in Russian-occupied Crimea

    It is 110 years since the birth of Petro Grigorenko, Soviet General, founding member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group, victim of punitive psychiatry and defender of the Crimean Tatar people. The anniversary is of acute poignancy at a time when Crimean Tatars are once again facing discrimination and persecution in their homeland under Russian...

    Journalist facing persecution in Azerbaijan detained in Ukraine
    Oct16

    Journalist facing persecution in Azerbaijan detained in Ukraine

    Fikret Guseinov, a journalist working from Dutch exile for the opposition TV Turan channel, was detained on October 14 at Kyiv’s Boryspil Airport. Since one of the charges against him is of ‘illegally crossing the border’ when he left Azerbaijan in 2008, the question yet again arises of what checking procedure Interpol uses before...

    Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov sent to brutal prison north of the Arctic Circle
    Oct16

    Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov sent to brutal prison north of the Arctic Circle

    It seems very likely that the Kremlin’s most famous Ukrainian political prisoner, Oleg Sentsov, has been taken to the ‘White Bear’ Prison Colony ‘north of the Arctic Circle’. The place could not be more remote and unsuited for a Ukrainian accustomed to the warm climate of Crimea, and the prison has a reputation for brutality...

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