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    A hole in the budget  increasing at a rate of half a trillion rubles a month.
    May22

    A hole in the budget increasing at a rate of half a trillion rubles a month.

    19.05.2016 “… Which is better: an endless horror or horror without end?” – /Russian folk joke/. The federal budget deficit by the end of April amounted to 8.6% of GDP, according to Russia’s Finance Ministry on Thursday. With revenues of 996.6 billion rubles, the government spent 1.591 trillion rubles. In other words, every third ruble of...

    Beware What You Wish For: Russia is Ready for War
    May22

    Beware What You Wish For: Russia is Ready for War

    So foreign ministers from the 28 NATO member-nations met in Brussels for a two-day summit, while mighty military power Montenegro was inducted as a new member. Global Robocop NATO predictably discussed Afghanistan (a war NATO ignominiously lost); Iraq (a war the Pentagon ignominiously lost); Libya (a nation NATO turned into a failed state...

    Ukraine vs Russia and the Kleptocrats
    May22

    Ukraine vs Russia and the Kleptocrats

    This paper lays out the legal means Ukraine might use to recover assets stolen by the regime of former President Viktor Yanukovych, and to recoup its losses from Russia’s 2014 invasion and occupation of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. (In the case of Yanukovych’s thievery, for example, the state could resort to plea agreements in order to...

    America – the Most Frightened Nation on Earth
    May21

    America – the Most Frightened Nation on Earth

    America is exceptional alright. It is the most frightened nation on Earth, subjected to hysterical propaganda over decades warning about foreign enemies and ideologies. No wonder its supposed democratic freedom is in so appallingly bad shape, when the preponderant population is imprisoned by their rulers in a virtual cage of fear. Paradoxically,...

    Pentagon: US in Europe “employ muscles”, which did not use from the Cold War.
    May21

    Pentagon: US in Europe “employ muscles”, which did not use from the Cold War.

    … Military leaders have announced significant progress in the implementation of the package freight cooperation Georgia with NATO (NATO-Georgia Package) and holding the country needed reforms in the defense sphere. Deputy head of the Pentagon Bob Wark speaking on Thursday, May 19, in the Norwegian-American Defense Conference called Russia...

    Anti-Corruption Measures in Ukraine after the Revolution of Dignity: Key Legislative Aspects
    May21

    Anti-Corruption Measures in Ukraine after the Revolution of Dignity: Key Legislative Aspects

    This publication takes stock of the recent legislative-legal reforms pursued by Ukraine in order to blunt internal corruption. More specifically, the authors discuss 1) the maneuvering that has led to the reforms, and 2) the anti-corruption mechanisms that have actually been put in place, including the new national police. …read more...

    Nuclear Weapons on Trial: The Marshall Islands Versus the United Kingdom
    May21

    Nuclear Weapons on Trial: The Marshall Islands Versus the United Kingdom

    The tiny Marshall Islands goes to the International Court of Justice to compel nuclear weapon states to commit to disarmament. In April 2014 the Marshall Islands entered the spotlight on the international political stage when it submitted parallel legal cases against the world’s nuclear weapon states to the International Court of Justice...

    In New Video, Georgian-Born Muslim al-Shishani Discusses Russian Presence in Syria
    May21

    In New Video, Georgian-Born Muslim al-Shishani Discusses Russian Presence in Syria

    Muslim al-Shishani is the nom de guerre of Murad Margoshvili, commander of the Junud al-Sham (“Soldiers of Syria”) insurgent group operating in Syria. Margoshivili is a Georgian national, but he is also an ethnic Kist, a member of the Chechen sub-ethnic group that lives in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge. Margoshvili went to Syria to help the...

    Georgia’s Main Opposition Party Suffers Declining Support, Internal Fracturing
    May21

    Georgia’s Main Opposition Party Suffers Declining Support, Internal Fracturing

    Giorgi Vashadze, a high-ranking member of Georgia’s formerly ruling United National Movement (UNM) and a member of the Georgian parliament, left his political party on May 5. Immediately, he unleashed harsh criticism for the organization to which he had pledged his allegiance for more than a decade. As Vashadze stated, UNM has adopted a...

    Normandy Meeting Aborts Ukraine’s Proposal on OSCE Police Mission
    May21

    Normandy Meeting Aborts Ukraine’s Proposal on OSCE Police Mission

    Russia, Germany, France, and Ukraine held an expanded meeting of their foreign affairs ministers and senior staffs on May 11 in Berlin (the “Normandy” format). Two overlapping issues topped the meeting’s agenda: possible “elections” in the Russian-controlled Donetsk-Luhansk territory, and policing those proposed elections to make them look...

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