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    Dissident MPs lose mandate in new move towards ‘party dictatorship’
    Mar31

    Dissident MPs lose mandate in new move towards ‘party dictatorship’

    Ukraine’s Central Election Commission has complied with a highly contentious move by the bloc of Petro Poroshenko [BPP] and has stripped two Ukrainian MPs of their mandate. The move is especially chilling as one of the MPs Yehor Firsov had left the faction in protest at what he called corruption among the leadership …read more Source:...

    Darya Polyudova gets 2 years for criticising Putin and war in Ukraine
    Mar31

    Darya Polyudova gets 2 years for criticising Putin and war in Ukraine

    While Ramzan Kadyrov’s open threats against peaceful opponents of the Kremlin get him Putin’s approval and continued leadership of Chechnya, Darya Polyudova is to serve 2 years for criticism of Russia’s war against Ukraine and an attempt to hold a peaceful ‘federalization march’ …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

    Putin Cautions Kadyrov, But Gives Green Light For His Reelection
    Mar31

    Putin Cautions Kadyrov, But Gives Green Light For His Reelection

    Meeting on March 25 in the Kremlin with Ramzan Kadyrov, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he had signed a decree appointing the current Chechen leader as acting republic head when his second term expires on April 5. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Freedom Day and Belarus’s Ongoing Quest for Identity
    Mar31

    Freedom Day and Belarus’s Ongoing Quest for Identity

    On March 25, opposition-minded Belarusians celebrated Freedom Day (Dzen Voli). On that day, in 1918, the Belarusian People’s Republic (BPR) was proclaimed in Minsk, under German military occupation. The quasi-state lasted barely eight months, when, on December 10, 1918, the Red Army recaptured Minsk. The Belarusian opposition has always...

    New Momentum in the Russia-China Partnership
    Mar31

    New Momentum in the Russia-China Partnership

    Many observers of the Russo-Chinese relationship continue to believe that it is merely a marriage or axis of convenience, which will only last as long as it does not damage its two players’ other rational interests. This attitude clearly embodies the distinctive belief, particularly prevalent in the United States, that all...

    Revealing Europe’s Best-Kept Secret
    Mar30

    Revealing Europe’s Best-Kept Secret

    Early April will see the closure of Ukraine Today, which had been the only full-time English language TV news service offering Ukrainian perspectives to international audiences. The channel will reportedly continue online, but the end of its broadcasting is a sobering development hinting at the difficulties of finding sufficient funding for major...

    Poland on the Brink
    Mar30

    Poland on the Brink

    The upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw is an ideal entry point for the United States to actively engage Poland on PiS’s undemocratic reforms. March 30, 2016 By Nina Jankowicz In the pre-dawn hours of December 18, a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-affiliated Counter Intelligence Center of Excellence in Warsaw was under attack. Despite...

    The Unpredictable Trump Doctrine
    Mar30

    The Unpredictable Trump Doctrine

    Emma Ashford Donald Trump has finally given us greater insight into his approach to foreign policy. Last week, he not only conducted interviews with the Washington Post and New York Times, but revealed his long-promised list of foreign policy advisers, and addressed the annual AIPAC conference. His remarks led some to note that a restrained or...

    Russia’s Airstrikes in Syria Generates Lucrative Arms Sale Spin-Off
    Mar30

    Russia’s Airstrikes in Syria Generates Lucrative Arms Sale Spin-Off

    After withdrawing most of its forces out of Syria, Russia has made the most out of a chance to earn billions of dollars from weapons contracts, media reports say. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Stars Descend on Moscow to Play Wedding of Russian Billionaire’s Son
    Mar30

    Stars Descend on Moscow to Play Wedding of Russian Billionaire’s Son

    No expense was spared on the wedding of Said Gutseriev to 20-year-old student Khadija Uzhakhova on 26 March. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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