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    Crimea’s Supreme Court Bans Crimean Tatar Mejlis Based on Fictitious Claims
    May04

    Crimea’s Supreme Court Bans Crimean Tatar Mejlis Based on Fictitious Claims

    On April 26, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Crimea officially banned the Mejlis, the quasi-governing assembly of the of the Crimean Tatar people (Qha.com.ua, April 26). After this verdict, all Mejlis activities were suspended across the entire territory of the Russian Federation, including in occupied Crimea, which Russia illegally annexed...

    Moscow’s Appointment in Doha Goes Awry
    May04

    Moscow’s Appointment in Doha Goes Awry

    Russian talks with Gulf states, in Doha, Qatar, aimed at freezing oil production and thereby raising prices, broke down on April 17 (RT, April 17). This failure to reach an agreement represents a major setback for Russia’s economy as well as its domestic and foreign policies. Not surprisingly, upon news of the collapse of the meeting,...

    In Italy, Stealing Food Out of Hunger Is No Longer a Crime
    May04

    In Italy, Stealing Food Out of Hunger Is No Longer a Crime

    Five year ago, Roman Ostriakov, a homeless Ukrainian living in Italy, attempted to steal cheese and sausages worth $4.50 (€4.07). Before he could leave the supermarket, though, Ostriakov was caught and convicted of theft. He was ordered to pay a fine of $115 (€100) and spend six months in jail. on In Italy, Stealing Food Out of Hunger Is No...

    Clinton and Trump: different visions of America abroad
    May04

    Clinton and Trump: different visions of America abroad

    Despite the media’s best efforts to keep us guessing, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are now the overwhelming favorites to represent the Democratic and Republican parties in the presidential election in the fall. And as Donald Trump’s speech last week made clear, they represent two very different potential trajectories for...

    What Lies Ahead for Ukraine?
    May04

    What Lies Ahead for Ukraine?

    The conflict in Ukraine’s east could remain unresolved indefinitely unless all sides pursue a different course toward a compromise, says expert Nikolas Gvosdev. …read more Source: Council on Foreign...

    Establishment Republicans for Hillary Clinton?
    May04

    Establishment Republicans for Hillary Clinton?

    Transatlantic TakeWASHINGTON—The U.S. presidential primary campaign has been animated by a grassroots revolt against the Democratic and Republican Party “establishments,” including their approach to world affairs. After yesterday’s Indiana victory, it looks almost certain that the anti-establishment Donald Trump will be the Republican...

    RUSSIAN THREAT. In response to Russian aggression NATO is conducting exercises in the non-stop. 
    May04

    RUSSIAN THREAT. In response to Russian aggression NATO is conducting exercises in the non-stop. 

    RUSSIAN THREAT. In response to Russian aggression NATO is conducting exercises in the non-stop May 4th Observers have noted that after the Russian invasion and capture of the Crimea to the east of Ukraine and in particular after the open threats of nuclear bombings of Europe, NATO and the United States to fundamentally review their military plans...

    The Long Arm of Russian “Soft” Power
    May04

    The Long Arm of Russian “Soft” Power

    Anxious about losing ground to Western influence in the post-Soviet space and the ousting of pro-Russia elites by popular electoral uprisings in the early 2000s, the Kremlin has developed a range of proxy groups in support of its foreign policy. This network of pro-Kremlin groups promotes the Russian World (Russkiy Mir), a flexible tool that...

    RBC Owner Prokhorov Takes Stock After Police Raids
    May04

    RBC Owner Prokhorov Takes Stock After Police Raids

    Naming Russians cited in Panama Papers may have been the last straw for the independent media group. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    What Is the US Military Doing in the Baltics?
    May04

    What Is the US Military Doing in the Baltics?

    Get ready for the new cold war, which will no doubt turn hot if Hillary Clinton gets into the White House: NATO has just announced it is “considering” the addition of 4,000 more troops to be stationed in Poland and the Baltic states, i.e. right on Russia’s western border. The Washington Post helpfully informs us that this is being done “to...

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