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    Ten Reasons Why Putin Wins Big In Syria While The U.S. Gets Nothing
    Mar17

    Ten Reasons Why Putin Wins Big In Syria While The U.S. Gets Nothing

    Image credit: Sean Gallup, Getty Images NewsAnalysis and Commentaryvia ForbesVladimir Putin’s announcement that he is pulling the main part of his armed forces out of Syria caught the world flat-footed. Putin’s word is not to be highly valued given his claims of no troops in Ukraine. …read more Source: Hoover...

    Why the Kremlin Fears Savchenko
    Mar17

    Why the Kremlin Fears Savchenko

    When Timothy Snyder, professor of central European history at Yale and vocal supporter of the Euromaidan movement, was asked why he has chosen to become such a strong defender of Ukraine, his response was “I don’t like when there is too much lying.” That is an excellent reason. Judging by Nadiya Savchenko’s gesture to the Russian...

    Ukraine Vows Swift End to Political Crisis, Wins EU Offer of Visa-Free Travel
    Mar17

    Ukraine Vows Swift End to Political Crisis, Wins EU Offer of Visa-Free Travel

    March 17, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    The ‘Least Happy’ People in Europe
    Mar17

    The ‘Least Happy’ People in Europe

    It’s not who you might think, says report released ahead of UN World Happiness Day. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Outrage Over Attack On Russian Rights Activist In Grozny
    Mar17

    Outrage Over Attack On Russian Rights Activist In Grozny

    Masked men hurled abuse and projectiles at prominent human rights activist Igor Kalyapin during his trip to Chechnya. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Putin’s Blitzkrieg completed – the Syrian crisis continues.
    Mar17

    Putin’s Blitzkrieg completed – the Syrian crisis continues.

    RUSSIAN ANALYSIS OF WESTERN PRESS March 17, 2016…”Allowing the export of the North-Caucasian jihad in Syria, Russia has given to this internal conflict world problem format, – So now Russia has acquired new enemies.” And they “will make every effort to Russia has been quite high on the list of their priorities.” Syrian Kurds are developing...

    A look inside the Czech Republic’s booming fertility holiday industry
    Mar17

    A look inside the Czech Republic’s booming fertility holiday industry

    Nick Lehr/The Conversation, CC BYIn 2008, a friend sent me a link to a Czech company called IVF Holiday. Clicking the link, I saw images of quaint European towns. These were accompanied by pictures of smiling white babies – and promises of affordable and safe rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF). I soon realized I’d stumbled into a new...

    Who do they think ‘we’ are? Why the BBC should keep its distance
    Mar17

    Who do they think ‘we’ are? Why the BBC should keep its distance

    During the Falklands War of 1982, Margaret Thatcher was, apparently, furious at the BBC’s even-handed reporting of the conflict. She lamented what she referred to as the “chilling use of the third person” on hearing the BBC refer to military personnel as “they” rather than “we”. The BBC, however, was clear about the value of its...

    Queer wars: the Best Place to Start Promoting Gay Rights is at Home
    Mar17

    Queer wars: the Best Place to Start Promoting Gay Rights is at Home

    When Austrian singer Conchita Wurst headlined the Mardi Gras afterparty on Saturday night it seemed as though all of Sydney was celebrating. Yet Wurst’s message of “respect and tolerance” continues to be controversial. Wurst won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Her victory became a...

    Israel Unbound
    Mar17

    Israel Unbound

    Israel’s persistent occupation of Palestinian lands is irreparably damaging its international standing—or so the conventional wisdom goes. In fact, Israel currently enjoys a degree of global influence unprecedented in its history, as a slew of new international challenges give its foreign policy, long held hostage by the single issue of...

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