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    Russia’s youngest Ukrainian prisoner sentenced to 8 years, a political prisoner to 10 years for writing to him
    Aug15

    Russia’s youngest Ukrainian prisoner sentenced to 8 years, a political prisoner to 10 years for writing to him

    While 19-year-old Artur Panov does not deny at least some of the charges, he was just 16 when arrested and there are grounds for doubting the seriousness of the grandiose plans he appears to have discussed. 35-year-old Maxim Smyshlyaev, who received a 10-year sentence, has long been recognized as a political prisoner by the renowned Memorial...

    North Korea ICBM success
    Aug14

    North Korea ICBM success

    How has North Korea managed to make such astounding progress with its long-range missile programme over the last two years? Here, Michael Elleman shares the first solid evidence that North Korea has acquired a high-performance liquid-propellant engine from illicit networks in Russia and Ukraine. …read more Source: International Institute...

    Embattled Theater Director Trapped In Russia
    Aug14

    Embattled Theater Director Trapped In Russia

    Kirill Serebrennikov has seen his funding cut and a controversial ballet axed, and could soon be charged with swindling the state out of millions. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Steamy Biopic of Russian Saint-Emperor Gets Go-Ahead
    Aug14

    Steamy Biopic of Russian Saint-Emperor Gets Go-Ahead

    A film about the love affair between the canonized last czar and a ballerina is finally bound for cinemas after months of debate. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Washington Should Step Back in Korea: Is Donald Trump or Kim Jong-Un More Dangerous?
    Aug14

    Washington Should Step Back in Korea: Is Donald Trump or Kim Jong-Un More Dangerous?

    Doug Bandow President Donald Trump has put all of Asia and much of the world on edge. All week he’s gone mano-a-mano with Kim Jong-un, blustering like the frightened head of an international micro-state instead of the representative of the world’s most important and powerful nation. Who imagined that people around the globe would be...

    Environmental Sustainability And Social Justice Requires Democratic Food Systems
    Aug14

    Environmental Sustainability And Social Justice Requires Democratic Food Systems

    There is a strong sense of déjà vu in the late Northern summer of 2012. The worst droughts in living memory have devastated corn and soybean crops in the United States and Canada; and extreme heat is damaging wheat yields in the breadbaskets of Russia and Ukraine. With increasing volumes of grain diverted to meet …read more Source: Centre...

    Rogozin non grata
    Aug14

    Rogozin non grata

    Russia / Europe We are witnessing yet another flare-up in relations between Russia and Moldova: Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin (who is in charge of cooperation with Moldova in fact) has been declared persona non grata by Chisinau. The question is not even why that has happened but whether this strife may lead to other, more serious...

    North Korean Missile Success Made Possible by Ukrainian Connection, Say Experts
    Aug14

    North Korean Missile Success Made Possible by Ukrainian Connection, Say Experts

    The New York Times. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    When Neutrality Isn’t an Option
    Aug14

    When Neutrality Isn’t an Option

    Originally produced on Aug. 7, 2017 for Mauldin Economics, LLC By George Friedman The new US sanctions against Russia overwhelmingly passed Congress. But in parts of Europe, they are far less popular. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel last week called them “more than problematic.” In diplomatese, that means the Germans oppose them. The...

    August 14th, 2017
    Aug14

    August 14th, 2017

    CHINA China’s Wechat, Weibo And Baidu Under InvestigationBBCChina says it is investigating its largest social media platforms—Weibo, WeChat and Baidu Tieba—for alleged violations of cyber security laws. The Cyberspace Administration said people had been using the three platforms to spread terror-related material, rumors and obscenities. The...

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