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    Scandal in the Ukrainian Security Service: Last Breath of the Old Political System?
    Jun23

    Scandal in the Ukrainian Security Service: Last Breath of the Old Political System?

    On June 18, 248 Ukrainian lawmakers—out of the 422 present in the Verkhovna Rada (parliament)—approved President Petro Poroshenko’s request to fire Valentyn Nalyvaychenko as head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) amid rising public criticism and top officials’ growing recriminations over the government’s inability to...

    Saakashvili Grapples With Daunting Odds in Ukraine’s Odesa
    Jun23

    Saakashvili Grapples With Daunting Odds in Ukraine’s Odesa

    Three weeks ago, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appointed Georgia’s former president, Mikheil Saakashvili, as governor of Ukraine’s Odesa province, with a dual mission: to jump-start reforms based on his experience in reforming Georgia, and to consolidate Ukrainian control in a territory potentially targeted by Russia....

    What’s Ahead for Russia and the West? Four Scenarios
    Jun22

    What’s Ahead for Russia and the West? Four Scenarios

    Over a year into the ever-worsening Ukraine crisis, there is little doubt that an optimistic era in Russian-Western relations has ended. Several scenarios for the changing relationship between the West and Russia are conceivable and can indicate longer-term trajectories that can endow Western debate and policymaking on Russia with much needed...

    Russia, corruption and the dark side of the Beautiful Game
    Jun22

    Russia, corruption and the dark side of the Beautiful Game

    Watching the talented, spirited athletes at the FIFA Woman’s World Cup is balm for one’s spirit in a troubled time. They are true exemplars of The Beautiful Game. But off the field, behind the glamour and FIFA’s front-office bravado, there is the stench of corruption. Corruption is the way of so much of the world. Grease a palm,...

    The Agreement That Will Save Ukraine
    Jun22

    The Agreement That Will Save Ukraine

    Image credit: rommma, iStockOther Mediaquoting Henry A. Kissingervia National InterestHere’s how the West and Russia might be able to peacefully resolve the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: Hoover...

    It’s Hard to Take Russian Propaganda Seriously. But We Must.
    Jun22

    It’s Hard to Take Russian Propaganda Seriously. But We Must.

    Three Russian television stations interviewed Andrei Petkov from a hospital bed in Nikolayev, Ukraine, in April 2014. Rossia 1 described him, with a bandage on his nose, as an ordinary citizen attacked by neo-Nazis and nationalists; NTV named him a German spy for a secret European organization; and the National Independent News of Crimea...

    Kremlin Aide Warns U.S. Against Arms Deployment, Slovak Schools Slammed Over Roma Policies
    Jun22

    Kremlin Aide Warns U.S. Against Arms Deployment, Slovak Schools Slammed Over Roma Policies

    Plus, Tajikistan moves to silence renegade special forces commander, and the UN blasts Hungary’s anti-immigrant billboards. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    New Greek proposals seen as going in right direction but agreement still far from certain
    Jun22

    New Greek proposals seen as going in right direction but agreement still far from certain

    New Greek proposals seen as going in right direction but agreement still far from certainGreece was reported to have last night sent new proposals to its creditors ahead of today’s meetings of Eurozone finance ministers and Eurozone leaders. EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said the proposals “go in the right...

    Will Seizure of Russian Assets Hasten Dollar Decline?
    Jun22

    Will Seizure of Russian Assets Hasten Dollar Decline?

    While much of the world focused last week on whether or not the Federal Reserve was going to raise interest rates, or whether the Greek debt crisis would bring Europe to a crisis, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague awarded a $50 billion judgment to shareholders of the former oil company Yukos in their case against the Russian...

    Myth and Reality in Russia’s Asian Policy
    Jun19

    Myth and Reality in Russia’s Asian Policy

    According to Russian analysts and leaders like Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Russia has turned to Asia because of Western sanctions and is making steady progress there in achieving its objectives (RT, June 11). However, such talk is entirely unfounded. If anything, Russian relations with Japan have worsened, and there is little sign that Moscow...

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