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    Lustration is More Critical than “De-communization” in Ukraine
    Sep14

    Lustration is More Critical than “De-communization” in Ukraine

    Klaudia Schultz Last April, the Ukrainian parliament approved four bills intended to “de-communize” Ukraine. Among other things, the new laws outlaw communist and Soviet symbols. These new laws are the result of the Maidan revolution as well as of Ukrainian history and are clear reflection that Ukrainians want a new future — one without the […]...

    Russian Elections Marred by Fraud and Violations, Observers Say
    Sep14

    Russian Elections Marred by Fraud and Violations, Observers Say

    Most reports from the only province in which Boris Nemtsov-founded opposition party Parnas could run. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russian elections marred by widespread fraud and violations, observers say
    Sep14

    Russian elections marred by widespread fraud and violations, observers say

    Most suspected violations seen in the only province in which Boris Nemtsov-founded opposition party Parnas could run. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Germany temporarily re-imposes border checks with Austria amid criticism of Merkel’s handing of the refugee crisis
    Sep14

    Germany temporarily re-imposes border checks with Austria amid criticism of Merkel’s handing of the refugee crisis

    Germany temporarily re-imposes border checks with Austria amid criticism of Merkel’s handing of the refugee crisisGermany yesterday unexpectedly reintroduced temporary controls on its border with Austria, and suspended all train travel between the countries for 12 hours, citing the consistently high inflow of refugees into the country. The...

    Local elections in Donbas risk scuttling the Minsk agreement
    Sep14

    Local elections in Donbas risk scuttling the Minsk agreement

    Will free and fair elections take place in eastern Ukraine, with Russian proxies threatening to host rival polls? …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

    The Refugee Crisis: Perspectives from Across Europe and the Atlantic
    Sep11

    The Refugee Crisis: Perspectives from Across Europe and the Atlantic

    The European refugee crisis, as it is being called, is dominating headlines on both sides of the Atlantic. People across Europe and the United States have looked, both horrified and heartened, at the same images of drowned toddlers and swarms of volunteers welcoming refugees in many European towns. The crisis is neither new, nor acutely European,...

    Belarusian Stability in Peril
    Sep11

    Belarusian Stability in Peril

    The government in Minsk has long claimed that Belarus’s socioeconomic stability is its major achievement. Indeed, from 1996 to 2014, it experienced positive GDP growth every year, and its living standards were on the rise. However, the conflict in Ukraine ultimately converted this idea of “stability” from a propaganda cliché into a palpable...

    Back to the drawing board
    Sep11

    Back to the drawing board

    Read the PDF. Over the past five years, the U.S. Congress has been continuously browbeaten by the U.S. administration, as well as by a chorus of international leaders, for its failure to approve the G-20 International Monetary Fund reform agreement. Over the same period, however, there have been a number of major developments affecting the IMF...

    Memo to GOP Presidential Candidates: Bust Three Myths About Ukraine
    Sep11

    Memo to GOP Presidential Candidates: Bust Three Myths About Ukraine

    Forces hostile to US interests are filling vacuums around the world. It’s Islamic State and Iran in the Middle East. It’s a rising China in East Asia. It’s a bullying, belligerent Russia in Eastern Europe. How to reverse the fraying world order? On September 16, Republican presidential candidates will meet for a second debate,...

    Leadership labels: No, Harper is not a neo-con
    Sep11

    Leadership labels: No, Harper is not a neo-con

    A recent piece by Matthew Bondy in Foreign Policy argues that Stephen Harper is “the Last Neocon” and “Bush-era Hawk.” Bondy largely supports this view by pointing to Harper’s support for the 2003 Iraq War, Afghanistan and his support for “advancing freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.” Let’s get this straight —...

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