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    Donbas militants ‘sentence’ 63-year-old Ukrainian religious scholar on insane charges
    May04

    Donbas militants ‘sentence’ 63-year-old Ukrainian religious scholar on insane charges

    After holding well-known academic Ihor Kozlovskyy prisoner for well over a year, the Kremlin-backed militants of the so-called Donetsk people’s republic [DPR] have now ‘sentenced’ him to nearly 3 years’ imprisonment. The 63-year-old religious scholar was ‘convicted’ by a DPR military court of possession of two grenades...

    ‘Witnesses’ in hiding from Russia’s Soviet trial of Ukrainian journalist in Crimea
    May04

    ‘Witnesses’ in hiding from Russia’s Soviet trial of Ukrainian journalist in Crimea

    It was unfortunately only the latest hearing that got cancelled on World Press Freedom Day, not the insane criminal charges that Russia has brought against Crimean journalist Mykola Semena for exercising freedom of speech …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    The Holy Alliance: How American Evangelicals Helped Shape Russia’s Anti-LGBT Laws
    May04

    The Holy Alliance: How American Evangelicals Helped Shape Russia’s Anti-LGBT Laws

    How Russia became the religious right’s next frontier. May 3, 2017 By Kasey Stricklin Photo: Kremlin Russia has never been a paragon of LGBT rights, to put it mildly. The history of the Russian LGBT community includes imprisonment in penal colonies and gulags, physical violence and harassment, bans on public gay pride events, and a...

    What is the Liberal International Order?
    May03

    What is the Liberal International Order?

    Photo credit: Drop of Light / Shutterstock.com In the last five years or so, U.S. and European foreign policy think tanks have become increasingly preoccupied with threats to the set of norms, rules, and institutions known as the liberal international order, especially from “revisionist” rising powers and above all authoritarian powers like China...

    Three Questions with Bruce Jones
    May03

    Three Questions with Bruce Jones

    The Marshall Plan was conceived and implemented 70 years ago. Since then, many aid and development initiatives and institutions of greater scale have been created. Why does the Marshall Plan still matter after 70 years? First of all, I challenge the premise of greater scale. If you look at the percentage of the federal budget that the United...

    An American’s Death in Ukraine Is a Wake-Up Call for Russia and the West
    May03

    An American’s Death in Ukraine Is a Wake-Up Call for Russia and the West

    Unless the United States and its allies increase diplomatic pressure on Moscow, the violence in Ukraine will continue to kill innocent people. …read more Source: Open Society...

    Lessons Learned so far from the ‘Global Laundromat’ Scheme
    May03

    Lessons Learned so far from the ‘Global Laundromat’ Scheme

    The UK Economic Secretary to the Treasury and banks have been criticised by MPs over Britain’s alleged role in a transnational money laundering scheme. However, closer examination shows that combating money laundering may not be as simple as MPs and other critics think. Download the article (PDF)Economic Secretary to the Treasury Simon...

    Navalny Accuses Russian Government of Green Dye Attack
    May03

    Navalny Accuses Russian Government of Green Dye Attack

    Protesters throughout the country took to the streets this weekend, with letters asking Putin not to run for a fourth term. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Fake Newness of Fake News
    May03

    The Fake Newness of Fake News

    World faked out by phenomenon known oh so well in Eastern Europe! …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    EU support for media freedom – looking East: Turkey, Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership, Russia
    May03

    EU support for media freedom – looking East: Turkey, Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership, Russia

    Written by Naja Bentzen, Velina Lilyanova, Philippe Perchoc, Martin Russell, with Clare Ferguson Each year, on 3 May, UNESCO reminds the world of the importance of press freedom to creating peaceful societies which value justice and human rights. This year’s World Press Freedom Day takes the theme of ‘Critical Minds for Critical...

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