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    Kadyrov Ally Embroiled in Bank Scandal
    Jul28

    Kadyrov Ally Embroiled in Bank Scandal

    Speaker of parliament allegedly threatened Sberbank’s Chechen head, who is under suspicion of running a gigantic fraud scheme. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Axis of the Sanctioned
    Jul28

    The Axis of the Sanctioned

    By Jacob L. Shapiro Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity was doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. In January 2002, U.S. President George W. Bush famously declared Iraq, Iran and North Korea the axis of evil in his State of the Union speech. This week, with the passage of a bill to impose expanded sanctions...

    25% of the new Supreme Court judges received negative assessments
    Jul28

    25% of the new Supreme Court judges received negative assessments

    The results of Ukraine’s first competition for Supreme Court judges are in. While some appointments are certainly welcome, like that of human rights lawyer Arkadiy Bushchenko, others, like the judge who sentenced Volodymyr Panasenko to life imprisonment for a crime nobody believed he had committed, are immensely frustrating. …read...

    Russia repeats ‘trial’ of Crimean Tatar political prisoner until judges give the right sentence
    Jul28

    Russia repeats ‘trial’ of Crimean Tatar political prisoner until judges give the right sentence

    After three attempts. Russia’s FSB has obtained almost the 17-year sentence it demanded against Ruslan Zeytullaev, a 32-year-old father of three and recognized political prisoner. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Watch List: July 27, 2017
    Jul27

    Watch List: July 27, 2017

    The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance. Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our...

    Home Alone – Trump Is the Kevin McCallister of American Politics
    Jul27

    Home Alone – Trump Is the Kevin McCallister of American Politics

    It’s as if on election night the shocked and exasperated rulers of the Imperial City ordered Donald Trump to sleep in the White House attic. Unlike Kevin McCallister’s family in the movie, however, the establishment never stopped obsessing about his bratty insolence and never intended for him to rejoin the family the next morning – or...

    Russia Urges Ukrainians to Visit Their Lost Territory
    Jul27

    Russia Urges Ukrainians to Visit Their Lost Territory

    Is Ukraine actively trying to sabotage Crimea’s tourism business? …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Memo to Brussels: Chill Out About Russia Sanctions
    Jul27

    Memo to Brussels: Chill Out About Russia Sanctions

    Transatlantic TakeWASHINGTON – The European Union and several European capitals have been in a tizzy about likely new U.S. sanctions on Russia. Following approval by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 25, by a near unanimous 419-3 vote, of new U.S. sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea, the EU warned it was ready to retaliate...

    Memo to Brussel: Chill Out About Russia Sanctions
    Jul27

    Memo to Brussel: Chill Out About Russia Sanctions

    Transatlantic TakeWASHINGTON – The European Union and several European capitals have been in a tizzy about likely new U.S. sanctions on Russia. Following approval by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 25, by a near unanimous 419-3 vote, of new U.S. sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea, the EU warned it was ready to retaliate...

    Memo to Washington: Overzealous Support for European Energy Independence May Tank the Transatlantic Relationship
    Jul27

    Memo to Washington: Overzealous Support for European Energy Independence May Tank the Transatlantic Relationship

    Transatlantic TakeBrussels — The U.S. House of Representatives voted this week to pass a new bill on sanctions against Russia that should have left Europeans cheering. But rather than celebrate Congress’s new bill, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is discussing possible retaliation and lamenting that “America first cannot...

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