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    Watch List: Nov. 8, 2017
    Nov08

    Watch List: Nov. 8, 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...

    Disinformation, ‘fake news’ and the EU’s response
    Nov08

    Disinformation, ‘fake news’ and the EU’s response

    Written by Naja Bentzen, © ommbeu / Fotolia The impact of the online spread of mis- and disinformation – including false news posing as factual stories – became increasingly visible in the context of the crisis in Ukraine, and gained notoriety as a global phenomenon during the 2016 presidential election campaign in the United States. Ahead of the...

    Fresh sanctions against the Russian defense industry
    Nov08

    Fresh sanctions against the Russian defense industry

    Security Since late January 2018, major transactions (as assessed by the US State Dept.) have been banned with respect to 33 Russian defense industry companies which appear on a list published by the United States Department of State in late October 2017. The list was issued under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act...

    Fresh sanctions against the Russian defense industry
    Nov08

    Fresh sanctions against the Russian defense industry

    Security Since late January 2018, major transactions (as assessed by the US State Dept.) have been banned with respect to 33 Russian defense industry companies which appear on a list published by the United States Department of State in late October 2017. The list was issued under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act...

    Moldovans Look to the West in New Migration Trend
    Nov08

    Moldovans Look to the West in New Migration Trend

    Euros and dollars are beating out rubles in new remittance data, indicating a significant pattern shift. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Poland Threatens to Ban Ukrainians with “Anti-Polish Views”
    Nov08

    Poland Threatens to Ban Ukrainians with “Anti-Polish Views”

    Old wounds are reopened as Warsaw and Kyiv revive nagging grievances. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia uses isolation, threats & closed trial to hide the one ’state secret’ of its Crimea sabotage plot
    Nov08

    Russia uses isolation, threats & closed trial to hide the one ’state secret’ of its Crimea sabotage plot

    The trial of at least one of the Sevastopol Ukrainians whom Russia has accused of a ‘sabotage plot’ could be held behind closed doors. The excuse given is that the case allegedly involves material containing state secrets. Scepticism is inevitable given the heavy pressure placed on the men to reject independent lawyers and admit...

    Russian Media, Kremlin Keep Mum on Revolution Centennial
    Nov08

    Russian Media, Kremlin Keep Mum on Revolution Centennial

    In rare comment on Soviet terror, Putin says it served no higher national purpose. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Deutsche Welle ‘satire’ seems to dispute Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine
    Nov08

    Deutsche Welle ‘satire’ seems to dispute Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine

    Germany’s public broadcaster Deutsche Welle’s first satirical clip in a new series has aroused anger among many Ukrainians. The humour for a country which has seen such huge human loss since early 2014 seems at very least questionable, and many feel the first ‘Zapovednik’ clip places in question Russia’s military...

    Members of Congress Announce Victims of Communism Caucus
    Nov07

    Members of Congress Announce Victims of Communism Caucus

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 7, 2017 **MEDIA ADVISORY** MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ANNOUNCE VICTIMS OF COMMUNISM CAUCUS Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Dennis Ross (R-FL), and Chris Smith (R-NJ) have announced the formation of the Victims of Communism Caucus for the 115th Congress (2017-2019). The Victims of Communism Caucus...

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