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    A Smaller, Nimbler Chinese Military:  Xi Jinping Takes Control
    May05

    A Smaller, Nimbler Chinese Military: Xi Jinping Takes Control

    President Xi Jinping is attempting to modernise China’s military through wide-ranging reforms. But the reforms are also intended to once again bring the military under the absolute rule of the Communist Party. Download the article (PDF)A sweeping reform of the Chinese military is turning the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) into a much...

    Nord Stream 2: the Gazprom pipeline accelerating the reconfiguration of European gas flows
    May05

    Nord Stream 2: the Gazprom pipeline accelerating the reconfiguration of European gas flows

    By Nolan Theisen. Photo|tomtunguz.comFollowing the cancellation of South Stream, Nord Stream 2 (NS2) represents Gazprom’s last opportunity to effectively bypass Ukraine entirely for continental European deliveries, a troubling development in Brussels. At the same time, it offers a direct line to western European markets with declining...

    Come dine with me
    May05

    Come dine with me

    Following the last few days, it would seem the Brexit negotiations have begun to turn sour. EU leaders have accused the Prime Minister of “living in a different galaxy” and suggested that her demands are “delusional” – terms hardly conducive to a cooperative and collaborative negotiating atmosphere. High level leaks of Juncker and May’s...

    World Trade Organisation gives Australia’s plain tobacco packs the (draft) thumbs up
    May05

    World Trade Organisation gives Australia’s plain tobacco packs the (draft) thumbs up

    The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has reportedly backed Australia’s laws on plain tobacco packaging implemented from December 2012. The apparent decision marks the end of the last of three cases brought against Australia’s plain packaging; it will almost certainly open the floodgates and see other nations implementing the measure....

    Anton Naumlyuk honoured for vital coverage of Ukrainian political trials in Crimea & Russia
    May05

    Anton Naumlyuk honoured for vital coverage of Ukrainian political trials in Crimea & Russia

    Anton Naumlyuk, a Russian journalist who has fearlessly reported on numerous politically motivated prosecutions of Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians in occupied Crimea and Russia, has become one of the laureates of the 2017 Free Media Awards …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Armed searches & jail for deleted reposts to silence protest in Russian-occupied Crimea
    May05

    Armed searches & jail for deleted reposts to silence protest in Russian-occupied Crimea

    Tofik Abdulgaziev and his family were subjected to an armed search on Thursday, almost certainly as a warning to stop reporting cases of repression. In the meantime, the jailing of civic activist Remzi Bekirov, purportedly for a 7-year-old post on a long-deleted VKontakte page, has been upheld …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    Failure to Register
    May04

    Failure to Register

    KleptoCast 15: Casey Michel talks to Laure Brillaud of Transparency International about a new report on European anti-money laundering efforts. Listen to previous episodes on iTunes. http://kleptocracyinitiative.org/inc/uploads/2017/05/15.-EU-Beneficial-Ownership-Schemes-Laure-Brillaud-5.3.17.mp3By Casey Michel Last year’s Panama...

    Kleptocracy Daily: May 4, 2017
    May04

    Kleptocracy Daily: May 4, 2017

    News A firm co-founded by Donald Trump’s initial campaign manager quietly agreed to lobby for the oil company Citgo as the company, which is owned by the leftist government of Venezuela, was becoming increasingly embroiled in tensions involving the United States, Venezuela and Russia. U.S. government-backed Voice of America has suspended...

    Living Arrangements in the Workers’ Paradise
    May04

    Living Arrangements in the Workers’ Paradise

    In a centrally planned socialist economy like the one that existed in the Soviet Union, the government determined every detail of the national economy. This also meant that it determined the details of its workers’ personal lives, including where they lived, what jobs they took up, and where they could move. The Soviet Union had extensive...

    Treason Trial Against Yanukovych Begins in Ukraine
    May04

    Treason Trial Against Yanukovych Begins in Ukraine

    May 4, 2017 …read more Source: Center on Global...

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