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    Kleptocracy Daily: May 3, 2017
    May03

    Kleptocracy Daily: May 3, 2017

    News Despite his promise to “drain the swamp”, 3 months after Trump moved into the White House at least 9 people who worked on his transition have registered as lobbyists. Russia kicked off the trial of a prominent New York real-estate developer and former Guggenheim Museum board member who is accused of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars...

    Merkel, Putin: No Alternative to Minsk Deal on Ukraine
    May03

    Merkel, Putin: No Alternative to Minsk Deal on Ukraine

    May 3, 2017 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    The one-dimensional Euro-Mediterranean dimension
    May03

    The one-dimensional Euro-Mediterranean dimension

    The centre of Malta’s foreign policy has always been the Mediterranean. In his day, Malta’s longest-serving prime minister, Dom Mintoff, single-handedly forced a Mediterranean chapter into the Helsinki Final Act of 1975. More recently, Malta has been active on a range of Mediterranean initiatives, such as the ‘Five plus Five’...

    Putin & Russia Today continue incitement to kill through lies about non-existent Odesa ‘massacre’
    May03

    Putin & Russia Today continue incitement to kill through lies about non-existent Odesa ‘massacre’

    On the third anniversary of the tragic riots and fire in Odesa on May 2, 2014, both Vladimir Putin and the Russian media have again pushed the propaganda ‘Odesa Massacre’ narrative. Since they quote international reports which gave quite different conclusions, there can be no suggestion that the lies are not deliberate. …read more...

    Czech migration discourse and policy: fuelling the fire
    May03

    Czech migration discourse and policy: fuelling the fire

    By Tomáš Jungwirth.Photo by Moyan Brenn | Flickr licensed by CC BY 2.0Although the European refugee crisis has not had a material impact on the number of asylum requests in the Czech Republic, there are notable ramifications in its wake, particularly with the escalation of public debate. As of spring 2017, the political focus has shifted towards...

    Maidan suspect accused of issuing police machine guns to paid thugs also freed to flee to Russia?
    May03

    Maidan suspect accused of issuing police machine guns to paid thugs also freed to flee to Russia?

    Two weeks after 4 suspects, one accused of murder, fled to Russia, another person has been released despite objections from the prosecutor. Euromaidan SOS has spoken of a coordinated system for escaping justice and believes that it could not exist without the direct connivance of those in power. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    Putin, Merkel: ‘Normandy Four’ Will Continue to Work on Solving Ukraine Crisis
    May02

    Putin, Merkel: ‘Normandy Four’ Will Continue to Work on Solving Ukraine Crisis

    Russia. REMARKS. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Three Questions with James Sherr
    May02

    Three Questions with James Sherr

    Editor’s Note: The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) hosted an event in Warsaw, with a discussion on the common U.S.–European strategy toward Russia. James Sherr is an associate fellow and former head of the Russia and Eurasia Program at Chatham House. He joined the event as a speaker, and we asked him about his views on the...

    The Country Where the Government Owned Everything
    May02

    The Country Where the Government Owned Everything

    When Vladimir Lenin’s Bolsheviks seized power over Russia in October 1917, they began almost immediately to nationalize the economy. This was part and parcel with their communist philosophy. Marx had laid out his expectations in the Communist Manifesto: “The proletariat will use its political supremacy to wrest, by degree, all capital from...

    A Peek into Wonderland
    May02

    A Peek into Wonderland

    What has happened to Mezhygorie, the infamously opulent estate of former President Victor Yanukovych, since he fled the country three years ago? …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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