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    Russia steps up war on terroir
    Aug07

    Russia steps up war on terroir

    Russian authorities have bulldozed and burnt a huge pile of food imported from the West — leading to an outcry by anti-poverty campaigners. Russia announced an import ban on food products from the European Union and the United States last August in response to the sanctions imposed on it because of its actions in Ukraine. To mark the one-year...

    Echoes of annexation
    Aug07

    Echoes of annexation

    Seven years ago, on August 8, 2008, Russian troops crossed national borders and attacked another sovereign state. Not many saw it coming. To the contrary, signs of escalation were ignored and warnings dismissed as groundless paranoia. The five-day war between Russia and Georgia sent shock waves across the international community at the time....

    France and Russia reach warship agreement
    Aug06

    France and Russia reach warship agreement

    France will refund all of the money Russia already paid for two undelivered Mistral warships, but the final sum will be lower than the almost €1.2 billion Russian media reported last week. The two countries signed a contract for the sale of the warships in 2011. The first ship was to be delivered in 2014. But under significant pressure from the...

    What to watch: GOP candidates on foreign policy
    Aug06

    What to watch: GOP candidates on foreign policy

    Donald Trump says he would get along just fine with Vladimir Putin. Rand Paul would be open to engaging with Cuba, unlike other Republicans he calls “isolationist.” And every GOP candidate running for president hates the Iran nuclear deal, but not all will commit to getting rid of it. With the Iran agreement under review in Congress and the...

    Ukraine’s other war
    Aug06

    Ukraine’s other war

    My frustration with Ukraine’s post-Soviet system reached boiling point in 2011. After years of struggling to faithfully carry out my duties as prosecutorial investigator, I decided that I was absolutely done with Yanukovych-era ways. I could no longer take the criminality of law enforcement bodies, the immunity of members of the then-ruling...

    Citing threats, Pentagon refocuses on Russia
    Aug05

    Citing threats, Pentagon refocuses on Russia

    Even as President Barack Obama tries to stave off a conflict with Russia, the Pentagon isn’t taking any chances. Each of Obama’s picks for top Defense Department jobs says that Russia represents the biggest national security threat to the United States. The Army is giving heavier weapons to its frontline cavalry unit in Europe, while...

    Chronicler of evil
    Aug05

    Chronicler of evil

    If they made The Imitation Game about Alan Turing, the British mathematician who cracked Germany’s military code in World War II, they should make at least three movies about Robert Conquest, the Anglo-American Stanford University historian and poet, who died on Monday at the age of 98 in Palo Alto, California. The first would be about one...

    Not invited: Poland’s Duda to Tusk
    Aug05

    Not invited: Poland’s Duda to Tusk

    There’s little love being exchanged between Polish elites this week as President-elect Andrzej Duda prepared for his swearing-in at 10 a.m. CET in Warsaw on Thursday. Rumor spread online Wednesday that former Prime Minister Donald Tusk, now president of European Council, would be attending the ceremony. Nope. “President Tusk will not attend...

    Obama channels JFK to pitch Iran deal
    Aug05

    Obama channels JFK to pitch Iran deal

    As he defends his nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. President Barack Obama is honing a larger vision of foreign policy — one in which military power alone can’t achieve the most important objectives, America is strongest when leading an international coalition, and even an imperfect agreement with a sworn enemy can be progress, not capitulation....

    Athletics boss laughs off doping charges
    Aug03

    Athletics boss laughs off doping charges

    International Association of Athletics Federations President Lamine Diack brushed off media reports accusing his organization of lax drug testing. “There are allegations made, no evidence. We want to look into them seriously because to say that in athletics between 2001 and 2012 we did not do a serious job with tests is laughable,” Diack told...

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