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    Transatlantic Caucus participants: October 2015
    Oct14

    Transatlantic Caucus participants: October 2015

    Joaquín Almunia, Former Vice President and European Commissioner for Competition, European Commission, Brussels; Former Leader of the Opposition and Minister of Employment, Madrid Maria Asenius, Head of Cabinet, Office of Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, European Commission, Brussels Petras Aštrvičius, Vice Chair of Group of the Alliance of...

    Some countries cracking down too hard on Islamists, State Dept. says
    Oct14

    Some countries cracking down too hard on Islamists, State Dept. says

    In a bid to counter Islamists who terrorize minority faiths, some governments around the world are going too far and themselves damaging the cause of religious freedom, while others aren’t doing nearly enough, a new U.S. report warns. The latest International Religious Freedom Report, released Wednesday, comes as fears grow about the fate...

    MH17 ‘shot down by Russian-made missile’
    Oct13

    MH17 ‘shot down by Russian-made missile’

    Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed after being hit by a Russian-made missile, according to a Dutch investigation into the disaster in July last year. The Dutch Safety Board (DSB), unveiling its report Tuesday, said a Buk missile hit the front left-hand side of the plane, which was flying over eastern Ukraine on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala...

    Rift in Obama administration over Putin
    Oct13

    Rift in Obama administration over Putin

    Vladimir Putin’s intervention in Syria is creating new rifts inside an exhausted and in some cases demoralized Obama national security team, where officials pushing for bolder action see the president as stubbornly unwilling to assume new risk as he nears his final year in office. Current and former Obama officials say the president’s...

    Republic of Lukashenko
    Oct12

    Republic of Lukashenko

    In Sunday’s presidential elections in Belarus, the incumbent Alexander Lukashenko claimed an overwhelming victory and secured his fifth term in office. This was hardly surprising — over two decades of one-man rule, political opposition has been eliminated, society has turned apathetic, and elections have become a farce. But the recent...

    The Putin adoration society
    Oct11

    The Putin adoration society

    RHODES, Greece — Every October, Kremlin sympathizers gather on this mythical Greek island. This year’s edition, coming amidst political ructions in Moscow and Russia’s surprise intervention in Syria, had an unusual flavor. The patron of the Dialogue of Civilizations forum, held annually here since 2003, is Vladimir Yakunin, until...

    Losing control in the Caucasus
    Oct11

    Losing control in the Caucasus

    Nagorno-Karabakh, the former Soviet Union’s oldest and most dangerous conflict, is waking up again. The 1994 ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan is under severe strain. Where there was occasional sniper fire two years ago, mortars are now being fired. Rockets are raining down on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border and the ceasefire line east...

    Cameron and Merkel break bread over Brexit
    Oct09

    Cameron and Merkel break bread over Brexit

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel dined with British Prime Minister David Cameron at his Chequers retreat Friday to discuss the status of reforms the U.K. will seek before an in-or-out vote on its EU membership. The two leaders also discussed other issues, including Europe’s response to the crisis in Syria and the situation in Ukraine. “The...

    An election on the balcony of the ‘Russian world’
    Oct09

    An election on the balcony of the ‘Russian world’

    MINSK — Belarusians go to the ballot boxes Sunday to elect their president. It won’t be a European-style election. An unexpected outcome is out of the question. The Central Election Committee chairman has been personally picked by President Aleksander Lukashenko, and its composition has remained unchanged since 1996, although since then...

    Putin tries to change the subject
    Oct09

    Putin tries to change the subject

    Vladimir Putin has sought to shift the discourse over Russia’s aggression in Ukraine in recent days. His half-hour speech at the U.N. General Assembly last month, timed to reach a prime-time Russian audience, focused on the threats of terrorism and instability in Syria and the Middle East. The bloody war in Ukraine’s Donbas was an...

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