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    Russia’s Dysfunctional Defense Industry Needs Urgent Reform
    May05

    Russia’s Dysfunctional Defense Industry Needs Urgent Reform

    Roger McDermott Russia, Defense Industry, Modernization, Russian Armed Forces, Russia The dysfunctional nature of an unreformed defense industry is ignored by the state’s leadership at its peril. Despite Russia’s defense budget sequestration, ranging from 5 to 10 percent depending on the source, the political-military leadership...

    Eurovision no contest: From laughing stock to top of the pops
    May05

    Eurovision no contest: From laughing stock to top of the pops

    Ahead of next week’s Eurovsion Song Contest in Stockholm, it’s worth remembering that it wasn’t long ago that the Nordics were the laughing stock of the continent. ‘Norway, nul point’ was the reoccurring joke – based on them finishing last in the contest a staggering 11 times, and on four occasions failing to score a...

    Interview: Neil Kinnock—Labour has made no progress under Corbyn
    May05

    Interview: Neil Kinnock—Labour has made no progress under Corbyn

    Former Labour leader Neil Kinnock ©Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive/Press Association Images Neil Kinnock, former Labour leader, has harsh words for what he calls Labour’s “ultra-left”—having fought a political battle against them in the 1980s. “Those who haven’t changed should just grow up and realise that the world isn’t what they...

    Ukraine: Tatars launch campaign for anniversary of exile
    May05

    Ukraine: Tatars launch campaign for anniversary of exile

    Campaign marks commemorations for 72nd anniversary marking forceful deportations of Crimean Tatars during Soviet era …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Bloody Money (Trailer)
    May05

    Bloody Money (Trailer)

    In 2014, Western countries made Ukrainians a promise. They pledged to recover money stolen by the country’s deposed president and his cronies, and to return it. Ukraine was in desperate need of funds, as it sought to repel a Russian invasion, to maintain basic services, to pay its foreign debt, and to end once and for all its crippling...

    Residents Plant Gardens As Shells Fall In Avdiyivka
    May05

    Residents Plant Gardens As Shells Fall In Avdiyivka

    The people of Avdiyivka in eastern Ukraine have been surrounded by fighting for two years now. With Russia-backed separatists and government troops trading fire just kilometers away, locals do their best to carry on with their daily lives. (Olga Kalinichenko, RFE/RL’s Current Time TV) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Clinton and Trump: Visions of America Abroad
    May05

    Clinton and Trump: Visions of America Abroad

    Despite the media’s best efforts to keep us guessing, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are now the overwhelming favorites to represent the Democratic and Republican parties in the presidential election in the fall.And as Donald Trump’s speech last week made clear, they represent two very different potential trajectories for...

    Kasich’s Foolish Hawkishness
    May05

    Kasich’s Foolish Hawkishness

    John Kasich finally dropped out of the race yesterday. Foreign Policy describes his departure this way: Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the most experienced Republican on national security remaining in the 2016 election, suspended his campaign Wednesday — leaving one of the least experienced presidential candidates to the GOP presidential nomination....

    Sweatcoin: This Apple app pays people to get fit
    May05

    Sweatcoin: This Apple app pays people to get fit

    A free smartphone app that will pay people to be physically active launches on Wednesday in Britain, with users given digital “sweatcoins” depending on how many steps they take that can be exchanged for rewards or traded like money. It’s the latest initiative in an emerging fitness economy that includes all manner of monitoring...

    The New Front In Cybersecurity: How to prevent hackers from taking down critical infrastructure
    May05

    The New Front In Cybersecurity: How to prevent hackers from taking down critical infrastructure

    BI IntelligenceOn December 23, 2015, hackers took down the power grid in a region of Western Ukraine, triggering the first blackout ever caused by a cyber attack. This attack was part of a broader trend, as hackers are increasingly exploring ways to target critical infrastructure like power grids, transportation systems, hydroelectric dams, and...