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    Russia Arrests Ukrainian Library Director Over ‘Extremist’ Books
    Oct29

    Russia Arrests Ukrainian Library Director Over ‘Extremist’ Books

    MOSCOW — Following a raid in which they say scores of “extremist” books were seized, Russian investigators have announced that the head of the Ukrainian Literature Library in Moscow has been arrested …read more Source: Big News...

    No, the Sky Isn’t Falling
    Oct29

    No, the Sky Isn’t Falling

    Few elections in Europe of late have elicited as much uniform editorial commentary and speculation in Western media as the recent parliamentary election in Poland. Several op-eds have flirted with an alarmist view that the era of stability and progress in Poland is coming to an abrupt end as the “right-wing roars back,” the “euroskeptics claim...

    Russia’s Social Media Sleuths Uncover Info Authorities Want Hidden
    Oct29

    Russia’s Social Media Sleuths Uncover Info Authorities Want Hidden

    The news of Russia’s first casualty among its troops in Syria is remarkable not only because his family doubts the official explanation for his death — that he committed suicide — but also for the fact that it was uncovered by social media sleuths. Conflict Intelligence Team, an online group founded by Russian blogger Ruslan Leviev,...

    Russia apprehends head of Ukrainian library in Moscow
    Oct29

    Russia apprehends head of Ukrainian library in Moscow

    MOSCOW: Russian investigators said on Thursday they had raided the library of Ukrainian literature in Moscow and detained its 58-year-old head, with ties between the two ex-Soviet neighbours in tatters. The powerful Investigative Committee said library chief Natalya Sharina was charged with inciting ethnic hatred and violating human dignity by...

    Karen Dawisha on How Putin Views the West, Interview With Renowned Russia Expert and Author of Putin’s Kleptocracy
    Oct29

    Karen Dawisha on How Putin Views the West, Interview With Renowned Russia Expert and Author of Putin’s Kleptocracy

    Karen Dawisha is the Walter E Havighurst Professor of Political Science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is a world-renowned Russia expert who has written extensively about Soviet foreign policy, Russia-Middle East relations, and contemporary Russian politics. Her most recent book, published in 2014, is Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns...

    Ukraine and Poland: Same Old Backward Rightwing Elements
    Oct29

    Ukraine and Poland: Same Old Backward Rightwing Elements

    Over the past two years or so, I have developed a keen awareness of the wounded pride, historical revisionism and backward rightwing nationalism which characterizes swathes of Eastern European society. I didn’t develop my views by actively seeking out such elements, but rather they found me. Let me briefly back up and explain. In 2014, I...

    Russia’s ‘Lukewarm’ War
    Oct29

    Russia’s ‘Lukewarm’ War

    Putin’s Arsenal My last blog, triggered by an article in the Huffington Post of October 6, entitled “Nuclear Smugglers Shopped Radioactive Materials To ISIS And Other Terrorists”, posited that Russia is actually waging what one might call a “lukewarm” war against the West in a number of theaters. In this blog, I...

    EU considers civil mission in the Balkans
    Oct29

    EU considers civil mission in the Balkans

    The EU is considering launching a “civil mission” to help Western Balkan countries deal with the flow of refugees through the region, officials said Thursday. Diplomats met in Brussels to discuss ways to control the influx of migrants traveling from the Middle East through the Balkan countries and on to northern Europe. The proposal for a civil...

    Ukraine says Russia has not approved debt restructuring deal
    Oct29

    Ukraine says Russia has not approved debt restructuring deal

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Finance Ministry said on Thursday Russia had rejected a second chance to agree to a debt restructuring deal, paving the way for a possible court battle over $3 billion of bonds. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine Rejects Talks With Russia Over Flight Ban
    Oct29

    Ukraine Rejects Talks With Russia Over Flight Ban

    Russian aviation agency Rosaviatsia said on Thursday it had proposed to Ukraine’s aviation authorities further talks on resuming flights between the two countries, but Kyiv swiftly turned down the offer. Direct air services between the one-time allies ceased on Sunday, a new low in commercial relations between the two neighbors....