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    National Front Asks Russia for $30 Million Loan
    Feb20

    National Front Asks Russia for $30 Million Loan

    Marine Le Pen’s National Front has had a close relationship with the Kremlin in recent years. Now, the Moscow Times reports that Le Pen is looking to Russia for some more financial assistance: France’s far-right National Front party has asked Russia for a 27-million-euro ($30 million) loan, claiming that the party needs it to finance...

    Dominican Baseball and Black-Market Lapel Pins: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    Feb20

    Dominican Baseball and Black-Market Lapel Pins: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    Boys practice baseball at a park in Guerra, Dominican Republic. ReutersPropagandalands Peter Pomerantsev | Granta “The activists behind their laptops seemed as big as ministries; mythological fiends from Twitter as real as tanks. The borders between Russia and Ukraine, between past and present, between soldier and civilian, rumour and evidence,...

    Russian Resurgence Brings Back Another Cold War Icon: The US Navy In Iceland
    Feb19

    Russian Resurgence Brings Back Another Cold War Icon: The US Navy In Iceland

    Lots of chatter is going around suggesting that the United States is preparing to base maritime patrol aircraft in Keflavk, Iceland — the “self-proclaimed birthplace of Icelandic rock ‘n’ roll” — to once again hunt Russian submarines.The news apparently came as a surprise to Iceland’s prime minister, Sigmundur David...

    World-Renowned Economist Sergei Guriev on the Russian Economy: Takeaways from his Speech at the Oxford Guild
    Feb19

    World-Renowned Economist Sergei Guriev on the Russian Economy: Takeaways from his Speech at the Oxford Guild

    On January 27, 2016, Sergei Guriev, a leading Russian economist and Professor of Economics at Sciences Po University in Paris, made a speech to the Oxford Guild entitled “Whither the Russian Economy.” During his speech, Guriev shared his thoughts on Russia’s economic growth prospects, the current economic crisis in Russia, and...

    Children and War | Athens | February 20
    Feb19

    Children and War | Athens | February 20

    The Fyodor Dostoevsky Cultural Society in Athens is hosting an exhibition of paintings by children living in conflict-stricken areas in Syria and the Donbass region of Ukraine through February 28. …read more Source:...

    Kyiv’s crisis continues its spiral
    Feb19

    Kyiv’s crisis continues its spiral

    Two years after Kyiv’s transition of power, signs are pointing again to change. Reforms are barely moving forward; accusations of corruption grow louder. Now even the government coalition has collapsed. …read more Source:...

    Kyiv’s crisis continues its spiral
    Feb19

    Kyiv’s crisis continues its spiral

    Two years after Kyiv’s transition of power, signs are pointing again to change. Reforms are barely moving forward; accusations of corruption grow louder. Now even the government coalition has collapsed. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Documentary Captures Searing Images of Ukraine’s 2014 Pro-democracy Uprising
    Feb19

    Documentary Captures Searing Images of Ukraine’s 2014 Pro-democracy Uprising

    In the Oscar-nominated documentary Winter on Fire, filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky chronicles the massive 2014 mobilization of one million Ukrainians against what they saw as a corrupt political regime and their bloody clashes with security forces. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Russia’s Internet Censorship Grew Nine-Fold in 2015 Says Rights Group
    Feb19

    Russia’s Internet Censorship Grew Nine-Fold in 2015 Says Rights Group

    Internet censorship in Russia soared last year as the government stepped up efforts to filter content online, a report by a rights group has said. Titled “The Triumph of Censorship”, the report by Agora, a respected group of human rights lawyers, counted media reports and government statements about blocked web pages as well as prosecutions of...

    UN says conflict in Ukraine has affected 580,000 children
    Feb19

    UN says conflict in Ukraine has affected 580,000 children

    (ChinaPost.com.tw) – The conflict in Ukraine has “deeply affected” 580,000 children close to the front lines and in areas in the volatile east not under government control, the U.N. children’s agency said late Thursday. …read more Source: The China...