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    One of Putin’s most prominent critics is refusing to leave Russia despite numerous death threats
    Feb17

    One of Putin’s most prominent critics is refusing to leave Russia despite numerous death threats

    Thomson ReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian opposition politician Mikhail Kasyanov has said he fears for his life after fellow activist Boris Nemtsov was gunned down in Moscow last year, leaving him as the most high-profile Kremlin opponent inside the country. Kasyanov, who served as prime minister under President Vladimir Putin from...

    Ukraine PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk Survives No Confidence Vote
    Feb17

    Ukraine PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk Survives No Confidence Vote

    Ukraine’s embattled Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk survived a no confidence vote in his government Tuesday that came just hours after the president asked him to stand down. …read more Source:...

    Diplomatica: West, Russia should re-engage economies, security, ambassador says
    Feb17

    Diplomatica: West, Russia should re-engage economies, security, ambassador says

    Western sanctions against Russia in response to its expansion into Ukraine have had an effect on the country’s economy, Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev admitted last week. But they haven’t hurt nearly as much as the country’s “systemic dependence on lavish natural resource revenues,” a concept, the ambassador noted, that...

    What We’re Following This Evening
    Feb17

    What We’re Following This Evening

    Obama in California: At the end of a summit with Asian leaders, the president addressed the constitutional confrontation brewing back in Washington, where Senate leaders have refused to consider the candidate Obama will soon nominate to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. “I intend to do my job between now and January 20 of...

    Petro Poroshenko amtimua waziri mkuu
    Feb17

    Petro Poroshenko amtimua waziri mkuu

    Rais wa Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko,, amemtaka waziri mkuu wa nchi hiyo kuachilia madaraka. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s PM survives no-confidence vote
    Feb17

    Ukraine’s PM survives no-confidence vote

    KIEV — Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the prime minister of Ukraine, received another lease of political life Tuesday when the country’s parliament rejected a no-confidence motion that would have seen him and his cabinet removed from office. Supporters of the motion fell well short of the 226 votes needed to remove the government, with 194 voting to...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, Feburary 16, 2016
    Feb16

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, Feburary 16, 2016

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Sergii Leshchenko, a Ukrainian legislator, calls for Prime Minister Yatsenyuk to step down after having failed to make a dent in the country’s crippling corruption. (President Poroshenko has since called for the prime minister’s resignation, and just hours...

    Russia Is Validating Flamethrowers for Modern Combat, Says Army Report
    Feb16

    Russia Is Validating Flamethrowers for Modern Combat, Says Army Report

    Most of the world’s militaries have moved on from flamethrowers, with a belief that the weapons are ineffective in modern combat and not worth the bad press. One of the few exceptions to this, however, is the Russian military. They view flamethrowers as an important part of their arsenal, and have specific units that sill specialize in...

    Ukraine MPs defy president and keep prime minister
    Feb16

    Ukraine MPs defy president and keep prime minister

    Ukraine’s prime minister was clinging to power last night after surviving a no-confidence vote by the narrowest of margins. The… …read more Source: The...

    Moldova: Where Putin Could Score Next
    Feb16

    Moldova: Where Putin Could Score Next

    Since Russia seized Crimea and stoked war in eastern Ukraine, most of the scenario-building as to where Russia might push next has focused on the Baltics. The buildup of Russian anti-access area denial (A2AD) assets in the Kaliningrad District has made the northeastern flank an almost obvious area for Russia to pressure the West. But the focus on...