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    No status for east Ukraine
    Jan25

    No status for east Ukraine

    Ukraine celebrates the anniversary of its unifying statehood in 1919. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko BY NATALIE ZINETS Reuters KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine will not give its eastern regions greater autonomy until a lasting ceasefire with pro-Russian separatist rebels is in place, President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday, in comments that could antagonize...

    Tahrir 5 Years Later: The Hurdles to Democratization that most Arab Youth Revolts couldn’t Overcome
    Jan25

    Tahrir 5 Years Later: The Hurdles to Democratization that most Arab Youth Revolts couldn’t Overcome

    By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – A frequently met-with Western political and often journalistic narrative of the 2011 youth revolts in the Arab world is that idealistic young people came out into the streets and managed to overthrow four dictators, but then the essential Arab nature (violent, fanatical, tribal and sectarian) came out and...

    Poland to establish 46,000-strong national guard in the face of war in eastern Ukraine
    Jan25

    Poland to establish 46,000-strong national guard in the face of war in eastern Ukraine

    Fears of Russian expansionism have led to plans for the formation of a territorial defence force that would be an “integral” part of the army …read more Source: The...

    Putin denounces Soviet founder Lenin
    Jan25

    Putin denounces Soviet founder Lenin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin of placing a “time bomb” under the state. ||| Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday criticized Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, accusing him of placing a “time bomb” under the state, and sharply denouncing brutal repressions by the Bolshevik...

    How Litvinenko’s poisoning fits into Putin’s power play
    Jan25

    How Litvinenko’s poisoning fits into Putin’s power play

    Ria Novosti/Reuters A British inquiry into the death by poisoning of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in London ten years ago paints a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin that is every bit as sinister as the most lurid caricatures of the former spy that have emerged in the 16 years he has led Russia—as either president or prime...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 25, 2016
    Jan25

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 25, 2016

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Adrian Karatnycky argues that Ukraine’s reformers should steer clear of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who has now become a major player in domestic Ukrainian politics. Christian Caryl tells the story of two very different people — a former spy...

    “Europe” — Gone With the Wind
    Jan25

    “Europe” — Gone With the Wind

    Whither is fled the visionary gleam Where is it now – The glory and the dream The European Union is suffering from a malaise. A mood of disquiet pervades the continent’s political elites. Its symptoms are flagging confidence and free-floating anxiety. The populace of its member states is disaffected from Brussels institutions,...

    [Interview] Ukraine’s ex-PM hopes to get off EU list this week
    Jan25

    [Interview] Ukraine’s ex-PM hopes to get off EU list this week

    Mykola Azarov is hoping the EU court will, this week, strike him off the EU blacklist so that he can work, more easily, to unseat the government in Kiev. …read more Source:...

    Big question: after the Litvinenko inquiry, should we boycott the Russian World Cup?
    Jan25

    Big question: after the Litvinenko inquiry, should we boycott the Russian World Cup?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter pose on stage during the Preliminary Draw of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in St. Petersburg, Russia, 25th July 2015. ©MARCUS BRANDT/dpa Late last week the Litvinenko report was published. In it was the claim that Vladimir Putin “probably” approved the murder of former...

    Belarus drawn into 2016 Eurovision second semi-final
    Jan25

    Belarus drawn into 2016 Eurovision second semi-final

    The second semi-final (12 May) will feature Albania, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Macedonia, Georgia, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine. …read more Source:...