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    The Sacramental Laurus
    Mar29

    The Sacramental Laurus

    I was reading to the kids the other night from Land of the Firebird: The Beauty of Old Russia, by Suzanne Massie. It’s a wonderfully written book. Here’s a passage that caught my eye. Christianity first came to Russia in 988, with the conversion of the Kievan Prince Vladimir to Orthodoxy. In this passage, Massie explains how the Slavs...

    Ghosts of Babi Yar: A Visit to the Ravine Where Nazis Murdered 150,000
    Mar29

    Ghosts of Babi Yar: A Visit to the Ravine Where Nazis Murdered 150,000

    KYIV, Ukraine—Seventy-four years later, I reached up and broke off a small piece of a branch that was long and gray. It was bent in the strange, contorted ways it had blindly grown to look for light here at the cold bottom of the ravine, where the forest canopy above had turned the sunny spring day into dark winter’s night. The branch...

    Saving the South China Sea Without Starting World War III
    Mar29

    Saving the South China Sea Without Starting World War III

    Van Jackson Security, Asia Washington must boost Asian nations’ reconnaissance. Greater operational transparency in the South China Sea has become a strategic imperative, and the United States needs to treat it as such by investing greater resources and political capital toward increasing the shared maritime awareness of Southeast Asian...

    Top US General: ‘No Doubt’ Russia Stabilized Syrian Regime
    Mar29

    Top US General: ‘No Doubt’ Russia Stabilized Syrian Regime

    The top U.S. general says he has “no doubt” that Russian intervention in Syria propped up the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. “With respect to Russian activity in Syria, there’s absolutely no doubt that they stabilized the regime, and they have put themselves in a position to influence the political...

    Russian Airstrikes ‘Targeted Civilian Infrastructure’ In Syria And Killed More Than 1,000 People
    Mar29

    Russian Airstrikes ‘Targeted Civilian Infrastructure’ In Syria And Killed More Than 1,000 People

    The opening phase of Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria killed at least 1,096 civilians and targeted almost every type of infrastructure needed for survival by those caught in the crosshairs, according to new analysis.Researchers from Airwars, a non-profit group monitoring the casualties from airstrikes in Syria, said on Tuesday that they...

    Forefront of Ukraine’s Cyberwar
    Mar29

    Forefront of Ukraine’s Cyberwar

    In June of 2015, a small software and security programming outfit called eQualit.ie received $473,738 in funding from the Canadian government “to deliver digital security training and software to human rights defenders and activists in Ukraine.” …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    [Ticker] Latvia bans Russian propaganda website
    Mar29

    [Ticker] Latvia bans Russian propaganda website

    Latvia has banned Russian internet agency Sputnik from using the .lv domain name on grounds its activities as a Kremlin propaganda outlet violate EU sanctions on protecting Ukraine’s territorial integrity. The Sputnik site said the move amounts to “direct censorship.” …read more Source:...

    The Activists On The Forefront Of Ukraine’s Cyberwar
    Mar29

    The Activists On The Forefront Of Ukraine’s Cyberwar

    In June of 2015, a small software and security programming outfit called eQualit.ie received $473,738 in funding from the Canadian government “to deliver digital security training and software to human rights defenders and activists in Ukraine.”Last month, the fruits of its labor a program called Deflect DDoS mitigation was put to the...

    Unusual plane hijacks since 2001
    Mar29

    Unusual plane hijacks since 2001

    LARNACA, Cyprus, March 29, 2016 (AFP) – Airplane hijackings such as the one that unfolded on Tuesday involving an Egyptian airliner have become relatively rare since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks led to increased security.The hijackings have been carried out mostly by individuals trying to resolve personal issues, and almost all...

    Ukraine MPs fire corruption-tainted prosecutor
    Mar29

    Ukraine MPs fire corruption-tainted prosecutor

    Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to dismiss Viktor Shokin, who is accused to failing to deal with endemic corruption. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko also asked him to resign after mounting pressure. …read more Source: Deutsche...