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    After four years of Western sanctions, Russia digs in for long haul
    May18

    After four years of Western sanctions, Russia digs in for long haul

    MOSCOW: Russians have been living under Western sanctions for four years now, and they have undeniably survived. But the debate now unfolding in Russia’s parliament, and its expert community at large, seems to be no longer about how to manage the temporary burden of sanctions. Rather, it seems to be about how to adjust to permanent life...

    It’s Been 1 Year Since Mueller Began His Investigation. It’s Past Time for It to Wrap Up.
    May18

    It’s Been 1 Year Since Mueller Began His Investigation. It’s Past Time for It to Wrap Up.

    Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of Robert Mueller’s appointment as a special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Russian government coordinated its activities with associates of candidate Donald Trump. Over the past year Mueller has managed to spend $10 million in taxpayer...

    This year’s Cannes Film Festival was a plea against complacency
    May18

    This year’s Cannes Film Festival was a plea against complacency

    Artistic freedom and ideological oppression took center stage at cinema’s most prestigious festival. Most film festivals aren’t programmed around a theme. But sometimes one emerges anyhow, brought on by some combination of the festival programmers’ interests and what’s going on in the world. Most of the offscreen buzz (and...

    Germany walks delicate line in its bilateral relations with Russia
    May18

    Germany walks delicate line in its bilateral relations with Russia

    Under fire from some for “enabling” Vladimir Putin with the Nordstream gas pipeline projects, Angela Merkel went to the Sochi summit demanding guarantees for Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Today’s letters: Solutions hard to find on Israel and Palestine
    May18

    Today’s letters: Solutions hard to find on Israel and Palestine

    Extremists prevent lasting peace between Israel, PalestineRe: U.S. embassy move won’t help peace process, May 16 In my view, both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian long-standing conflict have legitimate grievances and aspirations, and both sides are held hostage by their deeply and rigidly entrenched extremists’ diametrically opposing...

    Putin to meet Merkel to talk about Iran, Ukraine, energy
    May18

    Putin to meet Merkel to talk about Iran, Ukraine, energy

    …read more Source: The Times of...

    Malaysia’s Democratic Breakthrough
    May18

    Malaysia’s Democratic Breakthrough

    In an era of authoritarian regression, illiberal populism, and xenophobic nationalism, any faint glimmers of democratic progress are sorely needed. But Malaysia’s parliamentary elections last week gave much more than a glimmer of hope. After 61 years the authoritarian ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional (BN), and its core dominant party,...

    Putin Seeks Common Cause With Merkel Over Trump
    May18

    Putin Seeks Common Cause With Merkel Over Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday that he would stand up to any attempts by U.S. President Donald Trump to block a Russian-German gas pipeline project. Berlin and Moscow have been at loggerheads since Russia’s annexation of Crimea four years ago, but they share a common...

    Putin, Merkel Hold Talks In Sochi On Iran, Ukraine, Nord Stream 2
    May18

    Putin, Merkel Hold Talks In Sochi On Iran, Ukraine, Nord Stream 2

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has held wide-ranging talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel over the Ukraine conflict, Europe’s response to the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, and …read more Source: Big News...

    Russian-German gas pipeline: Vladimir Putin seeks common cause with Angela Merkel over Donald Trump
    May18

    Russian-German gas pipeline: Vladimir Putin seeks common cause with Angela Merkel over Donald Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday that he would stand up to any attempts by US President Donald Trump to block a Russian-German gas pipeline project. Berlin and Moscow have been at loggerheads since Russia’s annexation of Crimea four years ago, but they share a common interest...