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    The Morning Vertical, August 23, 2016
    Aug23

    The Morning Vertical, August 23, 2016

    Your daily roundup …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump Is Already Helping Putin Consolidate Control of Ukraine
    Aug23

    Trump Is Already Helping Putin Consolidate Control of Ukraine

    MOSCOW—In living rooms and kitchens across Russia and Ukraine, the U.S. presidential election is as riveting to TV viewers as “Game of Thrones” is to their American counterparts. Every time Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump speak of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Crimea, Russian hackers or the Donbas (the disputed region of eastern Ukraine)—and...

    What Trump Gets Right About Alliances
    Aug23

    What Trump Gets Right About Alliances

    America collects allies like Americans collect Facebook friends: the more the better. As a result, Washington defends more than a score of prosperous European states, several leading Asian nations, and a gaggle of Middle Eastern regimes. Yet most of the countries on the Pentagon dole appear to be perpetually unhappy, constantly complaining that...

    Trump Dirty Trickster Roger Stone: How ‘Hero’ Assange Could Help Our Campaign
    Aug23

    Trump Dirty Trickster Roger Stone: How ‘Hero’ Assange Could Help Our Campaign

    In a C-SPAN interview, the conspiracist reveals he’s been in touch with the WikiLeaks founder regarding Clinton emails—and when to dump them on the media. In an interview that aired Sunday on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” program, Roger Stone, the off-the-books Trump adviser, reiterated his claim that he has been in touch with WikiLeaks...

    Ukraine charges 18 Russian officials, including defense minister, for ‘grave crimes’
    Aug23

    Ukraine charges 18 Russian officials, including defense minister, for ‘grave crimes’

    Doug G. WareKIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Ukraine prosecutors have filed criminal charges against several Russian officials for alleged “grave” crimes committed against security and safety of citizens. …read more Source: United Press...

    Amid rising tensions, Ukraine opens criminal probe of top Russian officials
    Aug23

    Amid rising tensions, Ukraine opens criminal probe of top Russian officials

    Ukraine has launched a criminal investigation of 20 senior Russian officials for crimes against Ukraine’s national security, as fighting between Ukraine’s government and pro-Russian separatists intensifies in the country’s east. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    ‘The War Won’t Be Over Soon’: Ukraine’s Long Fight Against Russia for Freedom
    Aug22

    ‘The War Won’t Be Over Soon’: Ukraine’s Long Fight Against Russia for Freedom

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine— For more than two years, Ukraine’s military has been fighting a ground war against a combined force of pro-Russian separatists and Russian regulars in the Donbas, Ukraine’s embattled southeastern territory. As Ukraine prepares for the 25th anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union this Wednesday, the...

    Why The Russia-Azerbaijan Alliance Is Weaker Than It Looks
    Aug22

    Why The Russia-Azerbaijan Alliance Is Weaker Than It Looks

    On August 8, 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met in Baku. Shortly after their meeting, Putin announced Russia’s intention to forge a strategic partnership with Azerbaijan. Putin also expressed interest in expanding Russia-Azerbaijan trade links and strengthening Moscow-Baku military cooperation...

    The Biden Doctrine
    Aug22

    The Biden Doctrine

    Joe Biden is now the vice president who will not be president. He’s been VP for seven and a half years, preceded by decades of work on U.S. foreign policy in the Senate, but the question remains whether he is distinctive in any memorable way for his work in international affairs. Was he simply a glad-handing flack pushing the Obama agenda,...

    Ukraine Opens Criminal Probe of Top Russian Officials
    Aug22

    Ukraine Opens Criminal Probe of Top Russian Officials

    Ukraine’s General Prosecutor’s Office has launched a criminal investigation of 20 senior Russian officials, including the Russian defense minister.Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko said Monday they are suspected of involvement in crimes against Ukraine’s national… …read more Source:...