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    The Daily Vertical: The Road From Abkhazia To Donbas
    Aug25

    The Daily Vertical: The Road From Abkhazia To Donbas

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Japanese Driver Kills Woman While Playing Pokemon Go Behind the Wheel
    Aug25

    Japanese Driver Kills Woman While Playing Pokemon Go Behind the Wheel

    A Japanese driver who was playing Pokémon Go behind the wheel has killed a woman after hitting two pedestrians with his car. The 39-year-old man has been taken into custody after admitting to not watching the road due to playing the augmented reality game. The other pedestrian was seriously injured. The suspect was named as Keiji Goo, a farmer,...

    Ukraine’s Independence Is Under Threat
    Aug25

    Ukraine’s Independence Is Under Threat

    On August 24, 1991, Ukraine declared independence from the Soviet Union following a referendum that received 90 percent support. Twenty-five years later, the country is still struggling to escape the shadow of its neighbor. Russia now controls Crimea and is increasing its military presence there. Moscow supports separatist forces in a conflict...

    Do China’s Olympic Drug Cheats Know They’re Doping?
    Aug25

    Do China’s Olympic Drug Cheats Know They’re Doping?

    Four years ago, just down the street from the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, Liu Chunhong was heaving discs of metal into the air, just as she had done from the time she was a little girl. By the time I met the Chinese weightlifter, she was already a legend, a double Olympic champion and world-record holder in the 69 kg weight class. Liu stood at...

    Trump Time Capsule #85: The Immigration Pivot
    Aug25

    Trump Time Capsule #85: The Immigration Pivot

    The previous 84 items in this series cover developments that might concern Donald Trump’s opponents. Tonight we have one that might concern his most fervent supporters.In an interview aired this evening with his supporter Sean Hannity, Trump showed that he understood the logic behind immigration-reform proposals like that of Marco...

    Why The 25-Year Independence Anniversary Will Ring Hollow With Many Armenians
    Aug25

    Why The 25-Year Independence Anniversary Will Ring Hollow With Many Armenians

    Image: A winter view of Armenia’s capital of Yerevan. Author: Serouj Ourishian (Wikipedia) In less than a month Armenia will mark the 25th anniversary of its independence. It should be a time for joy. But like many Armenians I will be thinking about what might have been, about the opportunities lost. As our country approaches the September...

    The Sources of Russian Conduct
    Aug25

    The Sources of Russian Conduct

    Thomas E. Graham Global Governance, Eurasia Kennan’s Long Telegram needs an update for Putin’s Russia. In February 1946, George Kennan sent back from Moscow the “Long Telegram,” an analysis of the sources of Soviet foreign policy, which came to serve as the intellectual foundation of the containment policy the United States pursued...

    Ukraine marks 25 years of independence and hopes Russia pays attention
    Aug25

    Ukraine marks 25 years of independence and hopes Russia pays attention

    The national anthem played. Military forces were out in full force. And the president spoke in defiant tone. Ukraine celebrated 25 years of independence, sending a message to Russia. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    As it marks its independence, Ukraine remains deadlocked on reform, Russia
    Aug24

    As it marks its independence, Ukraine remains deadlocked on reform, Russia

    Public patience is running out as Ukraine’s economy stagnates, the fight against corruption shows little progress, and Moscow-backed rebels in the east remain defiant. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukraine’s Bittersweet Independence Day
    Aug24

    Ukraine’s Bittersweet Independence Day

    On any given night in Kiev, you can pass the time in one of the city’s popular new watering holes, descend into the basement of the old cinema to enter a Brooklyn-style speakeasy, or sip a $10 cocktail on the rooftop of a trendy music hall, where every piece of furniture in the bar appears to be up for sale. There’s an imitation Nobu,...