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    Survival in the Trumpian World
    Feb22

    Survival in the Trumpian World

    The Russian state presents perhaps a unique case in modern history of a state surviving by means of paradox—turning weakness into strength, tactics into strategy, exceptions into rules, defeat into victory, and a civilizational foe into a source of life. It should be clear by now that the Trumpian world—even if we are still not sure precisely...

    Russian-backed rebels are back on the offensive in Ukraine
    Feb22

    Russian-backed rebels are back on the offensive in Ukraine

    A new cease-fire agreement was implemented in Ukraine Monday, aiming to stem the escalating clashes between Ukrainian fighters and Russian-backed separatists on the ground. Despite hopes that this planned effort would calm recent tensions, there were a reported 200 cease-fire violations on Tuesday night alone. A previous cease-fire in the...

    Russia to build Reichstag replica for kids to attack
    Feb22

    Russia to build Reichstag replica for kids to attack

    By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military is building a replica of Berlin’s Reichstag building as a playground for teenagers to attack at a patriotic theme park. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, who made the announcement Wednesday, said the replica at the Patriot Park just outside Moscow will be smaller than...

    Interview: U.S. Lawmakers Call For Lethal Weapons For Ukraine
    Feb22

    Interview: U.S. Lawmakers Call For Lethal Weapons For Ukraine

    Two U.S. lawmakers say the time has come for the United States to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons to better defend itself against Moscow-backed separatists, saying that a “confrontational” Russian President Vladimir Putin shows no sign of easing the pressure on Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine lawmaker who met Trump associates faces treason probe
    Feb22

    Ukraine lawmaker who met Trump associates faces treason probe

    Andrei Artemenko reportedly met Trump’s lawyer and a business partner in January over plan to lease Crimea to Russia …read more Source:...

    Beijing’s South China Sea Buildings Could Soon House Missiles: U.S. Officials
    Feb22

    Beijing’s South China Sea Buildings Could Soon House Missiles: U.S. Officials

    China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, has nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters.The development is likely to raise questions about whether and how the United States will...

    Why Ukraine Is Dying A Slow Death (Literally)
    Feb22

    Why Ukraine Is Dying A Slow Death (Literally)

    Nolan Peterson Economics, Europe Amid War, Ukraine’s Population Continues to Dwindle. KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s population decreased by about 170,000 people in 2016, the government reported last month, underscoring a demographic trend that began after the country declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, and which...

    Firtash To Face Extradition
    Feb22

    Firtash To Face Extradition

    Dmitry Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch with ties to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, could soon face extradition to the United States on bribery charges. Financial Times: A Vienna court on Tuesday granted a request to extradite Dmitry Firtash, one of Ukraine’s richest and most powerful men, to the US on bribery charges, setting...

    Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!
    Feb22

    Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

    It’s another one of those Wednesdays that feels like a Tuesday, because of the Tuesday that felt like a Monday. Hopefully, neither Greg Dworkin nor Joan McCarter will be similarly confused, and we’ll enjoy our regular Wednesday visits! Listen LIVE right here at 9:00 AM ET! The Kagro in the Morning show is growing by leaps &...

    Continued violations of Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb22

    Continued violations of Ukraine ceasefire

    Peace in Eastern Ukraine remains tenuous as a spate of violations of a newly implemented ceasefire continued overnight into Wednesday. …read more Source:...