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    Trump Time Capsule #56: Russian Quids and Quos
    Jul25

    Trump Time Capsule #56: Russian Quids and Quos

    Strong man. (RIA Novosti / via Reuters)Suspicions about foreign interference in U.S. politics have arisen before. In 1980, the Ayatollah’s Iranian government may have delayed the the release of American hostages as a way of punishing Jimmy Carter in his race against Ronald Reagan. If you’d like a whole new field of inquiry, you can...

    Journalist’s Murder, Kerry Trip to Moscow Among Events That Rattle Ukraine
    Jul25

    Journalist’s Murder, Kerry Trip to Moscow Among Events That Rattle Ukraine

    KYIV, Ukraine—Little more than two weeks ago, things were looking up for Ukraine. Fighting had tapered off in the ongoing war in eastern Ukraine and Kyiv had scored a series of diplomatic wins, including high-profile gestures of solidarity from NATO leaders at the Warsaw summit. But the good news quickly was overshadowed by events inside Ukraine...

    Putin’s Buddy Trump Is About To Get National Security Briefings. Intel Officers Are Worried.
    Jul25

    Putin’s Buddy Trump Is About To Get National Security Briefings. Intel Officers Are Worried.

    Members of the intelligence community are worried that Donald Trump ― who has deep ties to Russia and is apparently the preferred presidential candidate of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin ― could have access to highly classified national security briefings as early as Friday. Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will begin...

    Doping in Ex-Soviet Nations Echoes Russia’s Problems
    Jul25

    Doping in Ex-Soviet Nations Echoes Russia’s Problems

    While the scandal of Russian doping threatens to be one of the main talking points of the Rio Olympics, other countries are slipping under the radar despite sharing the tainted legacy of the Soviet sports system. Countries like Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine punch above their weight in the Olympic medal table, but their high rates of performance...

    The Muscovite Candidate?
    Jul25

    The Muscovite Candidate?

    Sometimes a conspiracy theory can be true. Or, to put it another way, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.Take the burgeoning email leaks scandal that hit the Democratic National Committee on Friday. A searchable cache of 20,000 emails showed up on WikiLeaks. The dump arrived about five weeks...

    Dion and Lavrov attempt to mend broken ties during Laos meeting
    Jul25

    Dion and Lavrov attempt to mend broken ties during Laos meeting

    Canada’s and Russia’s foreign affairs ministers met on Monday in an attempt to mend relations strained by the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea and its support for pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. In a first meeting of its kind, since Canada froze high-level contacts with Russian officials two years ago, Foreign Affairs...

    FBI investigates DNC hacking; Clinton campaign blames Russia
    Jul25

    FBI investigates DNC hacking; Clinton campaign blames Russia

    WASHINGTON — The FBI said Monday it is investigating how thousands of Democratic National Committee emails were hacked, a breach that Hillary Clinton’s campaign maintains was committed by Russia to benefit Donald Trump. A statement from the FBI confirmed that it is “investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC,” adding that...

    Russia: The Hybrid State As Adversary
    Jul25

    Russia: The Hybrid State As Adversary

    Dan Goure Hybrid Warfare, Russia Today, Russia is the ultimate hybrid threat. Oceans of ink and terabytes of electronic musings have been expended on the subject of hybrid warfare. The classic formulation is a non-state actor with appurtenances of state power and, in many cases, support from traditional nation states. Of particular concern to...

    Dion sits down with Lavrov for first meeting of Canadian foreign minister with Russian equal in years
    Jul25

    Dion sits down with Lavrov for first meeting of Canadian foreign minister with Russian equal in years

    OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion sat down Monday with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov — the first meeting of its kind in years. The 30-minute discussion took place in the Laos on the margins of an annual meeting of Southeast Asian nations. It represented the most tangible move yet by the Liberal government to thaw relations...

    History Tells Us What Will Happen Next With Brexit And Trump
    Jul25

    History Tells Us What Will Happen Next With Brexit And Trump

    Note: this essay contains a lot of links out, which are underlined. Consider them further reading or me backing up my opinions. It seems we’re entering another of those stupid seasons humans impose on themselves at fairly regular intervals. My background is archaeology, so also history and anthropology. It leads me to look at big historical...