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    The Real Story of Our Decades-Long Foreign Policy Disaster That Set the Middle East on Fire
    May15

    The Real Story of Our Decades-Long Foreign Policy Disaster That Set the Middle East on Fire

    The brilliant Andrew Bacevich explains why our massive march to folly in Middle East has to be seen as one war. I first interviewed Andrew Bacevich, the soldier turned scholar, after he spoke at the Hope Club, an old-line gents’ establishment in Providence, Rhode Island. That evening he outlined a dozen or so “theses,” as he called them in...

    Jamala Returns To Hero’s Welcome In Ukraine
    May15

    Jamala Returns To Hero’s Welcome In Ukraine

    Eurovision winner Jamala returned to a hero’s welcome at Kyiv airport. Jamala’s song, 1944, told the story of the deportations of Crimean Tatars under Stalin — and was widely seen as a comment on Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and subsequent repression of Crimean Tatars. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read...

    Jamala’s Eurovision win lifts Ukraine, but raises Russian eyebrows
    May15

    Jamala’s Eurovision win lifts Ukraine, but raises Russian eyebrows

    Ukrainian singer Jamala overtook the bookmakers’ favourites, Russia and Australia, to win the normally light-hearted contest with the song 1944 about the war-time deportations of ethnic Tatars from Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula by Soviet dictator Stalin …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Israel finishes 14th in Eurovision
    May15

    Israel finishes 14th in Eurovision

    (JTA) — Israel finished in 14th place among the 26 nations competing in the 61st Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, which was won by Ukraine. Australia came in second and Russia third in the contest that ended Saturday. The final was broadcast live in the United States for the first time and featured a performance by the American pop star...

    Crimean Tatars celebrate Eurovision win, Russians cry foul
    May15

    Crimean Tatars celebrate Eurovision win, Russians cry foul

    As Crimean Tatars celebrate Ukrainian singer Jamala’s win at Eurovision, many Russians — whose Eurovision Song Contest entry won the popular vote but finished third when the national juries’ votes were added — say they feel robbed of the win. …read more Source: CTV...

    ‘The Scope of Our Failure’: The Real Story of Our Decades-Long Foreign Policy Disaster That Set the Middle East on Fire
    May15

    ‘The Scope of Our Failure’: The Real Story of Our Decades-Long Foreign Policy Disaster That Set the Middle East on Fire

    The brilliant Andrew Bacevich explains why our massive march to folly in Middle East has to be seen as one war. I first interviewed Andrew Bacevich, the soldier turned scholar, after he spoke at the Hope Club, an old-line gents’ establishment in Providence, Rhode Island. That evening he outlined a dozen or so “theses,” as he called them in...

    Eurovision win lifts spirits in Ukraine, raises eyebrows in Russia
    May15

    Eurovision win lifts spirits in Ukraine, raises eyebrows in Russia

    By Alexei Kalmykov and Vladimir Soldatkin KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukrainian politicians hailed their country’s surprise weekend victory in… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Eurovision Win Sparks A Political Uproar In Russia
    May15

    Ukraine’s Eurovision Win Sparks A Political Uproar In Russia

    KIEV/MOSCOW, May 15 (Reuters) – Ukrainians hailed their country’s unexpected victory in the Eurovision song contest as a Europe-wide endorsement of Ukraine in its smoldering conflict with Russia, while Moscow said the contest had been hijacked by politics.Ukrainian singer Jamala overtook the bookmakers’ favorites, Russia and...

    A Heavy Dose Of Glitter, Pyrotechnics and Politics At Eurovision 2016
    May15

    A Heavy Dose Of Glitter, Pyrotechnics and Politics At Eurovision 2016

    Ukraine’s Jamala is this year’s winner with a haunting song about the mass deportation of Crimean Tartars during World War II. Politics are never far from the surface at the European song contest. …read more Source:...

    Russia Blames Ukraine’s ‘Eurovision’ Win on Politics
    May15

    Russia Blames Ukraine’s ‘Eurovision’ Win on Politics

    Russia definitely did not enjoy losing to Ukraine in what became a tense finale of the “Eurovision Song Contest” on Saturday. Ukraine’s Jamala took home the Eurovision trophy and the rights to host next year’s competition after her song “1944” received the highest score from a combination of public votes and...