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    After Crimea ‘Incursions,’ Russia and Ukraine Step Back From All-Out War
    Aug17

    After Crimea ‘Incursions,’ Russia and Ukraine Step Back From All-Out War

    KYIV, Ukraine—In a familiar cycle of brinksmanship, Russia and Ukraine once again edged toward the brink of open war last week, only for the bellicose rhetoric and military posturing to dissipate rapidly, leaving the conflict in eastern Ukraine no closer to a long-term solution. Russia’s successor spy agency to the KGB, the Federal Security...

    Trump’s campaign chief linked to secret foreign lobbying, sources say
    Aug17

    Trump’s campaign chief linked to secret foreign lobbying, sources say

    Paul Manafort apparently helped a pro-Russian governing party in Ukraine secretly route at least $2.2 million in payments to two prominent Washington lobbying firms in 2012. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Caster Semenya divides opinion in Rio Olympic debut
    Aug17

    Caster Semenya divides opinion in Rio Olympic debut

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Olympic Games is running into a storm of controversy involving Caster Semenya, the favorite in the women’s 800 meters. The South African, the unwilling face of track’s ethical and medical dilemma over women with high levels of testosterone, sharply divides opinion — even among fellow competitors. After...

    U.S. Envoy In Kyiv Confident Ukraine Will Overcome Difficulties
    Aug17

    U.S. Envoy In Kyiv Confident Ukraine Will Overcome Difficulties

    The U.S. envoy in Kyiv says Ukrainians will overcome their current difficulties of armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, corruption, and financial problems because they have survived so many major crises in recent years. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian prosecutor alleges Trump campaign chair encouraged Russia’s annexation of Crimea
    Aug17

    Ukrainian prosecutor alleges Trump campaign chair encouraged Russia’s annexation of Crimea

    The chairman of Donald Trump’s campaign is being accused of encouraging the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula. …read more Source: Business...

    Cold War Casualties from Ukraine and Syria to the New York Times’s ‘Standards’
    Aug17

    Cold War Casualties from Ukraine and Syria to the New York Times’s ‘Standards’

    Stephen F. CohenFactional politics may have killed Obama’s proposed détente with Russia and the Minsk peace process in Ukraine while the Times publishes another gutter article—this one about Paul Manafort. …read more Source: The...

    The Unhappy Campaign Of Paul Manafort
    Aug17

    The Unhappy Campaign Of Paul Manafort

    WASHINGTON ― This spring, as he was becoming chairman of Donald Trump’s campaign, Paul Manafort told friends that the candidate knew all about his work for foreign leaders and thought the criticism he received for it was a “badge of honor.” That was May. Now, in the heat of August ― after a series of investigative reports on...

    Yes, Clinton Is a Hawk, and It’s Silly to Deny It
    Aug17

    Yes, Clinton Is a Hawk, and It’s Silly to Deny It

    Matt Yglesias’ post on Clinton and foreign policy doesn’t make much sense: But despite the fears of her left-wing critics, Clinton is no neocon. Nor is there really much evidence to back up a broad-brush notion that Clinton is especially “hawkish” in a generic sense. Clinton’s record overwhelmingly reflects continuity, for...

    Outgoing U.S. Envoy: Ukraine ‘Can Survive Anything’ But Needs To Tackle Corruption
    Aug17

    Outgoing U.S. Envoy: Ukraine ‘Can Survive Anything’ But Needs To Tackle Corruption

    U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt said that after making it through the tumultuous and violent year of 2014, “Ukraine can survive anything.” In an interview with RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service TV program, Our Freedom, Pyatt reflected on his three years of duty in Kyiv. He said that he regretted more had not been done to eliminate...

    Trump campaign chair Manafort tied to undisclosed foreign lobbying: sources
    Aug17

    Trump campaign chair Manafort tied to undisclosed foreign lobbying: sources

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s campaign chairman helped a pro-Russian governing party in Ukraine secretly route at least $2.2 million in payments to two prominent Washington lobbying firms in 2012, and did so in a way that effectively obscured the foreign political party’s efforts to influence U.S. policy. The revelation, provided to The...