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    Colonialism Applied to Europe: Review of Mazower’s “Hitler’s Empire”
    Aug05

    Colonialism Applied to Europe: Review of Mazower’s “Hitler’s Empire”

    By Branko MilanovicMark Mazower’s “Hitler’s Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe” is a magisterial book.I read it on vacation, and it is not a book I would suggest you take with you to the beach — unless you want to spoil your vacation. But once you have made such a choice, you cannot stop reading it, and the book will stay with you...

    Ukraine Takes Legal Action Against German Band Over Crimea Concert
    Aug05

    Ukraine Takes Legal Action Against German Band Over Crimea Concert

    Ukrainian prosecutors had begun legal proceedings against the German techno band Scooter, and it faces significant legal consequences for performing at a festival in Crimea on August 4, the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!
    Aug05

    Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!

    From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: “Only the Very Best People” Edition “Sean Spicer’s out, Reince Priebus is out, Trumpcare is dead, and Kim Jong Un has a missile that can reach New York. And, weirdly, I don’t feel tired from all the winning yet.” —Jimmy Kimmel “People are still...

    The Value of US Weapons Goes Far Beyond Battlefield, Ukrainian Troops Say
    Aug05

    The Value of US Weapons Goes Far Beyond Battlefield, Ukrainian Troops Say

    KYIV, Ukraine—On the front lines against Russia and its separatist proxies in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian soldiers have, throughout the past three years of relentless combat, frequently turned to symbols of America to both intimidate and annoy their enemies—sometimes, in eclectic and creative ways. Ukrainian soldiers have raised U.S. flags over...

    Top US Intelligence Officials Wary as Ever of Russia
    Aug05

    Top US Intelligence Officials Wary as Ever of Russia

    Top U.S. intelligence officials are refusing to back down over concerns about Russia, even as U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian officials lament what they describe as deteriorating relations between the two countries. “Our values and our interests are not aligned naturally,” Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart, director of the...

    Trump’s Interests vs. America’s, Secret Service Edition
    Aug04

    Trump’s Interests vs. America’s, Secret Service Edition

    President Donald Trump’s decision to retain ownership of his business while in office means that he can profit from government entities that are obligated to patronize his properties. For the Secret Service, which sets up a protective perimeter around the president and vice president’s non-White House residences, this means paying the...

    Saakashvili In Poland To Mark 1944 Warsaw Uprising Day
    Aug04

    Saakashvili In Poland To Mark 1944 Warsaw Uprising Day

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and ex-governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region who was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship in late July, has taken part in Poland’s commemorations marking the anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against Nazi occupation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    On Eve of Shock Arrival in Poland, Stateless Ex-Georgian President Vows to Fight for Adopted Homeland
    Aug04

    On Eve of Shock Arrival in Poland, Stateless Ex-Georgian President Vows to Fight for Adopted Homeland

    Mikheil Saakashvili, since last week the world’s only stateless former president, says he could have remained safely in the United States, or perhaps settled with his family in his wife’s home nation, the Netherlands. But instead, the former Georgian leader, who last week was stripped of his adoptive Ukrainian citizenship, turned up...

    New EU Sanctions Blacklist Russian Deputy Minister
    Aug04

    New EU Sanctions Blacklist Russian Deputy Minister

    The European Union on Friday imposed sanctions on three more Russians — including Deputy Energy Minister Andrei Cherezov — and have also been blacklisted over the delivery of Siemens’ turbines to Moscow-annexed Crimea. A department head at the Russian ministry, Evgeny Grabchak, is also now barred from traveling to the EU and any assets he...

    Analysis: Trump’s reboot of sanctions ushers in `new normal’ for Russia
    Aug04

    Analysis: Trump’s reboot of sanctions ushers in `new normal’ for Russia

    By Anna Andrianova | Bloomberg News As Russia hunkers down for “decades” of U.S. sanctions, the chill in geopolitics is threatening to turn into a deep freeze for an economy retooling after the crash in oil prices. Related Articles Trump signs ‘seriously flawed’ Russian sanctions bill U.S. says ExxonMobil violated Russia sanctions while...