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    Trump campaign circles the wagons around Manafort
    Aug17

    Trump campaign circles the wagons around Manafort

    Donald Trump’s campaign defended its embattled chairman, Paul Manafort, on Tuesday, pushing back against reports that the former consultant had received secret cash payments from a deposed Ukrainian leader with close ties to the Kremlin — while being careful to distance Manafort from any possible wrongdoing by the candidate...

    Russia’s Crimea Bridge Project Beset By Engineering Worries And Labor Woes
    Aug16

    Russia’s Crimea Bridge Project Beset By Engineering Worries And Labor Woes

    Russia is racing to build a bridge to Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula it annexed in 2014. The strategically vital project is beset by charges of near-slave labor for workers and engineering concerns. …read more Source:...

    Dire situation in Ukraine overshadows Manafort story
    Aug16

    Dire situation in Ukraine overshadows Manafort story

    I don’t know if GOP nominee Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was paid boatloads of cash by former Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych, who is widely considered a corrupt thug. I don’t know if Manafort has or remains on Yanukovych’s… …read more Source: The...

    Russia-Ukraine tensions rise as Putin hints at war
    Aug16

    Russia-Ukraine tensions rise as Putin hints at war

    Ukraine says it thinks Vladimir Putin is planning a new invasion, and it’s not hard to see why: the Russian leader has built up troops on its border and resumed the hostile rhetoric that preceded his annexation of Crimea two years ago. …read more Source: Global...

    The Latest: Ukrainian gymnast takes men’s parallel bars gold
    Aug16

    The Latest: Ukrainian gymnast takes men’s parallel bars gold

    Oleg Verniaiev of the Ukraine picked up his second medal in men’s gymnastics, taking gold in the parallel bars final on Tuesday …read more Source: U.S....

    The Latest: Ukrainian gymnast takes men’s parallel bars gold
    Aug16

    The Latest: Ukrainian gymnast takes men’s parallel bars gold

    Oleg Verniaiev of the Ukraine picked up his second medal in men’s gymnastics, taking gold in the parallel bars final on Tuesday. A bronze medalist in the all-around four years ago, Leyva was originally an alternate on the 2016 team before stepping in after John Orozco was injured during training in the weeks leading up to the games. Tom...

    The Latest: Ukrainian gymnast takes men’s parallel bars gold
    Aug16

    The Latest: Ukrainian gymnast takes men’s parallel bars gold

    The Latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Ukraine’s honoring of war criminals leaves its Jews uneasy — and divided
    Aug16

    Ukraine’s honoring of war criminals leaves its Jews uneasy — and divided

    A statue of Stepan Bandera in Lviv, Ukraine, September 2014 (Courtesy of Andrey Syasko) (JTA) — When Vladimir Putin grabbed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, the Russian president claimed it was to protect minorities from anti-Semitic fascists whom Putin maintained were behind the revolution that year that ousted his ally in Kiev, former President...

    How Russia Saw Donald Trump’s Big Speech On Foreign Policy
    Aug16

    How Russia Saw Donald Trump’s Big Speech On Foreign Policy

    There wasn’t a whole lot for Russia to love about Donald Trump’s foreign policy agenda, at least not the version of it that he recited on Monday from a pair of teleprompters at a university in Ohio. Still, the reporters at the Kremlin’s main television station had enough to work with. “Crush and destroy!” began the teaser at the...

    Anti-Modernity, Within and Without
    Aug16

    Anti-Modernity, Within and Without

    Editor’s note: Read part three here.As described in Part 3, the concentration of political power in the hands of the state is an evolved accouterment of modernity, but it is not part of modernity’s essential definition. The modern state system, however, which goes back to Westphalia, really is quintessentially modern precisely because...