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    Torn between two places, some Crimean athletes may miss Rio
    Jun14

    Torn between two places, some Crimean athletes may miss Rio

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Crimean Artur Ayvazyan won gold in rifle shooting at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, competing under Ukraine’s flag. After… …read more Source:...

    Russia Is Losing Its Best and Brightest
    Jun14

    Russia Is Losing Its Best and Brightest

    Judy Twigg Society, Eurasia Highly educated Russians are racing for the exits—but does Putin care? Oil and natural gas prices are low. Western sanctions over Crimea continue to bite. Declining revenues have led the Russian government to demand another double-digit cut in state investment programs and administrative costs, with social spending...

    Ukrainian Doctor Banned Over Doping In Tennis
    Jun13

    Ukrainian Doctor Banned Over Doping In Tennis

    The International Tennis Federation (ITF) says it has banned a Ukrainian doctor from sports for four years for administering a banned substance to a tennis player. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO to Send 4 International Battalions to Baltics, Poland
    Jun13

    NATO to Send 4 International Battalions to Baltics, Poland

    NATO will agree to deploy four international battalions to Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — countries that feel most threatened by Russia, alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday. “This will send a clear signal that NATO stands ready to defend any ally,” Stoltenberg said ahead of a meeting of alliance defense ministers...

    Dethroning Ukraine’s Oligarchs: A How-To Guide
    Jun13

    Dethroning Ukraine’s Oligarchs: A How-To Guide

    None of the country’s reforms can succeed while the oligarchs still rule. Here’s how to take them out. …read more Source: Foreign...

    In Russia, Survival of the Most Corrupt
    Jun13

    In Russia, Survival of the Most Corrupt

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev made headlines recently, though not the way he wanted. During a visit to Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula Russia illegally annexed in 2014, Medvedev tried to ignore pensioners complaining that their pensions were not keeping up with the rising cost of living.Under their relentless badgering, Medvedev...

    The Doomsday Clock
    Jun13

    The Doomsday Clock

    Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, and the Prospects for SurvivalCross-posted with TomDispatch.com[This essay is excerpted from Noam Chomsky’s new book, Who Rules the World? (Metropolitan Books).] In January 2015, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced its famous Doomsday Clock to three minutes before midnight, a threat level that had...

    NATO Chief: 4 Battalions Going to Baltic States, Poland
    Jun13

    NATO Chief: 4 Battalions Going to Baltic States, Poland

    BRUSSELS— NATO’s chief announced Monday that the alliance will agree this week to send four multinational battalions to the Baltic states and Poland to boost their defenses against Russia. Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO secretary-general, said alliance defense ministers will formally approve the deployment plan drafted by NATO military planners...

    At Euro, Fights Keep the Focus Off the Field, a Day After an Alarming Melee
    Jun13

    At Euro, Fights Keep the Focus Off the Field, a Day After an Alarming Melee

    Clashes on Saturday between Russia and England fans and on Sunday between Germany and Ukraine fans continued a wave of violence at the European Championships in France. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin Has Imperial (Not Soviet) Aspirations
    Jun13

    Putin Has Imperial (Not Soviet) Aspirations

    Whoever wins the race to the White House is going to have to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin from day one. Hopefully, the next U.S. president will learn from the mistakes of the past. One of the biggest foreign policy follies of the Obama administration was the so-called Russian “reset”. In March 2009 Hillary Clinton and her Russian...