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    Asylum Seeker Applications Rise to 30-Year High in Europe: Study
    Aug03

    Asylum Seeker Applications Rise to 30-Year High in Europe: Study

    More than a million refugees and migrants applied for asylum in Europe in 2015, a record number that is a 122 percent increase versus the previous year, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. The European Union, Norway and Switzerland received 1.3 million asylum applications last year, with around half of all applicants...

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Launches Hunger Strike over Political Inaction
    Aug02

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Launches Hunger Strike over Political Inaction

    Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian servicewoman-turned-lawmaker who spent two years in a Russian jail, announced a new hunger strike on Tuesday to speed up the release of other Ukrainian prisoners-of-war, accusing Ukraine’s president of ignoring their plight. Savchenko’s return from Russia in May via a prisoner swap was a PR coup for...

    What the DNC Hack Could Mean for Democracy
    Aug02

    What the DNC Hack Could Mean for Democracy

    Analysts largely agree that the hacking of various arms of the Democratic Party, and the release of hacked emails that deepened divisions with the party just ahead of its presidential convention, is a big deal. But there’s less agreement about whether what we’re witnessing is fundamentally old or new. The answer to that question could...

    The Siloviki Shuffle Goes Nationwide
    Aug02

    The Siloviki Shuffle Goes Nationwide

    Last week, Vladimir Putin made some major political moves, marking the biggest Russian government staff reshuffle in recent years. Four regional heads lost their posts, and five Presidential Envoys to Federal Districts, as well as the head of the Federal Customs Service, were appointed by Russia’s President in one day. Three appointees are...

    Seeing Russia, the Khans and Donald All Together
    Aug02

    Seeing Russia, the Khans and Donald All Together

    I’d like to take a moment to pull together a series of recent threads on Donald Trump. We’ve now seen another episode of Donald Trump’s impulsive and self-destructive behavior play out in his fight with the Khan family. There was a less noted moment where he apparently didn’t realize that Russia annexed the Crimean...

    Camelot and Canada: When Diefenbaker met Kennedy
    Aug02

    Camelot and Canada: When Diefenbaker met Kennedy

    Book review: Camelot and Canada by Asa McKercher The similarities between the John Diefenbaker—John F. Kennedy relationship and that of Stephen Harper and Barack Obama are striking. Both Diefenbaker and Harper were more conservative and scions of Western politics who clashed sharply with their liberal, urban-intellectual American presidential...

    Trump’s views on Ukraine are straight from the Kremlin
    Aug02

    Trump’s views on Ukraine are straight from the Kremlin

    His comments suggest he’s bought into Russian propaganda on eastern Ukraine and Crimea. …read more Source: The...

    Trump’s views on Ukraine are straight from the Kremlin
    Aug02

    Trump’s views on Ukraine are straight from the Kremlin

    His comments suggest he’s bought into Russian propaganda on eastern Ukraine and Crimea. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainians Denounce Trump’s Comments on Ukraine, Crimea
    Aug02

    Ukrainians Denounce Trump’s Comments on Ukraine, Crimea

    It is probably no surprise that the recent comments by U.S. Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump about the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, including Moscow’s annexation of Crimea, have not been well received by Ukrainian politicians and analysts. In a television interview Sunday with ABC News, Trump said “the people of...

    Where Republicans Stand on Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet
    Aug02

    Where Republicans Stand on Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

    What would it take for more Republicans to abandon Donald Trump?One might imagine that a week in which the presidential nominee, among other things, picked a very public fight with the parents of a slain American soldier, advocated for ceding Crimea to Russia, and blatantly lied about receiving a letter from the NFL might do it. (And that’s...