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    Global Magnitsky Act Set for Markup — and a Showdown
    May18

    Global Magnitsky Act Set for Markup — and a Showdown

    Earlier this month, I wrote about the curious case of the Global Magnitsky Act, which, shortly after being scheduled for markup in the House Foreign Affairs Committee in April, disappeared from the committee’s agenda. The original Magnitsky Act, which was signed into law in 2012 and permits sanctions on Russian individuals involved in...

    The Morning Vertical, May 18, 2016
    May18

    The Morning Vertical, May 18, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: Savchenkophobia
    May18

    The Daily Vertical: Savchenkophobia

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: Savchenkophobia (Transcript)
    May18

    The Daily Vertical: Savchenkophobia (Transcript)

    Vladimir Putin’s regime clearly has a bad case of Savchenkophobia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Nationalist Dugin Says EU Denied Him Entry
    May18

    Russian Nationalist Dugin Says EU Denied Him Entry

    A prominent Kremlin-connected nationalist ideologue says he has been denied entry into the European Union after arriving at a Greek airport despite not being on an EU sanctions list. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    China stages war games days ahead of Taiwan inauguration
    May18

    China stages war games days ahead of Taiwan inauguration

    BEIJING (AP) — China is staging joint war games featuring mock beach landing, helicopter assaults and tank battles along its east coast facing Taiwan, just days before the inauguration of the self-governing island’s new independence-leaning president. The Defense Ministry said Wednesday the air, land and sea drills were aimed at “testing...

    UN Calls On Russia To Respect Crimean Tatar Rights On Key Anniversary
    May18

    UN Calls On Russia To Respect Crimean Tatar Rights On Key Anniversary

    The United Nations called on Russia to respect minority rights on the May 18 anniversary of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s mass deportation of Tatars from Crimea in 1944. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UN: Rights of Crimean Tatars Deteriorating Under Russian Rule
    May18

    UN: Rights of Crimean Tatars Deteriorating Under Russian Rule

    Human rights concerns are growing over the deteriorating situation of tens of thousands of Tatars since Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula, considered part of Ukraine, two years ago. “Since April 2014, Crimean Tatars have been subjected to arbitrary searches, seizure of books and arrests. Allegations of ill-treatment have largely gone...

    Ukraine Talks Seek Progress, But Donbas Elections Remain a Hurdle
    May18

    Ukraine Talks Seek Progress, But Donbas Elections Remain a Hurdle

    U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland’s surprise trip to Moscow is evidence of a new push for progress on implementing the peace deal for Ukraine signed last year in Belarus’ capital, Minsk. Nuland’s trip began Tuesday, just a day before the Trilateral Contact Group meets in Minsk to try to break a political deadlock...

    6 Facts Highlight Why We Need to Rebuild Our Military
    May18

    6 Facts Highlight Why We Need to Rebuild Our Military

    The U.S. military seems to be breaking. Senior military leaders have made dire statements before Congress, and story after story is revealing the potentially deadly challenges facing our men and women in uniform. As Congress considers the annual defense authorization bill, here are six clear, real-world examples of why Congress needs to use the...