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    Genesis Prize billionaire co-founder will leave his money to charity, none to 4 kids
    May23

    Genesis Prize billionaire co-founder will leave his money to charity, none to 4 kids

    Mikhail Fridman singing at Musical Marathon 5775 in Moscow, June 24, 2014. (Courtesy Russian Jewish Congress) (JTA) — Russian-Jewish billionaire Mikhail Fridman has announced plans to leave his entire fortune to charity, not leaving a single kopek for his children. Fridman, Russia’s second richest man, according to Forbes magazine, said...

    Genesis Prize/JFN award grants $3.3M to programs for intermarried families
    May23

    Genesis Prize/JFN award grants $3.3M to programs for intermarried families

    Michael Douglas speaking at the announcement of the Genesis Generation Challenge winners at Bloomberg Philanthropies headquarters in New York City, April 28, 2015. (Flickr) (JTA) — Some 28 projects to increase outreach to intermarried families will receive funding under a matching grants program between the Jewish Funders Network and the Genesis...

    America in a New World
    May23

    America in a New World

    A distinct and distinctive period in the history of American foreign policy, one spanning the two decades following the conclusion of the Cold War, has come to an end. A new era has begun. The international conditions in which the American government must conduct its relations with other countries, and that will therefore shape its foreign...

    Turkish-German Split Widens
    May23

    Turkish-German Split Widens

    The future of the EU’s migration deal is very much up in the air, largely because the increasingly authoritarian and megalomaniacal style of Erdogan makes in increasingly difficult for Germany or any other self respecting European power to work with him. The Financial Times: Angela Merkel has condemned the move by Turkey’s legislature...

    Lockerbie Lawyer Seeks $330M From Putin, Russia for MH17 Disaster
    May23

    Lockerbie Lawyer Seeks $330M From Putin, Russia for MH17 Disaster

    The U.S. aviation lawyer who won compensation for victims of the 1988 Lockerbie aircraft bombing and is now seeking $330 million from Russia for the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 in 2014, says Russian President Vladimir Putin must be held responsible. Jerry Skinner, who is leading Australian law firm LHD’s compensation claim against...

    Involuntary Psychiatric Confinements Edging Up in the Former Soviet Union
    May23

    Involuntary Psychiatric Confinements Edging Up in the Former Soviet Union

    Image: Hospital. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com YEREVAN, Armenia — Tens of thousands of people languished in psychiatric hospitals in the Soviet Union for years, not because they were insane but because they held views that contradicted the system. Happily, the use of forced psychiatric confinement to punish those who questioned the state plunged...

    MH17 Lawyer Calls For Australian Help With Lawsuit
    May23

    MH17 Lawyer Calls For Australian Help With Lawsuit

    Jerry Skinner, the lawyer seeking $330 million compensation from Russia for the families of people killed in the downing of Malaysian airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine in 2014, has called for Australian diplomatic pressure on Moscow. Skinner also said there was “no mystery” surrounding the tragedy, and that Russian President Vladimir...

    The Daily Vertical: Ghosts Of MH17
    May23

    The Daily Vertical: Ghosts Of MH17

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

    Heartbreaking New Discovery At Auschwitz As Jewelry Found Hidden Inside A Mug
    May23

    Heartbreaking New Discovery At Auschwitz As Jewelry Found Hidden Inside A Mug

    The Nazis stole everything they could from victims of the Holocaust, but one family managed to outsmart them for more than 70 years. Staff at the Auschwitz Museum in Poland recently discovered that an old mug had a false bottom that hid a ring and a necklace.”It was very well hidden,” Hanna Kubik of the Memorial Collections said in a...

    Out of the Cold War?
    May23

    Out of the Cold War?

    Is America stuck in the Cold War or headed into a new one? Over the last 25 years, American grand strategy has had to do some heavy lifting to address the rise of terrorism—but it may have lost sight of the more dangerous threat posed by great power wars. Worry over the deterioration of U.S.-Russian relations was a common theme earlier this week...