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    World leaders react to secret dealings revealed by Panama Papers
    Apr06

    World leaders react to secret dealings revealed by Panama Papers

    Revelations of secret offshore accounts tied to more than 140 politicians and public officials are sending shock waves through halls of power in Pakistan, Argentina, Ukraine and elsewhere. …read more Source: Toronto...

    How to Misunderstand What Didn’t Happen
    Apr06

    How to Misunderstand What Didn’t Happen

    In the nearly-a-month since I last wrote here about Syria, not a great deal has changed. The “cessation of hostilities” has been partial at best, with regime forces consolidating gains and maneuvering for advantage around Aleppo and to the west of it, preparing for if and when the next round of fighting begins. Rebel forces, notably groups like...

    Russian Activists: Panama Papers Disclosures Surprise Few
    Apr06

    Russian Activists: Panama Papers Disclosures Surprise Few

    Russian state media continue to largely ignore the Panama Papers scandal, although a Kremlin spokesman has dismissed allegations of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s involvement in large-scale money laundering. Russia’s Channel One, the country’s flagship broadcaster, took nearly a full day before making even scant mention of...

    Panama Papers Revelations Have Only Just Begun, Investigative Editor Says
    Apr06

    Panama Papers Revelations Have Only Just Begun, Investigative Editor Says

    More explosive revelations will be uncovered in the Panama Papers, including the offshore dealings of hundreds of Americans, according to a lead editor of the nonprofit news organization that helped break one of history’s largest data leaks. The release of 11.5 million confidential documents from the obscure Panama-based law firm Mossack...

    Resetting the Reset
    Apr06

    Resetting the Reset

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Security, Eurasia America’s next president will have to start all over with Russia. In recent weeks, I have had the honor to attend different daylong seminars convened to ponder Russia’s future under Vladimir Putin and the future of U.S.-Russia relations: a “Russia Experts Meeting” hosted by the Carnegie...

    Don’t Expect the Next Meeting of the Minsk Contact Group to Solve Anything in Ukraine
    Apr06

    Don’t Expect the Next Meeting of the Minsk Contact Group to Solve Anything in Ukraine

    James CardenThe conditions on the ground all indicate that the war is likely to grind on and on and on. …read more Source: The...

    How A Dutch Referendum On European Union Trade Could Send Ukraine Over The Edge
    Apr05

    How A Dutch Referendum On European Union Trade Could Send Ukraine Over The Edge

    Voters in the Netherlands are heading to the polls Wednesday to decide whether Ukraine is on the path to eventually join the European Union two years after a massive revolution turned the country away from Moscow and toward Brussels. But polls show that Dutch voters are not ready to embrace Ukraine as an ally. …read more Source:...

    Nagorno-Karabakh: This ‘frozen’ post-Soviet conflict is heating up and fits right in with current global chaos
    Apr05

    Nagorno-Karabakh: This ‘frozen’ post-Soviet conflict is heating up and fits right in with current global chaos

    With more than 60 deaths during four days, one of the many ‘frozen’ post-Soviet conflicts — Ossetia, Abkhazia, Crimea, Transnistria — may have suddenly became unfrozen …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Cyrpus looks to Canada for expertise in resources, governance and education
    Apr05

    Cyrpus looks to Canada for expertise in resources, governance and education

    The question is not why has Cyprus established a diplomatic mission in Canada this year. Rather, it’s why has it taken so long? So says Cypriot High Commissioner Pavlos Anastasiades, the amiable head-of-mission who presented his credentials to Gov.-Gen. David Johnston two weeks ago. Prior to December, when the high commission was...

    Iceland’s leader is first victim of offshore holdings leak
    Apr05

    Iceland’s leader is first victim of offshore holdings leak

    LONDON — The leak of millions of records on offshore accounts claimed its first high-profile victim Tuesday as Iceland’s prime minister resigned amid outrage over revelations he had used such a shell company to shelter large sums while Iceland’s economy was in crisis. The fall of Icelandic leader Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson is the...