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    When Is Orthodox Christmas Day? 16 Countries Prepare To Celebrate
    Jan01

    When Is Orthodox Christmas Day? 16 Countries Prepare To Celebrate

    Orthodox Christian communities in multiple countries are preparing to celebrate their own Christmas on Jan. 7, 2018, a fortnight after the Dec. 25 event. Orthodox Christmas is recognized and celebrated by a total of 16 countries which include Russia, Ukraine, Egypt and Serbia. So why does the celebrations take place in January instead of...

    The Top Books of 2017
    Jan01

    The Top Books of 2017

    The holidays are over, you’ve received your gift cards from Amazon and already returned your duplicate copies of Grant by Ron Chernow. So what books to buy now? Here are some of our favorites at the American Interest.Actually, if you happen to be the one person who didn’t receive it, Grant (Penguin) isn’t a bad place to start....

    Ukrainian Police Storm Post Office, Free Hostages
    Jan01

    Ukrainian Police Storm Post Office, Free Hostages

    Ukrainian police on Saturday freed the remaining hostages being held in a post office by a man believed to be strapped with explosives. They arrested the hostage-taker after an hourslong standoff in the city of Kharkiv. “All hostages freed in Kharkiv. The assailant was arrested,” President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Twitter, while...

    Donald Trump Is a Consequential President. Just Not in the Ways You Think.
    Jan01

    Donald Trump Is a Consequential President. Just Not in the Ways You Think.

    On January 20, 2017, as President Donald Trump began his inaugural address, a cold rain began to fall. A few hours later, Trump claimed the rain had not begun to fall.“The crowd was unbelievable today,” Trump crowed to revelers at the Liberty Inaugural Ball. “I looked at the rain, which just never came. You know, we finished the speech, went...

    2017 In A Word: From Russia, Ukraine, And Belarus
    Jan01

    2017 In A Word: From Russia, Ukraine, And Belarus

    How would you sum up 2017 in one word or phrase? Correspondents for Current Time, the Russian-language network run by RFE/RL in cooperation with VOA, asked people in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    2017, as seen through President Trump’s tweets
    Jan01

    2017, as seen through President Trump’s tweets

    It might be hard to remember now, but presidential Twitter accounts used to be anodyne things, serving up inoffensive sentiments only occasionally written by the chief executive himself. Then came 2017, the year Americans started to wake up wondering what the president would do on Twitter that day. Rail against his defeated opponent? Muse about...

    A review of ‘On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century’
    Jan01

    A review of ‘On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century’

    Timothy Snyder reads five, and speaks ten, European languages, which give him a tremendous advantage when researching and writing about European history. An undergraduate at Brown University, he continued his studies at Oxford where he received his doctorate in 1997 while a British Marshall Scholar. In addition to fellowships in Paris, Vienna and...

    Ukrainian Police Storm Post Office, Free Hostages
    Jan01

    Ukrainian Police Storm Post Office, Free Hostages

    Ukrainian police on Saturday freed the remaining hostages being held in a post office by a man believed to be strapped with explosives. They arrested the hostage-taker after an hourslong standoff in the city of Kharkiv. “All hostages freed in Kharkiv. The assailant was arrested,” President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Twitter, while...

    Hostages In Ukraine Freed After Police Storm Post Office
    Jan01

    Hostages In Ukraine Freed After Police Storm Post Office

    Ukrainian police forces have freed the remaining hostages being held in a post office by a man believed to be strapped with explosives, and arrested the hostage taker after a standoff lasting several hours in the city of Kharkiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Three Days That Will Change Iran Forever
    Jan01

    Three Days That Will Change Iran Forever

    Iran has now been rocked by three days of street protests. At the time of this writing (early Saturday afternoon here in the United States, Saturday night in Iran), it remains unclear where the protests are going and whether the regime will crack down. I’ll try to provide some insight into the dynamics and point out some things to watch,...