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    Why Russia and China Won’t Curb North Korea Any More Than the U.S. Will Curb Saudi Arabia
    Jan08

    Why Russia and China Won’t Curb North Korea Any More Than the U.S. Will Curb Saudi Arabia

    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia — On Jan. 6, the North Korean government announced to the world that it had conducted a successful test of a hydrogen bomb. There are significant doubts as to whether the device detonated was actually a thermonuclear bomb. For that, the energy yield should have been by orders of magnitude greater. According to...

    Russia Suspected in First-Ever Cyberattack on Ukraine’s Power Grid
    Jan08

    Russia Suspected in First-Ever Cyberattack on Ukraine’s Power Grid

    In the last months of 2015, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine over Crimea’s annexation and continuing strife in Ukraine’s east appeared largely to be in stalemate. But now, with the new year, it appears the conflict is heating up again, and playing out on the region’s electric grids. On Dec. 23, a massive power outage in...

    Poland’s President Signs Media Law Despite EU Concerns
    Jan07

    Poland’s President Signs Media Law Despite EU Concerns

    WARSAW, Poland — A new wave of concern for media freedom in Poland rose among European Union leaders and independent journalists after Poland’s president signed a temporary new law Thursday that’s a step toward giving the government full control of state radio and television. The legislation will take effect Friday and expires on June...

    Bloggers use open sources to pinpoint suspected Russian cluster bomb use in Syria
    Jan07

    Bloggers use open sources to pinpoint suspected Russian cluster bomb use in Syria

    Thomson ReutersRussian open-source bloggers say they have documented more evidence that Russia is using cluster bombs in its air campaign supporting Syria’s embattled regime. The findings by Ruslan Leviev and the Conflict Intelligence Team, which has uncovered other secretive Russian military activity both in Syria and Ukraine in the past,...

    Human rights in Crimea: “Dire” and deteriorating
    Jan07

    Human rights in Crimea: “Dire” and deteriorating

    NEW YORK – The human rights situation in Crimea is “dire” and will continue to deteriorate unless there is immediate action, was the urgent message of a series of programs in New York featuring international human rights activists, diplomats and lawyers, and the release of a new report on human rights violations in Crimea. “The […] …read...

    Ukraine faces new set of economic challenges
    Jan07

    Ukraine faces new set of economic challenges

    KYIV – Ukrainians rang in the new year with unprecedented economic challenges. In response to the January 1 launch of the Ukraine-European Union free trade area, the Russian government in December imposed a trade embargo on food-related imports from Ukraine and nixed their free trade zone launched in 2011. In addition, changes introduced by...

    Russian soldiers said to be  involved in downing of MH17
    Jan07

    Russian soldiers said to be involved in downing of MH17

    AMSTERDAM – Dutch prosecutors are investigating a claim by a citizen-journalist group that at least 20 Russian soldiers were involved in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) over eastern Ukraine in 2014. The Britain-based Bellingcat group said it had identified up to 100 Russian soldiers who may have knowledge of the movements of the...

    More Crimean power shortages likely with end of Ukraine supplies
    Jan07

    More Crimean power shortages likely with end of Ukraine supplies

    Residents of Crimea face several more months of power shortages as Russia appears to have ended a contract with Ukraine to deliver electricity to the peninsula it annexed in 2014. A Kremlin spokesman said on January 1 that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not renew the contract, which expired on New Year’s Day, as long […] …read...

    Russian strategy seeks to defy  economic decline with military bravado
    Jan07

    Russian strategy seeks to defy economic decline with military bravado

    Russia’s security is severely affected by the Ukraine crisis, and the National Security Strategy gives due attention to this disaster, putting the blame for supporting the “anti-constitutional coup” squarely on the U.S. and the EU, and asserting that Ukraine has become a “long-term source of instability in Europe and on Russia’s...

    Odesa, Ukraine’s reform agenda faces crucial test
    Jan07

    Odesa, Ukraine’s reform agenda faces crucial test

    ODESA, Ukraine – To many of those living or doing business in this otherwise laid-back slice of southern Ukraine, even a whiff of the salty Black Sea breeze can’t mask the smell of corruption. It is a persistent problem that rankles Kyiv and figures prominently in the Ukrainian leadership’s Western-backed push for cleaner government...