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    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 4, 2016
    Jan04

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 4, 2016

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Rick Rowden explains why the optimists’ case for economic growth in Africa has failed to pan out – and what needs to be done to turn things around. Erica Marat warns that Ukraine’s much-praised police reforms could lead to trouble … …read more...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Prompts Meme Craze In Russia After Twitter Gaffe
    Jan04

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Prompts Meme Craze In Russia After Twitter Gaffe

    In one day Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko has transformed himself from his country’s President to the cover star of almost every major magazine, on Twitter at least. The Ukrainian leader, whose country is currently caught in an uneasy ceasefire with Russian-backed separatists in its eastern Luhansk and Donetsk regions, tweeted what he...

    Kremlin: Russian Military Intelligence Chief Dies Unexpectedly
    Jan04

    Kremlin: Russian Military Intelligence Chief Dies Unexpectedly

    The Kremlin says the head of Russia’s military intelligence agency, which is known as the GRU, has died unexpectedly. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    These Are the Top 10 Risks to the World in 2016
    Jan04

    These Are the Top 10 Risks to the World in 2016

    At the beginning of each year Eurasia Group, the political risk consultancy I founded and oversee, publishes a list of the top 10 political risk stories for the 12 months ahead. These are the risks and trends we believe are most likely to move markets in 2016. We’ve opened the year with a serious spat between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and a...

    Poroshenko’s Photoshop Fun Unleashes Torrent Of Russian Memes
    Jan04

    Poroshenko’s Photoshop Fun Unleashes Torrent Of Russian Memes

    The Ukrainian president’s “joke” magazine cover takes aim at Putin, elicits Russian mockery. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine to Ban Array of Russian Food Imports
    Jan04

    Ukraine to Ban Array of Russian Food Imports

    Ukraine says it will introduce a wide-ranging ban on food imports from Russia in a week, a response to Russia’s ban on food products from Ukraine.The decree published on Ukraine’s government website on Saturday said the imports will be banned as of Jan. 10. They include… …read more Source:...

    MH17 Update: Dutch Investigators To Probe Claims Linking Russian Soldiers To Downed Plane
    Jan04

    MH17 Update: Dutch Investigators To Probe Claims Linking Russian Soldiers To Downed Plane

    Dutch investigators said Monday that they will investigate the claims by a British-based group of citizen investigative journalists called Bellingcat, which said that it has identified the Russian soldiers allegedly involved in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine. …read more Source: International Business...

    Serena Williams skips Hopman Cup opener with knee injury
    Jan04

    Serena Williams skips Hopman Cup opener with knee injury

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams has withdrawn from her opening match at the Hopman Cup due to a knee problem, with Vicky Duval filling in for the U.S. team against Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    Abe says summit with Putin needed to resolve territorial row
    Jan04

    Abe says summit with Putin needed to resolve territorial row

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin must take place in order for the countries to forge a peace treaty. Japan and Russia never signed a peace treaty after World War II because of territorial disputes over islands north of the Japanese island of Hokkaido, which Japan...

    Defence dilemmas: 2016 holds hard choices for Canada’s military
    Jan04

    Defence dilemmas: 2016 holds hard choices for Canada’s military

    By Murray Brewster THE CANADIAN PRESS Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s new defence minister, is uniquely qualified to know how Ottawa’s abstract policy decisions can be bent, twisted and mangled in the far-flung corners of the globe – sometimes to the detriment of those in uniform. He’ll need every ounce of that special understanding as...