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    Putin has achieved one of his biggest goals in Syria
    Jan26

    Putin has achieved one of his biggest goals in Syria

    Thomson ReutersWhile Russia’s military intervention in Syria has not yielded substantial progress on the ground for the Assad government, Moscow has succeeded in propping up the embattled regime, according to a new analysis. An IHS Conflict Monitor estimate released last week shows that between Sept. 29, when the Kremlin launched its...

    How Falling Oil Prices Are Upending Russian Politics
    Jan26

    How Falling Oil Prices Are Upending Russian Politics

    MOSCOW — In 2014-2015, Russia’s domestic policy was pushed abroad — first toward Ukraine, then toward Syria. In 2016, the Russian authorities will have to shift their focus away from shaping the world order and toward putting their own house in order. Otherwise, they will not survive. Over the last two years, President Vladimir...

    US Treasury official: Putin is corrupt and the US has known for ‘many, many years’
    Jan26

    US Treasury official: Putin is corrupt and the US has known for ‘many, many years’

    Thomson ReutersA U.S. Treasury official said the United States considers Russian President Vladimir Putin to be corrupt and that it has known this for “many, many years,” the BBC reported on Monday. Adam Szubin, acting Treasury secretary for terrorism and financial crimes, said in an interview with BBC Panorama that the Russian...

    Moscow’s Historical Relationship with Damascus: Why it Matters Now
    Jan26

    Moscow’s Historical Relationship with Damascus: Why it Matters Now

    Current relations – Source: Sputnik News There have been many objections to what is denominated as the Russian interference in Syria, more specifically in the Syrian Armed Conflict. Most of the objections coming from these analysts concentrate on one sided-arguments and therefore ignore the historical relationship that Moscow has had with...

    How Litvinenko’s poisoning fits into Putin’s power play
    Jan25

    How Litvinenko’s poisoning fits into Putin’s power play

    Ria Novosti/Reuters A British inquiry into the death by poisoning of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in London ten years ago paints a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin that is every bit as sinister as the most lurid caricatures of the former spy that have emerged in the 16 years he has led Russia—as either president or prime...

    “Europe” — Gone With the Wind
    Jan25

    “Europe” — Gone With the Wind

    Whither is fled the visionary gleam Where is it now – The glory and the dream The European Union is suffering from a malaise. A mood of disquiet pervades the continent’s political elites. Its symptoms are flagging confidence and free-floating anxiety. The populace of its member states is disaffected from Brussels institutions,...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 25, 2016
    Jan25

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 25, 2016

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Adrian Karatnycky argues that Ukraine’s reformers should steer clear of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who has now become a major player in domestic Ukrainian politics. Christian Caryl tells the story of two very different people — a former spy...

    The Simple Elegance of the Molotov Cocktail
    Jan25

    The Simple Elegance of the Molotov Cocktail

    Matthew Merighi Military History, It’s one of the most visible icons of civil resistance in the modern age. The Molotov cocktail is one of the most visible icons of civil resistance in the modern age. Whether it is on the streets of Kyiv, Athens or the latest site of any G20 meeting, the Molotov cocktail is one of the variables modern media...

    Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian brigade to be ready in 2017
    Jan25

    Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian brigade to be ready in 2017

    The force is to take part in U.N. peacekeeping missions and will also help Ukraine — which is not a member of NATO — upgrade its armed forces. Warsaw would like the summit to make decisions on the permanent placement of NATO troops in the area, but some western alliance members point to a 1997 agreement with Russia barring that. …read more...

    Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian brigade to be ready in 2017
    Jan25

    Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian brigade to be ready in 2017

    A new brigade consisting of Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian troops should be fully operational in the region by 2017, Poland’s Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said Monday. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...