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    Russia Less Corrupt Than a Year Ago: Transparency International
    Jan27

    Russia Less Corrupt Than a Year Ago: Transparency International

    Russia has improved its global standing with regards to corruption according to anti-fraud organization Transparency International’s annual league table for 2015. The ranking takes into account the transparency of each country’s public sector and rates it out of 100, with zero signifying little transparency and high corruption, while...

    Putin Grants Russian Citizenship To Pro-Moscow Journalist From Ukraine
    Jan27

    Putin Grants Russian Citizenship To Pro-Moscow Journalist From Ukraine

    President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to a controversial pro-Russian journalist from Ukraine, Anatoliy Vasserman. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Cold Warriors Strike Back
    Jan27

    The Cold Warriors Strike Back

    Stephen F. CohenIn Washington, London, Turkey, Kiev, and even Moscow, opponents of a possible US–Russian détente on Ukraine and Syria demonstrate again their power to thwart the process of negotiations. …read more Source: The...

    The Best Countries Understand ‘Soft Power’
    Jan27

    The Best Countries Understand ‘Soft Power’

    Cross-posted from U.S. News and World ReportDAVOS, Switzerland — While global leaders who gathered at the World Economic Forum’s meeting debate solutions to social, political and economic uncertainty, quietly a new force is gaining credibility around the world: the desire for “soft power.”Let’s start with the data....

    First Nations might be OK with Wernick in top job
    Jan27

    First Nations might be OK with Wernick in top job

    If you were to listen to Conservative attacks you’d think the Trudeau government was soft on Islamic State terrorism, indifferent to the economic travails of the oil and gas industry, too ready to make nice with nasty Iran, insufficiently friendly to Israel, and not as supportive of Ukraine vis-à-vis Russia as it should be. Conservatives...

    NATO may start using military tactics to try and combat Russian propaganda
    Jan27

    NATO may start using military tactics to try and combat Russian propaganda

    Thomson ReutersNATO may combat Kremlin “weaponization of information” used to support action such as the 2014 seizure of Crimea by creating a new more powerful communications section and declassifying more sensitive material, according to draft plans. Both NATO and the European Union are concerned by Russia’s ability to use...

    Dion gets tough with Israel, welcomes back Iran, and other reasons to fear for humanity
    Jan27

    Dion gets tough with Israel, welcomes back Iran, and other reasons to fear for humanity

    1. Dion gets tough with Israel, welcomes back Iran Ronald Zak / APIran’s Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Reza Najafi. Ottawa wants to lift sanctions and let bygones be bygones. Did anyone doubt for a minute that Ottawa was going to play kissy-face with Iran first chance it got? On Sunday it sent a “tough message”...

    GOP Lawmakers Seek to End Purchase of Russian Rocket Engines
    Jan27

    GOP Lawmakers Seek to End Purchase of Russian Rocket Engines

    American tax dollars should not subsidize the purchase of Russian rocket engines because the sales help enrich the friends of President Vladimir Putin, say two senior Republican lawmakers who aim to reverse the current practice. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., are introducing legislation Wednesday to...

    Putin to Trump: Can They Survive “Internet Terror”?
    Jan27

    Putin to Trump: Can They Survive “Internet Terror”?

    By Greg AustinInternet espionage as an equal opportunity discriminator. In China, the term “internet terror” is used to describe the practice of exposing people for corruption through vigilante action on the Internet. This is a new phenomenon of the information age that is redefining Chinese politics. Corrupt intelligence agents in China with...

    Report: World Freedom in Decline for 10th Year
    Jan27

    Report: World Freedom in Decline for 10th Year

    More aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes, an upsurge in terrorist attacks and a global economic downturn have contributed to a disturbing decline in global freedom in 2015, according to a U.S.-based international human rights group. In its newly released annual report, Freedom House found an overall drop in freedom for the 10th...