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    A Lenin statue in Ukraine got a Darth Vader makeover
    Oct22

    A Lenin statue in Ukraine got a Darth Vader makeover

    Lenin has gone to the dark side — at least in Ukraine A statue of the controversial Russian leader that stands in the city of Odessa received a “facelift” — Lenin’s head was replaced with Darth Vader’s, according to several local reports. See also: Russia’s ambassador to the UK mixed up Kal Penn with a terrorist...

    I Live Without Borders
    Oct22

    I Live Without Borders

    This speech was delivered at Wired 2015. There is the sad Russian joke about a Russian going through passport control and he gets asked by an officer: “Occupation?” “No,” replies the Russian. “Just visiting!” Every time I go through passport control somewhere, I am really lost when an officer at border control...

    Why Obama Should Not Be Using Our Military for Political Leverage
    Oct22

    Why Obama Should Not Be Using Our Military for Political Leverage

    President Obama will veto the defense authorization bill today with a photo-op, and by doing so will highlight Washington at its worst. Instead of dealing with the bill on its merits, Obama is using the defense bill for political leverage. This is the wrong way to handle our national security. Many Americans rightfully find Washington’s way...

    Kumbaya (Not)
    Oct22

    Kumbaya (Not)

    In his new film Taxi, Iranian director Jafar Panahi is having a conversation with his young niece. They’re sitting in the cab Panahi is driving. The Iranian government has banned the director from making films, so he’s ostensibly found an alternative means of making money and of making films. He’s set up a camera on the...

    Russia planes fly out of base in western Syria
    Oct22

    Russia planes fly out of base in western Syria

    HEMEIMEEM AIRBASE, Syria (AP) — Since early Thursday morning, Russian combat jets have been taking off from this base in western Syria, heading out for more of the heavy bombing runs that have allowed Moscow once again to portray itself as a major global player capable of projecting military power far from its borders.The Russian Defense Ministry...

    Russia gives media a look at Syria air operations
    Oct22

    Russia gives media a look at Syria air operations

    HEMEIMEEM AIRBASE, Syria (AP) — Since early Thursday morning, Russian combat jets have been taking off from this base in western Syria, heading out for more of the heavy bombing runs that have allowed Moscow once again to portray itself as a major global player capable of projecting military power far from its borders. The Russian Defense...

    Putin’s Gift
    Oct22

    Putin’s Gift

    Russia’s sudden, invigorated military posture in Syria has set Western foreign policy pundits on their collective ear. President Vladimir Putin, they say, is further reigniting a cold war with the West, attempting to distract the world from his misdeeds in Ukraine, aggressively reinforcing Russia’s strategic military posture in the...

    Russia’s Winning the Electronic War
    Oct22

    Russia’s Winning the Electronic War

    In Ukraine and Syria, Russian forces are using high-tech equipment to jam drones and block battlefield communications — and forcing the U.S. to scramble to catch up. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Sounds of war recede to background in an eastern Ukraine city
    Oct22

    Sounds of war recede to background in an eastern Ukraine city

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine — While his children played a popular Russian card game called “Fool” on a sand-flecked blanket, the towering cranes of the port pushing above the unseasonably warm beachfront beside a razor-wire fence warning “Do Not Enter — Mines,” Sergei Sovyak reflected on what has become of his battered, seaside city. Earlier this year, a...

    Putin’s Gift
    Oct22

    Putin’s Gift

    Russia’s sudden, invigorated military posture in Syria has set Western foreign policy pundits on their collective ear. President Vladimir Putin, they say, is further reigniting a cold war with the West, attempting to distract the world from his misdeeds in Ukraine, aggressively reinforcing Russia’s strategic military posture in the...