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    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, October 26, 2015
    Oct26

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, October 26, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Lolita Brayman explains how Ukraine is disenfranchising its citizens displaced by war. Adrian Karatnycky and Alexander Motyl argue that Russia’s adventurism in Ukraine is costing Putin dearly — and that he will be increasingly amenable to pressure. Till Bruckner...

    Ukrainians fear Russian bombs in Syria are bad news for them
    Oct26

    Ukrainians fear Russian bombs in Syria are bad news for them

    War against Russian sympathizers in southeast Ukraine has reached a stalemateConcerns that Russian efforts in Syria will create goodwill with Europeans worried about refugeesUkraine’s military much improved, but nation can’t afford much more expansion … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Ukrainians fear Russian bombs in Syria are bad news for them
    Oct26

    Ukrainians fear Russian bombs in Syria are bad news for them

    War against Russian sympathizers in southeast Ukraine has reached a stalemateConcerns that Russian efforts in Syria will create goodwill with Europeans worried about refugeesUkraine’s military much improved, but nation can’t afford much more expansion … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    ​Chewbacca arrested at Ukrainian polling station
    Oct26

    ​Chewbacca arrested at Ukrainian polling station

    Police drag away man dressed as Star Wars character, while election officials refuse “Darth Vader” a chance to vote …read more Source:...

    EU Court Overturns Asset Freeze On Ukraine Ex-President’s Aide
    Oct26

    EU Court Overturns Asset Freeze On Ukraine Ex-President’s Aide

    An EU court has ruled that the bloc had been wrong to freeze the assets of a former adviser to ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Man in Chewbacca costume arrested in Ukraine
    Oct26

    Man in Chewbacca costume arrested in Ukraine

    A man dressed in a Chewbacca was arrested in Ukraine over the weekend, because he was campaigning for none other than Darth Vader …read more Source:...

    Why a ‘Star Wars’ Emperor Won Office in Ukraine
    Oct26

    Why a ‘Star Wars’ Emperor Won Office in Ukraine

    In local elections, voters made clear their fatigue and dissatisfaction. …read more Source:...

    India Putting Down Roots in Contested Territory
    Oct26

    India Putting Down Roots in Contested Territory

    Over fifty years ago, India and China fought a war over Arunachal Pradesh, a remote northeastern state now administered by India, though China still lays claim to the territory. About 1.4 million people live in the Himalayan region, a population India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes will grow substantially. According to Bloomberg, Modi...

    Russia reportedly just sent its version of Delta Force to Syria
    Oct26

    Russia reportedly just sent its version of Delta Force to Syria

    Russia has confirmed sending special forces troops to Syria over the past few weeks to support its mission backing the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. “The special forces were pulled out of Ukraine and sent to Syria,“ a Russian Ministry of Defense official told the WSJ. The...

    Syria’s Transition: Rise of Putin as Leader in Global War on Terrorism
    Oct26

    Syria’s Transition: Rise of Putin as Leader in Global War on Terrorism

    Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting As the bloodshed and sorrow continue in Syria, Obama and Putin are unable to come up with a mutually acceptable way to resolve the problems, that are forcing mass migration out of Syria and into Europe, seemly endless senseless deaths, and the rise of the...