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    Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Anne Applebaum: The Full Transcript
    Oct23

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Anne Applebaum: The Full Transcript

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.Susan Glasser: Hi, it’s Susan Glasser, and welcome back to The Global POLITICO. I’m delighted to be here this week with Anne Applebaum, columnist and author of a new book just out this very week in the United States, Red Famine: Stalin’s War...

    ‘This Myth About the Great and Horrible Putin’
    Oct23

    ‘This Myth About the Great and Horrible Putin’

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.What if we’re wrong about Vladimir Putin?To read the U.S. coverage these days about the Russian president, you’d think he’s 10 feet tall, a puppetmaster who merely has to yank the strings of his hacker army in the Kremlin to make...

    Club Fed
    Oct23

    Club Fed

    When Robert Mueller was tapped to investigate Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election, white-collar defense attorneys in Washington pumped their fists and readied their invoices. Donald Trump and his inner circle have hit up practically every white-shoe law firm in town: Covington & Burling, Miller & Chevalier, Morgan...

    Murphy hosting meetings in Ukraine, Estonia on war, Russia
    Oct23

    Murphy hosting meetings in Ukraine, Estonia on war, Russia

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is traveling to Ukraine and Estonia to host meetings on the war in Ukraine, Russian aggression and other issues. The Democrat is the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation. Murphy is scheduled … …read...

    Stalin, 1929-1941: Brutal and Brilliant
    Oct23

    Stalin, 1929-1941: Brutal and Brilliant

    Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941, volume II, Stephen Kotkin, Penguin Press 1119 pp. In April 1934, the poet Osip Mandelstam bumped into Boris Pasternak on a Moscow street. He recited verses that he had read a few weeks earlier to a few intimate friends. The verses ridiculed a “Kremlin highlander” with a criminal past and part Ossetian...

    RFE/RL Condemns ‘Intimidation’ Of One Of Its Journalists In Ukraine
    Oct22

    RFE/RL Condemns ‘Intimidation’ Of One Of Its Journalists In Ukraine

    RFE/RL has condemned what it calls the “intimidation’ of one of its journalists in Ukraine, calling it part of “a pattern of threats and harassment” targeting its investigative reporters in the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Potemkin Democracy Goes Glamorous
    Oct22

    Russia’s Potemkin Democracy Goes Glamorous

    Vladimir Putin has not yet announced his candidacy for Russia’s presidential election in 2018, but the race does have at least one early entrant: Ksenia Sobchak, the daughter of Putin’s first boss and the so-called “Russian Paris Hilton”, is officially running for president.The Kremlin, of course, has given Sobchak’s candidacy...

    Dumb and dumber: Trump’s foreign policy repeats decades of American mistakes
    Oct22

    Dumb and dumber: Trump’s foreign policy repeats decades of American mistakes

    (Credit: Getty/AP/Salon) Topic of the week seems to be Donald Trump’s foreign policy. This is about right. Annual reviews of a president’s record managing America’s conduct abroad are standard fare in the press and among the think-tank set. But he has not been in office a year, you protest! Don’t sweat the small stuff, as...

    RFE/RL Condemns ‘Intimidation’ Of One Of Its Journalists In Ukraine

    RFE/RL has condemned what it calls the “intimidation’ of one of its journalists in Ukraine, calling it part of “a pattern of threats and harassment” targeting its investigative reporters in the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Czech Republic’s Fake News Problem
    Oct22

    The Czech Republic’s Fake News Problem

    In Prague, there’s a popular website with a reputation among journalists and politicians for publishing content seemingly aimed at stirring up trouble or disrupting the status quo, exaggerating facts, and blasting out sensational headlines. Dramatic articles about the dangers of refugees and Islam pop up frequently on the site....