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    From spy to president: the rise of Vladimir Putin
    Mar27

    From spy to president: the rise of Vladimir Putin

    He’s intent on pushing back against the Western world order … and it appears to be working. Vladimir Putin has been ruling Russia since 1999. In that time, he’s shaped the country into an authoritarian and militaristic society. Today, as president of Russia, he’s challenging the US-led Western world order by propping up...

    Ukrainian war hero and lawmaker slurs Jews
    Mar27

    Ukrainian war hero and lawmaker slurs Jews

    (JTA) — A Ukrainian lawmaker and war hero used a word usually translated as “kikes” in complaining that Jews wield excessive power in her country. Nadiya Savchenko, a fighter jet pilot who was elected to parliament in 2014 while she was still being held as a prisoner of Russia, made the statements on Saturday during a televised interview for the...

    Russian Court Issues Warrant For Former Ukraine PM
    Mar27

    Russian Court Issues Warrant For Former Ukraine PM

    A municipal court in the southern Russian town of Yessentuki has issued an arrest warrant for former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia And Iran’s Growing Cooperation Hints At A New Middle East
    Mar27

    Russia And Iran’s Growing Cooperation Hints At A New Middle East

    Clément Therme, École des Hautes Études en sciences sociales (EHESS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, will meet for the eighth time in four years from March 27 to 29. According to the Tehran Times, both sides are “preparing more than ten documents for signing” on various economic and political issues....

    The Kremlin Intrigue Behind the Anti-Corruption Protests
    Mar27

    The Kremlin Intrigue Behind the Anti-Corruption Protests

    All across Russia this weekend, people took to the streets in a protest against corruption. The predominantly young crowd was spurred into action by opposition internet activist and aspiring politician Alexey Navalny, whose most recent slickly-produced video exposé of high-level government corruption—this time targeting Prime Minister Dmitry...

    Embassies of France, Turkey share their homelands’ tastes with Ottawa
    Mar27

    Embassies of France, Turkey share their homelands’ tastes with Ottawa

    In diplomatic circles, it’s sometimes said that the easiest way to win hearts and minds is through the stomach. We’re lucky to see lots of culinary diplomacy in Ottawa, where there are 130-odd embassies and high commissions, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Just one vivid and tasty example was a casual dinner reception at the Italian...

    Russian Trads And Western Sympathizers
    Mar27

    Russian Trads And Western Sympathizers

    A couple of weeks ago, Sohrab Ahmari identified me as a Putinist. This came as a shock to me, as I have written critically of the Russian president, of whom I am not an admirer in most, but not all, respects. But that’s just it. Here’s Ahmari: For the author and American Conservative journalist Rod Dreher, the redemptive promise of...

    Does NATO Really Need Montenegro?
    Mar27

    Does NATO Really Need Montenegro?

    Doug Bandow Security, Europe Elevating today’s Duchy of Grand Fenwick to NATO status won’t help keep the peace. If denizens of Washington wonder at the appeal of Donald Trump’s America First rhetoric, they need look no further than the concerted effort to bring Montenegro into NATO. A Senate vote is scheduled for this afternoon....

    Holocaust memorial vandalized in western Ukraine
    Mar27

    Holocaust memorial vandalized in western Ukraine

    (JTA) — Nazi symbols were spray-painted on a monument to Holocaust victims in Ukraine that was erected near their mass graves. The letter X was painted on the Star of David emblazoned on the monument near the western city of Ternopil. A swastika was drawn on the Hebrew-language section of the monument and the SS symbol on the part in English....

    Russia: Alexei Navalny jailed for 15 days after huge opposition protest
    Mar27

    Russia: Alexei Navalny jailed for 15 days after huge opposition protest

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian opposition protests (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny attends a hearing in Moscow on March 27, 2017. (Vasily Maximov, AFP Getty) Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed for 15 days for resisting police orders. A court in Moscow on Monday ruled to arrest Navalny, who was...