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    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, September 21, 2015
    Sep21

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, September 21, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Christian Caryl remembers a Europe that tore down its walls — and laments that it is now putting them back up. Ilya Lozovsky profiles a new Ukrainian political movement that’s leading the struggle for clean government. Frank Brown takes stock … …read...

    7 Issues That Pope Francis Has Prioritized During His Papacy
    Sep21

    7 Issues That Pope Francis Has Prioritized During His Papacy

    (RNS) Pope Francis is widely viewed as the “pope of change.” But just how is he changing the Catholic Church — and today’s world? What are his top issues? Here’s a look at seven main planks of his pontificate:1. Walking the walkEvery pope is first and foremost a teacher of the faith. And for Francis, as for his predecessors, a firm...

    Christians say Syrian refugee crisis could affect how they vote in federal election
    Sep21

    Christians say Syrian refugee crisis could affect how they vote in federal election

    TORONTO — The Conservative party’s about-face on the Syrian refugee crisis may not be enough to ease the minds of Christian voters disenchanted with the government’s erstwhile reluctance to make Canada more welcoming to people in need. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s oft-repeated pledge to allow 10,000 refugees into the country...

    NATO Chief: Russia Must Withdraw Heavy Weapons From Ukraine
    Sep21

    NATO Chief: Russia Must Withdraw Heavy Weapons From Ukraine

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has called on Russia to withdraw heavy weapons from eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO chief begins first visit to Ukraine, opens joint emergency response exercise
    Sep21

    NATO chief begins first visit to Ukraine, opens joint emergency response exercise

    NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg began his first visit to Ukraine Monday, meeting with President Petro Poroshenko and helping inaugurate a joint disaster response drill that Poroshenko hailed as more evidence of “enhancement of our special partnership with NATO.” NATO has expressed firm support for Ukraine in its conflict with...

    NATO’s Stoltenberg Begins First Visit to Ukraine
    Sep21

    NATO’s Stoltenberg Begins First Visit to Ukraine

    NATO chief begins first visit to Ukraine, opens joint emergency response exercise …read more Source: ABC...

    NATO’s Stoltenberg begins first visit to Ukraine
    Sep21

    NATO’s Stoltenberg begins first visit to Ukraine

    LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg began his first visit to Ukraine Monday, meeting with President Petro Poroshenko and… …read more Source:...

    Putin Looks to Remove American Influences From Russia
    Sep21

    Putin Looks to Remove American Influences From Russia

    Last week the Russian government added one more issue to its growing heap of disputes with the United States. By pulling the plug on the U.S. sponsored America Center hosted at M. Rudomino All-Russia State Library of Foreign Literature in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin has subtly moved against the U.S. According to a press release by...

    NATO Chief Visits Ukraine to Launch Joint Exercise
    Sep21

    NATO Chief Visits Ukraine to Launch Joint Exercise

    Jens Stoltenberg’s visit was described as a “milestone” by Ukrainian officials. …read more Source:...

    Russia to Build Belarusian Base
    Sep21

    Russia to Build Belarusian Base

    Russia has announced it will build an air base in Belarus, the first to be placed in the country since the Soviet Union fell. The statement comes after a Friday meeting between Vladamir Putin and the Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko, who previously had been reluctant to agree to the base. Belarus borders two of the three Baltic NATO...