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    Protesters in Ukraine Camp Out Over an Old Issue: Corruption
    Oct28

    Protesters in Ukraine Camp Out Over an Old Issue: Corruption

    Nearly four years after the 2014 revolution, tents rise again on Kiev’s streets and demonstrators denounce the slow pace of reform. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia Field-Tested Hybrid Warfare in Ukraine. Why That Cyberthreat Matters for the US.
    Oct28

    Russia Field-Tested Hybrid Warfare in Ukraine. Why That Cyberthreat Matters for the US.

    KYIV, Ukraine—Since 2014 Russia has used Ukraine as a testing ground for its hybrid warfare doctrine, underscoring what some security experts say is a case study for the new kinds of security threats the U.S. and its Western allies can anticipate from Moscow. “The threats Ukraine faces are harbingers of things to come for the U.S. and its other...

    It’s 10 P.M., Do You Know Where America’s Troops Are?
    Oct27

    It’s 10 P.M., Do You Know Where America’s Troops Are?

    This week I began to worry that Senator Lindsey Graham isn’t as happy as he should be. He’s always been affable. And, rare for Washington, he’s sometimes intentionally funny. But I think he could have more job satisfaction. Graham is a long-serving member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a committed hawk. He supports...

    Major Russian Defense, Intelligence Companies Targeted By New U.S. Sanctions
    Oct27

    Major Russian Defense, Intelligence Companies Targeted By New U.S. Sanctions

    The U.S. State Department has targeted nearly three dozen major Russian defense and intelligence companies under a new U.S. sanctions law, restricting business transactions with them and further ratcheting up pressure against Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    China’s Aircraft Carrier: Just an Old Russian Ship That Can’t Fight?
    Oct27

    China’s Aircraft Carrier: Just an Old Russian Ship That Can’t Fight?

    Asia Times Security, Asia You make the call. The Liaoning, Beijing’s first aircraft carrier, is a refurbished second-hand vessel. But, despite its inauguration in 2012, it appears the vessel’s genuine war-readiness is still in doubt. Party mouthpieces have all refrained from using the carrier’s former name, Varyag – no surprise,...

    China’s Aircraft Carrier: Just an Old Russian Ship That Can’t Fight?
    Oct27

    China’s Aircraft Carrier: Just an Old Russian Ship That Can’t Fight?

    Asia Times Security, Asia You make the call. The Liaoning, Beijing’s first aircraft carrier, is a refurbished second-hand vessel. But, despite its inauguration in 2012, it appears the vessel’s genuine war-readiness is still in doubt. Party mouthpieces have all refrained from using the carrier’s former name, Varyag – no surprise,...

    The New-Old Fatalism
    Oct27

    The New-Old Fatalism

    Historical inevitability is back in vogue for the first time since the aftermath of the Great Depression. Now as then, a rather crude form of economic determinism is the single engine of this supposed inevitability, and now as then, too, it purports to offer simple and precise answers to a range of complex social and political questions. In its...

    Why Democracy Didn’t Work in Russia
    Oct27

    Why Democracy Didn’t Work in Russia

    The photographer Ivan Sigal documented post-Soviet life in Moscow during the 1990s.In 1997, Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, the Clinton administration’s lead official on all matters Russia, gave a speech at Stanford University on American policy toward Moscow. He admitted, in not so many words, that persuading the erratic...

    Ukraine’s health care system  to get comprehensive overhaul
    Oct27

    Ukraine’s health care system to get comprehensive overhaul

    KYIV – Ukraine adopted a crucial legislative health care package on October 19 that is designed to improve the health of its people and remove Europe’s largest country from the list of nations that have the world’s highest death rates. It is the first comprehensive change to the country’s Soviet-era health care system since...

    Why Democracy Didn’t Work in Russia
    Oct27

    Why Democracy Didn’t Work in Russia

    The photographer Ivan Sigal documented post-Soviet life in Moscow during the 1990s.In 1997, Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, the Clinton administration’s lead official on all matters Russia, gave a speech at Stanford University on American policy toward Moscow. He admitted, in not so many words, that persuading the erratic...