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    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....

    Poroshenko Vows Push To Create Anticorruption Court By Year’s End
    Oct21

    Poroshenko Vows Push To Create Anticorruption Court By Year’s End

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed to push for legislation creating an anticorruption court by the end of the year, in an apparent response to demands from Western allies as well as protesters camped outside parliament in Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Museum and Library of Stamford marks 80th anniversary
    Oct20

    Ukrainian Museum and Library of Stamford marks 80th anniversary

    STAMFORD – More than 100 people from the tri-state area and beyond celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Ukrainian Museum and Library of Stamford, (Conn.), the oldest cultural institution of its kind in the United States. At a cocktail hour and festive banquet at the Stamford Sheraton Hotel on October 7, members, friends and donors […]...

    Protesters in Kyiv see a victory in bill on ending lawmakers’ immunity
    Oct20

    Protesters in Kyiv see a victory in bill on ending lawmakers’ immunity

    KYIV – Protesters calling for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to enact anti-corruption reforms or step down notched a small victory on October 19 as the Verkhovna Rada sent a bill on lifting lawmakers’ immunity from prosecution to the Constitutional Court for review. Hundreds of demonstrators aligned with opposition parties cheered the...

    INTERVIEW: Prof. Alexandr Motyl on Ukraine’s struggle with survival
    Oct20

    INTERVIEW: Prof. Alexandr Motyl on Ukraine’s struggle with survival

    KYIV – Rutgers University-Newark political science professor Alexander Motyl is known for swimming against the tide when it comes to speaking about post-Maidan Ukraine. All is not lost and not everything is “doom and gloom,” his writings and observations often say. Unlike many of his Ukrainian and Western contemporaries, Prof. Motyl insists that...

    Russia raising taxes to fund projects in Crimea, Kaliningrad and Far East
    Oct20

    Russia raising taxes to fund projects in Crimea, Kaliningrad and Far East

    The Russian government recently announced a hike in excise duties on gasoline. The overall retail price will increase by more than a ruble per liter (6.5 cents per gallon), or by around 2.5 percent of its current market price, by the end of the next year (Ekho Moskvy, September 18). Legally speaking, the current Tax […] …read more Source:...

    Solar energy development in Ukraine: a matter of state security
    Oct20

    Solar energy development in Ukraine: a matter of state security

    Foreign investments in renewable energy projects benefit Ukraine in the shift to clean energy, but they also have wider geo-economic and national security importance for this struggling European democracy. Ukraine is currently pursuing a number of renewable energy ventures funded by foreign investments. The latest is a 10 million euro ($12...