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    The Daily Vertical: Putin’s Plan B In Ukraine
    Mar22

    The Daily Vertical: Putin’s Plan B In Ukraine

    The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: Putin’s Plan B In Ukraine
    Mar22

    The Daily Vertical: Putin’s Plan B In Ukraine

    The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, March 22, 2017
    Mar22

    The Morning Vertical, March 22, 2017

    Your daily roundup …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Manafort worked for Russian billionaire to ‘benefit Putin government’: documents
    Mar22

    Manafort worked for Russian billionaire to ‘benefit Putin government’: documents

    Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena, Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of...

    Trump’s ex aide Paul Manafort ‘hid’ $750,000 payment
    Mar22

    Trump’s ex aide Paul Manafort ‘hid’ $750,000 payment

    Further allegations have been made in Ukraine about secret funds said to have been paid to Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Lawmaker Serhiy Leshchenko said he had evidence that Mr Manafort had tried to hide a payment of $750,000 (£600,800) by a pro-Russian party in 2009. Mr Manafort’s spokesman denied the...

    Lithuania Boosts NATO’s Baltics Border Defenses With Eye on Russia
    Mar22

    Lithuania Boosts NATO’s Baltics Border Defenses With Eye on Russia

    A German-led NATO battle group of tanks, armored vehicles, and troops, including Lithuanians, engaged “enemy attackers” mid-March on a field outside a military base in Rukla, Lithuania. The NATO group fired flares, smoke canisters, and blanks for what a press officer said was the first demonstration of maneuvers since they arrived in Lithuania...

    U.S. and the Middle East: Power politics or amateur hour?
    Mar22

    U.S. and the Middle East: Power politics or amateur hour?

    (Credit: AP Photo/Lolita Baldor) The “Great Game” being played in the Middle East, with Syria and Iraq as the center rings, bears a superficial similarity to the power political maneuverings of the dominant European states in their African and Asian periphery during the 19th century. There is a somewhat closer resemblance to the Spanish civil war...

    Russia Ukraine Conflict: Moscow Launches Land, Air And Sea Drills Simultaneously In Crimea For First Time
    Mar22

    Russia Ukraine Conflict: Moscow Launches Land, Air And Sea Drills Simultaneously In Crimea For First Time

    Russia has launched land, air and sea drills in annexed Crimea Monday, in a coordinated training exercise, which involve thousands of troops, making it the first time in Russia’s history to have launched three large airborne units simultaneously, officials said Tuesday. The Russian military has launched the exercise at the Opuk training...

    Preparing for Passover in Ukraine’s last shtetl
    Mar22

    Preparing for Passover in Ukraine’s last shtetl

    Bronia Feldman visiting the synagogue of Bershad, Ukraine, March 9, 2017. (Cnaan Liphshiz) BERSHAD, Ukraine (JTA) — At first glance, this drab town 160 miles south of Kiev seems nearly identical to the settlements that dot the poverty-stricken district of Vinnitsa. Shrouded in a seemingly permanent cloud of smoke from wood fires — still the...

    Closer US-Russia ties uncertain as Tillerson plans trip
    Mar22

    Closer US-Russia ties uncertain as Tillerson plans trip

    WASHINGTON — With Russia-tinged investigations swirling around his administration, President Donald Trump has yet to fulfil a campaign pledge of closer co-operation with Moscow. A planned trip by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Russia could test if detente proves anything more than talk. In a move alarming U.S. allies, Tillerson plans to skip...