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    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, April 27, 2015
    Apr27

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, April 27, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Josh Cohen warns that a new law passed by the Ukrainian parliament — which honors nationalist groups that participated in the Holocaust — is a dangerous mistake. In light of last week’s horrific migrant boat sinking in the Mediterranean, Mohamed Eljarh gives us...

    Beware of the New Putin, a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
    Apr27

    Beware of the New Putin, a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    For the last few weeks commentators, politicians and many sectors of the western public have been perhaps surprised by Vladimir Putin’s somewhat reconciliatory tone towards the U.S. and the West. His moderation of words on Ukraine during his recent public appearances seems to suggest a change not just in tone but policy. While most are just...

    Ukraine Seeks EU Help as Shelling Blazes in East
    Apr27

    Ukraine Seeks EU Help as Shelling Blazes in East

    Ukraine pressed European leaders Monday to send peacekeepers to stabilize the war-torn east, as monitors reported a surge in shelling near a strategic government-held city. …read more Source:...

    Germany knew of threat prior to MH17 downing, report says
    Apr27

    Germany knew of threat prior to MH17 downing, report says

    Ed AdamczykBERLIN, April 27 (UPI) — The German government was warned of an increased risk of flying over Ukraine, reports claim, days before a Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down. …read more Source: United Press...

    Dear Ukraine: Please Don’t Shoot Yourself in the Foot
    Apr27

    Dear Ukraine: Please Don’t Shoot Yourself in the Foot

    Despite the unceasing flare-ups of separatist violence in the Donbass, Ukraine’s new government has managed to take some steps to move the country forward: it has passed legislation to combat corruption, secured funding to stabilize the economy, and reined in its oligarchs. But the country’s national parliament, the Supreme Rada, has...

    As Shelling Intensifies, EU Tells Ukraine To Clean Up If It Wants Aid In Conflict With Pro-Russians
    Apr27

    As Shelling Intensifies, EU Tells Ukraine To Clean Up If It Wants Aid In Conflict With Pro-Russians

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with European Union leaders in Kiev on Monday at the first EU-Ukraine summit since the beginning of the war against pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: International Business...

    Combat veteran Jonathan Vance appointed new chief of defence staff
    Apr27

    Combat veteran Jonathan Vance appointed new chief of defence staff

    The Conservative government has gone with an experienced combat veteran and team player as the country’s new top military officer. Lt.-Gen. Jonathan Vance, as expected, was named chief of the defence staff by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday. Vance, an army officer, takes over a Canadian Forces that is trying to deal with cuts...

    Germany Failed to Pass on Warnings Before Plane Was Shot Down Over Ukraine
    Apr27

    Germany Failed to Pass on Warnings Before Plane Was Shot Down Over Ukraine

    German authorities knew of the danger of flying over eastern Ukraine before flight Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down last July but failed to pass on the warning. Two days before the Malaysia Airlines flight was brought down, the German government was alerted that the situation had become “very worrying,” the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports,...

    World briefs: Queen Elizabeth dropped from U.K. rich list
    Apr27

    World briefs: Queen Elizabeth dropped from U.K. rich list

    LONDON — Ukrainian-born billionaire Len Blavatnik has become Britain’s wealthiest man, a “rich list” published annually by The Sunday Times newspaper showed on Sunday, but Queen Elizabeth slipped down the rankings. The queen increased her wealth by $15.18 million to $516.23 million, but dropped out of the country’s richest 300 for the...

    Ukraine’s president says country ready to apply for EU membership
    Apr27

    Ukraine’s president says country ready to apply for EU membership

    Ukraine’s president says his country will be able meet conditions to apply for European Union membership within five years. …read more Source: Global...