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    Modest restart to Ukrainian privatization
    Sep23

    Modest restart to Ukrainian privatization

    After a break prompted by war and economic collapse in 2014-2015, Ukraine restarted its privatization campaign in August 2017. The local privatization body, the State Property Fund (SPF), sold only five out of the state’s eight 25-percent stakes in the regional power-supply and generation companies that were put up for auction (Spfu.gov.ua,...

    After Charlottesville, The American Far Right Is Tearing Itself Apart
    Sep23

    After Charlottesville, The American Far Right Is Tearing Itself Apart

    When white nationalist Richard Spencer coined the term “alt-right” nearly a decade ago, his movement was marginal, impotent, and striving for respectability. The phrase was a useful euphemism for his genocidal ideology, a palatable alternative to “the Ku Klux Klan” or “the American Nazi Party” to go with his suit, tie, and military undercut. In...

    President Trump mentions Ukraine in address to U.N. General Assembly
    Sep23

    President Trump mentions Ukraine in address to U.N. General Assembly

    Following is an excerpt from President Donald Trump’s address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 19. The text of his address was released by the White House, Office of the Press Secretary. …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    Ringside With Saakashvili’s Traveling Political Circus
    Sep23

    Ringside With Saakashvili’s Traveling Political Circus

    Against all odds, Mikheil Saakashvili returned to Ukraine just two months after being stripped of his citizenship and banned. Now he is embarking on a wild national tour in an attempt to show he is back on the political map. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ringside With Saakashvili’s Traveling Political Circus
    Sep23

    Ringside With Saakashvili’s Traveling Political Circus

    Against all odds, Mikheil Saakashvili returned to Ukraine just two months after being stripped of his citizenship and banned. Now he is embarking on a wild national tour in an attempt to show he is back on the political map. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Metals Magnate And Manafort: A Kremlin Confidant Is Drawn Into The Trump Investigation
    Sep23

    The Metals Magnate And Manafort: A Kremlin Confidant Is Drawn Into The Trump Investigation

    Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska’s name reemerged this month in connection with U.S. investigations into former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NYT Lets Think Tank Funded by Gov’t and Arms Industry Claim Huge US Military Budget Isn’t Huge Enough
    Sep23

    NYT Lets Think Tank Funded by Gov’t and Arms Industry Claim Huge US Military Budget Isn’t Huge Enough

    The New York Times (9/18/17) gave an enormous platform to a hawkish think tank that is funded by the US government and by top weapons corporations, letting it absurdly claim, without any pushback, that the gargantuan US military—by far the largest in the world—has been “underfunded.” The New York Times (9/18/17) quoted CSIS’s Anthony...

    Lawyer For Journalist Semena Vows To Appeal To European High Court
    Sep23

    Lawyer For Journalist Semena Vows To Appeal To European High Court

    A court in Russia-occupied Crimea gave RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena a 2 1/2 year suspended sentence on a charge of separatism for allegedly calling for the violation of Russia’s territory integrity in one of his articles. Following the verdict in Simferopol on September 22, Semena’s lawyer, Emil Kurbedinov, promised to appeal to...

    Semena Says Verdict ‘Great Detriment To Russian Journalism’
    Sep23

    Semena Says Verdict ‘Great Detriment To Russian Journalism’

    A court in Russia-occupied Crimea found RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena guilty on a charge of separatism and handed him a 2 1/2 year suspended sentence on September 22. According to the prosecutor, Semena had called for the violation of Russia’s territory integrity in his writing. Outside the court in Simferopol, Semena told RFE/RL’s...

    The Simple Reason why Russia’s Military Is Back
    Sep23

    The Simple Reason why Russia’s Military Is Back

    Dave Majumdar Security, North America And ready for anything. Overall, the DIA analysis—like its Cold War-era predecessor Soviet Military Power that was first published in 1981—is hawkish in its outlook. Only time will tell if the DIA’s analysis proves to be accurate, but as we learned after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of...