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    The Bizarre Reason Ukraine Could Be Facing a Legitimacy Crisis
    Mar16

    The Bizarre Reason Ukraine Could Be Facing a Legitimacy Crisis

    Nicolai N. Petro, Josh Cohen Politics, Eurasia A blockade has revealed the government’s unwillingness to enforce state authority against unsanctioned vigilantism. While political Washington is absorbed in its quest to figure out how Vladimir Putin managed to get Donald Trump elected president of the United States, Ukraine is facing a dire...

    Ukraine Slaps New Sanctions on Russian State-owned Banks
    Mar15

    Ukraine Slaps New Sanctions on Russian State-owned Banks

    Ukraine will impose sanctions on the Ukrainian subsidiaries of Russian state-owned banks, the central bank said Wednesday, part of a wider crackdown over increased tensions in eastern separatist regions. The restrictions will ban the banks from taking money out of Ukraine, Kateryna Rozhkova, a deputy central bank chief, told journalists in a...

    Polish court accuses Minnesota man, 98, of Nazi war crimes
    Mar15

    Polish court accuses Minnesota man, 98, of Nazi war crimes

    (JTA) — A Polish court has issued an arrest warrant for a 98-year-old Minnesota man it accuses of Nazi war crimes. The warrant issued Wednesday by the regional court in Lublin is the first step toward requesting the extradition of Michael Karkoc, The Associated Press reported. Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance–Commission for the...

    Ukraine Cuts Off All Trade With Separatist Regions
    Mar15

    Ukraine Cuts Off All Trade With Separatist Regions

    The move raises tensions with the rebels’ patrons in Moscow and is seen by some a potential first step toward partition. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine Announces Economic Blockade of Rebel-Held Territory
    Mar15

    Ukraine Announces Economic Blockade of Rebel-Held Territory

    Ukraine has announced a transport blockade of rebel-held areas that is likely to cause serious economic disruption and could threaten a precarious cease-fire in the east of the country. …read more Source: U.S....

    Putin’s Crimea Chief Calls For Restoring Russian Monarchy
    Mar15

    Putin’s Crimea Chief Calls For Restoring Russian Monarchy

    Putin himself is much less positive about a return to the crown, the Kremlin said. …read more Source:...

    UN Says Nearly 10,000 People Killed In Eastern Ukraine Conflict Since 2014
    Mar15

    UN Says Nearly 10,000 People Killed In Eastern Ukraine Conflict Since 2014

    Almost 10,000 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since a conflict broke out between Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists in mid-April 2014, the Office of UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said in a report published on March 15. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    500 million Yahoo accounts were hacked. The US just blamed it on 2 Russian spies.
    Mar15

    500 million Yahoo accounts were hacked. The US just blamed it on 2 Russian spies.

    The timing is pretty awful for Trump. The United States rarely blames foreign governments for hacks targeting US corporations. Yet in a Wednesday presser, the Department of Justice did just that — announcing indictments against two agents of the Russian FSB spy agency, Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin, for a 2014 breach of Yahoo that got access...

    Do Liberals Have an Answer to Trump on Foreign Policy?
    Mar15

    Do Liberals Have an Answer to Trump on Foreign Policy?

    Chris Murphy sensed well before most people that the 2016 election would largely revolve around U.S. foreign policy. Not foreign policy in the narrow, traditional sense—as in, which candidate had the better plan to deal with Russia or defeat ISIS. Rather, foreign policy in its most primal sense—as in, how America should interact with the world...

    Is This Russia’s Opening Move in Libya?
    Mar15

    Is This Russia’s Opening Move in Libya?

    As we noted earlier this month, Russia is increasingly playing the power broker in Libya as it cozies up to Khalifa Haftar, the general battling the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli. Now, according to diplomatic sources quoted by Reuters, it looks like Russia is matching boots on the ground to its verbal commitments: Russia appears to have...