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    Is Russian Literature Dead?
    Mar24

    Is Russian Literature Dead?

    Speaking at an event in January to launch the “Year of Literature,” a series of public events and projects extolling the virtues of Russian letters, President 
Vladimir Putin laid out his mission to raise the “prestige and influence in the world” of his country’s writers. Generations of American readers weaned on Leo Tolstoy and Boris...

    Disarm and Modernize
    Mar24

    Disarm and Modernize

    In the early decades of the Cold War, NATO made arrangements to bury what were known as atomic demolition munitions (in essence, nuclear mines) at key points in West Germany, to be detonated if Warsaw Pact forces ever invaded. Although this plan, if enacted, might have slowed the enemy advance, it also almost certainly would have turned vast West...

    Is a Nuclear Iran a Threat or a Distraction?
    Mar24

    Is a Nuclear Iran a Threat or a Distraction?

    Once upon a time, no term evoked modernity like “the Atomic Age.” It contained the promise of harnessing the power of the atom for good and for ill. Unleashing the secrets of the atom was what separated the world’s most advanced and powerful nations from the rest. This Damoclean era was ushered in 70 years ago, on July 16, 1945, with the...

    Putin says Russia’s military drills will continue
    Mar24

    Putin says Russia’s military drills will continue

    President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that a recent Russian military exercise has marked the beginning of a series of such drills this year, a show of force that comes amid a bitter strain with the West over Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    Femen and the theory of toplessness as protest
    Mar24

    Femen and the theory of toplessness as protest

    Neda Topaloski briefly interrupted the business of the House of Commons yesterday—forever entered into history as “[disturbance in gallery]“—when she yelled out from the visitors’ gallery with her objections to Bill C-51, the government’s anti-terrorism legislation. Protests in the galleries are an occasional occurrence, but...

    ‘Fake’ Crimean Prosecco Outrages Italian Producers
    Mar24

    ‘Fake’ Crimean Prosecco Outrages Italian Producers

    A farmers’ association in Italy are outraged that wine-makers in Crimea are producing “fake” prosecco. Domenico Bosco, wine representative for the Rome-based farmers group Coldiretti, says Crimean prosecco is cheaper than the Italian one, offering up unfair competition to the authentic brand and deceiving customers, since it is sold with...

    Poland Prepares for ‘Hybrid War’ Amidst Russian Threat
    Mar24

    Poland Prepares for ‘Hybrid War’ Amidst Russian Threat

    Poland is facing a security crisis in the wake of the war in neighbouring Ukraine, and has the potential to become embroiled in a “hybrid war” with Russia – involving propaganda and “information aggression” – according to one of Poland’s most senior generals Stanisław Koziej. General Koziej, who heads the Polish...

    The Political Perils of a Ukraine Default
    Mar24

    The Political Perils of a Ukraine Default

    Ukraine’s debt standoff is about more than just the losses creditors might incur. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s latest challenge: oligarchs with private armies
    Mar24

    Ukraine’s latest challenge: oligarchs with private armies

    Gov. Igor Kolomoisky, who was given political power and the right to create a private army last year, last week used that power to seize the state oil company’s headquarters in Kiev. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    U.K. Upgrades Falklands Defenses to Counter Renewed Argentine Threat
    Mar24

    U.K. Upgrades Falklands Defenses to Counter Renewed Argentine Threat

    Argentina still poses a “very live threat” to the British-ruled Falkland Islands, Britain’s defense minister warned on Tuesday as he announced plans to increase security spending on the South Atlantic islands to counter Argentina’s attempts to improve its military. Michael Fallon told Parliament the government planned to spend...