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    Stories From Inside the Putin Propaganda Machine
    Mar27

    Stories From Inside the Putin Propaganda Machine

    Recalling the mentality inside Russia’s government-sanctioned Internet propaganda system, Marat Burkhard told Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty (RFERL): “Whatever we’re told, that’s what we’ll write about, no questions asked, and we don’t want to know.” The so-called Internet Research center’s various...

    Lies and Deceptions on the Left: The Politics of Self-Destruction
    Mar27

    Lies and Deceptions on the Left: The Politics of Self-Destruction

    Buzludzha • Photo by Stanislav Traykov Introduction Over the past year, what appeared as hopeful signs, that Left governments were emerging as powerful alternatives to right-wing pro-US regimes, is turning into a historic rout, which will relegate them to the dustbin of history for many years to come. The rise and rapid decay of left-wing...

    ‘Great Wall Of Ukraine’ Is ‘A Priority,’ Petro Poroshenko Says: Donbas Defense Construction Set For April
    Mar27

    ‘Great Wall Of Ukraine’ Is ‘A Priority,’ Petro Poroshenko Says: Donbas Defense Construction Set For April

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirmed Thursday that the nation’s government still plans to build its so-called Great Wall of Ukraine across a 1,250-mile stretch of its border with Russia, according to a report. Ukraine will reportedly set aside 300 million hryvni (US$12.8 million) to begin engineering work on border defenses this...

    Reid’s Likely Successors Are Big Players on Foreign Policy
    Mar27

    Reid’s Likely Successors Are Big Players on Foreign Policy

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has publicly backed Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to succeed him as Senate minority leader when he retires at the end of 2016, possibly giving the main pro-Israel lobby a powerful new ally in the upper chamber. In an interview with the Washington Post, Reid predicted that Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin...

    Russia and Ukraine’s Shared Fate
    Mar27

    Russia and Ukraine’s Shared Fate

    Moody’s has downgraded Ukraine’s sovereign to Caa3, its third from lowest rating, indicating that the odds are on for a default. That doesn’t bode well for Kyiv as it tries to win a fight for its life on economic, military, and political fronts. But looking over to the so-called “winner” of the Ukraine crisis, Russia isn’t...

    Chechnya Threatens U.S. with Mexican Invasion
    Mar27

    Chechnya Threatens U.S. with Mexican Invasion

    If the United States arms Ukraine, Chechnya will send arms to Mexico, the speaker of Chechnya’s parliament announced earlier this week. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has the details: Chechen Parliament Speaker Dukvakha Abdurakhmanov said the arms would be aimed at reigniting U.S.-Mexican disputes over “territories annexed by the United...

    Another Problem For The Ukraine Ceasefire: Prisoner Swap Between Government, Rebels Stalled
    Mar27

    Another Problem For The Ukraine Ceasefire: Prisoner Swap Between Government, Rebels Stalled

    As the eastern Ukraine war creeps toward its one-year point, negotiations that have resulted in prisoner exchanges over the last month have broken down, further undermining the February ceasefire agreement. Last month Ukraine was able to secure the release of 42 prisoners in exchange for the same number of pro-Russian rebels, adding to the...

    Ukraine arrests Turkish cargo ship over Crimea port call
    Mar27

    Ukraine arrests Turkish cargo ship over Crimea port call

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian authorities have arrested a Turkish-owned cargo ship and detained its captain over a visit it made to a port in… …read more Source:...

    Podcast: Can Ukraine’s Oligarchs Be Housebroken?
    Mar27

    Podcast: Can Ukraine’s Oligarchs Be Housebroken?

    Petro Poroshenko’s battle with Ihor Kolomoyskiy heralds the start of a tricky and dangerous stage in Ukraine’s post-Euromaidan efforts to build a law-based state. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    New Witness of Nemtsov Murder Casts Doubt Over Key Suspect
    Mar27

    New Witness of Nemtsov Murder Casts Doubt Over Key Suspect

    A new witness of the murder of Kremlin-critic Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down in central Moscow last month, has come forward with a testimony which seemingly implicates a different man from the investigation’s main suspect – Zaur Dadaev, according to Russian press reports. Although it was initially reported that Nemtsov’s...