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    Russian Dissidents Open Office in Ukraine’s Capital
    Apr20

    Russian Dissidents Open Office in Ukraine’s Capital

    Organizers from the Free Russia Foundation, a U.S.-based NGO founded by Russian dissidents, have opened what they call “an Embassy of the Civil Society of Russia in Ukraine,” in Kyiv’s trendy Podil district. Housed in a red brick building with a small blue sign that reads “Free Russia House,” its founders plan to transform the now-bare...

    The Syrian People Have Been Betrayed By All Sides
    Apr20

    The Syrian People Have Been Betrayed By All Sides

    Where do you stand on the conflict in Syria? This question has become perhaps the ultimate political and sectarian Rorschach test of our time. Are you a leftist or libertarian who opposes U.S. air strikes and waxes lyrical about the paramountcy of Syrian sovereignty and international law? Or are you a very mainstream liberal or conservative who...

    The Morning Vertical, April 20, 2017
    Apr20

    The Morning Vertical, April 20, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: Russia’s Virtual Empire
    Apr20

    The Daily Vertical: Russia’s Virtual Empire

    The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Sport Arbitration Court Lifts Doping Ban On Ukrainian Biathlete
    Apr20

    Sport Arbitration Court Lifts Doping Ban On Ukrainian Biathlete

    A Ukrainian biathlete who tested positive in 2016 for the banned drug meldonium had her one-year ban lifted on April 19 by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Exxon Seeks Waiver of US Sanctions to Resume Russian Oil Work 
    Apr20

    Exxon Seeks Waiver of US Sanctions to Resume Russian Oil Work 

    Oil giant ExxonMobil has asked the Trump administration for an exemption from U.S. sanctions against Russia, so it can resume drilling around the Black Sea with a Russian partner, according to U.S. news reports Wednesday. The request likely will receive extra scrutiny from U.S. officials because the deal between Exxon and Rosneft, the Russian...

    Harjit Sajjan a Sikh nationalist? The Defence Minister responds
    Apr20

    Harjit Sajjan a Sikh nationalist? The Defence Minister responds

    Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s visit to his native India this week has been controversial, at least in the Indian news media. Amarinder Singh, the top elected official in India’s Punjab province, accused Sajjan of being a Sikh nationalist. “I’m not going to meet him,” Singh told Indian TV before adding that there are other...

    What Does Russia Want? What Does America Need?
    Apr20

    What Does Russia Want? What Does America Need?

    TNI Staff Security, Europe A recent panel discussion tries to tackle the issue head on. Editor’s Note: You can find a video of the event described below here. On April 17, the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion entitled “What Does Russia Want? What Does America Need?” Speakers included Steven Pifer, director of the...

    UN Court Rejects Provisional Measures on Russia Over Ukraine
    Apr19

    UN Court Rejects Provisional Measures on Russia Over Ukraine

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague has rejected Kyiv’s call to impose provisional measures against Russia for its support of rebels in eastern Ukraine, while acknowledging Kyiv has a case against Moscow for discrimination in Russia-annexed Crimea. “At this stage of the proceedings, Ukraine has not put before the...

    U.N. court denies request to act against Russia in Ukraine
    Apr19

    U.N. court denies request to act against Russia in Ukraine

    The International Court of Justice on Wednesday declined a request to label Russia a sponsor of terrorism for ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...