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    Kazakhstan May Determine Asia’s Future. So Why Isn’t America Paying Attention?
    Feb28

    Kazakhstan May Determine Asia’s Future. So Why Isn’t America Paying Attention?

    William Courtney Politics, Eurasia Where do the interests of Russia, China and the West converge? Central Asia. Change is in the offing for Kazakhstan, the powerhouse of Central Asia. President Nursultan Nazarbayev is now promising more scope for political life and economic opportunity. But if reforms lag or the West abandons Ukraine, Kazakhstan...

    On Russia, America Should Pick Its Battles
    Feb28

    On Russia, America Should Pick Its Battles

    Jeremiah Rozman Security, Eurasia Here’s a fact: we’re not in the Cold War anymore. Experts and policymakers in both Russia and the United States acknowledge a level of hostility and corrosive rhetoric between the two countries that has not existed since the darkest days of the Cold War. Is this due to conflicting geostrategic...

    Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder
    Feb28

    Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder

    The second anniversary of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov’s murder was marked Monday in Moscow. U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft read a message on the bridge where Nemtsov was assassinated, just meters from the Kremlin. “We are here today to honor his memory, the values for which he stood, and to express our hope for the...

    Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder
    Feb28

    Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder

    The second anniversary of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov’s murder was marked Monday in Moscow. U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft read a message on the bridge where Nemtsov was assassinated, just meters from the Kremlin. “We are here today to honor his memory, the values for which he stood, and to express our hope for the...

    Michael Cohen Ukraine Bigly
    Feb27

    Michael Cohen Ukraine Bigly

    As I try to pull all this stuff together, I wanted to mention a few more fascinating details. Yesterday we noted that renegade Ukrainian MP Andrii Artemenko says he’s known Cohen for years. They first met when Cohen was setting up that ethanol business with family in Ukraine. Artemenko also says he started talking to Cohen about his...

    Putin Congratulates Russian Special Forces on Crimea Anniversary
    Feb27

    Putin Congratulates Russian Special Forces on Crimea Anniversary

    The Kremlin’s military holiday coincides exactly with the day that pro-Russian forces took control of Crimea. …read more Source:...

    Russian Opposition Struggles 2 Years after Nemtsov Killing
    Feb27

    Russian Opposition Struggles 2 Years after Nemtsov Killing

    Two years after he was killed near the Kremlin, Boris Nemtsov can still attract crowds of supporters. But his death left in tatters Russia’s opposition movement, which is struggling with infighting and seems unable to rally behind one unifying figure. In the largest Russian opposition protest in months, thousands marched Sunday across...

    GOP intelligence chairman David Nunes: “There’s no evidence of anything” regarding Russia-Trump campaign contacts
    Feb27

    GOP intelligence chairman David Nunes: “There’s no evidence of anything” regarding Russia-Trump campaign contacts

    (Credit: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) President Donald Trump’s connections to Russia have been well documented, but it doesn’t sound like Rep. David Nunes — the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a Republican — is that eager to investigate them. During a press conference with reporters on Monday, Rep. Nunes...

    Why Everybody Suddenly Has a Ukraine Plan
    Feb27

    Why Everybody Suddenly Has a Ukraine Plan

    A U.S. policy vacuum and a disappointed Ukrainian population present a vacuum to be filled. …read more Source:...

    Sean Spicer wanted CIA director to discredit reports of Trump campaign contacts with Russia
    Feb27

    Sean Spicer wanted CIA director to discredit reports of Trump campaign contacts with Russia

    (Credit: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) New reports suggest that President Donald Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer personally tried to discredit a story about the Trump campaign’s alleged contacts with Russian intelligence officials. Spicer asked CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Senate Select Intelligence Committee Chair Richard Burr,...