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    Daily Foreign Affairs Roundup
    Mar29

    Daily Foreign Affairs Roundup

    Here are some interesting stories relevant to foreign affairs from today, Wednesday, March 29: What happens now that Britain has triggered Article 50? The Economist explains how Brexit could play out in the coming months. The United States should not send U.S. troops into harm’s way unless a vital U.S. national security interest is at...

    PEN America Honors Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Sentsov
    Mar29

    PEN America Honors Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Sentsov

    PEN America has announced that it will honor imprisoned Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleh Sentsov with its 2017 PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Is Paul Manafort Nefarious or Simply Shadowy?
    Mar29

    Is Paul Manafort Nefarious or Simply Shadowy?

    Washington attracts a certain type of person who loves attention—the thrill of the crowd, the glow of the camera. But it also attracts the kind of person who loves to operate in the shadows: the master of arcane rules, the backroom operator. When the second category of person ends up with the attention, things can get uncomfortable.Related Story...

    Jared Kushner & Paul Manafort Sought for Questioning over Russia But Will It Be Behind Closed Doors?
    Mar29

    Jared Kushner & Paul Manafort Sought for Questioning over Russia But Will It Be Behind Closed Doors?

    President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has agreed to testify to the U.S. Senate committee investigating ties between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. He may also face questioning over a December meeting with the head of a U.S.-sanctioned Russian state development bank known as VEB. President Obama imposed the...

    Sergey Lavrov: The Interview
    Mar29

    Sergey Lavrov: The Interview

    Sergey Lavrov Politics, Eurasia An “absolutely artificial hysterical situation was created” in U.S.-Russia relations—but not quite yet a Cold War. Paul Saunders, associate publisher of the National Interest, interviewed Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday, March 24, 2017, in Moscow. Their wide-ranging and blunt conversation, which...

    Troubled Ukrainian anti-corruption drive hits software obstacle
    Mar29

    Troubled Ukrainian anti-corruption drive hits software obstacle

    By Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) – Software glitches mean thousands of Ukrainian officials will not meet an April… …read more Source:...

    The Ukrainian Argument for Scottish Independence
    Mar29

    The Ukrainian Argument for Scottish Independence

    The short-term economic pain of quitting the U.K. may be worth it. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine PM Calls For Resignations At Anticorruption Agency 
    Mar29

    Ukraine PM Calls For Resignations At Anticorruption Agency 

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroysman has called on the entire state anticorruption agency to resign over persistent technical problems on a website where government officials electronically declare their assets. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    London Court Dismisses Ukraine’s Defense In Case Of $3 Billion Debt To Russia
    Mar29

    London Court Dismisses Ukraine’s Defense In Case Of $3 Billion Debt To Russia

    A court in London has ruled that Ukraine has failed to present a court-ready defense in a suit by Russia seeking repayment of $3 billion lent by Moscow to the government of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Paul Manafort, former Trump chairman, under investigation for money laundering
    Mar29

    Paul Manafort, former Trump chairman, under investigation for money laundering

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort provides a wide range of services to his clients. For Vladimir Putin, Manafort put together a $10 million-a-year plan to influence American politics and slant news coverage. For Viktor Yanukovych’s pro-Russian Party of Regions, Manafort landed both the presidency of Ukraine and arranged protests...