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    Trump Has a Thing for Despots: The President Can’t Hide His Admiration for the Likes of Putin and el-Sisi
    Apr04

    Trump Has a Thing for Despots: The President Can’t Hide His Admiration for the Likes of Putin and el-Sisi

    Angela Merkel isn’t worth his time, but the leader of a murderous coup gets a warm White House reception. Whenever I hear someone on the cable gabfests say that President Trump is an isolationist I have to wonder if they’ve ever actually listened to anything the man says. It’s true he claimed to have been against military action...

    Trump Has a Thing for Despots: The President Can’t Hide His Admiration for Authoritarians
    Apr04

    Trump Has a Thing for Despots: The President Can’t Hide His Admiration for Authoritarians

    Angela Merkel isn’t worth his time, but the leader of a murderous coup gets a warm White House reception. Whenever I hear someone on the cable gabfests say that President Trump is an isolationist I have to wonder if they’ve ever actually listened to anything the man says. It’s true he claimed to have been against military action...

    Russia and Belarus Patch Things Up
    Apr04

    Russia and Belarus Patch Things Up

    Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko yesterday agreed to a comprehensive deal on energy and debt that will put a lid on talk of Belarus’s Westward drift. Reuters: At a meeting in St Petersburg, held while the Russian city was reeling from a deadly bombing on a metro train, Russia agreed to refinance Belarus’ debt while Belarus will...

    Watchdog Report: ‘Breakdown of Democracy’ in Poland, Hungary
    Apr04

    Watchdog Report: ‘Breakdown of Democracy’ in Poland, Hungary

    U.S.-based pro-democracy group Freedom House said Tuesday that a “spectacular breakdown of democracy” has been taking place in Poland and Hungary, two countries that stood as models of democratic change after the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. Hungary now has the lowest democracy score in Central Europe, and Poland’s...

    Crimea Trial Of RFE/RL Contributor Adjourned Until April 18
    Apr04

    Crimea Trial Of RFE/RL Contributor Adjourned Until April 18

    The trial of Crimean journalist Mykola Semena, an RFE/RL contributor who has been indicted on separatism-related charges by the Russian authorities controlling the Ukrainian peninsula, has been adjourned until April 18. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian defence minister to visit Petawawa – Canada, Ukraine sign agreement
    Apr04

    Ukrainian defence minister to visit Petawawa – Canada, Ukraine sign agreement

    Canada and Ukraine are further strengthening their ties. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak have signed what is being called the Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement. The bilateral arrangement identifies areas of mutual cooperation such as defence policy; defence research, development, and...

    Ukrainian defence minister to visit Petawawa – Canada, Ukraine sign agreement
    Apr04

    Ukrainian defence minister to visit Petawawa – Canada, Ukraine sign agreement

    Canada and Ukraine are further strengthening their ties. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak have signed what is being called the Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement. The bilateral arrangement identifies areas of mutual cooperation such as defence policy; defence research, development, and...

    Belarus and the Failure of the Russian World
    Apr04

    Belarus and the Failure of the Russian World

    In April 2014, a month after annexing Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared himself the defender of the Russkiy Mir—a “Russian world” dominated by ethnic Russians and encompassing most of the territory of the former Soviet Union. Observers in Russia and abroad had long interpreted the Kremlin’s interest in Eurasian integration...

    Trump loves despots: He couldn’t shake Angela Merkel’s hand, but falls hard for Egypt’s strongman. Sense a pattern?
    Apr04

    Trump loves despots: He couldn’t shake Angela Merkel’s hand, but falls hard for Egypt’s strongman. Sense a pattern?

    Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Evan Vucci) Whenever I hear someone on the cable gabfests say that President Trump is an isolationist I have to wonder if they’ve ever actually listened to anything the man says. It’s true he claimed to have been against military action in Iraq and Libya, against all evidence to the...

    Watchdog report: ‘Breakdown of democracy’ in Poland, Hungary
    Apr04

    Watchdog report: ‘Breakdown of democracy’ in Poland, Hungary

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S.-based pro-democracy group Freedom House said Tuesday that a “spectacular breakdown of democracy” has been taking place in Poland and Hungary, two countries that stood as models of democratic change after the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. The watchdog organization’s report said that Hungary now has the...