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    In France’s Presidential Election, the Intersecting Consequences of Islamist Terrorism and Russian Aggression
    Apr21

    In France’s Presidential Election, the Intersecting Consequences of Islamist Terrorism and Russian Aggression

    KYIV, Ukraine—Europe’s two greatest security challenges, Islamist terrorism and Russian military aggression, have cast a shadow over the French presidential election. Authorities in Paris reported a possible terrorist attack on the Champs-Elysees on Thursday night, throwing the election a last-minute curveball—potentially to the benefit of...

    Episode 16: Historian Timothy Snyder On The Evolution Of National Identity
    Apr21

    Episode 16: Historian Timothy Snyder On The Evolution Of National Identity

    Welcome to episode 16 of The Josh Marshall Show, in this episode Josh talks to author and historian Timothy Snyder. They talk about Timothy’s book “The Reconstruction of Nations,” a book about the evolution of national identity and the organization of national states in northeast Europe going back a bit more than four centuries...

    Virginia Governor Calls Off Execution For Death-Row Inmate
    Apr20

    Virginia Governor Calls Off Execution For Death-Row Inmate

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday called off a man’s execution in a 2006 murder-for-hire case, citing concerns about false information provided to jurors that he believes influenced their decision to sentence him to death. Ivan Teleguz was scheduled to be executed Tuesday, but McAuliffe commuted his sentence to...

    Russia flying over, photographing Canadian military bases this week
    Apr20

    Russia flying over, photographing Canadian military bases this week

    OTTAWA — Russia is using a post-Cold War agreement to conduct an aerial surveillance mission over Canadian military facilities this week, even as relations between the two countries remain frosty. The five-day mission started Tuesday and involves an unarmed Russian aircraft flying to different parts of the country to take photos of Canadian...

    Lithuania FM Says NATO Deployment Shows Commitment
    Apr20

    Lithuania FM Says NATO Deployment Shows Commitment

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius says the recent NATO deployments to the Baltic region and elsewhere in Eastern Europe are a sign that the Western alliance “will do anything” to defend the security of member nations. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Works Around Western Energy Sanctions
    Apr20

    Russia Works Around Western Energy Sanctions

    Back in 2014, a raft of Western sanctions stifled Russia’s Arctic oil ambitions, but three years later Moscow is looking to kickstart its own homegrown oil renaissance to try and match America’s shale boom.At the time, those sanctions were carefully calculated to hamstring Russia’s future energy production without immediately...

    Moscow Hails ICJ Ruling On Ukraine
    Apr20

    Moscow Hails ICJ Ruling On Ukraine

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry has hailed a ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague rejecting Ukraine’s request to order Moscow to stop supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Urges West’s Support of Reform as It Seeks Stolen Billions
    Apr20

    Ukraine Urges West’s Support of Reform as It Seeks Stolen Billions

    Ukraine is urging the West to back its efforts at reform, despite accusations the government has failed to tackle corruption three years on from the revolution that toppled the regime of president Viktor Yanukovych. Visiting with British Prime Minister Theresa May in London Wednesday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko implored the West to back...

    Putin on the move: Russia is moving back into Ukraine, as the Trump administration does nothing
    Apr20

    Putin on the move: Russia is moving back into Ukraine, as the Trump administration does nothing

    (Credit: AP Photo/Mykhailo Andriiv) Although President Donald Trump has not followed through on a reported plan that would have allowed Russia to shed its sanctions and win Ukrainian land through rigged elections, his administration’s unclear policies toward Russia have encouraged that nation to become more aggressive in its occupation of...

    Key Players in the French Presidential Election
    Apr20

    Key Players in the French Presidential Election

    France is only a few days out from the first round of its presidential elections—a contest that could go down to the wire. The election on Sunday features several key issues of concern to French voters, among them being terrorism and the failure to assimilate immigrants into French society. This week’s foiled terror plot, planned to...