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    Conspiracy Theorists Welcome in Corporate Media–if They Have the Right Targets
    Mar30

    Conspiracy Theorists Welcome in Corporate Media–if They Have the Right Targets

    Louise Mensch on Real Time Former British Conservative MP Louise Mensch has become something of a celebrity of late in anti-Trump media. In the past two weeks, Mensch has been touted by former head of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile and prominent Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe, and appeared on MSNBC (3/11/17), the New York...

    Everything We Learned Today About The Senate Intel Committee’s Russia Probe
    Mar30

    Everything We Learned Today About The Senate Intel Committee’s Russia Probe

    One thing was made crystal clear in a Wednesday press briefing on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election: this investigation is a very big and very serious deal. In an hour-long appearance, committee Chair Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice-Chair Mark Warner (D-VA) framed their probe as one of...

    US embassy in Kiev criticized for praising for Ukrainian nationalist
    Mar30

    US embassy in Kiev criticized for praising for Ukrainian nationalist

    (JTA) — A Ukrainian Jewish leader criticized the U.S. embassy’s praise for a writer who allegedly worked for an anti-Semitic newspaper. The embassy celebrated the legacy of Olena Teliha Wednesday in a Facebook post that designated her one of the “women who inspire Ukraine” in connection with ‪Women’s History Month in March. Teliha was...

    Belarus: Between Russia and the West
    Mar29

    Belarus: Between Russia and the West

    Kenneth Yalowitz, William Courtney Security, For 22 years Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has tacked toward Russia but kept channels open to the West, while maintaining an authoritarian grip on power. Frightened by Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine, he assumed the mantle of defender of Belarusian sovereignty. Reverting to form,...

    Sending a message to Putin in the Baltics
    Mar29

    Sending a message to Putin in the Baltics

    In a few months, Canada will take the lead in a NATO battle group in Latvia that is meant to send a strong message to Vladimir Putin. After the annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014, NATO is taking no chances and this mission, dubbed Enhanced Forward Presence, is a warning to Moscow not to overstep its place in the region. About 4,000 troops...

    Poland Shuts Consulates in Ukraine After Grenade Attack
    Mar29

    Poland Shuts Consulates in Ukraine After Grenade Attack

    KIEV/WARSAW—Poland temporarily closed its consulates in Ukraine after a grenade attack overnight at one of its buildings near the Polish border that Kiev said was intended to harm bilateral ties with Warsaw. Relations between Poland and Ukraine have deteriorated in the past year in a row over World War II atrocities, although Warsaw still...

    Ukrainian president condemns attack on Polish Consulate
    Mar29

    Ukrainian president condemns attack on Polish Consulate

    Ukraine’s president on Wednesday condemned an overnight shelling of the Polish Consulate in a western city that hasn’t hurt anyone and vowed to track down those responsible …read more Source: ABC...

    When Russia and Ukraine Battle in Court, the West Wins
    Mar29

    When Russia and Ukraine Battle in Court, the West Wins

    Even Putin has decided to rely on the Western legal system to help settle a bitter feud. …read more Source:...

    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...