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    Why I Issued A Dissent To USCIRF’s 2017 Annual Report
    Apr29

    Why I Issued A Dissent To USCIRF’s 2017 Annual Report

    This week, nearing the end of four years of service as an Obama Presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), I felt compelled to issue a public dissent to USCIRF’s 2017 Annual Report.While the larger part of my dissent dealt with the way the Commission does its work (which I will discuss in a...

    The Changing of the Global Economic Guard
    Apr29

    The Changing of the Global Economic Guard

    In January 2017 the global economy changed guard. The venue was Davos, the annual gathering of the world’s wealthiest recyclers of conventional wisdom—and consistently one of the last places to anticipate what is going to happen next. This time was different. The assembled hedge-fund tycoons, Silicon Valley data executives, management...

    Was Michael Flynn a Russian agent of influence? A modest proposal for how that could have gone down
    Apr29

    Was Michael Flynn a Russian agent of influence? A modest proposal for how that could have gone down

    Michael Flynn (Credit: Getty/Kevin Hagen) It’s been a bad week for Michael Flynn. It seems that the former national security adviser and Trump campaign official may have lied on his application for a top-secret security clearance back in January 2016, and he apparently neglected to inform Department of the Army officials of his trip to...

    Trump’s First 100 Days, Ranked
    Apr29

    Trump’s First 100 Days, Ranked

    Many of us political scribes are sizing up the meaning of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office with long essays about foreign policy evolutions or executive orders or presidential temperament. But I thought: What better way to mark the milestone than with a good old-fashioned ranking—a list, from best to worst, smooth to...

    Ukraine Begins Confiscating $1.5 Billon Yanukovych Allegedly Stole
    Apr29

    Ukraine Begins Confiscating $1.5 Billon Yanukovych Allegedly Stole

    Ukraine on April 28 started returning an estimated $1.5 billion in assets allegedly stolen from the Kyiv government by ousted former President Viktor Yanukovych and his associates. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Edmonton dentist and big hockey fan crowns patients with Oilers logo
    Apr29

    Edmonton dentist and big hockey fan crowns patients with Oilers logo

    EDMONTON — Dentist Dr. Alex Pavlenko is providing a unique way for Edmonton Oilers fans to show off their love of the hockey team, with porcelain crowns featuring the Oilers’ logo. “You crack a tooth in half, or part of it come off, or anything could happen, right?” Pavlenko said with a laugh. “This is a good solution to make it memorable...

    New Report Suggests Russia’s Enclave of Kaliningrad Might Need to be Militarily ‘Neutralized’
    Apr29

    New Report Suggests Russia’s Enclave of Kaliningrad Might Need to be Militarily ‘Neutralized’

    Michael Peck Security, Europe Would NATO do it in time of war? Russia is not happy over a new RAND Corporation study that suggests the Russian city of Kaliningrad—the former German city of Königsberg—might need to be militarily “neutralized.” “Just Try It,” warned the headline of a Sputnik News article on the RAND study, which Sputnik described...

    Ukraine Charges Russian Arrest Warrant For Yatsenyuk ‘Politically Motivated’
    Apr29

    Ukraine Charges Russian Arrest Warrant For Yatsenyuk ‘Politically Motivated’

    Ukraine charged on April 28 that Russia’s effort to have international authorities arrest and extradite former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is “politically motivated.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Lukashenko Doubles Down
    Apr28

    Lukashenko Doubles Down

    It was to become one of the defining images of the recent recrudescence of Belarus’s autocratic crackdown on civil liberties.“What are you doing?!,” the lady shrieks as riot police in helmets and armour drag an elderly man across the street, his face streaked with fear under a brown beret. “He’s an old man,” she pleads, as he is...

    Russia Seeks Arrest of Former Ukraine Prime Minister
    Apr28

    Russia Seeks Arrest of Former Ukraine Prime Minister

    Russia has sent a request to the international police agency Interpol for the arrest and extradition of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, claiming he killed Russian soldiers in Chechnya in the 1990s.Yatsenyuk was one of the prime figures of the massive… …read more Source:...