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    Why A Powerful Russian Oligarch Was Furious With Paul Manafort

    Editor’s note: The following article is an excerpt from investigative journalist Seth Hettena’s new book, “Trump / Russia: A Definitive History.” This chapter delves deep into Paul Manafort’s work for Viktor Yanukovych, the Putin-aligned former President of Ukraine, and his other business dealings in the region. Hettena’s...

    Obama-Era Ambassador to Russia: Obama Admin Efforts to Counter Russian Disinformation Were ‘Ineffective’
    May07

    Obama-Era Ambassador to Russia: Obama Admin Efforts to Counter Russian Disinformation Were ‘Ineffective’

    Michael McFaul, a former U.S. ambassador to Russia under President Barack Obama, said on Sunday that the Obama administration’s efforts to counter Russian disinformation were “ineffective.” McFaul discussed how Russian President Vladamir Putin has used disinformation in the past and he himself experienced disinformation in 2012...

    The Dates Fit Together
    May07

    The Dates Fit Together

    I want to follow up on a point I made over the weekend: the Trump Family’s decisive turn to paying cash as opposed to financing their projects with debt starting in 2006 isn’t just an odd and hard to explain in itself. The shift also dovetails almost perfectly with his shift to reliance on money from Russia and Ukraine. 2006 is also...

    Russia’s Putin Sworn In As President
    May07

    Russia’s Putin Sworn In As President

    Vladimir Putin, who has been either president or prime minister of Russia since 1999, was sworn in for a fourth term as president Monday at the Grand Kremlin Palace’s ornately-decorated Andreyevsky Hall with his hand on a gold-embossed copy of the constitution. He will not be able to run for a fifth term as president unless there is a...

    One Ukrainian Soldier Killed In Country’s East
    May07

    One Ukrainian Soldier Killed In Country’s East

    Ukraine says one of its soldiers has been killed and four wounded in clashes in the country’s east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Even as fear of Russia is rising, its military spending is actually decreasing
    May07

    Even as fear of Russia is rising, its military spending is actually decreasing

    In terms of its military presence, Russia has rivaled the United States in recent years, launching major operations in Ukraine and Syria and having rising ambitions in the Arctic. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Social Science Fails to Prove Racists Elected Trump
    May07

    Social Science Fails to Prove Racists Elected Trump

    The field of “Trump studies” is vast—but disappointingly homogenous. One way to understand its paradoxical scope and uniformity is through co-occurrence searches on Google Scholar. A query for “Donald Trump” and “racism,” for instance, would net you more than 8,000 articles published since 2016 in journals or textbooks or cited in academic...

    The “Forgotten War” between Russian-backed forces and Ukrainian troops
    May07

    The “Forgotten War” between Russian-backed forces and Ukrainian troops

    Ahead of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration, Russia staged a parade in Moscow’s Red Square. Some of the weapons on display are likely being used in the so-called “Forgotten War” between Russia and Ukraine. Holly Williams reports. …read more Source:...

    Scanlan: Cooking with class — home-cooked meals in a school setting
    May06

    Scanlan: Cooking with class — home-cooked meals in a school setting

    Nancy Watzenboeck was in Italy when she heard about a topic explored in this space: the lost art of home cooking. “Seven people sent me your article when I was away,” Watzenboeck says. “Everything mentioned in there is kind of what we’re trying to achieve with our classes.” At Earl of March Secondary School in Kanata, Watzenboeck teaches a...

    The Trumps Turned to Cash As the Russia Money Channel Fell Into Place
    May06

    The Trumps Turned to Cash As the Russia Money Channel Fell Into Place

    There’s a lot of understandable buzz about two and a half articles published yesterday tied to President Trump’s finances and the Russia probe. The half we’ve already discussed, the news about presidential confidant Tom Barrack. The others are a detailed piece about Michael Cohen’s finances in the Times and a fascinating...