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    Russia’s Cyberwar Lab and Haiti’s Portable Pharmacies: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    Jun23

    Russia’s Cyberwar Lab and Haiti’s Portable Pharmacies: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    How an Entire Nation Became Russia’s Test Lab for Cyberwar Andy Greenberg | WIRED“Yushchenko, who ended up serving as Ukraine’s president from 2005 to 2010, believes that Russia’s tactics, online and off, have one single aim: ‘to destabilize the situation in Ukraine, to make its government look incompetent and vulnerable.’...

    CNN: Senate Is Investigating Russian Fund Tied To Trump Associates
    Jun23

    CNN: Senate Is Investigating Russian Fund Tied To Trump Associates

    The Senate Intelligence Committee is looking into a $10 billion Russian investment fund managed by a Kremlin-run bank tied to several Trump associates, CNN reported Friday. A congressional source told CNN that lawmakers are investigating the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which is overseen by the state-run Vnesheconombank, whose CEO met...

    How NATO is getting serious about Russia
    Jun23

    How NATO is getting serious about Russia

    The 2001 Lithuanian general census found the population of Stašėnai, a dot-on-the-map village whose existence is barely perceptible amid flat and verdant farmland northwest of Vilnius, to be 66 souls. By the next census, a decade later, the figure had fallen to 45. Earlier this week the population of Stašėnai and the fields around it swelled,...

    Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault
    Jun23

    Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

    By Greg Miller,Ellen Nakashima and Adam Entous, (c) 2017, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior...

    Politics Causes Trash Pile up in Lviv, Volunteers Try to Help
    Jun23

    Politics Causes Trash Pile up in Lviv, Volunteers Try to Help

    The city of Lviv is one of Ukraine’s top tourist attractions. That will change if trash keeps piling up there. The city’s dumps are full. The Ukraine government is supposed to haul garbage to landfills outside the city. But the country’s president and Lviv’s mayor belong to warring political parties. For a year now garbage...

    NYT: Feds Are Investigating Financial Deals Involving Manafort, Son-In-Law
    Jun23

    NYT: Feds Are Investigating Financial Deals Involving Manafort, Son-In-Law

    Financial dealings involving President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and Manafort’s son-in-law are under scrutiny by federal investigators, the New York Times reported Friday. Two sources close to the matter told the Times that Manafort bankrolled real estate purchases of luxury apartments and homes in New...

    Poroshenko meets with Trump, other senior U.S. officials in D.C.
    Jun23

    Poroshenko meets with Trump, other senior U.S. officials in D.C.

    WASHINGTON – During his two days of meetings in the U.S. capital – with President Donald Trump and other senior officials in his administration – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expressed his satisfaction with the support Ukraine was receiving from the United States, especially with respect to Russia’s aggression. …read more...

    Experts urge U.S. Congress  and Trump to arm Ukraine
    Jun23

    Experts urge U.S. Congress and Trump to arm Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan task force made up of former U.S. defense officials, ambassadors, and security experts renewed calls for the United States to give lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine. On June 21, the National Security Task Force of the Friends of Ukraine Network urged the United States to provide a range of weapons, intelligence […]...

    Holodomor Education Conference 2017 gives educators tools to teach about Ukraine’s genocide
    Jun23

    Holodomor Education Conference 2017 gives educators tools to teach about Ukraine’s genocide

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Educators from across Canada, the United States and Ukraine assembled in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to attend the second Holodomor Education Conference: “Education–Awareness–Action” (HEC-2017) on May 5-7, at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). The conference was organized by the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium...

    The Poroshenko-Trump meeting
    Jun23

    The Poroshenko-Trump meeting

    It was another good week for Ukraine in Washington. President Petro Poroshenko met with President Donald Trump and other key officials in the U.S. administration to press his case that Ukraine is a success story and that it is fighting for its freedom and democracy. “There never was such a powerful visit,” Mr. Poroshenko was […] …read more...