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    Sessions recuses himself from Trump-Russia probe
    Mar03

    Sessions recuses himself from Trump-Russia probe

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that he will recuse himself from any investigations related to campaigns for president, including any probe into contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian officials. “I have recused myself in the matters that deal with the Trump campaign,” Sessions told reporters...

    This Is Important
    Mar03

    This Is Important

    This is important if you care about the Trump Russia story. One of the first bits of news that attracted attention to this possible link was a Trump campaign effort to soften the GOP platform’s plank on Russia and Ukraine at the GOP convention. The Trump foreign policy advisor who was monitoring the platform committee for the campaign...

    Making Idiosyncratic Art in a Totalitarian Society
    Mar03

    Making Idiosyncratic Art in a Totalitarian Society

    Alexander Dovzhenko, a Ukrainian filmmaker, is best known today for a series of political pictures he wrote and directed in the early Stalin years, movies that kept drifting in directions that risked the wrath of the Soviet authorities. Arsenal (1929), set in the Russian Civil War, had hints of pacifism. Earth (1930) was supposed to be a...

    Trump Ally Drastically Changes Story About Altering GOP Platform On Ukraine
    Mar03

    Trump Ally Drastically Changes Story About Altering GOP Platform On Ukraine

    In a significant reversal, a Trump campaign official on Thursday told CNN that he personally advocated for softening the language on Ukraine in the GOP platform at the Republican National Convention, and that he did so on behalf of the President. Read More → …read more Source:...

    What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Sixth Week.
    Mar03

    What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Sixth Week.

    In his first work, On the Heights of Despair, the dour Romanian philosopher Emil Cioran wrote, “No matter which way we go, it is no better than any other. It is all the same whether you achieve something or not, have faith or not, just as it is all the same whether you cry or remain silent.” These words, no doubt, are comfort to President Donald...

    Sweden is bringing back the draft. Wait, what?
    Mar03

    Sweden is bringing back the draft. Wait, what?

    The reason comes down to one word: Russia. Sweden, that serene oasis of social democratic harmony in Scandinavia, is bringing back the draft. Next year, 4,000 men and women will be called for military service in Sweden. They’ll be chosen from a group of 13,000 young people born in 1999, consisting of both volunteers and conscripts, who will...

    Atlantic Council panel discusses Ukraine from the Holodomor to the Donbas war
    Mar03

    Atlantic Council panel discusses Ukraine from the Holodomor to the Donbas war

    WASHINGTON – For those in the U.S. capital area actively interested in finding a resolution to the dire situation Ukraine and other countries find themselves in because of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s pursuit of military aggression and an active disinformation policy, the Atlantic Council think tank discussion “Connecting...

    Conference in D.C. focuses on securing Ukraine’s sovereignty
    Mar03

    Conference in D.C. focuses on securing Ukraine’s sovereignty

    NEW YORK – “Securing Ukraine’s Sovereignty: The Road Ahead” was the title of a daylong academic conference held on February 15 at the U.S. Library of Congress that was organized by the Center for U.S.-Ukraine Relations (CUSUR) in collaboration with the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America...

    China’s Tan Zhongyi wins women’s world chess title in Tehran
    Mar03

    China’s Tan Zhongyi wins women’s world chess title in Tehran

    Continuing a long string of dominance by China’s women, WGM Tan Zhongyi defeated Ukrainian GM Anna Muzychuk in the final match to claim the FIDE women’s world chess championship knockout tournament in Tehran Friday. The upset win makes Tan the fifth Chinese woman to hold the women’s title since GM … …read more...

    Railway blockade wreaks havoc on economy of Ukraine’s Donbas
    Mar03

    Railway blockade wreaks havoc on economy of Ukraine’s Donbas

    In late January, groups of self-identified veterans and several controversial Ukrainian people’s deputies began blocking railways linking the territory of the Donbas (Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts) controlled by Moscow-backed militants to areas controlled by the central government. They say that it is wrong to trade with the rebels and that...