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    Where Will Russia’s Protests Lead?
    Mar30

    Where Will Russia’s Protests Lead?

    Alexander Lukin Politics, Eurasia The anticorruption wave could give way to greater instability. March 26 saw widespread protests against corruption in Moscow and several other big Russian cities. The formal cause was the absence of reaction by the authorities to the film He Is Not Dimon to You, produced and distributed online by the Foundation...

    Counterterror Efforts High on Agenda in Tillerson’s Meetings with Turkey, NATO
    Mar30

    Counterterror Efforts High on Agenda in Tillerson’s Meetings with Turkey, NATO

    The United States is examining its next steps in the campaign to defeat Islamic State militants and stabilize the refugee crisis with regional allies, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarks on trips to Turkey and NATO headquarters this week. The top U.S. diplomat will press NATO allies to demonstrate a clear path to increase defense...

    What The Trump Administration Needs To Tell The Kremlin
    Mar30

    What The Trump Administration Needs To Tell The Kremlin

    With Alexandra Schmitt, Advocacy Coordinator at Human Rights Watch News of Russia has dominated the Washington press for weeks. Whether, when, and to what extent President Trump and his advisors had contacts with Russian officials prior to his electoral win has provided endless fodder for pundits and politicians alike, not least in light of...

    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...