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    Manafort’s Ukrainian ‘blood money’ caused qualms, hack suggests
    Feb28

    Manafort’s Ukrainian ‘blood money’ caused qualms, hack suggests

    Paul Manafort’s family expressed misgivings about the political consultant’s work for both Russia-aligned Ukrainian strongman Viktor Yanukovych and Donald Trump, according to text messages allegedly hacked from one of his daughters’ phones.The texts, posted on a darknet website run by a hacktivist collective, appear to show...

    Freed from Putin’s Russia, a Ukrainian pilot puts Poroshenko and his party – ‘enemy No. 2’ – in her sights
    Feb28

    Freed from Putin’s Russia, a Ukrainian pilot puts Poroshenko and his party – ‘enemy No. 2’ – in her sights

    Nadiya Savchenko believes Ukraine needs ‘more or less a dictatorship’ to stand up to Russia and win – and if that means she should be the next president, she says she’s ready to take the job …read more Source: The Globe and...

    The Daily Vertical: Passports, Banknotes, And Blackmail
    Feb28

    The Daily Vertical: Passports, Banknotes, And Blackmail

    The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, February 28, 2017
    Feb28

    The Morning Vertical, February 28, 2017

    Your daily roundup …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    France’s Disillusioned Farmers Turn to Le Pen
    Feb28

    France’s Disillusioned Farmers Turn to Le Pen

    France’s presidential contenders will this week make mandatory campaign stops at the annual Paris farm fair as polls show farmers increasingly tempted by the far-right’s Marine Le Pen when they even bother to vote at all. Though only a fraction of the population still works in the farm sector, voters remain attached to the...

    Kazakhstan May Determine Asia’s Future. So Why Isn’t America Paying Attention?
    Feb28

    Kazakhstan May Determine Asia’s Future. So Why Isn’t America Paying Attention?

    William Courtney Politics, Eurasia Where do the interests of Russia, China and the West converge? Central Asia. Change is in the offing for Kazakhstan, the powerhouse of Central Asia. President Nursultan Nazarbayev is now promising more scope for political life and economic opportunity. But if reforms lag or the West abandons Ukraine, Kazakhstan...

    On Russia, America Should Pick Its Battles
    Feb28

    On Russia, America Should Pick Its Battles

    Jeremiah Rozman Security, Eurasia Here’s a fact: we’re not in the Cold War anymore. Experts and policymakers in both Russia and the United States acknowledge a level of hostility and corrosive rhetoric between the two countries that has not existed since the darkest days of the Cold War. Is this due to conflicting geostrategic...

    America, Crimea and the Dangers of Hypocrisy
    Feb28

    America, Crimea and the Dangers of Hypocrisy

    Ted Galen Carpenter Politics, Eurasia Washington’s record on forcible territorial change is exceedingly weak. The Trump administration is continuing the policy of its predecessor regarding the Crimea issue. U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley is the latest official to confirm that point. In a speech on February 2, Haley emphasized that the United...

    Kazakhstan May Determine Asia’s Future. So Why Isn’t America Paying Attention?
    Feb28

    Kazakhstan May Determine Asia’s Future. So Why Isn’t America Paying Attention?

    William Courtney Politics, Eurasia Where do the interests of Russia, China and the West converge? Central Asia. Change is in the offing for Kazakhstan, the powerhouse of Central Asia. President Nursultan Nazarbayev is now promising more scope for political life and economic opportunity. But if reforms lag or the West abandons Ukraine, Kazakhstan...

    Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder
    Feb28

    Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder

    The second anniversary of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov’s murder was marked Monday in Moscow. U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft read a message on the bridge where Nemtsov was assassinated, just meters from the Kremlin. “We are here today to honor his memory, the values for which he stood, and to express our hope for the...