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    Putin Could Use ‘Anticorruption’ Protests to His Advantage
    Mar29

    Putin Could Use ‘Anticorruption’ Protests to His Advantage

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Eurasia The protests come at a time when the different political clans within the Kremlin have begun to accelerate their jockeying for position. Protest marches were held over the weekend in one hundred cities across the Russian Federation, the largest manifestation of political discontent in the country since...

    Senate votes overwhelmingly to admit Montenegro to NATO
    Mar29

    Senate votes overwhelmingly to admit Montenegro to NATO

    The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to admit the small Balkan nation of Montenegro to the NATO military alliance, in what is seen as a crucial step in pushing back against Russian meddling in Eastern Europe.The vote, 97-2, now sends the defense treaty to President Donald Trump, whose top aides have expressed strong support for the move...

    These are the key names that keep coming up in the Trump-Russia investigation
    Mar29

    These are the key names that keep coming up in the Trump-Russia investigation

    REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWith news of business deals, undisclosed phone calls, and secret meetings coming to light daily, keeping up with the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election has been difficult. The Senate and House Intelligence Committees are conducting investigations (the latter of which has been called into...

    Rand Paul blasts the Senate for voting to send ‘kids to war with no debate’
    Mar29

    Rand Paul blasts the Senate for voting to send ‘kids to war with no debate’

    The U.S. Senate voted 97-2 Monday to approve admitting the state of Montenegro into NATO, adding another country to the list of nations the United States is sworn to protect. The two senators who voted no were Republicans Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky. In a blistering 16-minute speech on the Senate floor before the vote, Paul...

    U.S. Official: Tillerson To Urge NATO Pressure Over Russian ‘Aggression’ Against Neighbors
    Mar29

    U.S. Official: Tillerson To Urge NATO Pressure Over Russian ‘Aggression’ Against Neighbors

    A senior U.S. official says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will discuss at an upcoming NATO foreign ministers meeting the need for the alliance to pressure Russia over “aggression against its neighbors” and fulfill its commitments to end the war in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    New Israelis Arrive From Ukraine on IFCJ ‘Freedom Flight’
    Mar29

    New Israelis Arrive From Ukraine on IFCJ ‘Freedom Flight’

    The start of a new life in Israel, “a strong and independent country,” is a rescue for olim from Ukraine. …read more Source: The Jewish...

    Kushner not only forgot to mention that he talked to Russian bankers, he also forgot why
    Mar28

    Kushner not only forgot to mention that he talked to Russian bankers, he also forgot why

    What got Michael Flynn in trouble—supposedly—isn’t that he was having frequent chats with the Russian ambassador. It’s that he wasn’t being open about those chats and explaining what they were really about. Who else is known to be in a similar situation? Only on Monday did it emerge that executives of Russian state development...

    Brazen Murder in Kiev Chills Russia’s Dissidents in Ukraine
    Mar28

    Brazen Murder in Kiev Chills Russia’s Dissidents in Ukraine

    The assassination of Putin critic Denis Voronenkov has Russian exiles wondering who’s next on the Kremlin’s hit list. …read more Source: Foreign...

    US Senate Set to Ratify Montenegro as NATO Member
    Mar28

    US Senate Set to Ratify Montenegro as NATO Member

    The U.S. Senate is set to ratify Montenegro’s admission into the NATO alliance, an event many lawmakers viewed through the lens of a deepening struggle between Western nations and Russia. “This is more than the accession or non-accession of a small, 650,000-person nation,” said the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Republican...

    A Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia just won a Freedom to Write Award
    Mar28

    A Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia just won a Freedom to Write Award

    It’s an honor that comes with a heavy dose of irony — PEN America just awarded its Freedom to Write Award to the acclaimed Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, imprisoned in Russia. Sentsov, a filmmaker, has been an outspoken critic of Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. He joins a distinguished list of other imperiled honorees,...