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    Trump Is About to Provoke an Unnecessary Crisis With Iran
    May06

    Trump Is About to Provoke an Unnecessary Crisis With Iran

    Editor’s Note: This article is part of a debate about whether to stay in the Iran deal. Read the other entries here. There’s a decent chance that tearing up the Iran deal, as Trump seems likely to do next week, will lead to escalating confrontation with Iran throughout the Middle East, diplomatic isolation of the United States, and...

    Special Counsel Investigation Encompasses Business, Cybercrime, Obstruction 
    May06

    Special Counsel Investigation Encompasses Business, Cybercrime, Obstruction 

    Nearly a year ago, an investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller was tasked by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with exploring any links or coordination between the Russian government and “individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump,” and, additionally, “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the...

    A Large Military Exercise Just Started in the Baltics. Here Is Why It Matters.
    May06

    A Large Military Exercise Just Started in the Baltics. Here Is Why It Matters.

    Nicholas J. Myers Security, Europe Russia is watching. On May 2, 2018, Estonia began the largest exercise in its history since regaining independence in 1991. The exercise is called Siil 2018 (“hedgehog” in Estonian), will last until May 14, and features 15,000 servicemen including 2,000 foreigners from ten NATO countries (Belgium, Canada,...

    Anti-Putin Activist Among Hundreds Arrested in Russian Protests
    May06

    Anti-Putin Activist Among Hundreds Arrested in Russian Protests

    Russian’s most widely known opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, along with hundreds of his supporters, were detained Saturday as street demonstrations unfolded in Moscow and 90 other Russian cities to protest Vladimir Putin’s inauguration for a fourth presidential term. Within minutes of Navalny’s arrival at a protest in central...

    US Bolsters Naval Presence in Atlantic in Response to Russia
    May05

    US Bolsters Naval Presence in Atlantic in Response to Russia

    The U.S. Navy is reinforcing its presence in the Atlantic Ocean with the resurrection of a naval command in response to increasing assertiveness by Russia’s military. The Pentagon announced Friday the Navy was re-establishing the 2nd Fleet, almost seven years after it was disbanded for cost-savings and organizational reasons. “This is...

    Did philosopher Alexander Dugin, aka “Putin’s brain,” shape the 2016 election?
    May05

    Did philosopher Alexander Dugin, aka “Putin’s brain,” shape the 2016 election?

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    Crimean Activist Gets Prison For Pro-Ukraine Social Media Posts
    May05

    Crimean Activist Gets Prison For Pro-Ukraine Social Media Posts

    A Crimean activist has been sentenced to two years in prison over pro-Ukrainian comments made on social media, a ruling that activists say is unprecedented. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Points Out a Key Part of the Mueller’s Team’s Fraught Day in Court that People Missed
    May05

    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Points Out a Key Part of the Mueller’s Team’s Fraught Day in Court that People Missed

    Everyone focused on the fact that the judge was critical of the special counsel — few noticed the crucial part of Mueller’s team’s response. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team appeared to have a tough day in court on Friday as Judge T.S. Ellis was sharply critical of the prosecutors’ grounds to bring their case against...

    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Points Out a Key Part of the Mueller’s Team’s Fraught Day in Court that People Missed
    May05

    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Points Out a Key Part of the Mueller’s Team’s Fraught Day in Court that People Missed

    Everyone focused on the fact that the judge was critical of the special counsel — few noticed the crucial part of Mueller’s team’s response. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team appeared to have a tough day in court on Friday as Judge T.S. Ellis was sharply critical of the prosecutors’ grounds to bring their case against...

    Ill Treatment Of Police Suspects Still Common In Ukraine, EU Report Says
    May05

    Ill Treatment Of Police Suspects Still Common In Ukraine, EU Report Says

    A new report from the Council of Europe finds that despite significant efforts in Ukraine to adopt European human right standards, law enforcement bodies in the country continue to treat suspects badly. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...