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    One Ukrainian Soldier Killed In Country’s East
    May07

    One Ukrainian Soldier Killed In Country’s East

    Ukraine says one of its soldiers has been killed and four wounded in clashes in the country’s east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Even as fear of Russia is rising, its military spending is actually decreasing
    May07

    Even as fear of Russia is rising, its military spending is actually decreasing

    In terms of its military presence, Russia has rivaled the United States in recent years, launching major operations in Ukraine and Syria and having rising ambitions in the Arctic. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Social Science Fails to Prove Racists Elected Trump
    May07

    Social Science Fails to Prove Racists Elected Trump

    The field of “Trump studies” is vast—but disappointingly homogenous. One way to understand its paradoxical scope and uniformity is through co-occurrence searches on Google Scholar. A query for “Donald Trump” and “racism,” for instance, would net you more than 8,000 articles published since 2016 in journals or textbooks or cited in academic...

    The “Forgotten War” between Russian-backed forces and Ukrainian troops
    May07

    The “Forgotten War” between Russian-backed forces and Ukrainian troops

    Ahead of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration, Russia staged a parade in Moscow’s Red Square. Some of the weapons on display are likely being used in the so-called “Forgotten War” between Russia and Ukraine. Holly Williams reports. …read more Source:...

    Scanlan: Cooking with class — home-cooked meals in a school setting
    May06

    Scanlan: Cooking with class — home-cooked meals in a school setting

    Nancy Watzenboeck was in Italy when she heard about a topic explored in this space: the lost art of home cooking. “Seven people sent me your article when I was away,” Watzenboeck says. “Everything mentioned in there is kind of what we’re trying to achieve with our classes.” At Earl of March Secondary School in Kanata, Watzenboeck teaches a...

    The Trumps Turned to Cash As the Russia Money Channel Fell Into Place
    May06

    The Trumps Turned to Cash As the Russia Money Channel Fell Into Place

    There’s a lot of understandable buzz about two and a half articles published yesterday tied to President Trump’s finances and the Russia probe. The half we’ve already discussed, the news about presidential confidant Tom Barrack. The others are a detailed piece about Michael Cohen’s finances in the Times and a fascinating...

    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...