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    Can Social Media, Loud And Inclusive, Fix World Politics?
    Mar20

    Can Social Media, Loud And Inclusive, Fix World Politics?

    Rania Fakhoury, Université Libanaise The Conversation Global’s new series, Politics in the Age of Social Media, examines how governments around the world rely on digital tools to exercise power. Privacy is no longer a social norm, said Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2010, as social media took a leap to bring more private information...

    The FBI director just confirmed it’s investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia
    Mar20

    The FBI director just confirmed it’s investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia

    FBI Director James Comey has just dropped a bombshell — confirming for the first time that the FBI is investigating links between Trump allies and Russia. “[The FBI is] investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign...

    New US-Led Force to Deter Russia in Poland From April
    Mar20

    New US-Led Force to Deter Russia in Poland From April

    BRUSSELS—A U.S.-led battalion of more than 1,100 soldiers will be deployed in Poland from the start of April, a U.S. commander said on Monday, as the alliance sets up a new force in response to Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. More than 900 U.S. soldiers, around 150 British personnel and some 120 Romanian troops will make up the...

    Children In Crimea Stage Russian War Song
    Mar20

    Children In Crimea Stage Russian War Song

    Pro-Russia groups in Crimea marked the third anniversary of the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula by Moscow. Children performing at a ceremony in Sevastopol on March 18 sang and acted out a Russian song of war for the occasion. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Courts U.S. Allies With Arms Exports
    Mar20

    Russia Courts U.S. Allies With Arms Exports

    After a sharp drop-off in arms exports since the 2014 annexation of Crimea, Russia is steadily reclaiming its lost market share—and as the Wall Street Journal notes, it is increasingly doing so while courting longtime U.S. customers: Moscow’s efforts to bounce back have caught the attention of U.S. arms makers, in part because Russia is...

    The Daily Vertical: What’s Mine Is Mine, What’s Yours Is Negotiable
    Mar20

    The Daily Vertical: What’s Mine Is Mine, What’s Yours Is Negotiable

    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, March 20, 2017
    Mar20

    The Morning Vertical, March 20, 2017

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

    Trump: Everyone knows Russia allegations are ‘fake news’
    Mar20

    Trump: Everyone knows Russia allegations are ‘fake news’

    Hours before FBI Director James Comey is set to testify before Congress on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential elections, President Donald Trump renewed his attacks against those who have accused him of having ties to the Russian government. “James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia,”...

    Russia says US missile systems a risk to regional security
    Mar20

    Russia says US missile systems a risk to regional security

    TOKYO (AP) — Russia views U.S. missile defense systems being deployed in northeast Asia as a threat to regional security, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks Monday with Japanese officials in Tokyo. Strategic concerns, both in northeast Asia and elsewhere, including Syria and Ukraine, were among a wide range of regional and global...

    Top Democratic Lobbyist Bundlers Tied to Russian Interests
    Mar20

    Top Democratic Lobbyist Bundlers Tied to Russian Interests

    A number of top Democratic lobbyist bundlers, who together pulled in millions of dollars for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and donated generously to Democratic leaders, personally represent or work at firms that have represented Russian interests in recent years, according to a review of foreign agent registration filings. Several...