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    Today’s pile of leaks about Donald Trump and Russia, explained
    Nov01

    Today’s pile of leaks about Donald Trump and Russia, explained

    Maybe look at his Russia policy rather than unverified leaks Harry Reid’s incendiary Sunday letter to FBI Director James Comey was mostly noted at the time for its far-fetched allegation that Comey may have violated the Hatch Act by dropping his vaguely phrased letter to Congress about emails that may or may not be new found on Anthony...

    Democrats’ retort to FBI: What about Trump and Russia?
    Nov01

    Democrats’ retort to FBI: What about Trump and Russia?

    Amid a potentially lethal frenzy about renewed FBI activity related to Hillary Clinton’s email, the Clinton campaign and its Democratic allies worked furiously on Monday to change the subject to FBI interest in Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.Democrats have complained for weeks that FBI director James Comey has refused to discuss his...

    FBI making inquiry into ex-Trump campaign manager’s foreign ties
    Nov01

    FBI making inquiry into ex-Trump campaign manager’s foreign ties

    Paul Manafort came under fire in August for his ties to Ukraine, which led to him leaving the campaign, NBC News reports. …read more Source:...

    Putin’s Valdai Pivot?
    Oct31

    Putin’s Valdai Pivot?

    Is Vladimir Putin trying to moderate his confrontational stance against the West? There are two recent data points to consider: Putin’s speech at the annual Kremlin-organized Valdai Political Forum, and a leak from a high-profile Russian official attending the same forum.When asked by the Economist‘s Arkady Ostrovsky about Russia’s...

    On the Edge of a Forgotten Conflict, Ukraine’s Humanitarian Crisis Simmers
    Oct31

    On the Edge of a Forgotten Conflict, Ukraine’s Humanitarian Crisis Simmers

    KURAKHOVO, Ukraine—More than two and a half years after the war in Ukraine began, a cease-fire has failed to stop the fighting. And it’s still too dangerous for many of Ukraine’s 1.7 million internally displaced persons to return home. For those who fled the conflict, they’ve had to adapt to life as de facto refugees inside...

    Ukraine’s Millionaire Officials Come Out of Hiding
    Oct31

    Ukraine’s Millionaire Officials Come Out of Hiding

    Mandatory declarations of assets by bureaucrats and legislators have shaken one of Europe’s poorest countries. …read more Source:...

    Trump, Putin, and the Alt-Right International
    Oct31

    Trump, Putin, and the Alt-Right International

    One of the double-edged aspects of being a writer is that you can become known in all kinds of unlikely circles. That was what I was thinking when I pulled a large envelope out of my mailbox. The return address was Germany; the cover letter (in German) announced that I was the recipient of Compact magazine, and more oddly, requested that I should...

    South Africa’s Announcemnt That It Intends To Withdraw From The International Criminal Court Draws Critics In Africa and Beyond
    Oct31

    South Africa’s Announcemnt That It Intends To Withdraw From The International Criminal Court Draws Critics In Africa and Beyond

    South Africa’s announcement on Oct. 21 that it intends to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, which has jurisdiction over war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, has met strong opposition from civil society groups in that country and other African and international human-rights organizations. Africa has played major...

    What will happen when Mosul falls?
    Oct31

    What will happen when Mosul falls?

    Iraq’s elite counterterrorism forces advance toward Islamic State positions as fighting to retake the extremist-held city of Mosul enters its second week, in the village of Tob Zawa, outside Mosul, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A convoy of special forces advanced toward the village of Tob Zawa, Monday, encountering roadside bombs and trading heavy...

    Transparency Reform Reveals Ukrainian Politicians’ Wealth
    Oct31

    Transparency Reform Reveals Ukrainian Politicians’ Wealth

    An anticorruption reform requiring senior Ukrainian officials to declare their wealth online has exposed a vast difference between the fortunes of politicians and those they represent. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...