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    German Government Closely Watching Reports Of Russian Fake News Campaign
    Jan09

    German Government Closely Watching Reports Of Russian Fake News Campaign

    BERLIN, Jan 9 (Reuters) – German government officials on Monday said they were carefully examining an unprecedented proliferation of fake news items amid intelligence agency reports of Russian efforts to influence the country’s parliamentary election in September.The BfV domestic intelligence agency also confirmed that a December...

    Britain Debates Adoption of ‘Magnitsky’ Legislation for Human Rights Abusers
    Jan09

    Britain Debates Adoption of ‘Magnitsky’ Legislation for Human Rights Abusers

    British lawmakers are debating legislation similar to the Magnitsky Act in the United States, which allows courts to impose visa bans and asset freezes on Russian officials allegedly involved in the 2009 death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. The U.S. Act has since been widened to include anyone accused of human rights abuses. Pressure is now growing...

    Former Ukraine PM Says He May Form ‘Government-In-Exile’
    Jan09

    Former Ukraine PM Says He May Form ‘Government-In-Exile’

    Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has said he may form a Ukrainian “government-in-exile” after a December Moscow court ruling held that the collapse of his government in early 2014 was the result of an illegal coup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Sweden’s leader is warning about Baltic security threats, and military officials want to boost spending
    Jan09

    Sweden’s leader is warning about Baltic security threats, and military officials want to boost spending

    Sweden’s leader said there are “primary” threats facing the country, especially “in light of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea.” …read more Source: Business...

    Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy Leaves Behind An Uneasy World
    Jan09

    Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy Leaves Behind An Uneasy World

    WASHINGTON ― The bombs kept falling after they had destroyed all the hospitals.They kept coming as international aid agencies warned about the thousands of Syrian children they could hit.They didn’t pause as temperatures fell below freezing, threatening families with no shelter, or as pro-regime fighters came close enough to civilians to...

    The Morning Vertical, January 9, 2017
    Jan09

    The Morning Vertical, January 9, 2017

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

    Why France’s Marine Le Pen Is Doubling Down on Russia Support
    Jan09

    Why France’s Marine Le Pen Is Doubling Down on Russia Support

    There are no Russian signs on the walls of the far-right National Front campaign headquarters, where the party leader Marine Le Pen—likely the most popular contender for French president—sits in front of a banner trumpeting her newly minted campaign slogan: Au nom du peuple – “In the name of the people.” But listen carefully, and one of the...

    It’s the Corruption, Stupid
    Jan09

    It’s the Corruption, Stupid

    The stupidity I’m referring to is mine. In July 2015 I visited Moldova, a small, picturesque, impoverished country wedged between Romania, which is part of the European Union, and the breakaway region of Transnistria, which borders Ukraine and is mostly pro-Russian. My purpose was to observe the ground-level operations of Radio Free Europe,...

    This Is Everything the U.S. Army Wants for the Wars of the Future
    Jan08

    This Is Everything the U.S. Army Wants for the Wars of the Future

    Joseph Trevithick Security, Armored vehicles, helicopter engines and lifesaving medical tech. In 2014, having withdrawn from Iraq and looking to end its official combat mission in Afghanistan, the U.S. Army started to assess the impact of more than a decade of almost exclusively fighting insurgents and terrorists. In that time, it had trained its...

    Obama’s Unforced Errors on Foreign Policy
    Jan08

    Obama’s Unforced Errors on Foreign Policy

    When Barack Obama moves two miles from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to 2446 Belmont Road in Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood, he will live half a mile from 2340 S Street, where Woodrow Wilson spent his three post-presidential years. Wilson’s embittering foreign policy failure was the Senate’s rejection of the U.S. participation in...