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    Retired General Explains Why the ‘Extraordinary Number of Contacts’ Between Trump’s Campaign and Russia Needs an Explanation
    May04

    Retired General Explains Why the ‘Extraordinary Number of Contacts’ Between Trump’s Campaign and Russia Needs an Explanation

    Gen. Michael Hayden gets to the heart of why special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is so important. Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, who has served under Republican and Democratic administrations as CIA director and NSA director, explained Thursday why special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation remains a vital...

    Is Economic Autarky Russia’s Only Option?
    May04

    Is Economic Autarky Russia’s Only Option?

    By Branko MilanovicEven Chinese entities, if they themselves plan to do business or raise money in the United States, will avoid doing business with Russian entities.What the current sanctions that have been imposed on Russia, and those that may yet come (for example, on Gazprom), show is that the country now finds itself at the same crossroads...

    Russian Asylum Applications In US Hit 24-Year Record
    May03

    Russian Asylum Applications In US Hit 24-Year Record

    The number of asylum applications by Russian citizens in the United States hit a 24-year high in 2017, jumping nearly 40 percent from the previous year and continuing an upward march that began after Russian President Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin in 2012. U.S. authorities received 2,664 new asylum applications from Russian nationals in...

    Fact Check: Did Trump Bribe Ukraine to Back Off ‘Russia Probe’?
    May03

    Fact Check: Did Trump Bribe Ukraine to Back Off ‘Russia Probe’?

    “BREAKING: Trump Bribed Ukraine To Stop Helping With Russia Probe In Return For Weapons,” an immoderate headline from New Century Times ran on Wednesday. The story was quickly flagged on Facebook for third-party fact checkers to investigate. The report from New Century Times relies on an article from Newsweek, which in turn is a basic rewrite of...

    Trump’s Stormy Daniels tweets show how easy he is to blackmail
    May03

    Trump’s Stormy Daniels tweets show how easy he is to blackmail

    A man who dispenses cash for secrets this easily is a risky man to have in office. In a tweetstorm this morning aimed at containing the fallout from Wednesday night’s revelation by Rudy Giuliani that Donald Trump repaid Michael Cohen for hush money Cohen paid to Stormy Daniels, the president attempted to thread the various legal needles...

    Ukraine’s Successful Courtship of Trump
    May03

    Ukraine’s Successful Courtship of Trump

    The United States completed its shipment of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine on Monday, finalizing a sale that was reluctantly approved by President Donald Trump in November. The deal was widely reported as a rebuke to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who annexed Crimea and invaded eastern Ukraine in 2014. “This decision … reflects our...

    Conservatism in Crisis
    May03

    Conservatism in Crisis

    When members of Young Americans for Freedom gathered at their convention on September 11, 1964, to hear an address by William F. Buckley Jr., they expected flights of eloquence hailing the looming glorious victory of Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater. But Buckley had other ideas. Goldwater’s nomination, he said, “when we...

    The ‘Strongmen Era’ Is Here. Here’s What It Means for You
    May03

    The ‘Strongmen Era’ Is Here. Here’s What It Means for You

    In response to the social upheavals of the 1960s, Hollywood produced a series of highly popular “angry man” crime dramas in the 1970s. These are the stories of vigilantes and renegade cops, played by the likes of Clint Eastwood and Charles Bronson, who push past weak-willed bureaucrats, corrupt politicos and political correctness to restore...

    Crimean Tatar Activist’s Suspended Sentence Upheld
    May03

    Crimean Tatar Activist’s Suspended Sentence Upheld

    The Russia-controlled Supreme Court of Crimea has upheld a suspended two-year prison sentence for a Crimean Tatar activist who opposes Moscow’s rule in the Ukrainian region. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    From Brazilian Poster Boy For Ukraine’s Separatists To ‘Man Of God’
    May03

    From Brazilian Poster Boy For Ukraine’s Separatists To ‘Man Of God’

    Captured, convicted, exonerated, then freed, a Brazilian former pro-Russian militant now lives secretly among monks in the country he once fought to destroy. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...