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    Authorities looked into Manafort protégé
    Mar09

    Authorities looked into Manafort protégé

    U.S. and Ukrainian authorities have expressed interest in the activities of a Kiev-based operative with suspected ties to Russian intelligence who consulted regularly with Paul Manafort last year while Manafort was running Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.The operative, Konstantin Kilimnik, came under scrutiny from officials at the...

    Enter the Freeland-Nazi conspiracy — and the amping-up of Russia’s mischief in Canada
    Mar09

    Enter the Freeland-Nazi conspiracy — and the amping-up of Russia’s mischief in Canada

    It’s such a juicy story, isn’t it? Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s ambitious young foreign affairs minister, is secretly itching to draw Canada into a showdown with Russia because of the seething hatreds she inherited from her Ukrainian grandfather, a Nazi collaborator and war profiteer she never told us about. She’s been...

    In Belarus, a rising fear: Will we be the next Ukraine?
    Mar08

    In Belarus, a rising fear: Will we be the next Ukraine?

    The relationship between Russia and Belarus has never been an easy one. The two former Soviet republics have spent the last two decades on a roller coaster ride—sometimes allies, sometimes in the middle of heated public rows. Now, as Russia’s neighbors grow increasingly worried about Moscow’s ambitions… …read more Source:...

    How a single mom revolutionized Moldova’s Jewish community
    Mar08

    How a single mom revolutionized Moldova’s Jewish community

    Olga Levus (Courtesy of JDC) BERSHAD, Ukraine (JTA) — Olga Levus didn’t set out to revolutionize the Jewish community of her native Moldova when she opened its first-ever support group for single mothers. Unemployed and living in the city of Chisinau, she was mostly concerned 17 years ago with feeding and clothing her three boys in one of...

    A Bellwether Case For Ukraine’s Reform Movement
    Mar08

    A Bellwether Case For Ukraine’s Reform Movement

    Ukraine’s fledgling independent anti-corruption agency will get its first day in court. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Trump’s rumored pick for NATO ambassador doesn’t seem to agree with him about NATO
    Mar08

    Trump’s rumored pick for NATO ambassador doesn’t seem to agree with him about NATO

    Richard Grenell, a well-known conservative communications professional, will reportedly soon be announced as the Trump administration’s ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It’s an important job given the alliance’s mission of standing up to Russia — and a tough one given President Trump’s harsh criticism...

    Trump Picks Hawkish Critic of Russia as NATO Ambassador, Veering From One Extreme to the Other
    Mar08

    Trump Picks Hawkish Critic of Russia as NATO Ambassador, Veering From One Extreme to the Other

    President Trump has reportedly tapped as his ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) a hawkish critic of Russia who wants the U.S. to arm Ukraine. It’s the latest sign that the administration is reacting to criticism that it is too soft on Russia by pivoting to the other extreme. Richard Grennell is a former Bush-era...

    Russia’s coming attack on Canada
    Mar08

    Russia’s coming attack on Canada

    Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin uses a pair of binoculars during his working visit to the Siberian Khakasiya region near Karatash settlement outside the city of Abakan February 25, 2010. (Ria Novosti/Reuters) Moscow has been waging an increasingly daring clandestine war against western democracies. Under the direction of President...

    US Accuses Russia of Deploying Missile in Violation of Arms Control Treaty
    Mar08

    US Accuses Russia of Deploying Missile in Violation of Arms Control Treaty

    The United States has publicly accused Russia for the first time of deploying a cruise missile in violation of a 30-year-old arms control agreement. Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman General Paul Selva confirmed on Capitol Hill the deployment of the land-based missile violates the “spirit and intent” of the 1987 Intermediate-range...

    Chrystia Freeland’s granddad was indeed a Nazi collaborator – so much for Russian disinformation
    Mar08

    Chrystia Freeland’s granddad was indeed a Nazi collaborator – so much for Russian disinformation

    The news conference on Monday by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland was interesting not for the announcement that Canada was extending its training mission to Ukraine but for the questions and answers about the minister’s grandfather. There have been a number of articles circulating about Freeland’s Ukrainian grandfather...