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    Annual Holodomor commemoration slated for November 12
    Oct14

    Annual Holodomor commemoration slated for November 12

    NEW YORK – Ukrainians and friends will gather on Saturday, November 12, at midtown Manhattan’s historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the annual national observance commemorating Ukraine’s Holodomor, the Famine-Genocide of 1932-1933 in which 7 million to 10 million Ukrainians were deliberately starved to death. Initiated by the...

    How Geography Explains Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
    Oct13

    How Geography Explains Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

    One way to understand the difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is to distill the world to its essence: people, land, and ocean. The United States has a lot of people and a lot of land, good relations with the people in the lands to its north and south, and oceans to its east and west. As Anders Fogh Rasmussen puts it, America is...

    Atonement and Action on the Syrian Crisis
    Oct13

    Atonement and Action on the Syrian Crisis

    As we step away from Yom Kippur, it is a moment when the American Jewish community accepts responsibility for our sins of the past year and prepares to start anew. This year, we must atone also for the crimes in Syria–and that atonement must involve taking deliberate action to stop the slaughter of innocents there. All of us have seen the...

    Russia and Turkey: Read the Fine Print
    Oct13

    Russia and Turkey: Read the Fine Print

    For the past year or so, relations between Russia and Turkey have been through a roller-coaster ride. Mere weeks before the Su-24 incident in November 2015, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was the guest of honor at the opening of a sumptuous mosque in Moscow, said to be one of Europe’s largest—if not the largest. Not long thereafter,...

    Sixty Years in Journalism: Revisiting the Revitalized Baltics
    Oct13

    Sixty Years in Journalism: Revisiting the Revitalized Baltics

    When I revisited Vietnam in recent years, after reporting from the region during the 1970s, I noted how its rulers had won their wars against France and the United States only to lose out on the economic front, as Communism put them a quarter century behind the roaring “tigers” of East Asia. Now they are struggling to catch up by...

    A Week With Ukraine’s Volunteer Fighters
    Oct13

    A Week With Ukraine’s Volunteer Fighters

    These images document a week in the lives of the men in a volunteer nationalist battalion fighting against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Uses a Playbook to Optimize its International Influence
    Oct13

    Russia Uses a Playbook to Optimize its International Influence

    Russia has mounted a campaign of covert economic and political measures to manipulate five countries in central and eastern Europe, discredit the West’s liberal democratic model, and undermine trans-Atlantic ties, a report by a private U.S. research group said. The report released Thursday said Moscow had co-opted sympathetic politicians,...

    Roger Stone denies collusion with WikiLeaks in Hillary Clinton campaign email hacks, but met with a friend of Julian Assange
    Oct13

    Roger Stone denies collusion with WikiLeaks in Hillary Clinton campaign email hacks, but met with a friend of Julian Assange

    Roger Stone (Credit: AP/Mary Altaffer) Roger Stone, an unofficial adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign, on Wednesday dismissed rumors that he had advanced warning of last Friday’s release by WikiLeaks of thousands of hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. Stone told NBC News that he has “back-channel...

    Trump Calls U.S. Bombing Of Yugoslavia A ‘Big Mistake’: Report
    Oct13

    Trump Calls U.S. Bombing Of Yugoslavia A ‘Big Mistake’: Report

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump expressed regret to Serbia for the U.S.-led bombing campaign of what was then Yugoslavia in the 1990s, according to a Serbian weekly magazine.“The bombing of Serbs, who were our allies in both world wars, was a big mistake,” Trump told Nedeljnik. “Serbians are very good people. Unfortunately, the...

    Vladimir Putin ally: President Donald Trump would bring “peace on planet Earth”
    Oct13

    Vladimir Putin ally: President Donald Trump would bring “peace on planet Earth”

    (Credit: Reuters/Anatoly Maltsev) A senior Kremlin law maker and Putin ally said in an interview that it would be “a gift to humanity” if Donald Trump were to be elected president of the United States. Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the flamboyant leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), told Reuters that Trump is “candidate for peace” and...