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    Putin’s Last Critic in Parliament Hopes 2016 Can Be the Year of the Opposition
    Sep16

    Putin’s Last Critic in Parliament Hopes 2016 Can Be the Year of the Opposition

    At 36 years old, Dmitry Gudkov has unwittingly become the sole flag bearer of the Russian opposition in parliament. After a successful stint in Russia’s national youth basketball team, he took an interest in politics and was elected alongside his father Gennady as part of the establishment A Just Russia party in 2011. Half a decade later,...

    Denmark Questions Legitimacy Of Russian Vote In Crimea
    Sep16

    Denmark Questions Legitimacy Of Russian Vote In Crimea

    Officials met on September 16 at the Yalta European Strategy (YES) forum in Kyiv to discuss Ukrainian and regional security. At the forum, Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen said his country does not recognize the Crimean results of the upcoming Russian elections. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe...

    How the Obsession with American ‘Leadership’ Warps Foreign Policy Analysis
    Sep16

    How the Obsession with American ‘Leadership’ Warps Foreign Policy Analysis

    Ben Denison criticizes a familiar flaw in foreign policy commentary: When a surprising event occurs that threatens U.S. interests, many are quick to blame Washington’s lack of leadership and deride the administration for failing to anticipate and prevent the crisis. Recent examples from the continuing conflict in Syria, Russia’s...

    The Revival Of Ukraine’s Mountain Horn — The Trembita
    Sep16

    The Revival Of Ukraine’s Mountain Horn — The Trembita

    For centuries people living high in Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountains used it to communicate over vast distances. The trembita is a long wooden horn that was played to mark special events and used by shepherds to send signals. Today the traditional Ukrainian instrument is enjoying a revival after being embraced by contemporary musicians....

    US to add military assets in Syria under cease-fire deal
    Sep16

    US to add military assets in Syria under cease-fire deal

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. military will have to shift surveillance aircraft from other regions and increase the number of intelligence analysts to coordinate attacks with Russia under the Syria cease-fire deal partly in order to target militants the U.S. has largely spared, senior officials say. Senior defense and military officials told The...

    EU To Vote On Ukraine Visa Liberalization In October
    Sep16

    EU To Vote On Ukraine Visa Liberalization In October

    European Parliament President Martin Schulz says he hopes the bloc will vote on visa liberalization for Ukraine in October. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US to Shift Military Assets to Syria Under Deal
    Sep16

    US to Shift Military Assets to Syria Under Deal

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. military will have to shift surveillance aircraft from other regions and increase the number of intelligence analysts to coordinate attacks with Russia under the Syria cease-fire deal partly in order to target militants the U.S. has largely spared, senior officials say. Senior defense and military officials told The Associated...

    The Morning Vertical, September 16, 2016
    Sep16

    The Morning Vertical, September 16, 2016

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

    Poroshenko: Russia Has Made Crimea ‘Concentration Camp’
    Sep16

    Poroshenko: Russia Has Made Crimea ‘Concentration Camp’

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has accused Russia of transforming Crimea in to a “concentration camp” and urged Western states to impose new sanctions on Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Denmark Refuses to Recognize Russian Elections in Crimea
    Sep16

    Denmark Refuses to Recognize Russian Elections in Crimea

    Denmark has refused to recognize the forthcoming results of Russia’s upcoming parliamentary election in annexed Crimea, as requested by Ukraine, Radio Free Europe reports. Russia’s nationwide parliamentary elections on Sunday will be its first since the annexing of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. Although the Russian government has de...