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    Dear French Foreign Minister Ayrault
    Jan09

    Dear French Foreign Minister Ayrault

    I take the liberty of writing this open letter in the wake of the latest Palestinian terror attack, which killed four young Israelis and wounded many others in an assault eerily similar to the one in Nice in July, and days ahead of the “Middle East peace conference” in Paris you will be hosting. I do so with respect, coming from a...

    Four scenarios that give hope to the world in 2017
    Jan09

    Four scenarios that give hope to the world in 2017

    The United Nations Security Council votes on a resolution on monitoring evacuations from besieged parts of Aleppo. Andrew Kelly/ReutersNicolas Tenzer, Sciences Po – USPCThe year 2017 opens on a world laid to waste. Some areas are littered with mass graves. For future historians, 2016 will be seen as a turning point in human history, one of...

    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,...