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    Trump changed views on Ukraine after hiring Manafort
    Aug03

    Trump changed views on Ukraine after hiring Manafort

    Donald Trump sounded like a supporter of Ukraine’s territorial integrity last September, when he spoke by video feed to a gathering of political and business elites in Kiev. “Our president is not strong and he is not doing what he should be doing for the Ukraine,” Trump told he group of pro-Western businessmen, diplomats and politicians. “I...

    Record 1.3. Million Applied For Asylum in Europe Last Year
    Aug03

    Record 1.3. Million Applied For Asylum in Europe Last Year

    The E.U. nations, Switzerland and Norway saw a record 1.3 million migrants apply for asylum in 2015, accounting for about one-tenth of all applications (11.6 million) received by those countries in the last 30 years. According to Pew Research Center, which analyzed data from the E.U.’s statistical agency Eurostat, last year’s 1.3...

    Asylum Seeker Applications Rise to 30-Year High in Europe: Study
    Aug03

    Asylum Seeker Applications Rise to 30-Year High in Europe: Study

    More than a million refugees and migrants applied for asylum in Europe in 2015, a record number that is a 122 percent increase versus the previous year, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. The European Union, Norway and Switzerland received 1.3 million asylum applications last year, with around half of all applicants...

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Launches Hunger Strike over Political Inaction
    Aug02

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Launches Hunger Strike over Political Inaction

    Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian servicewoman-turned-lawmaker who spent two years in a Russian jail, announced a new hunger strike on Tuesday to speed up the release of other Ukrainian prisoners-of-war, accusing Ukraine’s president of ignoring their plight. Savchenko’s return from Russia in May via a prisoner swap was a PR coup for...

    What the DNC Hack Could Mean for Democracy
    Aug02

    What the DNC Hack Could Mean for Democracy

    Analysts largely agree that the hacking of various arms of the Democratic Party, and the release of hacked emails that deepened divisions with the party just ahead of its presidential convention, is a big deal. But there’s less agreement about whether what we’re witnessing is fundamentally old or new. The answer to that question could...

    The Siloviki Shuffle Goes Nationwide
    Aug02

    The Siloviki Shuffle Goes Nationwide

    Last week, Vladimir Putin made some major political moves, marking the biggest Russian government staff reshuffle in recent years. Four regional heads lost their posts, and five Presidential Envoys to Federal Districts, as well as the head of the Federal Customs Service, were appointed by Russia’s President in one day. Three appointees are...

    Seeing Russia, the Khans and Donald All Together
    Aug02

    Seeing Russia, the Khans and Donald All Together

    I’d like to take a moment to pull together a series of recent threads on Donald Trump. We’ve now seen another episode of Donald Trump’s impulsive and self-destructive behavior play out in his fight with the Khan family. There was a less noted moment where he apparently didn’t realize that Russia annexed the Crimean...

    Camelot and Canada: When Diefenbaker met Kennedy
    Aug02

    Camelot and Canada: When Diefenbaker met Kennedy

    Book review: Camelot and Canada by Asa McKercher The similarities between the John Diefenbaker—John F. Kennedy relationship and that of Stephen Harper and Barack Obama are striking. Both Diefenbaker and Harper were more conservative and scions of Western politics who clashed sharply with their liberal, urban-intellectual American presidential...

    Trump’s views on Ukraine are straight from the Kremlin
    Aug02

    Trump’s views on Ukraine are straight from the Kremlin

    His comments suggest he’s bought into Russian propaganda on eastern Ukraine and Crimea. …read more Source: The...

    Trump’s views on Ukraine are straight from the Kremlin
    Aug02

    Trump’s views on Ukraine are straight from the Kremlin

    His comments suggest he’s bought into Russian propaganda on eastern Ukraine and Crimea. …read more Source: The...