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    Moscow, Kyiv At Loggerheads Over Planned Crimea Missile Tests
    Nov29

    Moscow, Kyiv At Loggerheads Over Planned Crimea Missile Tests

    Russia said it has had no response from Ukraine regarding its request that Kyiv cancel a planned missile test over the Ukrainian region of Crimea, which Moscow annexed in 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Massive Chernobyl Containment Shield Being Moved Into Final Position
    Nov29

    Massive Chernobyl Containment Shield Being Moved Into Final Position

    The huge structure that will prevent further leaks of radiation from Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant will be moved into its final position on November 29. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why all that Dancing in the Streets of Miami?
    Nov29

    Why all that Dancing in the Streets of Miami?

    Fidel Castro jailed and tortured political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin during the Great Terror. He murdered more Cubans in his first three years in power than Hitler murdered Germans during his first six. Fidel Castro shattered — through mass-executions, mass-jailings, mass larceny and exile — virtually every family on the island of...

    The Populist-Nationalist Tide
    Nov29

    The Populist-Nationalist Tide

    Now that the British have voted to secede from the European Union and America has chosen a president who has never before held public office, the French appear to be following suit. In Sunday’s runoff to choose a candidate to face Marine Le Pen of the National Front in next spring’s presidential election, the center-right Republicans...

    Fidel Castro: The Life & Death of a Monster
    Nov29

    Fidel Castro: The Life & Death of a Monster

    Background: The third of six children, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was born on August 13, 1926 (although some sources claim that he was born a year later), in Cuba’s eastern province of Oriente. His father, Angel, was a wealthy sugar plantation owner originally from Spain. Raised in affluence while surrounded by poverty, Fidel Castro was...

    Three Weeks into the Trump Pre-Presidency
    Nov29

    Three Weeks into the Trump Pre-Presidency

    It is now three weeks since the U.S. elections, and except for writing a short piece that appeared in Helsinki in Finnish, this is the first time that I have put pen to paper to comment on them. I greatly appreciate the notes from several readers asking why I have been silent. There were two reasons. First, writing when one is extremely involved...

    Between Putin and Trump
    Nov29

    Between Putin and Trump

    Few European leaders celebrated the results of the U.S. presidential election with as much gusto as much as Viktor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary. It makes sense: Orban and President-elect Donald Trump share a love of border fences, an open admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin, a deep skepticism of American involvement abroad,...

    Why Trump’s Win Isn’t So Shocking: The 6 Year Global Crisis Of Political Legitimacy
    Nov28

    Why Trump’s Win Isn’t So Shocking: The 6 Year Global Crisis Of Political Legitimacy

    Well, except for a few professors, a documentarian, a pollster, a cartoonist and a 2000 episode of The Simpsons, we all got it flat wrong. Billionaire Donald Trump will be the 45th US President from January 20, 2017. But wait a minute – is his victory really so shocking? Not at all. Yes, low voter turnout (millennials, where were you?), the...

    François Fillon, the right-wing hard-liner who just won a major French election, explained
    Nov28

    François Fillon, the right-wing hard-liner who just won a major French election, explained

    A hard-right politician, written off by pollsters and establishment pundits for month, rockets to the top of the polls in his party’s presidential primary. He vows to “conquer Islamic totalitarianism,” promises to clamp down on mass immigration, and calls for a closer relationship with Vladimir Putin’s Russia. When the vote is finally...

    Donald Trump, who advocates closer ties to Vladimir Putin, says Cuba must improve its human rights
    Nov28

    Donald Trump, who advocates closer ties to Vladimir Putin, says Cuba must improve its human rights

    A stencil graffiti featuring Fidel Castro’s image says in Spanish “Fidel among us,” in an alleyway in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. (Credit: AP) In the aftermath of Fidel Castro’s death, President-elect Donald Trump issued the following tweet on Monday: If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban...