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    Can Mike Pence’s Denial of Reality Work for Him?
    Oct05

    Can Mike Pence’s Denial of Reality Work for Him?

    Life moves pretty fast, Ferris Bueller observed, and had he been a pundit, he might have added that narratives move even faster. It was just Tuesday night that Mike Pence was being declared the obvious winner of the vice-presidential debate. Scarcely 12 hours later, the story of the day is the huge gulf between what Pence said about Trump and...

    We Take You To The Frontlines Of Ukraine’s Proxy War Between The West And Russia
    Oct05

    We Take You To The Frontlines Of Ukraine’s Proxy War Between The West And Russia

    The West has used everything from signals intelligence operations, espionage, fighter jet saber-rattling, and diplomatic standoffs to stem the rise of Russian influence around the world. These efforts are coming to a dangerous head in Ukraine a classic Eastern Bloc proxy state where the presence of NATO troops is driving tensions to Cold War-era...

    Scientists Claim Crimea Is Literally Moving Closer to Russia
    Oct05

    Scientists Claim Crimea Is Literally Moving Closer to Russia

    Russian officials have long argued that Crimea’s history and language make it Russian territory. Now Moscow is resorting to science to argue Crimea’s future lies closer to Russia than Ukraine. Experts from Russia’s Academy of Science (RAN) claim that Crimea as a land mass has physically been moving towards Russia since 2014,...

    The Perils of Putin’s ”Manual Controls”
    Oct05

    The Perils of Putin’s ”Manual Controls”

    This article is the third of three essays on the possible collapse of Putin’s Russia. The second is here.In the study of post-post-Cold War Russia, Kremlinology has been superseded by Putinology, variously hailed as an indispensable tool or derided as a pathetic pseudoscience. This increasing focus on the persona of Vladimir Putin is in...

    The 8 Most Important Quotes From The Vice Presidential Debate
    Oct05

    The 8 Most Important Quotes From The Vice Presidential Debate

    On America’s choice”There is a choice for the American electorate: Do you want a ‘You’re hired’ president in Hillary Clinton or a ‘You’re fired’ president in Donald Trump?” Tim KaineOn Pence and Trump “Six times tonight I have said to Governor Pence, I cannot imagine how you would defend...

    EU roadmap for relations with Iran ignores its anti-Semitism, terrorism
    Oct05

    EU roadmap for relations with Iran ignores its anti-Semitism, terrorism

    (JTA) — The European Parliament is set to vote on a roadmap for relations with Iran that critics charge sidesteps Tehran’s endorsement of anti-Semitism, terrorism, and calls to destroy Israel. Compiled by Richard Howitt, a member of the European Union’s legislative arm for Britain’s Labour Party and a close ally of party leader...

    About Germany
    Oct05

    About Germany

    Impromptus today is a continuation of my “Baltic Journal”: Part III. I touch on many issues, some of which deserve to be more than touched on. For instance, Germany.I’ll tell you how it comes up. NATO has decided to send battalions to the Baltic states next year. This is one of the steps that the alliance has taken in response to Vladimir...

    U.S. Vice Presidential Hopefuls Clash On Russia
    Oct05

    U.S. Vice Presidential Hopefuls Clash On Russia

    In a stormy debate, the two main candidates for U.S. vice president clashed over relations to Russia. Democratic Tim Kaine accused Republican nominee Donald Trump of admiring Russian President Vladimir Putin. Republican Mike Pence that said Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had prioritized the ‘reset’ policy of improving relations...

    Is Russia Really Winning in Syria and Ukraine?
    Oct05

    Is Russia Really Winning in Syria and Ukraine?

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Eurasia Moscow didn’t expect things would go this badly. Moscow just can’t catch a break. Last month, the Kremlin was shifting the discussion on Ukraine away from Russia’s involvement towards Ukraine’s noncompliance with the Minsk Accords, and preliminary discussions were underway among...

    Pence breaks with Trump on Putin, attacking Assad
    Oct05

    Pence breaks with Trump on Putin, attacking Assad

    Mike Pence broke sharply with his own running mate on Tuesday, calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “small and bullying leader” and saying the U.S. should consider striking the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad.On multiple occasions during his vice presidential debate with Democrat Tim Kaine, Pence took positions at odds with Donald...