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    Russian Harassment and Other Fables
    Jul13

    Russian Harassment and Other Fables

    Whenever the subject of American foreign-policy catastrophes comes up, the word “Iraq” immediately comes to mind. But George W. Bush’s ill-fated invasion of that hapless land in reality did not do irreparable damage to the United States. That is not to trivialize the costs, including trillions of dollars and the deaths of thousands of...

    Crimean Filmmaker Sentsov Turns 40 In Russian Prison

    Supporters in Ukraine and beyond mark Oleh Sentsov’s 40th birthday on July 13 — the third consecutive birthday the Crimean film director is spending behind bars in Russia, which convicted him of conspiring to commit terrorism on the annexed peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poland’s Clash of Cultures Escalates
    Jul13

    Poland’s Clash of Cultures Escalates

    Unlike some central and eastern Europe nations, Poland has not seen a major push for an exit from the European Union in the wake of Brexit, but the country’s nationalist movements, whose influence continues to rise, are calling for deep reforms in the EU. Those calls are being led largely by young people, members of the post-communist...

    The Tuesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories
    Jul12

    The Tuesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

    Highlights from the news file for Tuesday, July 12 — FAMILY PLEADS FOR RETURN OF MISSING GIRL: Distraught family members are pleading for the safe return of a five-year-old Calgary girl whose mother was found dead in the basement suite where the two lived. Scott Hamilton, uncle of the slain woman, is asking that Taliyah Leigh Marsman be...

    Stavridis’ Dangerous Ideas
    Jul12

    Stavridis’ Dangerous Ideas

    The New York Times reports that Clinton is vetting retired admiral James Stavridis as a possible running mate: Some close to Mrs. Clinton, the former secretary of state, say she was always likely to have someone with military experience on her vice-presidential shortlist, and Mr. Stavridis, currently the dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts...

    While NATO Discussed Russian Aggression, Fighting Spiked in Eastern Ukraine
    Jul12

    While NATO Discussed Russian Aggression, Fighting Spiked in Eastern Ukraine

    KYIV, Ukraine—Over the weekend, as NATO leaders in Warsaw, Poland, were discussing ways to counter Russian aggression, the conflict in eastern Ukraine concurrently spiked to its worst level in months. “I don’t think it’s a coincidence,” Stephen Blank, senior fellow for Russia at the American Foreign Policy Council, told the Daily...

    Moscow Lists Crimean Journalists, Activists As ‘Terrorists’ And ‘Extremists’
    Jul12

    Moscow Lists Crimean Journalists, Activists As ‘Terrorists’ And ‘Extremists’

    Authorities in Moscow have listed 22 people who were born on Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula as “terrorists and extremists.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Matthew Fisher: Trudeau the reluctant cold warrior salutes Canadian soldiers at close of Ukrainian visit
    Jul12

    Matthew Fisher: Trudeau the reluctant cold warrior salutes Canadian soldiers at close of Ukrainian visit

    YAVORIV, Ukraine — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s whirlwind five-day visit to Eastern Europe ended Tuesday amid the staccato bursts of assault weapons and heavy machine guns and the thwack and smoke from an explosion as Ukrainian troops accompanied by Canadian mentors from Quebec’s storied Royal 22nd Regiment — the Vandoos — charged...

    Putin Ally Belarus ‘Not Threatened’ By NATO Reinforcement
    Jul12

    Putin Ally Belarus ‘Not Threatened’ By NATO Reinforcement

    Russia’s ally Belarus has dismissed suggestions the NATO reinforcement in the Baltics and Poland is a threat to its security, despite bordering two of the four countries involved. The plan to rotate four NATO battalions through Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia has prompted much concern in Moscow, where state officials have voiced...

    NATO-Russia Council: From High Hopes To Broken Dreams
    Jul12

    NATO-Russia Council: From High Hopes To Broken Dreams

    The NATO-Russia Council began as a promising effort to bury the Cold War past, but it has been on a downhill slide for the better part of a decade. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...