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    FBI Says Its Support for Anti-corruption Unit Abides by Ukrainian Law

    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is challenging suggestions of illegal conduct in an undercover sting operation targeting allegedly corrupt government officials in Kyiv, which the FBI conducted in concert with the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). The United States and European Union have provided logistical support and...

    Is Rapprochement with Russia Still Possible?
    Dec07

    Is Rapprochement with Russia Still Possible?

    U.S.-Russian relations are at one of their lowest points since the end of the Cold War—and there seems to be little appetite for improvement on the part of the Trump administration and Congress. Egged on by anti-Russia hysteria in many parts of the American media, Congress has imposed new sanctions to penalize Moscow over its alleged meddling in...

    How the Olympics Ban Helps Putin
    Dec07

    How the Olympics Ban Helps Putin

    The verdict is in, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially banned Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics for systematic, state-backed doping. The state-run Russian propaganda machine has already denounced the move as an attack on the country from the West, one allegedly designed to incite revolution and Putin’s removal...

    Is Rapprochement with Russia Still Possible?
    Dec07

    Is Rapprochement with Russia Still Possible?

    U.S.-Russian relations are at one of their lowest points since the end of the Cold War—and there seems to be little appetite for improvement on the part of the Trump administration and Congress. Egged on by anti-Russia hysteria in many parts of the American media, Congress has imposed new sanctions to penalize Moscow over its alleged meddling in...

    For Whom the Wall Fell? A Balance Sheet of the Transition to Capitalism
    Dec07

    For Whom the Wall Fell? A Balance Sheet of the Transition to Capitalism

    Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, what does the balance sheet of so-called “transition” countries (even if the term is no longer fully adequate) look like? For me, that issue has dual personal relevance. First, I am originally from one of them (Serbia). And second, I worked on most of these countries in the 1990s at the World...

    Saakashvili Supporters Rally In Tbilisi
    Dec07

    Saakashvili Supporters Rally In Tbilisi

    Some 3,000 members of the Georgian political party founded by Mikheil Saakashvili have demonstrated in Tbilisi, warning against the former president’s extradition from Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Police Clash With Saakashvili Supporters In Kyiv
    Dec07

    Police Clash With Saakashvili Supporters In Kyiv

    Dozens of Ukrainian police raided a protest camp outside the parliament building in Kyiv early on December 6 in a failed attempt to detain Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president turned Ukrainian opposition leader. Authorities said at least four police officers were injured, while protesters said nine activists were injured. The raid...

    A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan
    Dec07

    A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan

    The Ukraine Crisis marks its four year anniversary this month. The crisis began on the Maidan Square in late November 2013 and escalated throughout December following the decision of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych not to sign the Association Agreement with the EU and to instead move towards a closer economic partnership with Russia. The...

    Russia’s Olympic Ban Strengthens Putin’s Re-election Hand
    Dec07

    Russia’s Olympic Ban Strengthens Putin’s Re-election Hand

    Opinion polls show Vladimir Putin is already a shoo-in to win a fourth presidential term. But a ban on Russia taking part in the Winter Olympics is likely to make support for him even stronger, by uniting voters around his message: The world is against us. Putin announced on Wednesday that he would run for re-election in March’s...

    Saakashvili Defiant As Police Clash With Supporters At Kyiv Protest Camp
    Dec07

    Saakashvili Defiant As Police Clash With Supporters At Kyiv Protest Camp

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president turned Ukrainian opposition leader, has vowed that he will continue to resist arrest after his supporters dramatically freed him from custody in Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...