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    Russia calls snap military drills
    Aug25

    Russia calls snap military drills

    The drills come a week after Russia for the first time since it began its operation in Syria used an air base in Iran, and after President Putin lashed out at Ukraine for allegedly sending its military intelligence office to carry out acts of sabotage in Russia-annexed Crimea. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    For Ukraine, an independence day marked by deep public frustration
    Aug25

    For Ukraine, an independence day marked by deep public frustration

    Ukrainians’ patience is running out as the economy stagnates, the fight against corruption shows little progress, and Moscow-backed rebels in the east remain defiant. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    The Morning Vertical, August 25, 2016
    Aug25

    The Morning Vertical, August 25, 2016

    Your Daily Roundup …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: The Road From Abkhazia To Donbas
    Aug25

    The Daily Vertical: The Road From Abkhazia To Donbas

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Independence Is Under Threat
    Aug25

    Ukraine’s Independence Is Under Threat

    On August 24, 1991, Ukraine declared independence from the Soviet Union following a referendum that received 90 percent support. Twenty-five years later, the country is still struggling to escape the shadow of its neighbor. Russia now controls Crimea and is increasing its military presence there. Moscow supports separatist forces in a conflict...

    Japanese Driver Kills Woman While Playing Pokemon Go Behind the Wheel
    Aug25

    Japanese Driver Kills Woman While Playing Pokemon Go Behind the Wheel

    A Japanese driver who was playing Pokémon Go behind the wheel has killed a woman after hitting two pedestrians with his car. The 39-year-old man has been taken into custody after admitting to not watching the road due to playing the augmented reality game. The other pedestrian was seriously injured. The suspect was named as Keiji Goo, a farmer,...

    Do China’s Olympic Drug Cheats Know They’re Doping?
    Aug25

    Do China’s Olympic Drug Cheats Know They’re Doping?

    Four years ago, just down the street from the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, Liu Chunhong was heaving discs of metal into the air, just as she had done from the time she was a little girl. By the time I met the Chinese weightlifter, she was already a legend, a double Olympic champion and world-record holder in the 69 kg weight class. Liu stood at...

    Trump Time Capsule #85: The Immigration Pivot
    Aug25

    Trump Time Capsule #85: The Immigration Pivot

    The previous 84 items in this series cover developments that might concern Donald Trump’s opponents. Tonight we have one that might concern his most fervent supporters.In an interview aired this evening with his supporter Sean Hannity, Trump showed that he understood the logic behind immigration-reform proposals like that of Marco...

    Why The 25-Year Independence Anniversary Will Ring Hollow With Many Armenians
    Aug25

    Why The 25-Year Independence Anniversary Will Ring Hollow With Many Armenians

    Image: A winter view of Armenia’s capital of Yerevan. Author: Serouj Ourishian (Wikipedia) In less than a month Armenia will mark the 25th anniversary of its independence. It should be a time for joy. But like many Armenians I will be thinking about what might have been, about the opportunities lost. As our country approaches the September...

    The Sources of Russian Conduct
    Aug25

    The Sources of Russian Conduct

    Thomas E. Graham Global Governance, Eurasia Kennan’s Long Telegram needs an update for Putin’s Russia. In February 1946, George Kennan sent back from Moscow the “Long Telegram,” an analysis of the sources of Soviet foreign policy, which came to serve as the intellectual foundation of the containment policy the United States pursued...