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    In Ukraine, Not Even the Top Banker Trusts the Banks
    Nov02

    In Ukraine, Not Even the Top Banker Trusts the Banks

    A new law in Ukraine required lawmakers and officials to declare their assets, and the results did not inspire confidence in the country’s economic and banking institutions. …read more Source: The New York...

    Poll Shows More Ukrainians Support NATO, Dislike Russia
    Nov01

    Poll Shows More Ukrainians Support NATO, Dislike Russia

    The number of Ukrainians who support their country becoming a member of NATO has increased while their feelings toward Russia are “cold,” according to a new opinion poll. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Report: Russia Revives Soviet-Built Military Bases in Crimea
    Nov01

    Report: Russia Revives Soviet-Built Military Bases in Crimea

    Russia is working to resurrect a number of Soviet-built military facilities in Crimea that were used during the Cold War as a defense against naval attacks, Reuters reported Tuesday. A resident from Crimea’s southern coast who was employed at a base last year said Moscow has begun stationing soldiers in the formerly abandoned bunkers and...

    A European Nation Rediscovers the Value of an Armed Citizenry
    Nov01

    A European Nation Rediscovers the Value of an Armed Citizenry

    I’m talking about Estonia, the tiny nation on Russia’s doorstep. The New York Times features a fascinating piece discussing Estonia’s efforts to mobilize its people in the face of Russian aggression. The story begins with the popularity of “military sports” in the country, including contests like a “patrol...

    U.K. Spy Chief Warns of ‘Increasingly Aggressive’ Russian Threat
    Nov01

    U.K. Spy Chief Warns of ‘Increasingly Aggressive’ Russian Threat

    British spy agency MI5 has hired hundreds of additional agents to prepare the United Kingdom amid a growing threat from Russia, the service’s head told the Guardian in an interview published Tuesday. MI5 Director General Andrew Parker said while government officials have largely focused on the threat of jihadist terrorist attacks, Russia is...

    Estonia Reports Sixth Airspace Violation By Russian Air Force This Year
    Nov01

    Estonia Reports Sixth Airspace Violation By Russian Air Force This Year

    Estonia has accused Russia’s border guard of violating its airspace in what it is claiming is the sixth such violation this year. The Estonian Ministry of Defense announced via Twitter on Tuesday evening that a Russian An-148 border patrol aircraft had violated Estonian space for the sixth time in 2016. The incident took place Tuesday...

    Politicians in graft-ridden Ukraine reveal slew of riches under pressure from international lenders
    Nov01

    Politicians in graft-ridden Ukraine reveal slew of riches under pressure from international lenders

    KYIV, Ukraine — Millions of dollars in cash, valuable artworks, luxury watches and giant mansions. That’s just a taste of the riches Ukrainian officials have revealed in asset declarations that international lenders have insisted on to help stamp out decades of post-Soviet corruption. The deadline for officials right up to President Petro...

    The Limits of Rodrigo Duterte’s Anti-Americanism
    Nov01

    The Limits of Rodrigo Duterte’s Anti-Americanism

    When Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, stood before an audience of Chinese businessmen at a trade function in the Great Hall of the People on October 20 in Beijing, he promised a “separation” from the United States. It wasn’t clear exactly what he meant, but he implied it would entail dropping the United States—his...

    Ashby: What will you do when Trump’s troops invade?
    Nov01

    Ashby: What will you do when Trump’s troops invade?

    What will you do, when President Trump orders his troops to invade Canada? I know you may have been planning on his invasion of Mexico, thinking it would keep you safe. After all, he’s been nothing if not vocal about his opinion of Mexican immigrants: at the start of his campaign, he said, “They’re bringing drugs. They’re...

    Moldova’s Pro-Moscow Presidential Front-Runner Says Open To EU Partnership
    Nov01

    Moldova’s Pro-Moscow Presidential Front-Runner Says Open To EU Partnership

    Igor Dodon, who won the first round of Moldova’s presidential election and is seen as having strong leanings toward Russia, says he will seek to maintain good relations with both Brussels and Moscow if elected. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...