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    Pentagon Rejects Joint Strikes With Russia
    May20

    Pentagon Rejects Joint Strikes With Russia

    The Pentagon is dismissing a Russian proposal to carry out joint airstrikes against al Qaida-linked terrorists in Syria. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu floated the notion Friday during a meeting that was broadcast on Russian state television, adding that the strikes could begin as early as May 25, and would be coordinated with the...

    The Snake Eats Itself
    May20

    The Snake Eats Itself

    Senators Rob Portman and Chris Murphy recently introduced the “Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016”, a bill that would create a new coordinating body, the Center for Information Analysis and Response. According to the bill, the Center, funded to the tune of $20 million, would: lead and coordinate the collection and analysis of information...

    EU Ministers Back Emergency System to Suspend Visa-Free Travel
    May20

    EU Ministers Back Emergency System to Suspend Visa-Free Travel

    European Union ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed on a mechanism aimed at suspending visa-free travel for foreign nationals abusing the privilege and approved funds to help Greece cope with Europe’s migrant crisis. The action would essentially make it easier and faster for EU members to suspend visa waivers granted to foreign...

    Gita Kalmet remembers Peeter Kopvillem
    May20

    Gita Kalmet remembers Peeter Kopvillem

    When former Maclean’s senior executive editor Peeter Kopvillem died, we lost a tremendous editor, a fine musician and a generous man. Gita Kalmet, Estonia’s ambassador to Canada, reflects on Kopvillem’s life as a beloved Estonian who always remained devoted to his home country. If I said that I’ve known Peeter only for a...

    Russian performance artist convicted of vandalism for pro-Ukraine protest
    May20

    Russian performance artist convicted of vandalism for pro-Ukraine protest

    Ed AdamczykMOSCOW, May 20 (UPI) — Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky was convicted in a Moscow court of vandalism in a 2014 pro-Ukraine protest in St. Petersburg. …read more Source: United Press...

    Hackers in Ukraine and Frog Juice in the Andes: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    May20

    Hackers in Ukraine and Frog Juice in the Andes: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    The Ukrainian Hacker Who Became the FBI’s Best Weapon—and Worst Nightmare Kevin Poulsen | WIRED “One Thursday in January 2001, Maksym Igor Popov, a 20-year-old Ukrainian man, walked nervously through the doors of the United States embassy in London. While Popov could have been mistaken for an exchange student applying for a visa, in truth...

    Far-Right Ukrainian Group Stages Smoky Protest In Kyiv
    May20

    Far-Right Ukrainian Group Stages Smoky Protest In Kyiv

    With smoke bombs and drums, some 3,000 members of Ukraine’s nationalist Azov Civilian Corps marched through the capital, Kyiv. In a show of force, members of the far-right group lit flares outside the parliament building. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Jamala triumphs at Eurovision
    May20

    Jamala triumphs at Eurovision

    A victory for Ukraine and Crimean Tatars KYIV – Crimean Tatar R&B/soul-style singer Jamala succeeded in drawing the world’s attention to the Russian government’s persecution of her people by winning the annual Eurovision Song Contest with her song “1944” about Stalin’s mass deportations and genocide. Jamala finished second...

    Sweden and Finland Won’t Pursue NATO Membership
    May20

    Sweden and Finland Won’t Pursue NATO Membership

    The Swedish government is ruling out making a bid to join NATO: Sweden will not make a formal bid to join NATO for fear of escalating further the already tense situation that exists between the West and Russia over the annexation of Crimea and the continued crisis in Ukraine, the country’s defence minister said on 17 May. That’s the...

    U.S. Embassy in Ukraine releases statement on Crimean Tatar anniversary
    May20

    U.S. Embassy in Ukraine releases statement on Crimean Tatar anniversary

    Following is a comment on the anniversary of the Soviet deportation of Crimean Tatars that was released on May 18 by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. It is attributed to U.S. Embassy spokesperson Jonathan Lalley. We join the Crimean Tatars and all the people of Ukraine in commemorating the solemn anniversary of the forcible deportation […]...