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    Robert Mueller’s widening Russia probe is sweeping up Democrats, including lobbyist Tony Podesta
    Oct23

    Robert Mueller’s widening Russia probe is sweeping up Democrats, including lobbyist Tony Podesta

    Robert Mueller (Credit: Getty/Andrew Burton) Much like the mid-90s saw story after story showing how extensive Chinese government operations within U.S. politics were, the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election is demonstrating the size of Russia’s. That’s the overall takeaway from a series of news reports, including one from NBC...

    Fifty Shades of Czech Populism
    Oct23

    Fifty Shades of Czech Populism

    This past weekend’s elections in the Czech Republic show the ideological permissiveness of populism. Czech voters dallied with a dizzying array of populist parties from extreme Right to extreme Left, with multiple shades in-between. In a proportional representation system with a 5 percent threshold, three of these parties together garnered...

    The Reach and Limits of Russian Influence
    Oct23

    The Reach and Limits of Russian Influence

    Russia’s influence in the Balkans is real and easily observed. Both before and since the Ukrainian crisis, it has affected the region in a multitude of ways. Moscow’s rising military might has far reaching consequences for the security posture of NATO and its members bordering the Black Sea. The Russian oil and gas companies, Gazprom,...

    Special counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating a top Democratic lobbyist
    Oct23

    Special counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating a top Democratic lobbyist

    Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, is under scrutiny in the expanding Russia investigation. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation on Russian interference has a new subject: well-known Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta. According to Tom Winter and Julia Ainsley of NBC News, an inquiry by...

    Ukraine’s Anticorruption Bureau Says Raids Odesa Mayor’s Home, Office
    Oct23

    Ukraine’s Anticorruption Bureau Says Raids Odesa Mayor’s Home, Office

    Ukrainian anticorruption investigators have raided the home and office of the mayor of the Black Sea port of Odesa, who is at the center of an embezzlement probe. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Anne Applebaum: The Full Transcript
    Oct23

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Anne Applebaum: The Full Transcript

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.Susan Glasser: Hi, it’s Susan Glasser, and welcome back to The Global POLITICO. I’m delighted to be here this week with Anne Applebaum, columnist and author of a new book just out this very week in the United States, Red Famine: Stalin’s War...

    ‘This Myth About the Great and Horrible Putin’
    Oct23

    ‘This Myth About the Great and Horrible Putin’

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.What if we’re wrong about Vladimir Putin?To read the U.S. coverage these days about the Russian president, you’d think he’s 10 feet tall, a puppetmaster who merely has to yank the strings of his hacker army in the Kremlin to make...

    Detained Azerbaijani Opposition Journalist Appeals Ukrainian Court Ruling
    Oct23

    Detained Azerbaijani Opposition Journalist Appeals Ukrainian Court Ruling

    A self-exiled Azerbaijani opposition journalist has appealed a Ukrainian court’s decision to keep him jailed while authorities in Kyiv determine whether he should be extradited to Baku. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Club Fed
    Oct23

    Club Fed

    When Robert Mueller was tapped to investigate Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election, white-collar defense attorneys in Washington pumped their fists and readied their invoices. Donald Trump and his inner circle have hit up practically every white-shoe law firm in town: Covington & Burling, Miller & Chevalier, Morgan...

    Stalin, 1929-1941: Brutal and Brilliant
    Oct23

    Stalin, 1929-1941: Brutal and Brilliant

    Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941, volume II, Stephen Kotkin, Penguin Press 1119 pp. In April 1934, the poet Osip Mandelstam bumped into Boris Pasternak on a Moscow street. He recited verses that he had read a few weeks earlier to a few intimate friends. The verses ridiculed a “Kremlin highlander” with a criminal past and part Ossetian...