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Section: US & Canada

    Putin’s Valdai Pivot?
    Oct31

    Putin’s Valdai Pivot?

    Is Vladimir Putin trying to moderate his confrontational stance against the West? There are two recent data points to consider: Putin’s speech at the annual Kremlin-organized Valdai Political Forum, and a leak from a high-profile Russian official attending the same forum.When asked by the Economist‘s Arkady Ostrovsky about Russia’s...

    Ukraine’s Millionaire Officials Come Out of Hiding
    Oct31

    Ukraine’s Millionaire Officials Come Out of Hiding

    Mandatory declarations of assets by bureaucrats and legislators have shaken one of Europe’s poorest countries. …read more Source:...

    On the Edge of a Forgotten Conflict, Ukraine’s Humanitarian Crisis Simmers
    Oct31

    On the Edge of a Forgotten Conflict, Ukraine’s Humanitarian Crisis Simmers

    KURAKHOVO, Ukraine—More than two and a half years after the war in Ukraine began, a cease-fire has failed to stop the fighting. And it’s still too dangerous for many of Ukraine’s 1.7 million internally displaced persons to return home. For those who fled the conflict, they’ve had to adapt to life as de facto refugees inside...

    Trump, Putin, and the Alt-Right International
    Oct31

    Trump, Putin, and the Alt-Right International

    One of the double-edged aspects of being a writer is that you can become known in all kinds of unlikely circles. That was what I was thinking when I pulled a large envelope out of my mailbox. The return address was Germany; the cover letter (in German) announced that I was the recipient of Compact magazine, and more oddly, requested that I should...

    South Africa’s Announcemnt That It Intends To Withdraw From The International Criminal Court Draws Critics In Africa and Beyond
    Oct31

    South Africa’s Announcemnt That It Intends To Withdraw From The International Criminal Court Draws Critics In Africa and Beyond

    South Africa’s announcement on Oct. 21 that it intends to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, which has jurisdiction over war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, has met strong opposition from civil society groups in that country and other African and international human-rights organizations. Africa has played major...

    What will happen when Mosul falls?
    Oct31

    What will happen when Mosul falls?

    Iraq’s elite counterterrorism forces advance toward Islamic State positions as fighting to retake the extremist-held city of Mosul enters its second week, in the village of Tob Zawa, outside Mosul, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A convoy of special forces advanced toward the village of Tob Zawa, Monday, encountering roadside bombs and trading heavy...

    Transparency Reform Reveals Ukrainian Politicians’ Wealth
    Oct31

    Transparency Reform Reveals Ukrainian Politicians’ Wealth

    An anticorruption reform requiring senior Ukrainian officials to declare their wealth online has exposed a vast difference between the fortunes of politicians and those they represent. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Lithuania Issues Citizen Guide In Case Of War
    Oct31

    Lithuania Issues Citizen Guide In Case Of War

    Lithuania’s Ministry of National Defense has issued a citizen’s manual on what to do in the event of war or another emergency. This is the third such guide printed since Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. “As we witness a growing interest and a wish of the society to actively contribute to national defense, we...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, October 31, 2016
    Oct31

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, October 31, 2016

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Eszter Zalan reports from an Iraqi Christian town that has just been liberated from Islamic State rule. Ilya Lozovsky highlights the Ukrainian women that are driving the country’s reforms forward. Andreas Umland warns that Kiev’s insistence on honoring...

    Photos of Halloween 2016
    Oct31

    Photos of Halloween 2016

    Images of people parading, trick-or-treating, partying, or getting scared silly in haunted houses, dressed in spooky or whimsical costumes—from the U.S., Ireland, Australia, Colombia, Iraq, China, Japan, England, Ukraine, Singapore, and more. …read more Source: The...