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The issue of politically motivated prosecution of public figures in the OSCE region

Report "The issue of politically motivated prosecution of public figures in the OSCE region" by Alexey Semenov, CIS-EMO Political Analyst, at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2018 (12 September 2018, Warsaw). Read more about The issue of politically motivated prosecution of public figures in the OSCE region

US-Demanded EU Anti-Russia Sanctions Aim at Dividing Traditional Europe

The United States seeks to divide traditional Europe, which Russia is part of, by forcing EU member states to impose restrictive measures on Moscow, member of the Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) Johann Gudenus said Thursday, adding that the European Union's compliance with US demands highlights the bloc's weakness and dependence on Washington. Read more about US-Demanded EU Anti-Russia Sanctions Aim at Dividing Traditional Europe

The Neocons vs. Donald Trump

There they go again. The neocons who led the George W. Bush administration into Iraq are now touting a fresh crusade to save American democracy — and the Republican Party — from an authoritarian foe: Donald J. Trump. Read more about The Neocons vs. Donald Trump

Rand Paul, Hawk or Dove? (The American Conservative)

Since his election to the Senate in 2010 it’s barely been an exaggeration to say that the Republican foreign-policy debate has been Rand Paul versus everyone else. While he has some likeminded colleagues, especially in the House, he is the single figure most associated with a break from the GOP’s Bush-Cheney national-security legacy. Read more about Rand Paul, Hawk or Dove? (The American Conservative)

Putin: Russia’s Last Remaining Pragmatist? (The National Interest)

Russian-American relations are at their frostiest levels since the cold war. Can the two sides reach an accommodation? Or are relations doomed to continue their downward spiral? Read more about Putin: Russia’s Last Remaining Pragmatist? (The National Interest)

George Friedman: The Paradox of America's Electoral Reform

We are now in the early phases of selecting the president of the United States. Vast amounts of money are being raised, plans are being laid, opposition research is underway and the first significant scandal has broken with the discovery that Hillary Clinton used a non-government email account for government business. Read more about George Friedman: The Paradox of America's Electoral Reform

Stratfor: The Intersection of Three Crises

Within the past two weeks, a temporary deal to keep Greece in the eurozone was reached in Brussels, a cease-fire roadmap was agreed to in Minsk and Iranian negotiators advanced a potential nuclear deal in Geneva. Squadrons of diplomats have forestalled one geopolitical crisis after another.  Read more about Stratfor: The Intersection of Three Crises

What Putin learned from Reagan (Foreign Policy)

Тhere was a great power that was worried about its longtime rival’s efforts to undermine it. Its leaders thought the rival power was stronger and trying to throw its weight around all over the world. In fact, this longtime rival was now interfering in places the declining state had long regarded as its own backyard.  Read more about What Putin learned from Reagan (Foreign Policy)

Buchanan: U.S.-Russia Clash in Ukraine?

Among Cold War presidents there was an unwritten rule: Do not challenge Moscow in its Central and Eastern Europe sphere of influence. In crises over Berlin in 1948 and 1961, the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Prague in 1968, U.S. forces in Europe stayed in their barracks. We saw the Elbe as Moscow’s red line, and they saw it as ours. Read more about Buchanan: U.S.-Russia Clash in Ukraine?

Seven Reasons the U.S. Shouldn’t Help Ukraine’s Fight With Russia (Newsweek)

Ukraine’s military has lost control of the Donetsk airport, and the rebels have launched another offensive. Fortune could yet smile upon Kiev, but as long as Russia is determined not to let the separatists fail, Ukraine’s efforts likely will be for naught. Read more about Seven Reasons the U.S. Shouldn’t Help Ukraine’s Fight With Russia (Newsweek)