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      Situation Report: Turkey downs Russian jet; the Dutch and Brits mull striking Syria; details of the U.S. role in the Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen; U.S. Special Ops arrive in Ukraine; and lots more
      Nov24

      Situation Report: Turkey downs Russian jet; the Dutch and Brits mull striking Syria; details of the U.S. role in the Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen; U.S. Special Ops arrive in Ukraine; and lots more

      By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley BREAKING: Turkey shot down a Russian jet it says violated Turkish airspace on Tuesday, after Turkish officials say they warned the jet to turn around “10 times within five minutes” when it strayed into Turkish airspace. The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed that one of its jets was shot … …read...

      LGBT Gains in Ukraine Are in Danger
      Nov18

      LGBT Gains in Ukraine Are in Danger

      Ukraine just passed some surprisingly progressive LGBT protections — but they might not last longer than a few weeks. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Oligarchs on the Airwaves
      Nov11

      Oligarchs on the Airwaves

      Ukraine’s top TV channels are controlled by powerful business interests — and they aren’t shy about making sure the coverage goes their way. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Ukraine Chooses Homophobia Over Europe
      Nov11

      Ukraine Chooses Homophobia Over Europe

      Ukrainians had a revolution to move closer to Europe. But they’re not ready to embrace European values. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Situation Report: Marines fighting in Fallujah?; Gitmo plan coming; think tank infighting; more bombs for Middle East allies; Ukraine cyber troubles; and lots more
      Nov10

      Situation Report: Marines fighting in Fallujah?; Gitmo plan coming; think tank infighting; more bombs for Middle East allies; Ukraine cyber troubles; and lots more

      By Paul McLeary What we talk about when we talk about Anbar. Are U.S. Marine special operations forces in Iraq doing more than just training? “There’re a lot of bad guys in Fallujah getting shot in the head from pretty far away, outside the capability of the mentored troops,” one western official working with the … …read more...

      Revenge of the Oligarchs
      Oct27

      Revenge of the Oligarchs

      Last Sunday’s local election was Ukraine’s first chance to show that things have changed. But it looks like the moguls still rule. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, October 26, 2015
      Oct26

      Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, October 26, 2015

      To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Lolita Brayman explains how Ukraine is disenfranchising its citizens displaced by war. Adrian Karatnycky and Alexander Motyl argue that Russia’s adventurism in Ukraine is costing Putin dearly — and that he will be increasingly amenable to pressure. Till Bruckner...

      How Ukraine Is Forgetting Its Most Desperate Citizens
      Oct24

      How Ukraine Is Forgetting Its Most Desperate Citizens

      Life was already hard enough for those Ukrainians fleeing war in the East. But now they’re even being deprived of the right to vote. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Does Ukraine Still Believe in Reform?
      Oct24

      Does Ukraine Still Believe in Reform?

      As the country votes in local elections, Ukrainians will weigh in on whether they still believe in the promise of a less corrupt tomorrow. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Russian Troops in Syria Will ‘Stay Until the End’
      Oct22

      Russian Troops in Syria Will ‘Stay Until the End’

      The 58th Army is the branch of the Russian military that helped lead the 2008 incursion into Georgia, and which Ukraine claimed was sending high-ranking officials to wage war in the East as well. …read more Source: Foreign...