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      After Bloody Weekend, Ukraine Cease-Fire Thrown Into Fresh Doubt
      Aug17

      After Bloody Weekend, Ukraine Cease-Fire Thrown Into Fresh Doubt

      Full-scale fighting could once again return to eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Situation Report: Taliban off limits; Patriot missiles coming home; more drones coming soon to a battlefield near you; fighting picks up in Ukraine; Iraqi blame game; and lots more
      Aug17

      Situation Report: Taliban off limits; Patriot missiles coming home; more drones coming soon to a battlefield near you; fighting picks up in Ukraine; Iraqi blame game; and lots more

      By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Let the dominoes fall. Launching strikes against Taliban targets has become all but off-limits for the handful of American special operators still working in Afghanistan, FP’s Sean Naylor reports, though commanders have recently added the Islamic State to their shrinking hit list. The number of missions...

      Surprise! Ukraine Loves NATO
      Aug13

      Surprise! Ukraine Loves NATO

      Once hostile, then skeptical, Ukrainians are now ready to embrace the western military alliance. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Vladimir Putin’s Good-Cop, Bad-Cop Act
      Jul30

      Vladimir Putin’s Good-Cop, Bad-Cop Act

      Russia’s leader wins President Obama’s praise for his role in the Iran nuclear deal. But ongoing disputes from Syria to Ukraine raise doubts about the prospects for truly friendly relations. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Ukraine Tells Depardieu to Get Lost
      Jul30

      Ukraine Tells Depardieu to Get Lost

      Earlier today, the Ukrainian authorities banned French film star Gérard Depardieu from entering the country for five years. A government spokeswoman confirmed that he’s been placed on an official blacklist of public figures deemed hostile to Ukrainian sovereignty. The decision didn’t come as a complete surprise. Depardieu has been...

      Vote-Buying Cheapens Ukraine’s New Democracy
      Jul29

      Vote-Buying Cheapens Ukraine’s New Democracy

      Ukraine’s politicians know their voters are poor — and they’re not above exploiting that fact. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Amid Decisive Talks With Creditors, Ukraine Tries to Secure Its Economic Future
      Jul27

      Amid Decisive Talks With Creditors, Ukraine Tries to Secure Its Economic Future

      To bring in investment, Kiev is opening up its state-owned companies to investors as part of a privatization push. But the investment pitch risks falling on deaf ears. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Will Wall Street’s Most Famous Vulture Batter Ukraine?
      Jul25

      Will Wall Street’s Most Famous Vulture Batter Ukraine?

      Franklin Templeton bond manager Michael Hasenstab wants Kiev to pay back money it doesn’t have. If he stands firm, Ukraine’s fragile economy could implode. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Ukraine Says Goodbye to Red October
      Jul23

      Ukraine Says Goodbye to Red October

      Kiev is making a sweeping bid to purge the national map of its Soviet-era place names. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, July 20, 2015
      Jul20

      Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, July 20, 2015

      To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Anna Nemtsova looks at the challenges facing former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili as he embarks on his new career as a Ukrainian politician. Eric Reidy warns that Tunisia’s persistent illiteracy problem threatens to undermine the country’s new...