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      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...

      Misha’s Mission Impossible
      Jul15

      Misha’s Mission Impossible

      The former Georgian president takes on Ukraine’s most corrupt region. He’s got his work cut out for him. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Situation Report: The Deal is done; Israel unhappy; the coming Gulf spending spree; U.S. soldiers learning from Ukrainian troops; Pentagon studying transgender troops; lots of robot news; and more
      Jul14

      Situation Report: The Deal is done; Israel unhappy; the coming Gulf spending spree; U.S. soldiers learning from Ukrainian troops; Pentagon studying transgender troops; lots of robot news; and more

      By Paul McLeary and Adam Rawnsley It starts here. An agreement has been reached. After an intense 18 days of negotiation, six world powers and Iran finally managed to strike a historic deal Tuesday to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions. The agreement will prevent Iran...

      The Invisible (Digital) War
      Jul09

      The Invisible (Digital) War

      Wherever there’s a political crisis, from Gaza to Ukraine, cyberattacks targeting the flow of information soon follow. A few brave computer programmers are fighting back. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Situation Report: The politics of an Iran deal; numbers game in Syria; Taliban talks; a shrinking U.S. Army; Chechens in Ukraine; and lots more
      Jul08

      Situation Report: The politics of an Iran deal; numbers game in Syria; Taliban talks; a shrinking U.S. Army; Chechens in Ukraine; and lots more

      By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Out of step. Even if the White House gets the deal with Tehran that it’s looking for, actually implementing the agreement to curtail Iran’s nuclear program will likely take a bruising fight on Capitol Hill. But while Republicans control the Hill, they aren’t the only hurdle that President...