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      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...

      Ukraine Is a Mess, But It’s Still No Greece
      Jul06

      Ukraine Is a Mess, But It’s Still No Greece

      Ukraine may be about to default — but it’s still determined to get its financial house in order. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Situation Report: Another day, another Iran deadline; State drops Clinton emails; defense CEOs unhappy with Pentagon; drones spot Russian base in Ukraine; and much more
      Jul01

      Situation Report: Another day, another Iran deadline; State drops Clinton emails; defense CEOs unhappy with Pentagon; drones spot Russian base in Ukraine; and much more

      By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley RED SIREN. Just coming in Wednesday morning: An Islamic State-linked group in Egypt has claimed responsibility for a series of coordinated attacks against as many as 15 Egyptian Army checkpoints the troublesome Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 38 soldiers. It’s the latest assault in what has become an...

      Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, June 29, 2015
      Jun29

      Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, June 29, 2015

      To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Aung Min, the Burmese government’s chief peace negotiator, urges the country’s ethnic armed groups to sign a comprehensive ceasefire agreement. Ievgen Vorobiov looks into the remarkable resurgence of the Ukrainian language. Mohamed Eljarh reports on a rare...

      Why Ukrainians Are Speaking More Ukrainian
      Jun27

      Why Ukrainians Are Speaking More Ukrainian

      As the war with pro-Russian separatists grinds on, many Ukrainians are turning to the Ukrainian language as a badge of national self-identification. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Ousted Ukrainian President: ‘I Supported the Ostriches. What’s Wrong With That?’
      Jun23

      Ousted Ukrainian President: ‘I Supported the Ostriches. What’s Wrong With That?’

      “Are you saying that the president of a country lived on the territory of someone else’s private zoo?” …read more Source: Foreign...

      Situation Report: U.S. diplomat makes waves; Syrian trainees trickle in; Pentagon talker coming; SecDef off to Europe; FP making a difference; and lots more
      Jun19

      Situation Report: U.S. diplomat makes waves; Syrian trainees trickle in; Pentagon talker coming; SecDef off to Europe; FP making a difference; and lots more

      By Paul McLeary with Ariel Robinson Safe European home. Beloved in Washington, resented in Europe, Victoria Nuland has occupied an outsized presence in European diplomatic circles over the past several years, especially in the contentious debate over how best to help Ukraine fight off Russian-backed rebels holding swaths of territory in its...

      The Undiplomatic Diplomat
      Jun18

      The Undiplomatic Diplomat

      Russia hawks on Capitol Hill love Victoria Nuland, the State Department’s point person for Ukraine. Many European diplomats feel the opposite. …read more Source: Foreign...

      Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, June 15, 2015
      Jun15

      Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, June 15, 2015

      To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Ievgen Vorobiov explains why the appointment of Mikheil Saakashvili as governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region has reignited a struggle inside the country’s political elite. Nafees Syed takes Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to task for failing to...

      Situation Report: U.S. advisers to reach out to Sunni tribes; more violence in Ukraine; lawmakers speak out on anthrax blunder; war powers debate in Senate; and lots more
      Jun11

      Situation Report: U.S. advisers to reach out to Sunni tribes; more violence in Ukraine; lawmakers speak out on anthrax blunder; war powers debate in Senate; and lots more

      By Paul McLeary with Ariel Robinson The long game. There’s no timetable attached to the White House’s new plan for U.S. forces to identify, vet, train, and equip Sunni fighters in Iraq’s Anbar province to punch back against the Islamic State. And with that open-ended commitment comes the likely possibility that President Barack...