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Section: New Republic (USA)

      Is Russia’s Humanitarian Convoy a Trojan Horse?
      Aug13

      Is Russia’s Humanitarian Convoy a Trojan Horse?

      Let’s imagine that the Russian convoy trundling toward Ukraine is in fact carrying humanitarian aid, as the Kremlin has assured the international community, and that it’s not a Tr …read more Source: The New...

      Putin’s Propaganda Is Starting to Look Like a New ‘Expendables’ Sequel
      Aug12

      Putin’s Propaganda Is Starting to Look Like a New ‘Expendables’ Sequel

      Vladimir Putin has friends in Hollywood: washed-up action stars Steven Seagaland Mickey Rourke. Both made trips to Russia this past weekend, with Rourke visiting a swanky Moscow superstore and Seagal travelling to newly-annexed Crimea. The pair also joined in the Russian media’s propaganda campaig …read more Source: The New...

      Putin Bans Import of Food From Countries That Sanctioned Russia
      Aug06

      Putin Bans Import of Food From Countries That Sanctioned Russia

      Today, “with the goal of protecting Russia’s national interests,” Vladimir Putin issued a decree “banning or limiting” the import of food stuffs from countries that imposed sanctions on Russia after pro-Russian separatists shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight …read more Source: The New...

      The West Has Cornered Putin—and That’s When He’s Most Dangerous
      Jul29

      The West Has Cornered Putin—and That’s When He’s Most Dangerous

      Today is not a good day to be Vladimir Putin. A game that the Russian president was winning so deftly in the spring has turned on him in summer: The Ukrainian military is bearing down on the pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine, and there’s …read more Source: The New...

      Europe’s Fears About Sanctioning Russia Are Overblown
      Jul28

      Europe’s Fears About Sanctioning Russia Are Overblown

      Over the weekend, the European Union named the next set of Russians and Ukrainians it was not going to allow onto its territory, and it was a doozy as far as European lists go. Banned from holding assets in and t …read more Source: The New...

      Huddling With Ukrainian Rebels in a Bunker on the Front Lines
      Jul24

      Huddling With Ukrainian Rebels in a Bunker on the Front Lines

      SAUR-MOGILA—From the base of a big stone obelisk, the soldiers scour the valley below their hill. They look out from army green binoculars with chipped paint and a hammer-and-sickle insignia. They see fascists and Nazis, and they say they will fight to the death.They set up a rusty rifle, stamped …read more Source: The New...

      Congress Is Almost as Dysfunctional as Ever
      Jul24

      Congress Is Almost as Dysfunctional as Ever

      The foreign policy crises ongoing in Israel and Ukraine have rightfully dominated the news over the past week. But back in the United States, Congress is hurriedly trying to pass three pieces of legislation before the August recess—two to combat domestic crises and one to prevent one from happenin …read more Source: The New...

      The Most Dangerous Man in Ukraine Is an Obsessive War Reenactor Playing Now with Real Weapons
      Jul23

      The Most Dangerous Man in Ukraine Is an Obsessive War Reenactor Playing Now with Real Weapons

      The face now of the pro-Russian separtists in Eastern Ukraine is 43-year-old Igor Strelkov. The Russian media fell in love with Strelkov this April, when his armed group took control of the town of Slavyansk, escalating the conflict from a war of nerves into an actual full-fledged war. And Strelkov …read more Source: The New...

      The Malaysia Airlines Corpses Were Used as a Sickening PR Stunt for the Ukrainian Rebels’ Fake Republic
      Jul22

      The Malaysia Airlines Corpses Were Used as a Sickening PR Stunt for the Ukrainian Rebels’ Fake Republic

      I wrote a few days ago that the rebels in eastern Ukraine were holding the bodies of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 victims hostage in exchange for territory. It seems I spoke too …read more Source: The New...

      Russians Still Support Ukraine’s Rebels Despite the Malaysia Airlines Disaster
      Jul21

      Russians Still Support Ukraine’s Rebels Despite the Malaysia Airlines Disaster

      If, after the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, you tried following Russia’s state-owned television and Russian-language internet updates simultaneously, you’d have encountered two contradictory and completely opposite streams of information. Russia’s state-owned TV channels (which have ba …read more Source: The New...