Canada’s new FM a critic of Russia’s ‘authoritarian kleptocracy’

     

  Canada has named Chrystia Freeland, a prominent critic of Russia who was banned by Moscow in 2014, as its new minister of foreign affairs, The Guardian reports: In 2014,… Read more »

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Bipartisan initiative aimed at countering Russian hostilities

     

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators today introduced a bill Tuesday that would increase sanctions against Russia, VOA reports. The sanctions bill, dubbed the “Countering Russian Hostilities Act of 2017,”… Read more »

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Azerbaijan’s ‘Caviar Diplomacy’ exposed

     

Prominent Azerbaijani blogger Mehman Huseynov (left) whose efforts to expose high-level corruption have irked President Ilham Aliyev’s government has been detained and charged with disobeying the police, Radio Free Europe/Radio… Read more »

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Power-sharing will strengthen post-ISIS political order in Iraq and Libya

     

The new US administration isn´t going to invest the energy that´s needed to strengthen the post-ISIS political order in Iraq, analysts Hayder al-Khoei, Ellie Geranmayeh and Mattia Toaldo write for… Read more »

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Bipartisan approach to foreign policy – and advancing democracy – still possible

     

A bipartisan approach to foreign policy – including a commitment to advancing democracy – is achievable and remains essential for U.S security and global stability around the globe, according to… Read more »

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