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Trump, Putin and Race
The real reason behind this odd bromance.
By Peter Rutland


September 26

U.S. Sentences Kosovo Hacker to 20 Years in Prison
The culprit stole and delivered personal information to ISIS of more than 1,000 U.S.
service members and federal employees.

Landslide Victory for Disputed Holiday in Republika Srpska
Officials fear the result of a contentious referendum might pave the way for

Formerly Anti-Semitic Hungarian Politician Wants to Move to Israel
After embracing his Jewish heritage, former far-right party leader is focused on
fighting anti-Semitism.

September 27

Russia Slams Western Charges of ‘War Crimes’ in Syria
UN envoy Vitaly Churkin blames breakdown of ceasefire on Syrian rebels, dismisses
reports of mass killings in eastern Aleppo as faked.

Azerbaijan Strongman President Just Got Stronger
Voters approve constitutional changes that rights groups warn would mainly
consolidate the Aliyev family’s rule.

Poland Threatens to Undermine EU Plan to Ratify UN Climate Deal
Warsaw will only agree to fast-track EU approval of Paris Agreement on its own
terms, Polish environment minister said.


The Many Faces of Vladimir Putin
Dozhd TV chief editor Mikhail Zygar’s account of Russia under Putin lets the facts
speak for themselves.
By Vladimir Kozlov

Dear Facebook, Please Don’t Hand Our Data to The Kremlin
Activists are calling for the world’s biggest tech companies to resist Vladimir Putin’s
demand that they their host servers – and users’ personal data – in Russia.
From the Guardian.
By Andrei Soldatov

Yazidis on Edge
Armenia’s largest ethnic minority fears the impact of administrative reform on
local-language education.

The Juggernaut Stumbles
The grim fate of Russia’s energy economy.
By Matthew Finkel


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