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Has Putin Ordered the Assassination of Ukrainians?

Close This article first appeared on The Daily Signal. Kiev, Ukraine—A Chechen woman who had fought on the side of Ukrainian forces against Russia and its separatist proxies in eastern Ukraine died in a brazen vehicular ambush on the outskirts of Kiev on Monday. The ambush underscored what some Ukrainian …

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Why Trump Should be Afraid of Papadopoulos Guilty Plea

Close This article first appeared on Just Security. For months, it was well known that Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman (who has longstanding ties to the Trump world ), was in serious legal trouble. That he was the target of an indictment in the Russia investigation did …

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How Close Are Trump and Manafort? They Go Way, Way Back

Close This article first appeared on Just Security. Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the White House has already begun to revive its efforts to distance itself from Manafort and play down the role he had on …

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Mueller Unearths Where Manafort Hid Dirty Millions

Close This article first appeared on the Atlantic Council site. The most surprising thing about the thirty-one-page indictment of Paul J. Manafort, Jr. and his business partner Richard W. Gates III by Special Counsel Robert Mueller is that it hardly contains anything that was not known to people who have …

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Was Manafort Paid by Russia to Lead Trump’s Campaign?

Close This article first appeared on the Atlantic Council site. Long before Paul Manafort served as Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign chairman, he worked for Viktor Yanukovych, the pro-Russian former president of Ukraine. It was in this role that Anders Åslund, a resident senior fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Dinu …

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Can a Reasonable Conservatism Survive Trump?

Close This article first appeared on Dorf on Law. Is there common ground between American liberals and some subset of the people who identify themselves as conservatives? That is, are there meaningful issues on which — were it not for the existence of a malignant narcissist in the White House …

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Let’s Move Halloween To The Last Saturday in October

Close I’m sick of Halloween becoming Halloweek. It happens almost every year because All Hallow’s Eve typically falls on a weeknight, which means a pre-Halloween party the weekend before, days of buildup, and sometimes another weekend party. That’s a lot of candy. That’s a lot of offensive costumes. That’s a …

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A Year After a Boardroom Coup, Tata Is Still Reeling

Close This article first appeared on Riding the Elephant. A year ago, the august Tata business group was in a crisis that threatened its reverential image and international credibility after Ratan Tata, the 78-year old veteran patriarch, forced the sacking of Cyrus Mistry who had succeeded him when he retired …

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What Do Americans Think About Political Correctness?

Close This article first appeared on the Cato Institute site. The Cato 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey, a new national poll of 2,300 U.S. adults, finds that 71 percent Americans believe that political correctness has silenced important discussions our society needs to have. The consequences are personal—58 percent of …

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How AI Can Improve Health Care in Africa Before U.S.

Close While American politicians quarrel over the Affordable Care Act, the United States—one of the few industrialized countries without universal health care—still spends twice as much per person per year on health expenses as the U.K. and Canada. For all the debates over Obamacare, however, America boasts 38 MRI machines …

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