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Russian NGO Laws Deliver Another Blow

Russian NGO Laws Deliver Another Blow

Russia’s foreign NGO laws have delivered another hit — this time to one of the U.S.’s largest foundations.

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Press Freedom Watchdog Highlights Troubling Developments in Kenya

Press Freedom Watchdog Highlights Troubling Developments in Kenya

Kenya has garnered praise for becoming one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest growing economies. Now, its government is coming under fire for some recent troubling developments affecting its fourth estate.

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Tensions Between Russia and the West Play Out Over Srebrenica

Tensions Between Russia and the West Play Out Over Srebrenica

Twenty years on, one of the largest massacres in Europe since World War II continues to spur controversy, now threatening to further divide Russia and the West.

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Syriza’s Moment

Syriza’s Moment

Greece’s far-left may have reached its day of reckoning far faster than anticipated.

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Jeb Bush’s Bush Problem

Jeb Bush’s Bush Problem

Jeb’s strategy for avoiding being bogged down by his brother’s own failures appears to be shifting the conversation from his family’s political history to that of an old-but-new common enemy: Russia.

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Taking on Troll Farms

Taking on Troll Farms

If recent revelations are any indication, the well-oiled, Kremlin-sponsored troll machine has no intentions of closing up shop anytime soon.

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Russian “Little Green Men” Memorial Gets Cat Treatment

Russian “Little Green Men” Memorial Gets Cat Treatment

If an invasion led by unidentifiable, but presumably Russian, troops wasn’t odd enough for you, the memorial statue honoring their efforts may be.

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Putin’s Incredible Victory

Putin’s Incredible Victory

Who’s the only world leader able to stand among the ranks of Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Taylor Swift?

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Tsipras and Putin Make Amends

Tsipras and Putin Make Amends

Like his predecessors, Tsipras understands that Greece’s economic crisis isn’t a burden it bears alone — it’s one that should fall on the shoulders of the whole of Europe.

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Qatar’s Marathon Woes

Qatar’s Marathon Woes

Forcing your country’s migrant workers to partake in a marathon probably isn’t the best way to show the international community you’re serious about labor reform. That’s a lesson that Qatar might have to learn the hard way.

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Russian independent media takes on Putin “in exile”

Russian independent media takes on Putin “in exile”

If 2014 is to be known for the significant expansion to Russian state-owned English language media, 2015 may be the year of the Russian independent media “in exile.”

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Azerbaijan to U.S.: What About Human Rights?

Azerbaijan to U.S.: What About Human Rights?

What is clear is that Azerbaijan, like Russia, is placing renewed emphasis tried-and-true Soviet-era techniques, including “whataboutism,” a term coined by U.S. analysts to describe the Soviet officials’ attempts to deflect Western criticism by appealing to the West’s failures.

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Putin’s dramatic press conference

Putin’s dramatic press conference

If the ads running on Russian TV right now are accurate, Putin’s press conference on Dec. 18 is going to be the most exciting thing this year.

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Putin’s Internetphobia punts Google

Putin’s Internetphobia punts Google

Several months after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the Internet is a “CIA project,” the effects of his unabashed digital paranoia have already been felt big time.

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Why RT ❤’s Ferguson

Why RT ❤’s Ferguson

For Russian state media, chaos and tensions in the U.S. are a propaganda goldmine.

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About the Author

Hannah Gais
Hannah Gais

Hannah is assistant editor at the Foreign Policy Association, a nonresident fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and the managing editor of ForeignPolicyBlogs.com. Her work has appeared in a number of national and international publications, including Al Jazeera America, U.S. News and World Report, First Things, The Moscow Times, The Diplomat, Truthout, Business Insider and Foreign Policy in Focus.

Gais is a graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. and the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, where she focused on Eastern Christian Theology and European Studies. You can follow her on Twitter @hannahgais

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