The Power Vertical is a blog written especially for Russia wonks and obsessive Kremlin watchers by Brian Whitmore. It offers Brian’s personal take on emerging and developing trends in Russian politics, shining a spotlight on the high-stakes power struggles, machinations, and clashing interests that shape Kremlin policy today. Check out The Power Vertical Facebook page […]
It’s time for a new model of conservation: one that holds human rights at its core. Baby Sumatran Elephant. Xinhua/SIPA USA/PA Images. Press Association Images. All rights reserved.Few people on earth have as close a relationship to the forest elephant as Baka “Pygmies”. They classify them into more than fifteen types, depending on age, appearance, […]
Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher,and other platforms. New to Podcasting? Click Here. Donald Trump is treating the health of the planet as a short sell. The deadly game? Make as much money for big oil as possible before the planet goes up in flames. This week on Intercepted, Naomi Klein […]
There is a very good reason why Vladimir Putin’s regime is so clearly freaked out about this past weekend’s mass nationwide protests. It’s not just that they demonstrated that there is a lot of dissent brewing in the regions, suggesting that Putin’s base may be eroding. It’s not just the fact that an unprecedented number […]
Howe Gelb’s multiple-decade catalog is hard to pin down, but the one current that runs through it all is the Tucson, Arizona musician’s warm-burning songwriting. The sometime Giant Sand leader pares down to a piano for his latest record, Future Standards, and accompanied only by a bassist, Gelb doubles down on the songwriting skills he’s honed over […]
To call human rights a “myth” would appear to discredit them, but myth was central in drafting the Universal Declaration. Español. Is it possible that human rights are a myth? To ask this question is likely to be perceived as advocating for a dismissal or even a rejection of human rights. Indeed, when the term […]
Officials and media reports say unidentified attackers have opened fire at the Polish Consulate in the northwestern Ukrainian city of Lutsk, damaging the roof and windows. Citing witnesses, news website Volyn24 said that the incident took place early on March 29, shortly after midnight. No injuries were reported. Police found the rear cover of an […]
The Washington Post is reporting that Fiona Hill, a Russia analyst and expert on President Vladimir Putin, will take the job of senior director for Europe and Russia in the White House National Security Council. The March 28 report cited unnamed officials, and there was no immediate comment from the White House. Media reports in […]
Brenda Xu – Lovely Storm – from the self-released 2017 album Overflow.
Should we hide our deepest values in the public sphere or shout them from the rooftops? Credit: Freegreatpicture.com. Creative Commons Zero – CC0. A bemused reception greeted British Member of Parliament Carol Monaghan when she arrived at work earlier this month in Westminster. Like many practising Christians, she had attended an Ash Wednesday service where […]
Signing Article 50 today may well give the prime minister her legacy, but it could also derail her other signature policy by increasing ‘modern slavery’ in the UK. Philip Toscano/PA Wire/PA Images. All rights reserved. The signing of Article 50 today marks the point of no return for the UK’s exit from the European Union. […]
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