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Havana Syndrome’s Newest Mystery: Who Gets Paid?

Last year, in a rare bipartisan move, Congress passed the Havana Act, a bill that with other legislation will provide tens of millions of dollars for treatment and compensation for victims of Havana syndrome. And in the coming weeks, the White House must decide on the types of injuries that will qualify for payment.

Russia Has Deployed Dolphins to the Black Sea

As part of its war with Ukraine, Russia has called in dolphins to protect its ports in Crimea.

Roe v. Wade is About to be Struck Down by the Electoral College

Four of the justices voting to overturn Roe were appointed by presidents initially elected while losing the popular vote.

Loitering Munitions in Ukraine and Beyond

Are loitering munitions going to define the future of warfare? Observers are watching the war in Ukraine to find out.

How the War in Ukraine Illustrates the Weakness of US Policy Toward Africa

The war in Ukraine is exposing the limitations of U.S. diplomacy towards Africa, but also the short-sightedness of its broader engagement with the continent, a relationship dominated by foreign aid, to the detriment of foreign investment.

Russia’s Diabolical New Approach to Spreading Misinformation

The war against truth has entered its most diabolical phase: false flag fact-checking. For several years, propaganda wings have simply masqueraded as fact-checkers to label untrue content as genuine or genuine content as untrue.

Is fascism the wave of the future?

Until recently, we could talk about “the politics of climate change”. The belief was that climate, like trade, was an “issue,” a problem that could be contained and addressed by targeted institutions and regulations. This view is no longer tenable. We have crossed a threshold – it’s not that climate change is the only “issue”, but rather that nothing escapes it. All politics are climate politics.

How the Russians Arrested for Protesting the “Special Military Operation” in Ukraine Are Being Treated

The most common punishment for participating in an unauthorized rally (all rallies are unauthorized; the government is using the pandemic as an excuse to deny requests for any demonstrations) is a fine of up to 20,000 rubles or about $170, which is an average month salary. Protesters can also be placed in administrative detention for up to 15 days and some are now facing prison sentence of up to five years.

Will the GOP’s Trumpist Wing Persist in Its Embrace of Putin?

The Russian autocrat hasn’t changed since the Cold War, but many Republicans have come full circle.

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Is fascism the wave of the future?

Is fascism the wave of the future?

Until recently, we could talk about “the politics of climate change”. The belief was that climate, like trade, was an “issue,” a problem that could be contained and addressed by targeted institutions and regulations. This view is no longer tenable. We have crossed a threshold – it’s not that climate change is the only “issue”, but rather that nothing escapes it. All politics are climate politics.

How the Russians Arrested for Protesting the “Special Military Operation” in Ukraine Are Being Treated

How the Russians Arrested for Protesting the “Special Military Operation” in Ukraine Are Being Treated

The most common punishment for participating in an unauthorized rally (all rallies are unauthorized; the government is using the pandemic as an excuse to deny requests for any demonstrations) is a fine of up to 20,000 rubles or about $170, which is an average month salary. Protesters can also be placed in administrative detention for up to 15 days and some are now facing prison sentence of up to five years.

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Is fascism the wave of the future?

Is fascism the wave of the future?

Until recently, we could talk about “the politics of climate change”. The belief was that climate, like trade, was an “issue,” a problem that could be contained and addressed by targeted institutions and regulations. This view is no longer tenable. We have crossed a threshold – it’s not that climate change is the only “issue”, but rather that nothing escapes it. All politics are climate politics.

How the Russians Arrested for Protesting the “Special Military Operation” in Ukraine Are Being Treated

How the Russians Arrested for Protesting the “Special Military Operation” in Ukraine Are Being Treated

The most common punishment for participating in an unauthorized rally (all rallies are unauthorized; the government is using the pandemic as an excuse to deny requests for any demonstrations) is a fine of up to 20,000 rubles or about $170, which is an average month salary. Protesters can also be placed in administrative detention for up to 15 days and some are now facing prison sentence of up to five years.

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