RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 11, 2015

TODAY: Putin calls for global security at Victory Day Parade; Poroshenko slams Russia’s spectacle; Chinese President’s visit signals a raft of deals; NATO hotlines aim to defuse escalating conflict; Merkel visits Putin to press for end to Ukraine conflict; Yashin to release Nemtsov report.  

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – May 8, 2015

TODAY: Victory Day Parade tomorrow to be biggest yet, prisoners released in celebration; Chinese President to visit, sign deal helping Russian companies get Chinese loans; video of alleged election rigging taken by monitor before attack; Putin offers aid to Greece in exchange for pipeline project; Armenia turns to Russia; Crimea monument unveiled in Belogorsk.

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – March 25, 2013

TODAY: Berezovsky found dead, friends suspect foul play, Russian media show little sympathy, personal troubles and suicide suggested; Xi Jinping takes indirect swipe at U.S. in wake of Russia visit; Russian wealth in Cyprus; Magnitsky trial begins again; pro-Pussy Riot priest seeking asylum. Police say they have found no evidence of third-party involvement in the […]

Obama in Thailand – Time to Look Beyond the Asia Pivot

President Obama needs to look at relations with ASEAN countries on their own merit, not just in relation to Washington’s China strategy. Thailand, in particularly, offers important opportunities.