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Dysfunctions Last Updated: Dec 7, 2018 - 4:49:41 PM


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Russia Lacks Sufficient Infrastructure and Cadres to Control Northern Sea Route
In recent months, Russian and Western media outlets have trumpeted what they describe as Russia’s enormous success in developing the Northern Sea Route (NSR), which will shorten the time needed for shipping between East Asia and Europe—particularly now that global warming is lengthening the season during which ships can use this Arctic passage

Dec 7, 2018 - 4:48:40 PM

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The Art of the Underwhelming Deal
Trump touts agreements with foreign leaders as historic accomplishments, but they're just rebranded versions of the status quo.

Dec 6, 2018 - 11:51:06 AM

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Republican Voters Approve Minimum Wage Hikes; Republican Legislators Overturn Them
Republican voters approve minimum wage hikes; Republican legislators overturn them. On Election Day earlier this month, Arkansas voters went to the polls and approved a ballot measure to raise the minimum wage. It wasn’t close: 68 percent of them voted Yes. Just to their north, in Missouri, voters also approved a minimum wage hike, with 62 percent of them voting Yes

Dec 1, 2018 - 12:26:10 PM

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Manafort Plea Fail Is Good News for Oligarchs
Oleg Deripaska and Dmytro Firtash—and maybe other players in Russia and Ukraine—probably ought to be relieved that Manafort is talking to Mueller no more.

Dec 1, 2018 - 12:15:53 PM

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Kremlin rapidly losing control of ‘private military company’ story
Personnel of Russian private military companies, which are illegal according to Russian law, have appealed to the International Criminal Court in the Hague to launch an investigation into the organizers of the Russian PMCs and to seek legal protection for the PMC employees.

Nov 29, 2018 - 10:55:27 AM

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