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Alexander Litvinenko and the Banality of Evil in Putin’s Russia

nytimes.com — Today, a retired British High Court judge named Robert Owen published a 328-page report on the 2006 death in London of Alexander Litvinenko, a former agent of Russia's Federal Security Service, the F.S.B.
Jan 21, 2016

RT @nytimes: Alexander Litvinenko's murder once captivated the Russian people. Now it’s background noise. nyti.ms/1S8d3ux pic.twitter.com/mJk3AYaRQ3

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Meet the New Hampshire newspaper publisher who’s at war with Donald Trump

washingtonpost.com — This courtship started like all the others. Back in March, two months before Donald Trump declared his candidacy and his war on Mexican "rapists," he went to see Joe McQuaid, the publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader. The hallowed institution is the only statewide newspaper in New Hampshire.
Jan 22, 2016

Lovely profile of the Manchester Union Leader and the decline of the NH primary washingtonpost.com/opinions/meet-…

Jan 24, 2016

Meet the conservative New Hampshire newspaper publisher who’s at war with Donald Trump wpo.st/p-361

Jan 24, 2016

Meet the New Hampshire newspaper publisher who’s at war with Donald Trump wpo.st/jn361 @unionleader

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Las madres del Estado Islámico

highline.huffingtonpost.com — En Calgary, Canadá, entre los entrenamientos de fútbol, las horas de trabajo en contabilidad y los ratos de lo que surja con los vecinos, Christianne Boudreau solía usar cada minuto libre que tenía para ver vídeos del Estado Islámico, con la nariz pegada a la pantalla del ordenador.
Dec 22, 2015

Impresionante y genial reportaje @juliaioffe fotos/video @emilykassie. Las madres del ejército islámico B-R-U-T-A-L highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/es/mo…

The Czar vs. the Sultan

foreignpolicy.com — Before Crimea was Russian, or Ukrainian, or even Soviet, it was Turkish. Well, Ottoman. And Russia had already annexed Crimea once before 2014, long before - in 1783. This was after a six-year war with the Turks, in which the Russians essentially wiped out the Ottoman navy.
Nov 25, 2015

Two men, two empires, lots of phantom pains. My perspective on the #Russia plane shoot-down in #Turkey. foreignpolicy.com/2015/11/25/the…

Nov 25, 2015

RT @juliaioffe: Two men, two empires, lots of phantom pains. My perspective on the #Russia plane shoot-down in #Turkey. foreignpolicy.com/2015/11/25/the…

Nov 25, 2015

RT @ForeignPolicy: Putin & Erdogan see themselves as heirs to empires. But jets & tough talk can’t mask decline writes @juliaioffe https://…

Nov 25, 2015

Putin & Erdogan: heirs to the legacy of two long-gone empires, the Russian & the Ottoman. Great read by @juliaioffe foreignpolicy.com/2015/11/25/the…

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A Personal History of Immigration and Executive Action in America

newrepublic.com — These days, when I hear the conservative mantra that people ought to come to America legally and follow the law and get in line, I wonder what, exactly, they're talking about. My family-by that I mean, the dozens listed above-all came here legally, but we weren't exactly part of the immigration system nor did we follow any law on the books.
Nov 25, 2015

This @juliaioffe piece (from last year) is well worth the read on the day before Thanksgiving newrepublic.com/article/120438…

Nov 25, 2015

RT @ishaantharoor: This @juliaioffe piece (from last year) is well worth the read on the day before Thanksgiving newrepublic.com/article/120438…

From Russia With Schadenfreude

foreignpolicy.com — It took the hundreds of theatergoers a few moments to realize that the armed gunmen shooting volleys into the air were not part of the show. A few people tried to flee, but it was too late: The gunmen had taken control of the theater and began strapping explosives to the room's columns.
Nov 15, 2015

Muscovites have been through what Parisians have been through, but it doesn't mean they sympathize. #ParisAttacks foreignpolicy.com/2015/11/15/isi…

Nov 15, 2015

RT @juliaioffe: Muscovites have been through what Parisians have been through, but it doesn't mean they sympathize. #ParisAttacks foreignpolicy.com/2015/11/15/isi…

Nov 15, 2015

RT @juliaioffe: Muscovites have been through what Parisians have been through, but it doesn't mean they sympathize. #ParisAttacks foreignpolicy.com/2015/11/15/isi…

Nov 15, 2015

RT @juliaioffe: Muscovites have been through what Parisians have been through, but it doesn't mean they sympathize. #ParisAttacks foreignpolicy.com/2015/11/15/isi…

Nov 15, 2015

RT @juliaioffe: Muscovites have been through what Parisians have been through, but it doesn't mean they sympathize. #ParisAttacks foreignpolicy.com/2015/11/15/isi…

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A Plane Crash Won’t Weaken Putin’s Resolve in Syria

nytimes.com — For days, unnamed Western intelligence officials and Western heads of state have been implying that a bomb could very well have downed the Russian Metrojet plane carrying 224 Russians to St. Petersburg after a sunny vacation in Sharm el Sheikh.
Nov 06, 2015

Predict a change of Russian strategy or a popular backlash in the wake of #EgyptCrash? Don't. My latest: mobile.nytimes.com/2015/11/06/mag…

Nov 06, 2015

RT @juliaioffe: Predict a change of Russian strategy or a popular backlash in the wake of #EgyptCrash? Don't. My latest: mobile.nytimes.com/2015/11/06/mag…

Nov 06, 2015

RT @juliaioffe: Predict a change of Russian strategy or a popular backlash in the wake of #EgyptCrash? Don't. My latest: mobile.nytimes.com/2015/11/06/mag…

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Fall into Fall with Former Warlords!

foreignpolicy.com — It's the season for decorative gourds. And frolicking with Chechen strongmen! By Julia Ioffe is a contributing writer at the Julia Ioffe New York Times Magazine. She was a senior editor at the New Republic and was the Moscow correspondent for Foreign Policy and the New Yorker from 2009 to 2012.
Oct 30, 2015

Nothing says fall like blood-soaked Chechen warlords frolicking in the leaves. foreignpolicy.com/2015/10/30/che…

Oct 31, 2015

Nothing says fall like Chechen warlords frolicking in the leaves! (My latest) foreignpolicy.com/2015/10/30/che…

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Why Russia’s Alternate History of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Matters

nytimes.com — On Tuesday, the Dutch Safety Board issued its long-awaited report on what brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014.
Oct 13, 2015

Today, the West saw one presentation on what happened to #MH17. Russians saw something totally different. My take: nytimes.com/2015/10/13/mag…

Oct 13, 2015

RT @juliaioffe: Today, the West saw one presentation on what happened to #MH17. Russians saw something totally different. My take: nytimes.com/2015/10/13/mag…

Oct 13, 2015

RT @juliaioffe: Today, the West saw one presentation on what happened to #MH17. Russians saw something totally different. My take: nytimes.com/2015/10/13/mag…

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What Chekhov Tells Us About Putin’s Syria Airstrikes

foreignpolicy.com — Yesterday morning, the Russians pinged the American embassy in Baghdad and let the Yanks know: We're bombing Syria in an hour. The story hasn't stopped spinning every which contradictory way since, so here are some initial thoughts about Russia's latest gambit. Russian airstrikes in Syria may be shocking, but they're certainly not surprising.
Oct 01, 2015

RT @juliaioffe: The #Russia in #Syria story is a complex one, and I have some (scattershot) thoughts on it: foreignpolicy.com/2015/10/01/wha…

Oct 01, 2015

RT @juliaioffe: The #Russia in #Syria story is a complex one, and I have some (scattershot) thoughts on it: foreignpolicy.com/2015/10/01/wha…

Oct 01, 2015

Almost every piece of this @juliaioffe column looks like Russia making mistakes that the US has been avoiding foreignpolicy.com/2015/10/01/wha…

Oct 01, 2015

RT @evanchill: Almost every piece of this @juliaioffe column looks like Russia making mistakes that the US has been avoiding foreignpolicy.com/2015/10/01/wha…

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Feb 08, 2016

@dandrezner If I had a nickel for every time someone told me I looked like Jordan Peele...

Feb 07, 2016

RT @ForeignPolicy: "I was not supposed to be born." Read the story of one of China's millions of forbidden second children. atfp.co/20CjXyN

Feb 07, 2016

RT @FranklinFoer: Rubio was a media pet. That was a pillar of his strategy for concocting momentum. It's a big deal that the media has decided to crush him.

Feb 05, 2016

@keatssycamore @sciam Pertussis booster for adults wasn't even invented until 2005/2006. But do go on.


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