The Saker: How I Became A Kremlin Troll

"By birth, experience, and training, I truly had everything needed to hate Putin... I was born in a family of 'White Russians' whose anti-Communism was total and visceral..."

Sweden, Submarines, And Propaganda

"Given the NATO-joining aim of those likely to be in power in a year’s time, it is relevant to examine Sweden’s recent association with Russia, which is regarded as an enemy by a regrettably large number of Swedes..."

7 Independence Movements That Could Destroy The EU

"Catalonia is not the only region in the EU demanding more autonomy or independence...Here are seven regions in the European Union that may seek separation, and cause more fragmentation in an already weakened Europe..."

US To Restrict Russian Military Flights Over American Territory

The US is preparing to announce restrictions to Russian military flights over American territory under the Treaty on Open Skies in the latest sign of strain in U.S.-Russia relations: "Open Skies is part of a gradual breakdown in relations."

Frontrunning: August 25

  • Trump to push for tax reform passage by year’s end, says Cohn (FT)
  • Bond Routs, Stock Surges: Jackson Hole Can Be Messy for Markets (BBG)
  • Hurricane Harvey intensifies (Reuters)
  • GOP Plan to Kill Estate Tax Sets Up Conflict Over Charitable Giving (BBG)
  • ECB Is Set to Buy More Bonds (WSJ)