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Putin Unveils Memorial to Victims of Soviet Repression, While His Own Repression Continues

Vladimir Putin presided over the unveiling of the first national memorial to the victims of political repression in Russia—an irony that was met with strong criticism from former political prisoners.

Overplaying Their Hand: The Kurds’ Referendum Debacle

In their move for an independent state, the Kurds gambled and lost—but there’s more to the story than being the victims of another betrayal from the West.

Canada Adopts Version of Magnitsky Law, Shuns Global Outlaws

Canada will no longer be a safe haven for foreign government officials who steal from their citizens. Despite powerful pressure from the Kremlin, Canada has passed a Magnitsky Law.

Turkey Is Behaving like an Enemy Now

Turkey, a NATO ally, is now behaving like an enemy—imprisoning journalists or sentencing them in absentia, arresting a US Consulate employee on bogus charges, and taking hostages.