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Manpower

Ukraine has had to institute six drafts this year alone in order to keep up with the war in the eastern regions, but because of rampant draft dodging it still has less than half the recruits it needs.

Limping to Paris

The Polish party likeliest to win October elections is coming out against a binding Global Climate Treaty.

Putin's Power Ploys

Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff’s family pushes back against latest Kremlin propaganda initiative.

Public Opinion

The Russian president is still popular, but not as much as he was before falling oil prices and Western sanctions put the squeeze on people’s budgets.

Crude Economics

Bargain-basement oil prices have Venezuela on the ropes, but don’t expect the Saudis to cave in and cut production.

The Yemeni Civil War

As the Saudis enter Sana’a, casualties will likely skyrocket.

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