Cracks are Beginning to Form in Russia's Veneer of Invincibility
The nation that gave the world John Milton and his cry for the “liberty to utter” is now at the forefront of shutting speech down.
Senator Ron Johnson (Wisconsin), who went to Russia this past July 4 and says we should overlook Russia’s election meddling, enjoyed one of the most surprising election wins of 2016 after Russia compromised his state’s election system.
1. A contingency of Republican senators spent the 4th of July in Moscow. https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/republican-senator-returns-moscow-says-election-meddling-overblown
Dr. Andrew A. Michta is Dean of the College of International and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Fluent in Polish and Russian, Dr. Michta has focused his professional life on international security, NATO and Central Europe and the Baltic States.
The Council has prolonged the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months, until 15 March 2019. The measures consist of asset freezes and travel restrictions. They currently apply to 155 persons and 44 entities.