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How Russian Propaganda Portrays European Leaders

Russia’s efforts to spread disinformation in other countries as part of a hybrid war against the West sometimes make us forget that the media networks inside Russia also greatly matter. Even though Russia’s domestic media targets the Russian-speaking population, its narratives and portrayals of the international scene can tell us a lot about Russia’s foreign policy.

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American forces in Europe: Cavalry ride

NEITHER rain nor sleet nor snow, to quote the American postal service’s motto, have kept Czechs from lining the routes followed by three American military convoys through their country over the past few days. While spring storms dumped rain on the columns of Stryker armoured fighting vehicles, flag-waving crowds queued up to greet them. The onlookers were defying more than the …

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After Charlie Hebdo Shootings, Big Data Shows Hopeful Signs

In January 2015, terrorists shot and killed 17 people in and around Paris, in the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, at a kosher supermarket a few miles away, and in the southern suburb of Montrouge. These attacks, the deadliest in France in more than 50 years, prompted vigorous—and still ongoing—debate over issues ranging from free speech and satire …