by Emma SnellSignup to receive the Early Edition in your inbox here. RUSSIA, UKRAINE – BROVARY HELICOPTER CRASHAt least 18 have been killed and 29 injured in a helicopter crash in the Kyiv suburb of Brovary. During this trip to the U.S., British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly urged the West to increase its support for Ukraine. RUSSIA, UKRAINE – GLOBAL RESPONSENATO defense ministers will meet in Brussels today and tomorrow to discuss how best to support Ukraine. Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko would face “massive disobedience” if he decided to send troops to fight alongside Russia in Ukraine, Tikhanovskaya has said.
by Emma SnellSignup to receive the Early Edition in your inbox here. Progressive House Democrats yesterday retracted their call for Biden to engage in direct diplomatic talks with Russia over a Ukraine cease-fire. Russia has notified the U.S. about its plans to carry out annual exercises of its nuclear forces, the U.S. government said yesterday. Filtration measures and searches of cars and buildings have intensified, and public transport is limited,” said Sobolevskyi on Telegram yesterday. U.S. RELATIONSA Russian court yesterday upheld the nine-year prison sentence handed to American basketball star Brittney Griner for drug possession, rejecting her appeal.3 months ago Just Security
by Emma SnellSignup to receive the Early Edition in your inbox here. “We will regard the use of the dirty bomb by the Kyiv regime as an act of nuclear terrorism,” Russia’s U.N. RUSSIA, UKRAINE – U.S. RUSSIA, UKRAINE – OTHER DEVELOPMENTSRussian-installed officials in Kherson are forming territorial defense units to defend the illegally occupied city against recapture by Ukrainian forces. Trump has dropped the claim in relation to nine documents, according to a court filing yesterday from the Justice Department.3 months ago Just Security
For instance, only two Republican members of Congress – Liz Cheney (WY) and Adam Kinzinger (IL) – supported Gosar’s censure. First, “acts of political violence have skyrocketed in the past five years,” as Rachel Kleinfeld noted in 2021. I have named this kind of communication “dangerous speech” to draw attention to the risk of violence and to find ways to forestall violence without impinging on freedom of expression, with my colleagues at the Dangerous Speech Project, a research team. Millions of Americans who drink this toxic rhetorical cocktail now expect – and support – political violence. This is a common, powerful feature of dangerous speech since it makes violence, even mass violence, seem defensive and necessary.2 months ago Just Security
The January 6th Select Committee’s public hearings have now culminated in a subpoena to former President Donald Trump. In this latest edition of our January 6th Hearings Criminal Evidence Tracker, we add the evidence set forth in the eighth and ninth hearings to our prior inventory. With this update of the tracker we have now cataloged the substantial new evidence all nine hearings have derived in support of the subpoena—and of possible criminal charges against Trump. The committee provided evidence that Trump spent that time attempting to persuade legislators—who were at the time under attack—to further delay the electoral count. Beginning with Trump’s rally that morning, the Secret Service reportedly was aware of a number of threats.3 months ago Just Security
by Emma SnellSignup to receive the Early Edition in your inbox here. Dylan Tokar reports for the Wall Street Journal. Ian Talley reports for the Wall Street Journal. The defendants, who have ties to the Russian security services, are all believed to be in Russian-controlled territory or Russia itself, making it unlikely that they will ever serve any sentence they receive. Scott Calvert reports for the Wall Street Journal.2 months ago Just Security
by Emma SnellSignup to receive the Early Edition in your inbox here. RUSSIA, UKRAINE – GLOBAL RESPONSEThe energy crisis sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is likely to speed up the global transition toward clean energy, according to the world’s leading energy agency. RUSSIA, UKRAINE – U.S. RESPONSEThe White House has said that it sees no current prospects for negotiations to end the war in Ukraine. “The evidence that Iran is helping Russia rage its war against Ukraine is clear and it is public.3 months ago Just Security
by Emma SnellSignup to receive the Early Edition in your inbox here. RUSSIA, UKRAINE – U.S. RUSSIA, UKRAINE – OTHER DEVELOPMENTSRussian President Vladimir Putin has canceled his annual press conference for the first time in a decade. China has sent a record 18 nuclear-capable H-6 bomber aircraft into Taiwan’s air defense zone, the island’s Defense Ministry has said. The 18 bombers were part of 21 total Chinese warplanes sent into Taiwan’s southwest air defense identification zone in the span of 24 hours, according to the ministry.1 month ago Just Security