TV Dozhd: Rain on me. By Stevin Azo Michels

The state of the media and free speech in Russia today is both unique and history repeating. The world should be very concerned. While many decry the Crimean land grab and focus intently on the Eastern Ukraine political unrest and turmoil, they should be looking at the long-term effects of media manipulation taking place both…

Linguistic Security, by Jacqueline Klapak

The Bahamas. The Gambia. The Ukraine.   According to the CIA World Factbook, the first two countries listed here are the only two countries whose names officially begin with a definite article. “The United States” rolls easier off one’s tongue than “The Gambia”… and it goes without saying that “The Ukraine” rolls just as easily as “The…