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Russia: Life After Trust

Once you lose faith in one institution, you start to lose faith in them all. Lessons from Putin’s Moscow. On one of my first reporting trips to Vladmir Putin’s Russia — of which there’d be so many that th...

Cold front is nearing? Time to chill out!

As the Arctic frost is about to bite the Baltics again, a slew of start-up ecosystem trend-setters will be sizzling the audience at the TechChill event in Riga this weekend, exchanging their know-how and providing a glimpse in what the industry wi...

Free Speech and Fake News

About a week before the United States presidential election last November, someone posted on Twitter that Hillary Clinton was at the center of a pedophilia ring. The rumor spread through social media, and a right-wing talk show host named Alex Jon...

Barbarians at the gate

After a few days of sober (and not so sober) reflection upon the results of the presidential election in America, I find myself troubled not so much by the victory of the utter cipher that is Donald Trump, but far more by what he has unleashed in ...

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