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For Shaun Walker's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Crimea crisis leaves Ukraine troops in limbo

Mar 9, 2014

Crimea crisis leaves Ukraine troops in limbo

The two Ural trucks, full of troops, arrived under cover of darkness and a thick blanket of fog at the Ukrainian missile defense base outside Sevastopol late Friday night, and rammed their way through the gates. Once inside, the Russian troops fanned out and ...

In Sochi, a backlash against the backlash emerges

Feb 9, 2014

In Sochi, a backlash against the backlash emerges

As the sport got under way in earnest in Sochi on Friday, and the first medals were won, the tide of public opinion in Russia and the world began to turn, slowly. The Sochi Olympics have been tainted by myriad controversies during the buildup ...

Georgian PM's clout unlikely to fade after polls

Oct 20, 2013

Georgian PM's clout unlikely to fade after polls

Georgia’s billionaire prime minister, Bidzina Ivanishvili, looks surprised at the suggestion that he might be a touch sensitive to criticism. “Quite the opposite,” he insists, enunciating his words very carefully, in lightly accented Russian. “I really love criticism! Everyone who knows me knows that.” ...