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Mr. Haqqani is now director at Boston University’s Center for International Relations.

ATMOSPHERE OF INTIMIDATION

The State Department this week accused Russia of creating an “atmosphere of intimidation” for journalists seeking to uncover corruption under President Vladimir Putin.

Deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf leveled her criticism at the Kremlin on the anniversary of the assassination of muckraking journalist Anna Politkovskaya, killed Oct. 7, 2006, in Moscow.

Russia convicted a former police officer and five other defendants are on trial for her murder. But authorities still have not found the mastermind who “ordered this terrible crime,” she said.

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James Morrison

James Morrison

James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...

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