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    Relations with Russia: A Strategy of ‘Constrainment’
    Mar17

    Relations with Russia: A Strategy of ‘Constrainment’

    Three years ago this month, Russia illegally annexed Crimea and laid the groundwork for its ongoing campaign to destabilize Ukraine. That moment marked the end of a period of more than twenty years when the countries of the West looked to Russia as a partner. Of course, even before 2014, Russia had demonstrated a pattern of destabilizing...

    Ukraine Confident US Support Will Not Waver
    Jan19

    Ukraine Confident US Support Will Not Waver

    ‘Channeling Brussels’ with Yehor Bozhok, Ukraine’s acting head of mission at NATO While the United States’ allies in Europe have been shaken by US President-elect Donald Trump’s description of NATO as “obsolete” and his suggestion that he may consider relaxing US sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Ukraine,...

    Tillerson Provides a Glimmer of Hope for Ukraine
    Jan12

    Tillerson Provides a Glimmer of Hope for Ukraine

    At his confirmation hearing on January 11, Rex Tillerson went a long way toward assuaging skeptics who feared that his past relationships with Russian leaders might translate into a naïve and weak approach toward the Kremlin. This was apparent from the start with his confirmation statement that was released the evening before his testimony. He...

    Tillerson’s Views on Russia Remain Murky
    Jan12

    Tillerson’s Views on Russia Remain Murky

    Russia dominated the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s grilling of Rex Tillerson, whose views on the country have been the subject of much speculation. As chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil, Tillerson had extensive business dealings with Russia. The senators used that experience at Tillerson’s confirmation hearing...

    Trump Must Stand Up to Russian Cyberattacks
    Jan11

    Trump Must Stand Up to Russian Cyberattacks

    In light of the intelligence report unequivocally attributing cyberattacks during the US presidential election to Russia, US President-elect Donald Trump must take stock of the magnitude and implications of the Kremlin’s actions, and react appropriately, according to John E. Herbst, director of the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu...

    US-Romania Ties in Need of an Upgrade
    Dec21

    US-Romania Ties in Need of an Upgrade

    There are several reasons why Donald Trump’s administration must upgrade the relationship with Romania—an important US partner in Eastern Europe. Romania is an enduring friend and ally—from a cultural, security, and military standpoint—and offers a wealth of economic opportunities. It aspires to be more present on Washington’s...

    Q&A: What Does a Friend of Putin at Foggy Bottom Mean for Ukraine?
    Dec13

    Q&A: What Does a Friend of Putin at Foggy Bottom Mean for Ukraine?

    President-elect Donald Trump has picked ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state. In 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin personally bestowed Russia’s Order of Friendship on Tillerson. As CEO of ExxonMobil, he’s argued for sanctions relief on Russia. By October 2016, some reports estimate that Exxon has lost $1 billion...

    Swedish Tech Entrepreneurs Find Top Talent and Warm Welcome in Ukraine
    Dec12

    Swedish Tech Entrepreneurs Find Top Talent and Warm Welcome in Ukraine

    Gustav Henman describes his time at Moscow State University as a “Russian cold shower.” But he was no stranger to cold weather as a Swede, and has ended up in Ukraine, where the weather is slightly more moderate and the engineering talent plentiful.He and his business partner, Andreas Flodström, went to Ukraine in 2012 and now own an IT...

    Ukraine News Roundup | November 10
    Dec11

    Ukraine News Roundup | November 10

    Alexander Motyl: Sad News for Putin—Russia Is an Artificial State via World AffairsPutin, Ex-KGB, Finally Moves to Close Russia’s Oldest Rights Group via Boston GlobeHard Ukraine Bargaining Leaves Sour Taste for Some in EU via ReutersHow the Fall of the Berlin Wall Radicalized Putin via Daily BeastVladislav Surkov Is the Hidden Author of...

    Ukraine News Roundup | November 7
    Dec11

    Ukraine News Roundup | November 7

    Hungary Is Helping Putin Keep His Chokehold on Europe’s Energy via Foreign Policy Ukraine’s Chaotic Donbas Republics: ‘USSR Has Returned’ via der Spiegel Why Is Ukraine So Poor? via Peterson Institute for International Economics Meet the Election Observers from Sunday’s Vote in Donbas via Moscow Times Donetsk’s...

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