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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks

    China’s Grand Goals and Limited Options
    Dec16

    China’s Grand Goals and Limited Options

    By Jacob L. Shapiro China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy said in a statement on Dec. 15 that a Chinese carrier battle group, centered around the CNS Liaoning ship, carried out its first ever live-fire exercises. On Tuesday, the Center for Strategic and International Studies published a report that provided satellite images...

    Post-Brexit trade deal “could be done more quickly” than CETA but Britain will face £50bn “exit bill” in Article 50 negotiations, says EU Brexit negotiator
    Dec16

    Post-Brexit trade deal “could be done more quickly” than CETA but Britain will face £50bn “exit bill” in Article 50 negotiations, says EU Brexit negotiator

    Post-Brexit trade deal “could be done more quickly” than CETA but Britain will face £50bn “exit bill” in Article 50 negotiations, says EU Brexit negotiatorAccording to private minutes obtained by The Daily Telegraph, Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator, said a post-Brexit trade deal “could be done more...

    Stoltenberg: NATO to hold talks with Russia
    Dec16

    Stoltenberg: NATO to hold talks with Russia

    NATO will hold a fresh round of formal talks with Russia on Monday (19 December) to discuss European security and the Ukraine conflict, according to alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg. …read more Source:...

    Germany and the V4 states cannot afford not to cooperate closely
    Dec16

    Germany and the V4 states cannot afford not to cooperate closely

    Visegrad Insight in partnership with Eastern Europe Network of Fellows of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation is pleased to present articles by Jörg Winterbauer, Zsuzsanna Végh and Vít Dostál created on the occasion of ‘Germany and the Visegrad States: Potentials and Challenges of Cooperation’ conference in Warsaw, 25-27 November 2016. The...

    Putin caught honouring notorious Donbas & Syria ’mercenary’ commander
    Dec16

    Putin caught honouring notorious Donbas & Syria ’mercenary’ commander

    Dmitry Utkin, otherwise known as ‘Wagner’, whose highly trained Russian fighters are known to have been involved in Russia’s invasion of Crimea, in the conflict in Donbas and in Syria, was one of Putin’s guests at a Kremlin reception to mark ‘Heroes of the Fatherland Day’ …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

    EU report: Ukraine carrying out unprecedented reforms
    Dec16

    EU report: Ukraine carrying out unprecedented reforms

    A joint report by the European External Action Service and the European Commission says that Ukraine is carrying out unprecedented reforms across its economy and political system, and its democratic institutions have been further revitalised. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Germany’s Siemens Company accused of scam to bypass Crimean sanctions
    Dec16

    Germany’s Siemens Company accused of scam to bypass Crimean sanctions

    A new twist has been reported in the story of Siemens gas turbines which could be used to deliver the turbines to Russian-occupied Crimea without Germany’s Siemens openly bypassing EU sanctions. A check is urgently needed since the scam suggested would cast a shadow over Siemens and demonstrate serious failings in sanction controls....

    Citizens For Sale
    Dec16

    Citizens For Sale

    KleptoCast 3: KI’s Natalie Duffy talks to Harry Cooper of Politico Europe about Malta’s Individual Investor Program http://kleptocracyinitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/malta-121316-4.24-PM.mp3 By Natalie DuffyDecember 15, 2016 Thanks to Malta’s Individual Investor Program (IIP), European Union citizenship is up for sale....

    Airing Putin’s Dirty Laundry
    Dec15

    Airing Putin’s Dirty Laundry

    By Nate Sibley As details of Kremlin interference in the U.S. elections continue to emerge (including suggestions that Vladimir Putin himself directed elements of the operation), an intriguing idea is breaking out in policy circles: That it is time for the U.S. to release information gathered by its intelligence agencies about the Russian...

    EU summit extends Russia sanctions for six months, reassures Dutch over Ukraine deal
    Dec15

    EU summit extends Russia sanctions for six months, reassures Dutch over Ukraine deal

    EU heads of government agreed tonight (15 December) to roll over sanctions against Russia over its actions in the Ukraine for a further six months, ticking off one element of an otherwise problematic and late-running summit. …read more Source:...

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