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    Western Anxiety Over Zapad 2017 — Justified or Not?
    Sep08

    Western Anxiety Over Zapad 2017 — Justified or Not?

    Transatlantic TakeBERLIN — Next week, Russia will launch a large-scale military exercise. Titled Zapad (West), these war games take place every four years. They typically assume a NATO attack on Russia’s ally Belarus, and they train the militaries of both countries to repel such an attack. The core components of the exercises take place in...

    In Sweden, an Ethical Dilemma of Nuclear Proportions
    Sep08

    In Sweden, an Ethical Dilemma of Nuclear Proportions

    By Allison Fedirka It’s not every day that a country finds itself in a position where one decision can shape the security framework of an entire region. At the moment, Sweden is in just such a position: It must decide whether to sign a new U.N. nuclear weapons ban. On its face it sounds fairly harmless – Sweden doesn’t have its own...

    Next steps in the debate on the future of Europe
    Sep08

    Next steps in the debate on the future of Europe

    Written by Aidan Christie, A clearer view of the European Commission’s vision of the future of Europe should be one outcome of the 2017 State of the Union speech by President Jean-Claude Juncker. Set to take place in the European Parliament’s plenary session of 13 September, this year’s annual set-piece is to be a key moment in...

    Fears for the life of young Ukrainian abducted by Donbas militants
    Sep07

    Fears for the life of young Ukrainian abducted by Donbas militants

    There is still no information about the whereabouts of 22-year-old Mykola Petukhov who was seized by armed militants of the so-called ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ in the early morning of August 31. The abduction is of immense concern since Mykola’s mother reports that a young man, identified only as Oleksiy, was seized just a...

    Watch List: Sept. 6, 2017
    Sep07

    Watch List: Sept. 6, 2017

    The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance. Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our...

    Russia under Putin: Small child solemnly swears to prosecute her mother if required
    Sep07

    Russia under Putin: Small child solemnly swears to prosecute her mother if required

    At a ceremony in St Petersburg on September 1 marking the beginning of the academic year for future ‘investigators’, a little girl solemnly promised Alexander Bastrykin, head of the Investigative Committee that she would shop her mother if that were required by her work …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 1, 2017
    Sep07

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 1, 2017

    A Florida lobbying firm has been hired by a Turkish government-controlled bank implicated in a major Iranian money laundering scheme by the U.S. Justice Department. (Daily Caller) Gerhard Schröder is pressing on with plans to join the board of Rosneft, despite mounting criticism. (AP) China is rolling back Western global influence through a...

    Zapad 2017 – survey
    Sep07

    Zapad 2017 – survey

    We asked Joerg Forbrig, Janusz Bugajski and Jaroslav Naď three questions concerning Zapad 2017 Why are Zapad exercises excepted with so much anxiety among NATO allies? What is NATO’s readiness for the scenarios trained during these exercises? Are Russians going to maintain the military presence in Belarus after Zapad exercises are...

    The World Outside of North Korea
    Sep06

    The World Outside of North Korea

    By Jacob L. Shapiro North Korea commands the world’s attention, but its nuclear test shouldn’t overshadow the important developments that happened earlier this week in other parts of the world. While North Korea and the U.S. were lobbing threats at one another, China’s president was purging generals in the People’s...

    American Jackboot Diplomacy
    Sep06

    American Jackboot Diplomacy

    The latest extraordinary roughshod violation of Russian diplomatic rights by the American authorities shows that the US doesn’t want to restore normal bilateral relations. Indeed, it has now resorted publicly to jackboot diplomacy.The rapid ordering of Russia to vacate three of its diplomatic properties – in a matter of hours – amid...

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