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    The Fait Accompli in the 21st Century Security Landscape: From Crimea to Doklam to the Spratly Islands
    Oct07

    The Fait Accompli in the 21st Century Security Landscape: From Crimea to Doklam to the Spratly Islands

    RSVP HERE From Ukraine to the South China Sea, the fait accompli reappears time and again as the strategy of choice to challenge the status quo, imposing losses in a calculated gamble that victims will relent rather than escalate. The Stimson Center is pleased to host Dan Altman, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Georgia State...

    Belarusian Journalists Still Face Huge Problems
    Oct07

    Belarusian Journalists Still Face Huge Problems

    Belarus came in a lowly 153rd place (of 180) in Reporters Without Borders 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Other media freedom watchdogs and international organisations have reached similar conclusions: Belarus is ranked amongst the ten least free countries by Freedom House, although – credit where it’s due – it did move up from 194th last...

    Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, October I 2017
    Oct07

    Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, October I 2017

    Written by Katarzyna Sochacka, EU negotiator Michel Barnier presents the state of play of the Brexit negotiations in plenary. © European Union 2017 – Source : EP The adoption of Parliament’s resolution on the state of play of the Brexit negotiations was one of the main points of the October I plenary session, as was a debate on the...

    NATO’s Relevance and Europe’s Search for an Alternative
    Oct07

    NATO’s Relevance and Europe’s Search for an Alternative

    The North Treaty Organization (NATO) came into being to guarantee security to the war-torn Europe after the most devastated war in human history called “World War II.” It was precisely meant for containing “Communist” threat from the former Soviet Union. The “Warsaw Pact” was the response to NATO during the height of cold war by the Soviet...

    Blog entry: Political Risks in Ukraine: The Biggest Problems Are Homemade
    Oct07

    Blog entry: Political Risks in Ukraine: The Biggest Problems Are Homemade

    Der Beitrag Blog entry: Political Risks in Ukraine: The Biggest Problems Are Homemade erschien zuerst auf Competence Center for Black Sea Region Studies. …read more Source: Competence Center for Black Sea Region...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: October 6, 2017
    Oct07

    Kleptocracy Weekly: October 6, 2017

    ​ “Kleptocracy is the business model of 21st century authoritarianism.” Charles Davidson, KI’s Executive Director,testified before the Helsinki Commission in Congress this week on how anonymous companies threaten democracy and security. Next week: Join KI and distinguished experts at Hudson Institute on October 11th for the launch of Ilya...

    The Russian State’s New Surprising Crusade … Against “Orthodox Extremists”
    Oct07

    The Russian State’s New Surprising Crusade … Against “Orthodox Extremists”

    Society It seems that the Russian state is preparing to get tough on various hardline, fringe followers of the Orthodox Church. Columnists in the opposition media and panic-stricken citizens on social media have already dubbed these Russian citizens “Orthodox extremists” or “new fundamentalists” Alexander Kalinin, for instance, the leader of the...

    Watch List Findings: Oct. 7, 2017
    Oct07

    Watch List Findings: Oct. 7, 2017

    What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will...

    How China’s first ‘silk road’ slowly came to life – on the water
    Oct02

    How China’s first ‘silk road’ slowly came to life – on the water

    Curioso/ShutterstockFew images are more enduring in the historical imagination than the train of two-humped Bactrian camels plodding across desert sands from west to east, or vice-versa, across the vast open spaces of Eurasia. Now that China is edging towards a modern incarnation of the “silk road” it is worth remembering how this emblem of the...

    Ukraine’s Poorly Timed Education Law
    Oct02

    Ukraine’s Poorly Timed Education Law

    Endorsing bilingualism in education would be the inspired and progressive option for the Ukrainian leadership. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

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