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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Resolving the Imbroglio by Making Ukraine a Buffer State
    Aug01

    Resolving the Imbroglio by Making Ukraine a Buffer State

    Viewpoint by Jonathan Power* LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) – A few recent words from Jack Matlock who was U.S. ambassador to Moscow under presidents Reagan and Bush senior: “The Ukraine crisis is a product, in large part, of the policy of indefinite expansion of NATO to the east. If there had been no possibility of Ukraine ever becoming part of...

    Watch List: Aug. 1, 2017
    Aug01

    Watch List: Aug. 1, 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 is Not a Threat Akin to the Soviet Union, but Still a Formidable Power
    Aug01

    Russia is Not a Threat Akin to the Soviet Union, but Still a Formidable Power

    Although not the superpower of Soviet times, Russia still must be dealt with as a great power. August 1, 2017 By Keith Weber It has become commonplace to compare modern Russia with the Soviet Union, invoking the old Cold War to describe the latest hostistilities beween Russia and the West. While the ideological battle between communism and...

    Washington’s Addictive Foreign-Policy Drug
    Aug01

    Washington’s Addictive Foreign-Policy Drug

    Ted Galen Carpenter Congress has overwhelmingly passed legislation imposing new economic sanctions on North Korea, Russia and Iran. There was some speculation that President Trump might veto the measure, both because of concerns that it would prevent an improvement in America’s troubled relations with Moscow and because of stringent...

    Why Russia needs troops from the Caucasus in Syria – and how they bolster Moscow’s ‘eastern’ image
    Aug01

    Why Russia needs troops from the Caucasus in Syria – and how they bolster Moscow’s ‘eastern’ image

    During the early years of the Cold War, the Soviet Union made a great push to reach out to the developing world, and particularly to the Middle East and Asia. It established particularly close ties with Nasser’s Egypt and later with Syria, but didn’t do so well with others; the Chinese leadership in particular doubted whether the USSR...

    Moscow to Poland: Hands Off Our Monuments
    Aug01

    Moscow to Poland: Hands Off Our Monuments

    Russia also upset over exclusion from project to commemorate victims of Sobibor death camp. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia to answer to Strasbourg for shielding Donbas militant killer of Ukrainian schoolboy Stepan Chubenko
    Aug01

    Russia to answer to Strasbourg for shielding Donbas militant killer of Ukrainian schoolboy Stepan Chubenko

    There is no good reason for refusing to extradite Vadim Pogodin, who even the militants themselves agree was behind the horrific torture and murder of 16-year-old Stepan Chubenko, yet Russia has let him go free …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russia sentences Ukrainian pensioner captured by Donbas militants to 12 years for ’sabotage’
    Aug01

    Russia sentences Ukrainian pensioner captured by Donbas militants to 12 years for ’sabotage’

    A military court in Rostov has sentenced 61-year-old Oleksiy Sizonovych to 12 years in a maximum security prison on charges of planning acts of sabotage and terrorist both in Russia and in the militant-controlled Luhansk oblast of Ukraine …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Watch List: July 31, 2017
    Jul31

    Watch List: July 31, 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...

    Ukraine to Import 700,000 Tons of Coal from US
    Jul31

    Ukraine to Import 700,000 Tons of Coal from US

    Kyiv Post. Ukraine. …read more Source: World Affairs...

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