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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    February 6th, 2017
    Feb07

    February 6th, 2017

    CHINA China’s Intelligent Weaponry Gets Smarter John Markoff and Matthew Rosenberg, THE NEW YORK TIMES The United States no longer has a strategic monopoly on A.I. technology, which is widely seen as the key factor in the next generation of warfare. The Pentagon’s plan to bring A.I. to the military is taking shape as Chinese...

    Russia’s Bad Equilibrium
    Feb07

    Russia’s Bad Equilibrium

    The fear of economic destabilization that has permeated Russia since its 2014 invasion of Ukraine, which was met with crippling Western sanctions, has all but evaporated. For many Russians, the mix of nationalist euphoria, creature comforts, and domestic repression seems to be a potent elixir. …read more Source: Project Syndicate (Czech...

    Disgraced Transplant Surgeon Continues Research in Russia
    Feb07

    Disgraced Transplant Surgeon Continues Research in Russia

    Once hailed as a pioneer of stem-cell research, Paolo Macchiarini could face criminal charges in Sweden over patient deaths. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Can Russia Be Remade From Below?
    Feb07

    Can Russia Be Remade From Below?

    Douglas Rogers’ book on the role of oil as a source for state-building in the Perm region suggests more diverse trajectories for Russian political development than commonly assumed. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Why is Europe so silent on Syria?
    Feb07

    Why is Europe so silent on Syria?

    Why did nearly six years have to pass? Why did hundreds of thousands of people in Syria have to die and many millions have to flee? Why did it take so long for Europe to feel even a little disgust at the tragedy of Aleppo, one of the biggest worldwide humanitarian catastrophes of recent years? Why, for months, did the European Union only keep...

    Wife Says Kremlin Critic Diagnosed With ’Acute Poisoning’ Blood Samples Sent To Israeli Lab
    Feb07

    Wife Says Kremlin Critic Diagnosed With ’Acute Poisoning’ Blood Samples Sent To Israeli Lab

    The wife of well-known Kremlin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza, Jr., who fell critically ill last week in Moscow for the second time in two years, said doctors have diagnosed him with “acute poisoning by an undetermined substance.” …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    ‘Ukrainian regional news site’ linked with Putin Chef’s Internet troll factory
    Feb07

    ‘Ukrainian regional news site’ linked with Putin Chef’s Internet troll factory

    An apparently ‘Ukrainian’ website often quoted in the Russian media has a St. Petersburg address and is probably one of the ‘troll factory’ enterprises owned by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a millionaire often referred to as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s favourite chef. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukraine Flares Up: Worst Fighting in Nearly Two Years
    Feb06

    Ukraine Flares Up: Worst Fighting in Nearly Two Years

    …read more Source: Hudson...

    Clouded Reassurances in Asia
    Feb06

    Clouded Reassurances in Asia

    Last week, Secretary of Defense James Mattis made his first official foreign visit as a member of the Trump administration. It was also the first overseas visit by any member of the new cabinet. The new Defense Secretary spent time in both South Korea and Japan, two of America’s most important allies in Asia. The choice of these two...

    Business As Usual – Is Trump’s Foreign Policy Just More Bush And Obama?
    Feb06

    Business As Usual – Is Trump’s Foreign Policy Just More Bush And Obama?

    The last two weeks have been quite a disappointment for those who expected President Trump to make a clear break with the interventionist, warmongering foreign policy of his two immediate predecessors. The Trump Administration threatened Iran several times — including bizarrely putting the country “on notice” — conducted...

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