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    European Parliament approves visa liberalization for Ukraine
    Apr10

    European Parliament approves visa liberalization for Ukraine

    It’s finally happened! The European Parliament on April 6 voted to lift visa requirements for Ukrainians wishing to travel to anywhere in the Schengen zone. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    FTAC: Reprise: How ISIL Serves Moscow, Damascus, and Tehran
    Apr10

    FTAC: Reprise: How ISIL Serves Moscow, Damascus, and Tehran

    Again: Assad (w/ Putin and Khamenei looking on) incubated ISIL as a tool with several interesting functions: –A “jihadi” trap that has drawn thousands of fighters to itself, including from Chechnya, to serve as a “Kill Zone” for the type. Not a bad idea, eh? –However: the same ploy turns out for bribing the west — “Assad OR The Terrorists” in...

    Round-Up of Investment Arbitrations Against CIS States: Recent Developments
    Apr10

    Round-Up of Investment Arbitrations Against CIS States: Recent Developments

    In the December 2016 – March 2017 period, some major procedural developments occurred in several pending and concluded investment arbitrations against CIS states. In some of these pending disputes, arbitral tribunals have asserted jurisdiction over the investors’ claims, addressing noteworthy issues such as: provisional application of the...

    Moldovan President and Prime Minister Increasingly at Loggerheads
    Apr10

    Moldovan President and Prime Minister Increasingly at Loggerheads

    From a potential referendum, to membership in the Eurasian Economic Union and the relationship with the EU, Igor Dodon and Pavel Filip cannot find any common ground. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia in East Asia: Ambitions Fall Short of Reality
    Apr10

    Russia in East Asia: Ambitions Fall Short of Reality

    Russia / World Ever since the end of the Cold War, the idea of a dramatic turn to Asia has been a recurrent aim of Russia’s foreign policy. Russian politicians and commentators have emphasized the need to balance Russia’s external relations by taking a more active posture towards the East since the mid-1990s. Asia re-emerged once...

    2 Crimean Tatars on trial for a pre-annexation pro-Ukraine rally released under house arrest
    Apr10

    2 Crimean Tatars on trial for a pre-annexation pro-Ukraine rally released under house arrest

    Ali Asanov and Mustafa Degermendzhy are home with their families after almost two years in custody. Both are under house arrest and their surreal trial is continuing, but at least they have been freed from custody. Russia is continuing to hold Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Akhtem Chiygoz in custody and prevent him from even attending his own trial...

    The Next Phase of U.S.–EU Energy Cooperation
    Apr10

    The Next Phase of U.S.–EU Energy Cooperation

    Transatlantic TakeThe G7 Energy Ministers meeting taking place in Rome today provides a useful reminder of the importance of transatlantic cooperation on energy, a collaboration that has been of strong benefit to both sides for many years. From the creation of the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 1974, following the Arab oil embargo, to the...

    How Can the West Combat the Global Democratic Recession?
    Apr10

    How Can the West Combat the Global Democratic Recession?

    Map of Eurasia by Regime Type (Source: Freedom House 2017 Nations in Transit Report) Earlier this month, Freedom House released its annual “Nations in Transit” (NIT) report,[1] which painted a disheartening picture for democracy in Eurasia. “Populists’ stunning electoral victories in Europe and the United States have shaken the post–Cold...

    FTAC: Syria – “Expect ‘Mission Creep’”
    Apr10

    FTAC: Syria – “Expect ‘Mission Creep’”

    Posted to YouTube by The New York Times, April 7, 2017. Comment: The public presentation of conflict may attempt to keep separate Syria, Ukraine, Russia, and Iran, but I don’t think the Kremlin (this is a good comment for Kremlin Watch) has an “Off” button in association with the defense of the autocratic feudal past that each dictatorship...

    Conspiracy Theories & the St. Petersburg Metro Tragedy
    Apr10

    Conspiracy Theories & the St. Petersburg Metro Tragedy

    (Source: kremlin.ru) Everyone likes a good conspiracy. Conspiracies explain a complicated world.[1] …read more Source: Foreign Policy Research...

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