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    A British Foreign Secretary who excuses Russia’s invasion of Crimea?
    Jul14

    A British Foreign Secretary who excuses Russia’s invasion of Crimea?

    The new UK Prime Minister doubtless had her reasons for giving leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson a cabinet post. Making him Foreign Secretary, however, defies any comprehension. It is especially difficult not to view this as an affront to all those currently facing persecution in Russian-occupied Crimea given his extraordinary attempt to...

    Kremlin-loyal ‘observers’ arrive to rubberstamp Donbas ‘primaries’ in breach of Minsk Accord
    Jul14

    Kremlin-loyal ‘observers’ arrive to rubberstamp Donbas ‘primaries’ in breach of Minsk Accord

    A “delegation of foreign observers from Finland and Serbia” has visited Donetsk as part of an elaborate, if farcical, attempt by the Kremlin-backed militants to bypass the commitments agreed in Minsk for holding local elections …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    To prevent further human suffering in the east of Ukraine, the rule of law has to be re-established
    Jul14

    To prevent further human suffering in the east of Ukraine, the rule of law has to be re-established

    According to Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, “the conflict in the east of Ukraine remains the cause of enormous human suffering and loss of life. It is high time to put an end to it and ensure the effective prosecution and sanctioning of those responsible for human rights violations” …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Resilience Strengthens, Though Regional Cohesion Risks Remain
    Jul14

    Ukraine’s Resilience Strengthens, Though Regional Cohesion Risks Remain

    President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials frequently refer to Ukraine’s weak social cohesion, thereby justifying the notion that Russia is intervening in this allegedly ungovernable weak state to protect its clientele groups there. During this year’s St. Petersburg Economic Forum (June 16–18), Putin indirectly accused the...

    New Generation of Digital Detectives Fight to Keep Russia Honest
    Jul13

    New Generation of Digital Detectives Fight to Keep Russia Honest

    Almost two years ago on July 17, 2014, a Buk missile downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine, killing 298 passengers and their crew. The Russian government pushed evidence implying that a Ukrainian plane had shot down MH17, while the Dutch Safety Board concluded that a Buk missile caused the plane to break up and crash. My...

    Has Ukraine Really Changed?
    Jul13

    Has Ukraine Really Changed?

    On Sunday, July 17, voters in seven electoral districts in Ukraine will head to the polls to select their representatives for the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament. This special election is set to fill vacancies, some due to ministerial appointments and elections to other offices, and in one case due to the death of an incumbent. The...

    The Key to NATO Solidarity: an Open Door Policy
    Jul13

    The Key to NATO Solidarity: an Open Door Policy

    The new crises and threats from Russia and East would be an opportunity to increase the solidarity of NATO. The solidarity of NATO will be strengthened by consolidating the transatlantic links between Europe and the US – particularly in terms of their open door policy – thereby tightening the solidarity and security not only within borders, but...

    Moving Forward from Crimea: Cohesion for Modern NATO
    Jul13

    Moving Forward from Crimea: Cohesion for Modern NATO

    In the wake of a wave of tension with Russia, NATO now faces new challenges and threats on many fronts. In order to unify its 28 members, the Alliance needs to pursue compromise and coordination, and rally the public will behind itself in the face of nationalist sentiment. …read more Source: Atlantic...

    School of Hard Knocks: Lessons from Crises show NATO Path Forwards
    Jul13

    School of Hard Knocks: Lessons from Crises show NATO Path Forwards

    A series of different calamities have struck Europe one after the other in recent years from the 2008 recession, to the Ukrainian Crisis, to the migrant crisis. Taking a deeper look at the underlying causes of these issues and how they can help inform future decisions offers NATO the opportunity to formulate a coherent strategy moving forwards....

    NATO and Russia: a Sisyphean Cycle of Escalation?
    Jul13

    NATO and Russia: a Sisyphean Cycle of Escalation?

    Today, on July 13, the NATO-Russia Council will hold its first meeting, albeit at an ambassadorial level, since cooperation under its auspices was suspended in April 2014 in response to the Kremlin’s aggression in Ukraine. Both NATO and Russia continue to have “profound and persistent disagreements,” but in light of intensifying...

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