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    Minding the Gap: A Multi-Layered Approach to Tackling Violent Extremism
    Jul07

    Minding the Gap: A Multi-Layered Approach to Tackling Violent Extremism

    The creation of the Global Counterterrorism Forum was a success for the international community’s counterterrorism efforts, but was it enough?2016_newsbrief_july_rosand.pdfOver the decade and a half since the 9/11 attacks, calls for more international counterterrorism co-operation have become a stock element of political leaders’...

    China–Pakistan: With Great Investment Comes Some Responsibility
    Jul07

    China–Pakistan: With Great Investment Comes Some Responsibility

    China has invested millions into Pakistani infrastructure, but will internal political conflict in Pakistan prove to be the bane of the CPEC’s existence?2016_newsbrief_july_pantucci.pdfThe China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has become one of the emblematic foreign policy initiatives of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s broader ‘Belt...

    Security, Confidentiality and Asylum: Time to Re-Think the Secret System
    Jul07

    Security, Confidentiality and Asylum: Time to Re-Think the Secret System

    Criminal justice networks are being abused around the world. The rules designed to protect refugees are working against them. 2016_newsbrief_july_king.pdfIn April, the UK government published its ‘Action Plan for Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Finance’. The Action Plan highlights the government’s desire to adopt ‘a...

    Concerns expressed over amendments proposed to the Law on Freedom of Conscience
    Jul07

    Concerns expressed over amendments proposed to the Law on Freedom of Conscience

    The religious community in Ukraine have criticized some aspects of amendments proposed to the Law on Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations in draft law No. 4128. Particular concern was express about the changes to how religious communities are to change their subordination …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Poignant Day of Crimean Resistance
    Jul07

    Poignant Day of Crimean Resistance

    Ukraine’s government has formally established February 26 as the Day of Crimean Resistance to Russian Aggression. The choice of date is linked with one of the most cynical cases of repression specifically targeting Crimean Tatars that the West has failed to adequately address. The decision was made even more poignantly appropriate by coming...

    Presentation of Razumkov Centre’s sociological research in London and Brussels
    Jul07

    Presentation of Razumkov Centre’s sociological research in London and Brussels

    During a business trip to London and Brussels Director of the sociological service of the Razumkov Centre Andriy Bychenko together with Professor of the King’s College London Mark Berenson made a presentation of the results of Razumkov Centre’s sociological research at the King’s College London on June 27, 2016 and at the...

    US, Russia Reactivate Bilateral Negotiations on Ukraine (Part One)
    Jul06

    US, Russia Reactivate Bilateral Negotiations on Ukraine (Part One)

    US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland completed another round of shuttle diplomacy in Kyiv and Moscow (June 22–24), following up on her visits to the two capitals in April and May, on direct instructions from the White House. This effort will undoubtedly continue after the time out necessitated by the North Atlantic Treaty...

    The Russian Baltic Sea Fleet—A Nest of Crime?
    Jul06

    The Russian Baltic Sea Fleet—A Nest of Crime?

    Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu sacked the commander of the Baltic Sea Fleet (based out of Baltiysk, Kaliningrad oblast), Vice Admiral Viktor Kravchuk, and his chief of staff, Vice Admiral Sergey Popov, on June 29 (Vesti.ru, June 29). Days later, news emerged that a number of other Baltic Fleet officers—about 50 according to Russian...

    US, Russia Reactivate Bilateral Negotiations on Ukraine (Part Two)
    Jul06

    US, Russia Reactivate Bilateral Negotiations on Ukraine (Part Two)

    *To read Part One, please click here. President Barack Obama’s administration seems to pursue two contradictory goals: support Ukraine’s sovereignty and security in general terms but, at the same time, seek a short-term compromise that might satisfy Russia in Ukraine’s east. Preoccupied with “legacy” issues in foreign policy as...

    Is NATO necessary?
    Jul06

    Is NATO necessary?

    Britain’s vote to quit the European Union was a rude jolt to the encrusted world order. Now that the EU has been shocked into reality, NATO should be next. When NATO leaders convene for a summit in Warsaw on Friday, they will insist that their alliance is still vital because Russian aggression threatens Europe. The opposite is true. NATO...

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