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    From Syria With Love—Colonel-General Aleksandr Dvornikov Takes Over Russia’s Southern Military District
    Jul27

    From Syria With Love—Colonel-General Aleksandr Dvornikov Takes Over Russia’s Southern Military District

    The operation in Syria is Russia’s first experience of expeditionary warfare—beyond what Moscow calls its “near abroad”—since Soviet forces left Afghanistan in 1989. The ongoing campaign in Syria, along with Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, have highlighted Russian military capabilities that were absent during the war with Georgia...

    New UN Security Council Members
    Jul27

    New UN Security Council Members

    On 28 June 2016, the 193 members of the United Nations General Assembly elected Sweden, Bolivia, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan as two-year, non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. After five rounds of voting, the final spot was a dead heat so a compromise was met, with Italy set to serve in 2017 and the Netherlands in 2018. The...

    U.S. Needs Robust Debate on Foreign Policy Choices
    Jul26

    U.S. Needs Robust Debate on Foreign Policy Choices

    Christopher A. Preble and Emma Ashford In October, America’s longest war, the war in Afghanistan, will enter its 16th year. With American troops fighting not only in Afghanistan, but in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and elsewhere, foreign policy should be a major topic of discussion during the Democratic National Convention and overall this election...

    Between Victory and Betrayal: How to Move Ukraine’s Anticorruption Reforms Forward
    Jul26

    Between Victory and Betrayal: How to Move Ukraine’s Anticorruption Reforms Forward

    Two years after the Maidan, most Ukrainians see little progress in fighting corruption. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    When terror goes viral it’s up to us to prevent chaos
    Jul26

    When terror goes viral it’s up to us to prevent chaos

    The scent of chaos hangs heavy in the air. Donald Trump evokes it in Cleveland. Islamic State sows it in Nice, Brussels, Paris, Orlando. Britain is immersed in it after Brexit, while the EU struggles to prevent its onset amid mounting crises of migration and political legitimacy. Ukraine and Syria are being torn apart by it, and Turkey looks...

    Intrigue, Outrage, and Relatively Free Elections in Ukraine
    Jul26

    Intrigue, Outrage, and Relatively Free Elections in Ukraine

    On the eve of Ukraine’s special elections on July 17, Nadiya Savchenko walked into the crowded Stansiya Lughansk district commission offices in eastern Ukraine. She was there to campaign for Fatherland’s Iryna Verihina, who had been Luhansk’s governor for about six months before being replaced. Catching sight of Serhiy Shakhov,...

    Turkey crisis: how will oil and gas supplies be affected?
    Jul26

    Turkey crisis: how will oil and gas supplies be affected?

    Bertl123 / shutterstockThe Turkish military’s attempted coup to topple president Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t last long. The government restored control the following day and soon declared a three-month state of emergency, with more than 60,000 people since arrested or placed under investigation. This isn’t just Turkey’s...

    Established Political Parties Set to Benefit from Ukraine’s New Reform
    Jul26

    Established Political Parties Set to Benefit from Ukraine’s New Reform

    This month, Ukraine introduced state financing of political parties in the hopes that it will create a more transparent, equal, and democratic playing field for politicians and their organizations. But the process will not be as beneficial to Ukraine’s reform efforts as it could have been.In October 2015, the Ukrainian parliament adopted...

    Satirical Donald Duck Cartoon Un-Banned in Russia
    Jul26

    Satirical Donald Duck Cartoon Un-Banned in Russia

    Deemed extremist, the award-winning cartoon had previously landed an internet user in jail for six months. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Move to sharply curtail peaceful gatherings in Russian-occupied Crimea
    Jul26

    Move to sharply curtail peaceful gatherings in Russian-occupied Crimea

    The number of places where in theory meetings can be held has halved throughout Crimea, while in some places, like Kerch, the restrictions are much more extreme. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

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