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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Radioactive ashtray.
    May27

    Radioactive ashtray.

    From GCSSI archive A new arms race is rapidly transform Russia in the late USSR “Gazeta.Ru” 17.03.2014 … If Russia seriously, and not just for the sake of public relations will be involved in a new arms race, it risks becoming even gas station as figuratively called her ex-presidential candidate of the Republican Party, Senator John McCain, and...

    NATO Assesses Ukraine and Invites Montenegro: Who’s Afraid of Vladimir Putin?
    May27

    NATO Assesses Ukraine and Invites Montenegro: Who’s Afraid of Vladimir Putin?

    Doug Bandow NATO’s foreign ministers met last week to assess current security threats. They discussed Afghanistan and North Africa, considered the Russian challenge, and invited Montenegro to join. Alas, the meeting illustrated how NATO has become an expensive burden for America, reducing U.S. security. The North Atlantic Treaty...

    Savchenko’s release from Russia isn’t about solving the situation in Donbas
    May27

    Savchenko’s release from Russia isn’t about solving the situation in Donbas

    Jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko was sent back to her homeland from Russia in a prisoner swap as diplomacy to end the separatist conflict on the two nations’ border gathers pace. After being pardoned by Russian President Vladimir Putin, she arrived by plane Wednesday afternoon in the capital, Kiev, greeted by her mother and her...

    Gorbachev Banned From Ukraine
    May27

    Gorbachev Banned From Ukraine

    Former Soviet leader won’t be able to visit for five years because of support for Crimea annexation. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    FT: France will want to send “punitive message” event of Brexit although Germany is wary of an aggressive approach
    May27

    FT: France will want to send “punitive message” event of Brexit although Germany is wary of an aggressive approach

    FT: France will want to send “punitive message” event of Brexit although Germany is wary of an aggressive approachThe Financial Times reports that discussions between EU governments over a ‘Plan B’ in the event of a vote to leave in the UK referendum have been stepped up. The French are reportedly keen to send a punitive message to Britain...

    The Savchenko Swap: Why Did Putin Free Ukraine’s Most Famous Pilot?
    May27

    The Savchenko Swap: Why Did Putin Free Ukraine’s Most Famous Pilot?

    Vladimir Putin’s decision to pardon Nadezhda Savchenko was a purely pragmatic one. Left with no viable alternatives to freeing the Ukrainian pilot, Putin was forced to make a concession that may not sit well with the Russian population, which has come to see Savchenko as a symbol of the “Kiev junta.” | Русский …read more Source:...

    Germany: EU faces ‘difficult’ talks on Russia sanctions
    May27

    Germany: EU faces ‘difficult’ talks on Russia sanctions

    Germany said on Thursday (26 May) that the EU is facing difficult talks on extending sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine due to the increased resistance of some member states, and denied that a new Cold War was afoot. …read more Source:...

    The G7 asserts its like-mindedness
    May27

    The G7 asserts its like-mindedness

    The G7 countries of the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and Canada have met for the 42nd time in Japan to discuss the biggest risks to global security and the world economy. Here is their 32-page official statement. The G7 is an interesting grouping, often seen as outdated with its heavy European influence. How much do Italy’s...

    Surkov-Nuland Talks on Ukraine: A Nontransparent Channel (Part Two)
    May27

    Surkov-Nuland Talks on Ukraine: A Nontransparent Channel (Part Two)

    *To read Part One, please click here. US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland held talks, in Moscow, with Russian presidential advisor Vladislav Surkov, on May 17–18 (see Part One). According to the United States government’s official account of the meeting, the talks focused on improving security “in the Donbas” (sic) as well as...

    Surkov-Nuland Talks on Ukraine: A Nontransparent Channel (Part One)
    May27

    Surkov-Nuland Talks on Ukraine: A Nontransparent Channel (Part One)

    Informal discussions are sputtering along between Washington and Moscow over implementation of the Minsk armistice in Ukraine. This bilateral process originated in May 2015 as an accompaniment to the Barack Obama administration’s decision to seek Russia’s “help” on Syria. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland has been tasked to...

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