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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Strategic communication: the EU’s response to invasive narratives [Policy Podcast]
    Jul01

    Strategic communication: the EU’s response to invasive narratives [Policy Podcast]

    Written by Naja Bentzen, © Kheng Guan Toh / Fotolia Strategic communication (StratCom) is not a new concept, but its significance for the European Union’s external relations policy and security environment is increasing in the context of disinformation practices in relation to the Ukraine conflict and spreading into the EU, as well as...

    Russia and the Security of Europe
    Jul01

    Russia and the Security of Europe

    Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014 was the latest step in Moscow’s long process of rejection of the post–Cold War Euro-Atlantic security order, reflecting a deeply held view that is unlikely to change anytime soon. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Worried About Brexit? No, Scared, Says Ukraine’s Former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk
    Jul01

    Worried About Brexit? No, Scared, Says Ukraine’s Former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

    “I’m not worried [about Brexit]. I’m scared,” said Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the Atlantic Council on June 30. In one of his first public appearances in Washington since stepping down as Ukraine’s prime minister on April 14, Yatsenyuk urged Europe to get its act together. Brexit, he said, is a “huge geopolitical crisis”: the United...

    Russian fined for reposting that the USSR & Nazi Germany invaded Poland
    Jul01

    Russian fined for reposting that the USSR & Nazi Germany invaded Poland

    37-year-old Vladimir Luzgin has been convicted and fined 200 thousand roubles for reposting a text which correctly states that the Soviet Union, in collaboration with Hitler, invaded Poland in 1939. A Russian prosecutor claimed and a court in Perm accepted that Luzgin was guilty of posting “knowingly false information”. …read more Source:...

    Minority Rights Group: On the situation in Crimea

    In order to avoid further escalation of tensions between Crimean Tatars and the de facto authorities, MRG urges the international community to send a strong message to the Russian Federation, emphasizing its obligation to secure the human rights of Crimean Tatars as indigenous people of Crimea …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    Belarusians Debate Their Development Path
    Jul01

    Belarusians Debate Their Development Path

    The Fifth All-Belarusian People’s Assembly (ABPA) opened in Minsk, on June 22. The two-day gathering brought together 2,500 delegates representing managers from all levels of power along with publicly acclaimed “rank-and-file” workers, scientists, students, and so on (Belta.by, June 22). It is debatable why there is a need in Belarus for...

    Russian Elites are Worried: The Unpredictability of Putinism
    Jun30

    Russian Elites are Worried: The Unpredictability of Putinism

    Russian elites are worried. The economic recession, Western sanctions, and semi-isolation are endangering the personal and professional interests of most of the upper middle classes, scientific and cultural elites, top-ranking administrators, and small and medium entrepreneurs. The new confrontational course in relations with Western countries...

    Russian Elites are Worried: The Unpredictability of Putin
    Jun30

    Russian Elites are Worried: The Unpredictability of Putin

    Russian elites are worried. The economic recession, Western sanctions, and semi-isolation are endangering the personal and professional interests of most of the upper middle classes, scientific and cultural elites, top-ranking administrators, and small and medium entrepreneurs. The new confrontational course in relations with Western countries...

    Russia Pressures UN Members Ahead of Ukraine Votes
    Jun30

    Russia Pressures UN Members Ahead of Ukraine Votes

    Ukraine Today. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Rethinking Deterrence: Adapting an Old Concept to New Challenges
    Jun30

    Rethinking Deterrence: Adapting an Old Concept to New Challenges

    Russia’s aggressive moves have returned military power politics to the European continent. This has revived the Cold War concept of deterrence, which will be the focus of the 2016 NATO Warsaw Summit. However, discussions on increasing the number of rotational forces in Eastern Europe are only ad hoc measures that address islands of a...

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