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    Realism Restrained: the Washington Playbook Strikes Back
    May25

    Realism Restrained: the Washington Playbook Strikes Back

    Emma Ashford In Washington, D.C., where calls for the United States to do more abroad are incessant — whether in Syria, Libya, Ukraine, or the South China Sea — it can be unexpected and even jarring to hear speakers say that America should do less. So last week’s Advancing American Security conference, hosted by the Charles Koch Institute,...

    Realism Restrained: the Washington Playbook Strikes Back
    May25

    Realism Restrained: the Washington Playbook Strikes Back

    Emma Ashford In Washington, D.C., where calls for the United States to do more abroad are incessant — whether in Syria, Libya, Ukraine, or the South China Sea — it can be unexpected and even jarring to hear speakers say that America should do less. So last week’s Advancing American Security conference, hosted by the Charles Koch Institute,...

    Worldwide Search for Chechen Leader’s Missing Cat
    May25

    Worldwide Search for Chechen Leader’s Missing Cat

    ‘I knew long ago that in the USA unevenly breathe to my younger friends,’ Ramzan Kadyrov says in puzzling Instagram post. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    One year of Ukraine’s De-communisation. A change in the historical narrative
    May25

    One year of Ukraine’s De-communisation. A change in the historical narrative

    The implementation of the de-communisation laws is visibly changing Ukraine’s political landscape, both in its physical aspect and its intellectual-moral aspect. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Nazi-era philosopher who wrote the blueprint for the New Authoritarianism
    May25

    Nazi-era philosopher who wrote the blueprint for the New Authoritarianism

    Donald Trump, Rodrigo Duterte, Viktor Orban, Vladimir Putin – from Manila to Moscow, Washington to Budapest, populist authoritarians are the new normal. In Hungary, Orban, the prime minister, aims to build an “illiberal democracy” while in Russia, Putin long ago crushed independent journalism and political opposition. Turkey’s Recep Tayyip...

    Russia-Chechnya Conflict: A Lion Waiting to Roar?
    May25

    Russia-Chechnya Conflict: A Lion Waiting to Roar?

    The deal struck between Kadyrov and Putin that brought the Chechen conflict to an end has led to a period of relative peace for the small republic, but the latitude granted to the Chechen president by Putin may cause long-term problems for the security of the Russian Federation. There’s a common tendency in articles concerning Russia to...

    Russian poet detained for ripping down portrait of Stalin
    May25

    Russian poet detained for ripping down portrait of Stalin

    Sergei Gandlevsky was detained on May 23 by police officers at the Lubyanka Metro station in Moscow after he ripped down a portrait of the bloody dictator Joseph Stalin stuck on a wall …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukrainian journalist who twice confronted Putin targeted by Myrotvorets Centre vigilantes
    May25

    Ukrainian journalist who twice confronted Putin targeted by Myrotvorets Centre vigilantes

    Instead of closing down as promised after a previous scandal, the contentious Myrotvorets website has published a new list, this time ‘exposing’ journalists working in Russia. Those it accuses of ‘collaboration’ include UNIAN’s Roman Tsymbalyuk who has for two years running asked extremely hard-hitting questions of...

    Shoigu Builds Mythical Russian Army
    May25

    Shoigu Builds Mythical Russian Army

    Since President Vladimir Putin appointed Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in November 2012, the official message from the top brass and leading defense officials presents the Russian military as advanced, reformed and undergoing modernization. Shoigu has introduced some departures from the course of reform set under his predecessor Anatoly...

    Russia Poised To Play A Lead Role In Asia Pacific
    May24

    Russia Poised To Play A Lead Role In Asia Pacific

    Image credit: Poster Collection, CC 66, Hoover Institution Archives.Blank Section (Placeholder)via Military History in the NewsSqueezed in Europe by U.S-led sanctions and robust NATO reactions in the aftermath of the annexation of Crimea, Russia is now finding itself in a prime position to exploit the unfolding geopolitical dramas stirred up by...

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