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    Russia Watches and Puts Own Spin on Moldova’s Crisis (Part One)
    Feb05

    Russia Watches and Puts Own Spin on Moldova’s Crisis (Part One)

    Many international observers anticipated that Russia would move to exploit the anti-government protests in Moldova in order to (as the assumptions went) “destabilize Moldova’s pro-Europe government,” “halt and derail Moldova’s European course,” or even stage a “Maidan in reverse” in Chisinau. The Kremlin was, at a minimum, expected to...

    New START turns five
    Feb04

    New START turns five

    Little is going well in U.S.-Russia relations right now. Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine, major differences over Syria, and the more bellicose tone coming out of the Kremlin have helped drag the bilateral relationship to its lowest point since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. A bright spot One of the few bright spots is...

    Estonia’s Virtual “Russian World”
    Feb04

    Estonia’s Virtual “Russian World”

    Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine raise difficult questions for Estonia, where nearly one quarter of the population is Russian-speaking. Could Russia’s state media succeed in inciting wide-spread civil disturbances among those Russian-speakers? Jill Dougherty and Riina Kaljurand spent two months interviewing...

    Government Approval Drops as Russians Start to Feel Economic Sting
    Feb04

    Government Approval Drops as Russians Start to Feel Economic Sting

    The results of the latest Levada polls spell trouble for the Kremlin in the run-up to the September parliamentary elections. February 4, 2016 By Sergey Aleksashenko Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has been high ever since he first assumed power as prime minister of Russia in August of 1999 – it has never dipped below 60 percent. Of course,...

    Why there’s a case for bringing private armies in from the cold
    Feb04

    Why there’s a case for bringing private armies in from the cold

    Libya is a country on the brink of total chaos. Two rival groups both claim to be the legitimate government, and between them seem incapable of achieving stability. In the resulting security vacuum, one of the two sides has resorted to hiring private militias to try and keep control. Among these is the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG), a private...

    Ukraine Struggles to Recruit Soldiers for War in East
    Feb04

    Ukraine Struggles to Recruit Soldiers for War in East

    February 4, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Obama Wants U.S. to Spend More on Europe’s Defense: Europeans Should Pay Instead
    Feb04

    Obama Wants U.S. to Spend More on Europe’s Defense: Europeans Should Pay Instead

    Doug Bandow The U.S. plans on filling Eastern Europe with thousands of troops along with vehicles and weapons to equip an armored combat brigade. That will require a special budget request of $3.4 billion for next year. Uncle Sam may be bankrupt, but nothing is too expensive for our pampered European allies, who enjoy greater wealth while...

    Cyprus Not Tackling Russian Money-Laundering
    Feb04

    Cyprus Not Tackling Russian Money-Laundering

    Recent developments linked to Magnitsky case show failure of Cyprus to trace the roots of Russian money in its banks, says Dutch MP. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine files lawsuit over Nord Stream II construction
    Feb04

    Ukraine files lawsuit over Nord Stream II construction

    Ukraine has filed a suit in court regarding the construction of Nord Stream 2, a gas pipeline between Russia and Germany. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said at a meeting with Slovakian Minister of Foreign Affairs Miroslav Laichak in Kyiv on Monday, February 1. “I would like to inform that Ukraine has filed a suit […] …read more...

    Ukraine: successful diversification of gas supply
    Feb04

    Ukraine: successful diversification of gas supply

    The geographical structure of gas imports to Ukraine in 2015 confirms that Kyiv has succeeded in reducing its dependence on Russia. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

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