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    Escalation in Donbas indicates that the Kremlin wants to destabilise the entire Ukraine
    Jan14

    Escalation in Donbas indicates that the Kremlin wants to destabilise the entire Ukraine

    On Christmas Eve, pro-Russian separatists dramatically increased the number of attacks in Donbas, including using tanks and mortars, admit both the Presidential Administration of Ukraine and the CTO Staff. We are talking about over 50 attacks on that day, and their intensity dropped only after the warning by the Ukrainian armed forces that “in...

    Does Obama’s ‘level set’ underestimate China?
    Jan14

    Does Obama’s ‘level set’ underestimate China?

    When President Obama turned to foreign policy in his final State of the Union speech yesterday, he used a phrase that seems to come from a maths textbook. Here’s the relevant passage, with emphasis added: No nation attacks us directly or our allies because they know that’s the path to ruin. Surveys show our standing around the world...

    The Russo-Japanese Relationship in China’s Shadow
    Jan13

    The Russo-Japanese Relationship in China’s Shadow

    The New Year brought new challenges and opportunities to Russian policy in East Asia. On January 3, 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe signaled Japan’s continuing interest in a summit with Russia to normalize bilateral relations (TASS, January 4), even though both sides had given up on this quest only weeks before, not least because...

    New Poll Confirms Growing Mistrust Between Donbas Residents and Kyiv
    Jan13

    New Poll Confirms Growing Mistrust Between Donbas Residents and Kyiv

    Ukrainians elected more than 10,000 mayors and 160,000 city councilmembers in local elections on October 25. It was the third nationwide election since the Euromaidan Revolution. A new International Republican Institute (IRI) poll of the Ukrainian-controlled territories of the Donbas region (i.e., Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts) reveals that only 26...

    Free the Kremlin’s 20 Ukrainian Hostages Now
    Jan13

    Free the Kremlin’s 20 Ukrainian Hostages Now

    Soviet dissident Vasyl Stus—an important Ukrainian poet of the 20th century—never lived to see the fall of the Soviet Union. He died in a prison camp near Perm in 1985.As I read one of Stus’s poems about Siberia, I realized that Gennadiy Afanasyev, a 25-year-old Crimean photographer exiled to the Sytkyvkar penal camp in Russia’s Komi...

    The Real History of the Ukrainian Nation: A Review of “The Gates of Europe”
    Jan13

    The Real History of the Ukrainian Nation: A Review of “The Gates of Europe”

    During a time of war, history becomes a weapon used to justify claims and raise soldiers’ spirits. In this case, successful histories are simple, unequivocal, and confirmed by the experiences of past centuries.The current Kremlin version of history of the relationship between Russia and Ukraine fully meets these criteria. According to...

    The Putin challenge
    Jan13

    The Putin challenge

    This book review will appear in the print edition of The Weekly Standard on January 18, 2016. Access the original post here.During his traditional year-end press conference in Moscow, Vladimir Putin delighted in toying with America’s political process by touting Donald Trump as the leading candidate for the Republican presidential...

    Turkey Holds Three Russians in Wake of Istanbul Terror Bombing
    Jan13

    Turkey Holds Three Russians in Wake of Istanbul Terror Bombing

    Turkish authorities say dozens of Islamic State supports planned further attacks in Ankara and near the Syrian border. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid is a warning of what’s to come
    Jan13

    The cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid is a warning of what’s to come

    Steag/VGB Power Tech GmbH, CC BY-SAWhen more than 100,000 people in and around the Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk were left without power for six hours, the Ukrainian energy ministry accused Russia of launching a cyberattack on the country’s national energy grid. Now reports released by security researchers from the SANS Industrial...

    Ukraine in 2016: good news and bad news
    Jan13

    Ukraine in 2016: good news and bad news

    The international environment in 2016 is opportune for Ukraine again, as in 1991, to break free from Russia’s clutches. Growing disenchantment is deepened by Ukrainians being asked to tighten their belts over unpopular economic, social and fiscal reforms, while popular reforms against the corruption of high-level officials and oligarchs are...

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