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    Battle for Donetsk Airport: Haunting Documentary Captures Ukrainian Resilience
    Dec14

    Battle for Donetsk Airport: Haunting Documentary Captures Ukrainian Resilience

    A haunting message from a Ukrainian soldier closes “Airport Donetsk,” a documentary about the 200-day siege that ended in January 2015.”I can’t sleep at all,” said the downcast survivor. “I see them…I see my guys in my dreams.”He was one of a dozen Ukrainians and Russians interviewed for this film...

    Russia Fires Warning Shot, Verbal Salvos at Turkey
    Dec14

    Russia Fires Warning Shot, Verbal Salvos at Turkey

    Incident in the Aegean latest ‘provocation’ over operations in Syria, Russian military says. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Why Obama can’t catch up with Putin’s increasingly bold moves
    Dec14

    Why Obama can’t catch up with Putin’s increasingly bold moves

    As conscientious chroniclers do, Michael Doran, in his painstaking examination of the Obama administration’s disastrous foreign policy toward Russia, both instructs us and provokes thoughts and questions that may exceed the intended scope of his essay. Specifically, one is drawn to ask: what caused this policy to be so dismal, so strewn...

    A Chance to Make Ukraine Europe’s Next Success Story
    Dec14

    A Chance to Make Ukraine Europe’s Next Success Story

    Ukraine is at a critical juncture, and it needs all the support it can get to maintain its moral and political integrity. …read more Source: Open Society...

    Will Ukraine Be Europe’s Next Success Story?
    Dec14

    Will Ukraine Be Europe’s Next Success Story?

    …read more Source: Open Society...

    Is European football facing a crisis?
    Dec14

    Is European football facing a crisis?

    It has been a busy, and often turbulent, time for football. Several FIFA officials were arrested in Switzerland; FIFA announced a raft of new reforms aimed at changing the organisation’s system of governance; Chinese investors made their first foray into the English Premier League, acquiring a 13% stake in Manchester City; and now the draw...

    Russian Analytical Digest No 176: Russia and the Baltic/Poland
    Dec14

    Russian Analytical Digest No 176: Russia and the Baltic/Poland

    This issue of the RAD examines Russia’s current relations with Poland and the three Baltic States. The first article contrasts the historical roles played by the states — as an East-West bridge or a peripheral border outpost — with the post-Crimea role they now play, which rests on providing a frontline counterbalance to the...

    Ukraine’s Fragile Status Quo
    Dec14

    Ukraine’s Fragile Status Quo

    All the major players in the conflict in eastern Ukraine have achieved roughly what they can realistically expect to achieve. All except the Ukrainians themselves. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Putin’s popularity, explained
    Dec14

    Putin’s popularity, explained

    If nothing else, Vladimir Putin is a great political survivor. When protests broke out in Moscow four years ago against his return to the presidency, many in the West wrote him off (a widely cited work proposed to tell How Russia Fell in and Out of Love with Vladimir Putin). However, on 3 December Putin delivered yet another annual ‘State...

    Ukraine’s Parliament Stages Championship Fight, Reminding World It’s Still Ukraine
    Dec12

    Ukraine’s Parliament Stages Championship Fight, Reminding World It’s Still Ukraine

    Bang-up job, guys. Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, reached a new achievement in dysfunction yesterday by descending into a literal brawl. Oleh Barna, a member of President Petro Poroshenko’s eponymously-titled political party (the “Petro Poroshenko Bloc,” a naming convention sadly too common here, though they added back in...

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