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    The US, UK and Georgia Hold joint Military Exercises on Outskirts of Tbilisi
    May14

    The US, UK and Georgia Hold joint Military Exercises on Outskirts of Tbilisi

    A ship carrying United States military equipment arrived at the Georgian Black Sea port of Poti, on May 5. The equipment, which included US M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles, was ferried from the Bulgarian port of Varna and will take part in “Noble Partner 2016”—the first trilateral military exercise involving armed...

    Renewed Call to Further Centralize the Russian Federation Meets Local Resistance
    May14

    Renewed Call to Further Centralize the Russian Federation Meets Local Resistance

    In late April, Federation Council Chairperson Valentina Matviyenko proposed uniting a number of Russian regions into fewer, larger ones (TASS, April 24). This proposal should be understood against the background of a series of recent domestic security–related initiatives by the Russian authorities—namely, the creation of the National Guard (see...

    Russia-Backed Authorities Block Access to RFE/RL’s Crimea Website
    May13

    Russia-Backed Authorities Block Access to RFE/RL’s Crimea Website

    Pro-Russian authorities in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula have blocked access to RFE/RL’s Crimea news website, Krym.Realii. Web users in Ukraine, Russia, and Russia-annexed Crimea complained on May 12 that the site was inaccessible. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukrainian blogger gets long sentence for expressing contentious views
    May13

    Ukrainian blogger gets long sentence for expressing contentious views

    Ruslan Kotsaba, a controversial Ivano-Frankivsk journalist and blogger, has been convicted of obstructing the legitimate activities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces by producing a video in which he set out his opposition to mobilization. The Ivano-Frankivsk court did, however, acquit him of the more serious, and absurd, charge of ‘state...

    Stalinist Echoes in New Armed Arrests in Russian-occupied Crimea
    May13

    Stalinist Echoes in New Armed Arrests in Russian-occupied Crimea

    Four more Crimean Tatars have been arrested and could face long terms of imprisonment on trumped-up ‘terrorism’ charges following the latest offensive in Russian-occupied Crimea …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    “In Georgia  there will be more of NATO and in NATO  will be more Georgia”.
    May13

    “In Georgia there will be more of NATO and in NATO will be more Georgia”.

    Started joint military exercises “Decent Partner 2016″ Nestan Charkviani 05/11/2016 Today at the Vaziani military base near Tbilisi hosted the official opening ceremony of the Noble Partner 2016 Georgian-American exercises ( “Worthy Partner 2016″) with the participation of 500 Georgian, 650 American and 150 British soldiers. The ceremony...

    Why Slow and Steady Wins the Race: A Case for Patience in Post-Maidan Ukraine
    May13

    Why Slow and Steady Wins the Race: A Case for Patience in Post-Maidan Ukraine

    The aftermath of revolutions is always disappointing. Expectations of immediate transformation come up against intractable reality and a deep and debilitating disappointment usually sets in among much of the population. But not among radicals, who typically demand a thoroughgoing renewal of the elites deemed responsible for “betraying” the cause....

    Russia, China, and the West After Crimea
    May13

    Russia, China, and the West After Crimea

    Photo by Kremlin.ru On May 13, 2016, the Transatlantic Academy published a paper by Senior Fellow Angela Stent entitled “Russia, China, and the West After Crimea,” the eighth in its 2015-16 Paper Series. Since the onset of the Ukraine crisis, Vladimir Putin has enthusiastically promoted ties with China as an alternative to...

    Heads Roll at Independent-Minded Russian Media Group
    May13

    Heads Roll at Independent-Minded Russian Media Group

    Ouster of three top editors follows police raids on other assets of owner Mikhail Prokhorov. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Turning Our Backs on Ukraine
    May13

    Turning Our Backs on Ukraine

    Two years after the tumultuous events of 2014, Ukraine is falling out of international media — with consequences for Ukraine’s democracy. From OpenDemocracy. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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