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    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...

    The Real Reasons for Afghan Migration
    May24

    The Real Reasons for Afghan Migration

    Afghans are not only forced from their homelands by war and tribal conflict, competition for resources also plays a large part. More migrants are coming to Europe from Afghanistan than any other country except Syria. Most commentators have argued they are driven by war, but there is more to the story. What is really driving this mass migration?...

    Indonesia and the South China Sea
    May24

    Indonesia and the South China Sea

    Will Indonesia’s aspirations to become a regional maritime power set it on a collision course with China?Indonesian President Joko Widodo is caught in a cleft stick. He is anxious to secure Chinese financing for his much-needed infrastructure programme, but must now contend with a blatant challenge from Beijing in his efforts to enforce...

    Re-examining the Lessons of the Libya Intervention
    May24

    Re-examining the Lessons of the Libya Intervention

    Only a detailed dissection of the failures in decision-making during the Libyan intervention will stop the same mistakes being made again.Five years after France, Britain and the US led a military intervention to protect civilians in Libya, the country is in chaos. Recent territorial gains by Daesh (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and...

    Tehran’s Bittersweet Friendship with Moscow
    May24

    Tehran’s Bittersweet Friendship with Moscow

    Despite closer military and economic ties between Russia and Iran, Tehran remains wary of Moscow. Over the past 15 years, a strategic partnership has developed between Iran and Russia, based on a shared anti-Americanism and on mutual interests in both regional and international issues. Tehran has viewed Moscow as a useful ally, particularly...

    How the World Ends – Baiting Russia is Not Good Policy
    May24

    How the World Ends – Baiting Russia is Not Good Policy

    Last week I attended a foreign policy conference in Washington that featured a number of prominent academics and former government officials who have been highly critical of the way the Bush and Obama Administrations have interacted with the rest of the world. Professor John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago was on a panel and was asked...

    Putin Talks Syria, Ukraine With Normandy Format Leaders
    May24

    Putin Talks Syria, Ukraine With Normandy Format Leaders

    May 24, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Ukraine fatigue is spreading in Europe
    May24

    Ukraine fatigue is spreading in Europe

    The appointment of Yurii Lutsenko as Ukraine’s general prosecutor on 13 May will even further curb enthusiasm for Ukraine in Europe’s capitals. All branches of power in the country are in desperate need of reform, writes Michael Meyer-Resende. …read more Source:...

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