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    UKRAINE, SYRIA AND EUROPEAN SECURITY
    Nov30

    UKRAINE, SYRIA AND EUROPEAN SECURITY

    By Kirk Bennett A recent flare-up notwithstanding, a stable ceasefire seems to be taking hold in the Donbas. Recognizing that a Russian knock-out blow in Ukraine is currently not in the cards, and stung to action by the steady weakening of the Assad regime in the Syrian war of attrition, Moscow has palpably cycled down […] …read more...

    Dispatch from Ukraine: New politics vs Old Guard
    Nov30

    Dispatch from Ukraine: New politics vs Old Guard

    A new generation of politicians is challenging the old order in Ukraine – their success is vital for the country’s democratic future …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

    No Quick Fix for Blacked-out Crimea
    Nov30

    No Quick Fix for Blacked-out Crimea

    Russian official concedes that completing an ‘energy bridge’ to the region could still take weeks. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia and Turkey: a long history of turbulent relations
    Nov28

    Russia and Turkey: a long history of turbulent relations

    Parkhet PPIn locking horns over Syria, Russia and Turkey are playing out the latest chapter in a rivalry that has spanned centuries. Since the 1600s the two have lurched between conflict and uneasy friendship. But the war of words that has erupted since Turkey shot down a Russian jet it claims entered its airspace this month has notched tensions...

    Weekend catch-up: Turkey shoots down Russian jet, Turnbull and the Right, drone warfare, free-trade agreements and more
    Nov27

    Weekend catch-up: Turkey shoots down Russian jet, Turnbull and the Right, drone warfare, free-trade agreements and more

    Earlier this week, a Turkish F-16 shot down a Russian Su-24 which Ankara said had violated its airspace near the Syrian border. A public relations and media struggle ensued, with both countries releasing their own versions of the Russian plane’s flight path. Turkey released audio recordings of its warnings to the fighter to turn away, and...

    Moldovan Police: Paramilitary Band Planned Uprising
    Nov27

    Moldovan Police: Paramilitary Band Planned Uprising

    Group allegedly aimed to set up a breakaway territory like those in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Global Militarisation Index 2015
    Nov27

    Global Militarisation Index 2015

    “The multiple and complex conflicts across the region are a key factor behind the build-up and modernisation of the armed forces,” Jan Grebe and Max M. Mutschler explain the ranking of the GMI in the Middle East. The authors point out that Syria, also ranked amongst the Top 10 in recent years, is missing in this year’s GMI. This is due to...

    Embattled Russian NGOs Propose Forming Lobby Group
    Nov27

    Embattled Russian NGOs Propose Forming Lobby Group

    Labeled ‘foreign agents,’ ‘undesirable,’ and threatened with closure, pressure groups mull creating a union to protect their common interests. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Militarization of Crimea under Russian Occupation
    Nov27

    The Militarization of Crimea under Russian Occupation

    This brief argues that the Kremlin has tightened its grip on Crimea while the world has shifted its attention to Syria and elsewhere. Indeed, Moscow’s mass relocation of Russian military servicemen to the peninsula is just one case in point. It has 1) spurred housing shortages and massive infrastructure projects, and 2) complicated what the...

    Digital Diplomacy links: Fighting ISIS online, G20 social media, Indian emojis and more
    Nov26

    Digital Diplomacy links: Fighting ISIS online, G20 social media, Indian emojis and more

    Once a month The Interpreter publishes Digital Diplomacy links. As Australian digital diplomacy strives to catch-up to the rest of the world, these links highlight the most creative and effective ways in which countries are leveraging the internet for foreign policy gain. A brief history of online trolling between Western and Russian diplomats. A...

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