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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia’s ‘Pivot’ to China Is Reduced to High-Level Bonhomie
    Jun27

    Russia’s ‘Pivot’ to China Is Reduced to High-Level Bonhomie

    Expectations regarding President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Beijing on Saturday (June 25) had been rather subdued, and the modest results were mostly immaterial. Last year, the two leaders grandiosely celebrated their countries’ World War II victory over the Axis powers; and in 2014, they announced a great increase in economic ties and...

    Implementing Reserve System an Uphill Battle for Russia
    Jun27

    Implementing Reserve System an Uphill Battle for Russia

    Russia carried out mysterious snap military exercises from June 14 to 22. Although they were publicized in the media, the number of participants as well as the units involved were not mentioned. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu had announced this snap inspection on the same day it began; the exercise was meant to “check the troops’...

    The Dangerous Perspective of Theo Sommer
    Jun27

    The Dangerous Perspective of Theo Sommer

    This time, Theo Sommer has outdone himself. After closing his eyes to the mass murders of the Soviet regime in an article published on May 31, the editor-at-large of Germany’s prestigious Die Zeit newspaper has now demonstrated in a just-published piece an alarming ignorance not just of Ukraine but of elementary strategic logic. The former...

    Outlook for the European Council of 28-29 June 2016
    Jun27

    Outlook for the European Council of 28-29 June 2016

    Written by Ralf Drachenberg, Susanna Tenhunen and Suzana Anghel, The European Council meeting to be held on 28-29 June 2016 will discuss the outcome of the UK referendum held on 23 June 2016, where 51.9 per cent of those voting opted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. As a consequence, the other agenda items foreseen – external...

    How NATO Underestimated Russia
    Jun27

    How NATO Underestimated Russia

    NATO redefined itself by expanding its membership in three waves, but underestimated Russia’s future capabilities. These waves of enlargment provoked Russia, which responded through a first step of testing the Alliance, in 2008, through the Georgian war. Putin continued with the decision to test at a fully-length pace, NATO’s...

    The Big Worry in Berlin is Now France and its Eurosceptic Voters
    Jun27

    The Big Worry in Berlin is Now France and its Eurosceptic Voters

    Photo: Tobias Koch Over the past few months, Europeans have gradually wrapped their heads around the idea that the United Kingdom might actually vote to leave the European Union. Contingency plans were developed to prevent “contagion” and stop the EU unravelling. Yet when Europeans woke up on Friday morning to discover the Brits had actually done...

    Post-Brexit, Poland Heads Calls for Smaller EU
    Jun27

    Post-Brexit, Poland Heads Calls for Smaller EU

    British voters’ decision to leave could widen the gap between the union’s wealthy west and struggling east. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russian Anti-Terror Bill Is Disguised Repression, Critics Charge
    Jun27

    Russian Anti-Terror Bill Is Disguised Repression, Critics Charge

    The bill includes provisions for government communication surveillance and harsh penalties for propagating extremism online. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Moldova Seizes Uranium, Detains Suspected Smugglers
    Jun27

    Moldova Seizes Uranium, Detains Suspected Smugglers

    Security services aided by FBI have stopped at least four attempts to smuggle radioactive materials out of the country. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Britain Exits the European Union: Will the EU Survive and Should America Care If It Does?
    Jun27

    Britain Exits the European Union: Will the EU Survive and Should America Care If It Does?

    Doug Bandow The United Kingdom will exit the European Union. Nigel Farage of the United Kingdom Independence Party had declared: “Win or lose this battle, we will win this war. We will get our country back.” Average voters won both the battle and war against most of their nation’s political, business, cultural, and media elites. The shock...

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