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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia Seeks Further Expansion of Military and Political Influence in Armenia
    Nov18

    Russia Seeks Further Expansion of Military and Political Influence in Armenia

    On November 9, Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov traveled to Armenia. The visit was agreed upon shortly before. The next day, President Vladimir Putin ordered the government of Russia to start negotiations with Armenia on establishing a joint regional air defense system (Pravo.gov.ru, November 11). Preliminary consultations...

    U.S. and Western Policy Towards Russia
    Nov18

    U.S. and Western Policy Towards Russia

    The Russian annexation of Crimea has led to over two years of debate regarding Washington’s strategy towards Moscow. Today, with Ukraine somewhat quieter and seeming progress towards cooperation on Syria, are more cooperative approaches possible? What should be Washington’s goals in engaging with Russia, or responding to it on the...

    Making Sense of Ukraine’s Local Elections: Voters Put Multiple Parties in Office
    Nov18

    Making Sense of Ukraine’s Local Elections: Voters Put Multiple Parties in Office

    As the ballots are counted in Ukraine’s November 15 runoff elections, the preliminary results show no national mandate or overarching themes. Instead, in a positive step for the country’s democratic development, voters dispersed power widely and put multiple political parties into office. Here’s a quick rundown of the big races...

    Poland’s Balanced De-Europeanization and the ENP
    Nov18

    Poland’s Balanced De-Europeanization and the ENP

    WARSAW—Largely Eastern-oriented, Polish foreign policy has filled a gap in Brussels: Warsaw has been perceived as the spokesperson for the former Soviet republics striving to join the European family and it has built its foreign policy reputation in Europe around that role. This has also served its own transformation well as a recently joined...

    New Policies Urgently Needed for EU Neighborhood
    Nov18

    New Policies Urgently Needed for EU Neighborhood

    In the wake of the Paris attacks and the refugee crisis, Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, and the European Commission, have issued a much-awaited revision of the “European Neighbourhood Policy” (ENP), which aims to strengthen stability, security, and prosperity in 16...

    Germany’s Approach to ENP
    Nov18

    Germany’s Approach to ENP

    BERLIN—Germany was never a champion of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and has traditionally been more engaged with Eastern Europe than the Southern Mediterranean. For historical, geopolitical and economic reasons, Germany was a strong supporter of EU enlargement toward Central and Eastern Europe, but its engagement with a coherent EU...

    IAAF Names Team to Monitor Russian Athletics
    Nov18

    IAAF Names Team to Monitor Russian Athletics

    Runners accused of doping in sensational report say they’ll sue WADA and a German broadcaster for defamation. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Making the Most of the European Neighbourhood Policy Toolbox
    Nov18

    Making the Most of the European Neighbourhood Policy Toolbox

    BRUSSELS—The review of the European Neighbourhood Policy, unveiled in Brussels on November 18 after a year-long process of reflection and consultation with a broader community of stakeholders in Europe and its neighboring countries, did not offer many surprises. While acknowledging many of the ENP’s flaws and the changed domestic and...

    France’s Perspectives and Priorities for the European Neighborhood Policy
    Nov18

    France’s Perspectives and Priorities for the European Neighborhood Policy

    Photo: (BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/GettyImages) PARIS—The European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) remains largely absent from the public and media foreign policy discussions in France. However, the recent security crises in Ukraine and the Mediterranean, the refugee crisis, and the latest terrorist attack in Paris have underlined the need to improve EU...

    Russia’s perhaps-not-real super torpedo
    Nov18

    Russia’s perhaps-not-real super torpedo

    On November 10, a Russian television broadcast of a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and some of his senior military officers revealed a “secret” plan for a long-range, nuclear-armed torpedo called Status-6. The broadcast on state-run Channel One showed a diagram of the torpedo, filmed over the shoulder of a Russian officer. According to...

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