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    Russia’s Operation in Syria: Concealing Mission Creep
    Nov11

    Russia’s Operation in Syria: Concealing Mission Creep

    Russia’s air operations in Syria have triggered speculation concerning Moscow’s objectives, the length of the campaign, as well as the levels of planning involved. On the one hand, Russia’s information campaign describes a limited engagement, which boosts domestic support for the intervention. The Kremlin fears Russian forces...

    Fortress Europe is the biggest threat to Ukraine’s future
    Nov10

    Fortress Europe is the biggest threat to Ukraine’s future

    The European Union finds itself in the midst of multiple crises. It might be torn apart by the refugee crisis, the rise of nationalistic populism in Central Europe, the repercussions of a possible Brexit, or by the return, in some form, of the debt crisis that has been ravaging Greece for over five years now. However, the risk that these crises...

    Judiciary Reforms Take a Major Step Forward in Ukraine
    Nov10

    Judiciary Reforms Take a Major Step Forward in Ukraine

    While Ukraine’s eastern front falls quiet, a different campaign rages in the conference rooms of Kyiv. The administration of President Petro Poroshenko is overhauling the Ukrainian state, amending everything from the constitution to the tax code. The most important reform may be the creation of an independent judiciary. As Anders Åslund...

    Expert Panel Identifies Ways to Defeat Corruption in Ukraine
    Nov10

    Expert Panel Identifies Ways to Defeat Corruption in Ukraine

    A top Citibank executive and one of Ukraine’s most popular rock stars were among five luminaries who offered their suggestions Monday for cleaning up the endemic corruption that has long strangled the Ukrainian economy and kept foreign investors away.The five appeared on a November 9 panel titled “Securing Ukraine’s Future:...

    Back to the Future? Russia’s Hybrid Warfare, Revolutions in Military Affairs, and Cold War Comparisons
    Nov10

    Back to the Future? Russia’s Hybrid Warfare, Revolutions in Military Affairs, and Cold War Comparisons

    This paper provides an overview of Russia’s hybrid warfare strategy and capabilities as well as how these capabilities came about as a part of the wider modernization of the country’s military in the post-Cold War period. The author also speculates on whether Russia’s 2014 use of hybrid warfare in Ukraine and NATO’s...

    The Impact of Sanctions against Russia
    Nov10

    The Impact of Sanctions against Russia

    Following the imposition of sanctions against Russia in response to its 2014 annexation of Crimea and its subsequent military intervention in Eastern Ukraine, some EU member states have claimed that they have been particularly hard hit because exports to Russia are important to their economies. This commentary shows, however, that the economic...

    Romanian President Rejects Moldova Loan
    Nov10

    Romanian President Rejects Moldova Loan

    Chisinau left almost bereft of potential aid donors. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia Charges Suspected Mastermind of Nemtsov Murder
    Nov10

    Russia Charges Suspected Mastermind of Nemtsov Murder

    The suspect is an officer in a security force described as Chechen ruler Kadyrov’s private militia. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Participation in program “Georgia/South Caucasus between the European Union, eastern partners and the Eurasian Economic Union”
    Nov10

    Participation in program “Georgia/South Caucasus between the European Union, eastern partners and the Eurasian Economic Union”

    Expert of Economic Programmes at the Razumkov Centre Markevych Kateryna took part in Program “Georgia/South Caucasus between the European Union, eastern partners and the Eurasian Economic Union” that was held on 2-5 November 2015 in Georgia. Representatives of governmental, political and scientific organizations from Azerbaijan, Belarus,...

    Security sector of Ukraine is largely disordered and unworkable
    Nov10

    Security sector of Ukraine is largely disordered and unworkable

    The state-owned UkrOboronProm arms factory this year is expected to churn out 40 of its Oplot main battle tank, and next year will make 120. That’s a 2,300 percent increase over the five the factory produced last year, the Miami Herald writes. Despite the gains, Mykola Sunhurovskyi, the director of military programs at the Razumkov Center,...

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