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    NATO’s Mounting Internal Challenges
    Jul12

    NATO’s Mounting Internal Challenges

    Ted Galen Carpenter The Warsaw summit, which took place on July 8 and 9, occurred at a time when the challenges facing the venerable North Atlantic Treaty Organization have never been more serious. Despite the usual expressions of alliance solidarity, there are numerous troubling developments that are likely to plague NATO in the coming months...

    Still a Mystery: The Tunguska Explosion
    Jul12

    Still a Mystery: The Tunguska Explosion

    Most scientists believe that “the most powerful explosion in documented history,” as the BBC put it, was caused by a meteor or a comet. All agree it left part of Siberia a wasteland. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Tunguska Explosion
    Jul12

    Tunguska Explosion

    …read more Source: Transitions Online (TOL)

    Russia’s Western Flank: A Mighty Pillar or a Headache? (Part One)
    Jul12

    Russia’s Western Flank: A Mighty Pillar or a Headache? (Part One)

    The end of June 2016 featured two noticeable events that might alter Russian posture in the Baltic Sea region: Moscow resurrected its threats to deploy Iskander-M ballistic missiles to Kaliningrad oblast, and the Russian high command carried out an unprecedented in Russian history “decapitation” of the Baltic Sea Fleet (see EDM, July 6). At first...

    From Assurance to Deterrence: The Russia Question and NATO’s Summit in Warsaw
    Jul12

    From Assurance to Deterrence: The Russia Question and NATO’s Summit in Warsaw

    Be careful what you wish for because it just might come true. In the past, this author had often heard Russian diplomats complain that the West fails to pay proper attention to Moscow and that Russia’s position is being ignored. But the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) recently concluded (July 8–9) summit in Warsaw...

    Ukrainian ATO fighter given suspended sentence for violent rape of schoolgirl
    Jul12

    Ukrainian ATO fighter given suspended sentence for violent rape of schoolgirl

    The Ivankiv District Court in Kyiv oblast court on June 10, 2016 convicted a 24-year-old man of violently raping a 16-year-old girl but decided that the fact of his military service in Donbas constituted an extenuating circumstance. The news came on the same day as an Aidar volunteer battalion fighter, facing very grave charges, was released from...

    Pro-Kremlin Far-right Bulgarian Party Used in Latest Ukrainian ‘Separatism’ Fake
    Jul12

    Pro-Kremlin Far-right Bulgarian Party Used in Latest Ukrainian ‘Separatism’ Fake

    If you believe the media, ‘Bulgaria’ has endorsed the demand of local Ukrainian Bulgarians and called on Ukraine to create a Bulgarian autonomy. This comes just weeks after Romanians were also reported to be demanding autonomy. Ukraine, in short, is falling apart, and Crimea and Donbas were just the beginning. …read more Source:...

    Euromaidan Leaders Launch New Party in Ukraine. Can It Succeed?
    Jul11

    Euromaidan Leaders Launch New Party in Ukraine. Can It Succeed?

    As Europe lurches in the direction of populism, xenophobic anti-immigrant attitudes, and anti-EU posturing, Ukraine appears to be tilting the other way. Located largely outside European discourse for the last twenty-five years, Ukraine is now odd man out, with pro-EU sentiments running high, xenophobic attitudes largely absent, and not one but...

    The Role of Sanctions in U.S.-Russian Relations
    Jul11

    The Role of Sanctions in U.S.-Russian Relations

    Sanctions are a critical tool in persuading Russia to change its Ukraine policy. But the West’s overreliance on them risks undercutting their long-term effectiveness. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    No Longer a Secret: Ukraine is Europe’s New Frontier Market
    Jul11

    No Longer a Secret: Ukraine is Europe’s New Frontier Market

    American and European Investors Quietly Descend on Kyiv Chestnut trees shade the streets, restaurants colonize sidewalks with what are deemed “summer verandas,” and hemlines have risen with the temperatures.Yes, it is summer again in Kyiv.But this summer, this garden city is seeing a new, discreetly invasive species: American and European...

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