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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The Rule of Law in Contemporary Ukraine
    Mar19

    The Rule of Law in Contemporary Ukraine

    This paper assesses the internal and external hurdles that are delaying the reform process in post-Euromaidan Ukraine, particularly when it comes to the rule of law. Some of the problems include 1) actually being able to measure rule of law reforms in the government and justice sector; 2) the low level of public sector accountability; 3) the...

    Brussels Forum 2016: Russia, Ukraine, and the Future of Europe
    Mar19

    Brussels Forum 2016: Russia, Ukraine, and the Future of Europe

    …read more Source: The German Marshall Fund of the United...

    Russia in Ukraine: The Greatest Challenge to the European Security Order
    Mar19

    Russia in Ukraine: The Greatest Challenge to the European Security Order

    European sanctions on Russia cannot be eased until Moscow fulfils commitments it made under the Minsk agreements to pull its troops and weaponry out of eastern Ukraine and Ukrainian control of its state borders is restored. Despite persistent Russian denials, regular Russian troops remain in Donbas and Moscow continues to provide military...

    Russia’s New Divisions
    Mar19

    Russia’s New Divisions

    Moscow has announced that it will establish four new divisions – but where will they be and will they enhance capability? map_-_possible_locations_of_new_russian_divisions.pdfRussian Minister of Defence Sergey Shoigu’s recent announcement that three new combined-arms divisions would be established in the western part of Russia this year has...

    Russian Media Leaks Sensitive Details of Armenia’s Defense Posture
    Mar18

    Russian Media Leaks Sensitive Details of Armenia’s Defense Posture

    In February, Russian sources confirmed a $200 million loan to Armenia. The loan—extended by Moscow to allow Armenia to buy up-to-date Russian weapons—had been promised in June 2015 (see EDM, June 29, 2015). In a rather unusual manner, and contrary to the agreement’s confidentiality clause, the Russian media published a list of weapons to be...

    Russia’s Evolving Role in the Caucasus.
    Mar18

    Russia’s Evolving Role in the Caucasus.

    …Undoubtedly, Russia’s strategic position in the Caucasus faces vulnerabilities that the West, Turkey and others appear willing to exploit. Russia will remain the region’s dominant military power for the near future, but its economic issues and security commitments in Ukraine and Syria could make sustaining influence in the Caucasus —...

    The ulterior motive behind Russia’s partial Syria withdrawal
    Mar18

    The ulterior motive behind Russia’s partial Syria withdrawal

    With great fanfare and “surprise” Russia once again seemingly out-maneuvered Western leadership in Syria. While much ink has been spilled debating whether President Vladimir Putin is executing a sound strategy—or is merely a tactical opportunist—it is clear that he has achieved his primary strategic goal: making Russia geopolitically relevant...

    Stepping Up or Backing Down? The African Union and Burundi
    Mar18

    Stepping Up or Backing Down? The African Union and Burundi

    As part of its efforts to maintain security on the continent, the African Union needs to prioritise the protection of civiliansThe African Union (AU) is not normally known for controversial action against the wishes of African heads of state. Since its birth in 2002, it has appeared consistently to prioritise the protection of presidents over...

    The Iran Case and Lessons for Nuclear Non-Proliferation
    Mar18

    The Iran Case and Lessons for Nuclear Non-Proliferation

    Contrary to the claims, sanctions may not have brought Tehran to the negotiating tableThe Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), agreed last July between Iran, the P5+1 and the EU, has largely dispelled concerns that Iran is working secretly to acquire nuclear weapons. It took twleve years to arrive at the JCPOA – there are various lessons...

    Securing the Wider North
    Mar18

    Securing the Wider North

    The defence of Europe’s northern regions has been brought into focus by recent Russian aggressionFor watchers of the northern perspective of UK national security and geopolitical interests, the latest Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), published in November, reflects the increased attention British strategists and defence...

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