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    Five lessons from the local elections in Ukraine
    Oct29

    Five lessons from the local elections in Ukraine

    What do Ukraine’s local elections tell us about the country’s political future? …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

    Energy Sanctions and Russia: What Comes Next?
    Oct29

    Energy Sanctions and Russia: What Comes Next?

    This brief discusses the effectiveness of Western sanctions on Russia’s energy sector following Moscow’s 2014 intervention in Ukraine. The author explains that although the Russian oil and gas production and exports are unlikely to be significantly affected in the short run, in the long run, as the Russian oil and gas industry loses...

    Nordic-Baltic Security and the US Role
    Oct29

    Nordic-Baltic Security and the US Role

    Russia’s annexation of Crimea and support for the separatists in eastern Ukraine have changed the security landscape in the Nordic-Baltic region, placing it under increasing strain. This brief looks at what NATO and the US can do to help address this challenge. The author argues that the US must, first and foremost, bolster assurance among...

    A Cure For No Disease
    Oct29

    A Cure For No Disease

    ‘Europe’s last dictatorship’ stood still for nearly a week in early October while holding one of its most significant events. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Hybrid: what’s in a name?
    Oct29

    Hybrid: what’s in a name?

    Security analysts and practitioners have a tendency to coin new terms which capture the challenge(s) they are facing or the mandate(s) they are supposed to embrace. Terms such as ‘low-intensity conflicts’, ‘failed’ or ‘fragile’ states, ‘asymmetrical’ threats or even, for that matter, ‘comprehensive approach’ are all...

    Hybrid operations: lessons from the past
    Oct29

    Hybrid operations: lessons from the past

    The security situation in and around Europe has changed dramatically over the past two years. The conflict in Ukraine and the success of the Islamic State (IS) in the Middle East and North Africa have put territorial defence and homeland security back on the agenda in Europe. Hybrid threats and operations against the EU and its partners are real...

    Politician’s Arrest, Release Spotlight Moldova’s Split Personality
    Oct29

    Politician’s Arrest, Release Spotlight Moldova’s Split Personality

    Pro-Russian party leader claims to have tapes incriminating leading politicians in misdeeds. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    US fears a Russian attack on undersea internet cables that could plunge world into chaos
    Oct29

    US fears a Russian attack on undersea internet cables that could plunge world into chaos

    EPA/Pavel KonovovIt may sound far-fetched at first, but there’s a growing fear of the damage a newly aggressive Russia might inflict in a time of tension or conflict simply by damaging or cutting the undersea cables that carry almost all of the West’s internet traffic. The New York Times reported that Russian submarines and spy ships...

    US fears Russian attack on internet cables could plunge world into chaos
    Oct29

    US fears Russian attack on internet cables could plunge world into chaos

    EPA/Pavel KonovovIt may sound far-fetched at first, but there’s a growing fear of the damage a newly aggressive Russia might inflict in a time of tension or conflict simply by damaging or cutting the undersea cables that carry almost all of the West’s internet traffic. The New York Times reported that Russian submarines and spy ships...

    Ukraine’s Local Polls, Marred by Irregularities in Big Cities, Show East-West Split Remains
    Oct28

    Ukraine’s Local Polls, Marred by Irregularities in Big Cities, Show East-West Split Remains

    The ruling coalition won most local elections across Ukraine on October 25, according to preliminary figures. Results from the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) are expected next week, but it is already clear that compared to the 2010 local elections, the kleptocratic elites who used to support former President Viktor Yanukovych lost dominant...

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