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    Verbal strategies from Kosovo to Crimea. Part Two

    Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 has become a turning point for the Kremlin’s relationship with the West. While inside Russia the event is largely viewed as a “restoration of historical justice,” in the West it is perceived as a violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and essentially as the first...

    A Classic Dilemma: Russia’s Threat to Withdraw from the Council of Europe
    Mar06

    A Classic Dilemma: Russia’s Threat to Withdraw from the Council of Europe

    When Russia joined the Council of Europe in 1996, this was a major step and a sign of a fundamentally new time. The successor state to the Soviet Union joined a pan-European human rights regime that provided the citizens of its member states with effective judicial tools to defend their rights. Today, a good two decades later, Russia’s...

    Ukraine four years after the Maidan
    Mar06

    Ukraine four years after the Maidan

    By Steven PiferIn late February 2014, following three months of demonstrations on Kyiv’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), then-President Victor Yanukovych fled the Ukrainian capital on a tortuous path that ultimately took him to Russia. On February 22, 2014, Ukraine’s parliament appointed an acting president and acting...

    Anything but Strait-Forward: The Saudi Agenda in Yemen
    Mar06

    Anything but Strait-Forward: The Saudi Agenda in Yemen

    Saudi Arabia’s investment in the war in Yemen may have more to do with pipelines and maintaining control of the region’s shipping lanes than previously thought. Download the article (PDF)The government of Saudi Arabia’s direct intervention in Yemen’s civil war represents a paradox. Yemen does not at first sight seem like a...

    Ukraine’s Corruption Battle: Is the Justice System Fit for Purpose?
    Mar06

    Ukraine’s Corruption Battle: Is the Justice System Fit for Purpose?

    Invitation Only Research Event 15 Mar 2018 – 14:00 to 15:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London Russia and Eurasia Programme, …read more Source: Chatham...

    Newsbrief Vol. 38, No. 2
    Mar06

    Newsbrief Vol. 38, No. 2

    Concise briefings on contemporary issues and trends in international securityNo: 3Volume: 38Newsbrief …read more Source: Royal United Services Institute...

    Focusing on a Positive Future for  U.S.–Turkey Relations
    Mar06

    Focusing on a Positive Future for U.S.–Turkey Relations

    Photo Credit: FreshStock / Shutterstock The highly contentious relationship that has evolved between Turkey and the United States over their different approaches to the situation in Syria has led to serious questions as to whether the partnership can survive. While the points of disagreement between Turkey and the United States are real and...

    The Myth of Russian Weakness
    Mar06

    The Myth of Russian Weakness

    Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Image source: kremlin.ru)BESA Perspectives, No. 757, March 2, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Western-centric expectations of Russian collapse in the face of its recent foreign policy and domestic setbacks fail to consider the Russian mindset, political culture, and “rules of the game,” thus grossly underestimating the...

    Ukraine: Delay Votes to Prevent Harm to Democratic Institutions
    Mar06

    Ukraine: Delay Votes to Prevent Harm to Democratic Institutions

    Press Releases Ukraine: Delay Votes to Prevent Harm to Democratic InstitutionsFebruary 28, 2018Ukraine’s Parliament, the Rada, is scheduling votes on legislation that would increase government monitoring of civil society institutions and politicize the human rights Ombudsman. …read more Source: Freedom...

    The EU’s Seven-Year Budget Itch
    Mar06

    The EU’s Seven-Year Budget Itch

    This article was also published by Project Syndicate. It’s theatre season in the European Union. The play, called budget negotiations, is performed every seven years. It pits the EU’s spenders against its savers, donors against receivers, and reformers against conservatives. After the actors have exhausted themselves with bluffs,...

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