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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    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...

    Could Putin’s Syria Withdrawal Backfire?
    Mar18

    Could Putin’s Syria Withdrawal Backfire?

    March 18, 2016 In each installment of “CGI Asks,” a selection of experts respond to a question about developments related to Russia and the broader region. This week, we ask whether Russian President Vladimir Putin’s surprise decision to withdraw most of the country’s military forces in Syria could have negative consequences for...

    The FAQs: State Department Says Actions of Islamic State Constitute Genocide
    Mar18

    The FAQs: State Department Says Actions of Islamic State Constitute Genocide

    What did Secretary Kerry say about Islamic State and genocide? In a speech on Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the U.S. has determined that the actions of Islamic State (aka ISIS) against Christians and other minority groups in Iraq and Syria constitutes an act of genocide. on The FAQs: State Department Says Actions of Islamic...

    Saudi Arabia Protects its Oil Market Share
    Mar18

    Saudi Arabia Protects its Oil Market Share

    Much has been made of Saudi vulnerability to low oil prices – but these concerns may be overblownSaudi Arabia’s oil policy and fiscal health have come under pressure recently as oil prices slipped from a June 2014 high of $115/barrel to less than $30/barrel in January 2016. Pundits and journalists came up with a melange of explanations to...

    Military and Security Dimensions of the Donbas Conflict. Talk by Igor Sutyagin. April, 21,7pm
    Mar18

    Military and Security Dimensions of the Donbas Conflict. Talk by Igor Sutyagin. April, 21,7pm

    Two years of the conflict in the east of Ukraine have been a testing time for Ukraine’s leadership, its armed forces, which had to build their capacities from scratch. With the diplomatic solution for the conflict in limbo, it remains to be seen what its frozen model will look like or what potential further confrontation will entail. Igor...

    The Obama Doctrine and Ukraine
    Mar18

    The Obama Doctrine and Ukraine

    Editors’ Note: In his interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, President Obama said Ukraine is a core interest for Moscow in a way that it is not for the United States. But the United States could have done more to help Kiev resist the Kremlin’s aggression, without engaging in war with Russia. This post originally appeared on...

    Russia’s Military Operation in Syria: A New Stage
    Mar18

    Russia’s Military Operation in Syria: A New Stage

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on 14 March announced his decision to remove part of the country’s military contingent from Syria. However, this step does not mean the end of Russia’s military presence in that country, especially since the aims of its operation in Syria have been only partially reached. Although Russia managed to...

    Russia Could Redeploy in Syria in ‘Hours’
    Mar18

    Russia Could Redeploy in Syria in ‘Hours’

    Days after surprise pullout pledge, Putin says Russian forces ready to return anytime, airbase will remain active. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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