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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks

    The Future of Baltic Sea Security
    Oct13

    The Future of Baltic Sea Security

    Location: RUSI WhitehallThe crisis in Ukraine and the resurgence of a belligerent, yet vulnerable, Russia has alarmed the whole of Europe. However, the threat posed by President Putin’s regime is felt particularly acutely in the countries closest to Russia. As NATO increasingly dedicates its resources to the defence of the Baltic states...

    Freeze the Belarus Sanctions, But Don’t Leave Civil Society out in the Cold
    Oct13

    Freeze the Belarus Sanctions, But Don’t Leave Civil Society out in the Cold

    Transatlantic TakeBERLIN—The not-exactly democratic, but this time peaceful, reelection of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko this weekend was followed by an expected announcement that EU sanctions will be suspended for four months. Even if the West has many reasons to attempt a pragmatic mending of its relations with Minsk, it should be...

    Keeping America secure: Five questions for the presidential candidates
    Oct13

    Keeping America secure: Five questions for the presidential candidates

    With America’s international influence declining at an ever-faster pace under Barack Obama, the importance of making national security the 2016 presidential campaign’s central issue has increased correspondingly. Although the conventional wisdom of political operatives and commentators is that voters do not pay attention to foreign...

    Dutch Report: Buk Missile Downed Flight MH17
    Oct13

    Dutch Report: Buk Missile Downed Flight MH17

    Long-awaited report says Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over eastern Ukraine by Russian-developed missile. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russian Ideology After Crimea
    Oct13

    Russian Ideology After Crimea

    This paper examines the form of conservative and nationalistic ideology that the author argues has been increasingly embraced by the Russian public since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014. More specifically, among other issues the author looks at 1) the key elements of this ideology; 2) what has driven the rise of this ideology in...

    Are Sanctions Saving Russia?
    Oct13

    Are Sanctions Saving Russia?

    The economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the West in March 2014 have undoubtedly been painful. But they have so far failed to achieve their goal of compelling President Vladimir Putin to change his policy toward Ukraine, and they may end up leaving Russia – and Putin – even stronger than before. …read more Source: Project Syndicate...

    Draft Law Requires Russian Media to Report Foreign Funding
    Oct13

    Draft Law Requires Russian Media to Report Foreign Funding

    Opposition lawmakers submit bill to State Duma imposing additional regulations on media financed from abroad. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    France to Extradite Kazakh Banker to Russia
    Oct13

    France to Extradite Kazakh Banker to Russia

    Mukhtar Ablyazov, an opposition figure, is accused of embezzling $6bn. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Hungarian MEP ‘Spying’ for Russia May Lose Immunity
    Oct13

    Hungarian MEP ‘Spying’ for Russia May Lose Immunity

    Far-right Jobbik party member Bela Kovacs, nicknamed ‘KGBela,’ allegedly covertly met Russian diplomats. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The refugee crisis is the Visegrad Group’s moment of truth
    Oct13

    The refugee crisis is the Visegrad Group’s moment of truth

    Not many people in Europe are aware of the Visegrad Group (V4), the Central European platform for co-operation between the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary that has existed for over 20 years. The Czech Republic acceded to the year-long V4 presidency, taking over from Slovakia, on 1st July and due to external circumstances can expect a...

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