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    Nordic defence cooperation: NATO or a dead-end
    Oct13

    Nordic defence cooperation: NATO or a dead-end

    In its New Year forecast for 2015, The Economist said “optimism is in short supply”. It was hard to disagree then, and it still is. Escalating conflicts are causing great suffering, and the reality of increased geopolitical risk is challenging international security policies. Few observers have predicted the course of events that have unfolded....

    Ukraine’s New Police Are an Expression of a “Civil” State
    Oct12

    Ukraine’s New Police Are an Expression of a “Civil” State

    Almost two years after the Euromaidan demonstrations began, most Ukrainians agree that the pace of reforms has been largely disappointing. While many former civil-society activists hold key positions in the government and parliament, corruption continues to plague the country and state institutions cannot provide basic services.Amid the...

    Snapshots of Ukraine’s Five Hottest Elections
    Oct12

    Snapshots of Ukraine’s Five Hottest Elections

    Ukrainians go to the polls on October 25 to elect mayors and city councils. These local elections matter more than one might expect. The likely passage of a constitutional amendment on decentralization by parliament later this year will give the newly elected mayors and councils more autonomy and authority than ever before. …read more...

    A Bold and Optimistic Strategy for Europe
    Oct12

    A Bold and Optimistic Strategy for Europe

    US President Barack Obama recently derided critics of his foreign policies as offering merely mumbo-jumbo. Yet everyone can plainly see the administration’s shocking degree of across-the-board strategic incomprehension and incompetence in Europe and the Middle East. In fact, European Union diplomats publicly admit that confidence in US...

    How Hockey Helps Us Understand Russia
    Oct12

    How Hockey Helps Us Understand Russia

    To celebrate his 63rd birthday last week, Russian President Vlaidmir Putin participated in an exhibition hockey game. This was no ordinary pond hockey, however. It featured a cast of former NHL and professional stars. It also featured a stellar performance from Putin, who netted 7 goals in his team’s 15-10 victory. on How Hockey Helps Us...

    Without troops withdrawal, it is too early to talk about conflict resolution in Donbas
    Oct12

    Without troops withdrawal, it is too early to talk about conflict resolution in Donbas

    Director of Military Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Mykola Sunhurovskyi in his comment to the news agency Ukrinform explained why the withdrawal of weapons from the contact line in Donbas does not mean final resolution of the conflict. In the long run, the withdrawal of weapons is more of an imitation. Speaking about the conflict resolution...

    Russia’s European Game in Syria
    Oct12

    Russia’s European Game in Syria

    Vladimir Putin is an old-school imperialist, whose military intervention in Syria is partly designed to divert attention from his dismemberment of Ukraine. And his thinly veiled threats against the Baltic states, Poland, Finland, and now Turkey reveal a strategy that has as its chief goal the weakening of Europe. …read more Source: Project...

    Russian Strikes Support Assad’s ‘Legitimate Authority’
    Oct12

    Russian Strikes Support Assad’s ‘Legitimate Authority’

    Putin confirms Russian airstrikes in Syria aim to bolster Assad’s regime, but denies targeting non-IS opposition forces. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Lukashenka Wins Fifth Term
    Oct12

    Lukashenka Wins Fifth Term

    Belarusian president wins in another landslide, as ties with West improve. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Pathogen-carrying invasive fish from China threatens US waterways
    Oct12

    Pathogen-carrying invasive fish from China threatens US waterways

    Small but dangerous – and coming to the New World. Rodolphe Gozlan, Author providedOne little-known legacy of communist countries during the Cold War is invasive species. The accidental introduction in 1960 of the topmouth gudgeon from China into countries bordering the Black Sea, including Ukraine, Moldova and Romania, is a striking example....

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