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    Belarus votes – and this time it matters
    Oct09

    Belarus votes – and this time it matters

    Ukraine, economics and diminishing Russian subsidies cast a long shadow over elections in “Europe’s last dictatorship”. …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

    No New Theme Music for Game of Thrones
    Oct09

    No New Theme Music for Game of Thrones

    Rumors of a new Russian soundtrack for the show have been greatly exaggerated. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Vladimir of Taurus: Putin’s Syria gambit and his global ambitions
    Oct09

    Vladimir of Taurus: Putin’s Syria gambit and his global ambitions

    Here are part 1 and part 2 of this three-part series, in which Kyle Wilson explains the personal, domestic and international motivations behind Putin’s Syria strategy. So what does Putin want? His recent speech to the UN General Assembly listed all his main desiderata, from the macro to the micro. He wants a new system of security for...

    Crisis Over Ukraine
    Oct09

    Crisis Over Ukraine

    As a 2009 Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Contingency Planning Memorandum “Crisis Between Ukraine and Russia” argued, a major Ukraine-Russia confrontation has significant implications for the United States. Despite ongoing diplomatic efforts, few aspects of the Minks II agreement have been implemented and heavy fighting could...

    A Three-Pronged Strategy to Deal with Putin
    Oct08

    A Three-Pronged Strategy to Deal with Putin

    Atlantic Council’s James L. Jones, Jr. recommends a toolkit that includes economic, political, and security components The United States must develop a three-pronged approach that includes economic, political, and security components to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “retrograde ambitions in favor of the peaceful and...

    Video: Domestic and External Threats to the Euromaidan Revolutionaries in Ukraine
    Oct08

    Video: Domestic and External Threats to the Euromaidan Revolutionaries in Ukraine

    Although separatist violations of the Ukrainian ceasefire are down, the Minsk-II accords are not being fulfilled in key areas. read more …read more Source: Center for Strategic and International...

    Russian-backed Separatists Postpone Disputed Elections
    Oct08

    Russian-backed Separatists Postpone Disputed Elections

    By Daniel Pitcairn Key takeaway: Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine have postponed unrecognized local elections from October and November 2015 to February 2016. The elections would have violated the “Minsk” peace process which requires the vote to proceed under Ukrainian law. The postponement will mitigate risks of armed conflict...

    Ukrainian language classes re-launched
    Oct08

    Ukrainian language classes re-launched

    The Ukrainian Institute re-launches its Ukrainian language courses for learners at all levels (beginners, intermediate and advanced). The autumn term will commence on Thursday October 15, 2015 and will run till the week, ending on December 20. Evening classes will be held on Thursdays between 6:30 and 8:30pm. The classes are for non-Ukrainians...

    Ukraine Declared in Partial Defalut
    Oct08

    Ukraine Declared in Partial Defalut

    Kyiv Post. Ukraine. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    From Turkey to the Baltics, NATO faces up to Russia
    Oct08

    From Turkey to the Baltics, NATO faces up to Russia

    A Russian ship passes through the Bosphorus. Reuters/Murad SezerJens Stoltenberg, secretary general of NATO, has said the organisation is “ready and able to defend all allies, including Turkey against any threats”. This followed incursions into Turkish airspace by Russian planes. On the same day, UK defence secretary, Michael Fallon announced...

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