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    Vladimir of Taurus: What Putin thinks of Europe and the US
    Oct08

    Vladimir of Taurus: What Putin thinks of Europe and the US

    The first part of this series explained the personal and domestic political motivations behind his Syria strategy. Here the author explains how Putin and his compatriots view the world, and their scant regard for Anglosphere views on power. [youtube:q13yzl6k6w0] To speak of Russia’s international isolation is an exaggeration, but Putin is...

    Presidents, the Pope and Putin: a Heady Mix at the 70th UNGA
    Oct08

    Presidents, the Pope and Putin: a Heady Mix at the 70th UNGA

    The UN General Assembly’s annual meeting last month saw frosty and brief exchanges between the Russian and US Presidents, movement on the Sustainable Development goals, and encouraging talks on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for Iran. But Vladimir Putin sucked the oxygen out of the meeting, with his announcement about increased...

    Putin in Syria: ‘Vladimir of Taurus’ baffles his foes
    Oct08

    Putin in Syria: ‘Vladimir of Taurus’ baffles his foes

    This is the first in a three-part series on Putin’s Syria gambit and how it furthers his ambitions at home and abroad. Eighteen months ago Russian President Vladimir Putin’s conquest of Crimea earned him the appellation among sycophants of Putin Tavrichesky or ‘the Tauridian Putin’, Taurus being an ancient Greek name for...

    Moscow Promotes Ties Between Cossacks in Southern Russia and Eastern Ukraine
    Oct08

    Moscow Promotes Ties Between Cossacks in Southern Russia and Eastern Ukraine

    The Cossacks in Stavropol region are struggling with the contradictory goals of serving the Russian state and retaining their identity. The Cossacks try to argue that they have a distinct Cossack identity, but at the same time, they proclaim that their sole purpose of existence is to protect Russia. Cossacks often regard themselves as the...

    Belarus: The Election Is Around the Corner
    Oct08

    Belarus: The Election Is Around the Corner

    On September 28, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka made a speech at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit. His remarks contained sharp criticism of the United States’ policy of forceful democracy promotion across the world as well as of arbitrary and self-centered unilateralism that became possible after the US-Soviet strategic...

    Minsk Breaks Silence on Russian Airbase Issue
    Oct08

    Minsk Breaks Silence on Russian Airbase Issue

    As the presidential campaign in Belarus nears its end, the initially marginal issue of a prospective Russian airbase on Belarusian territory has grown ever louder (see EDM, September 23). On October 4, members of the Belarusian opposition held an unsanctioned rally, in the center of Minsk, against foreign military bases (BelaPAN, October 4). The...

    Poland’s security anxiety: From ‘A Hard Look at Hard Power’
    Oct07

    Poland’s security anxiety: From ‘A Hard Look at Hard Power’

    The Strategic Studies Institute recently published A Hard Look at Hard Power: Assessing the Defense Capabilities of Key U.S. Allies and Security Partners. Edited by Gary J. Schmitt, codirector of the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at AEI, and featuring contributions from him, AEI scholar Michael Mazza, and others, it fills critical gaps...

    Why a new Cold War can be avoided
    Oct07

    Why a new Cold War can be avoided

    All is not well in U.S.-Russia relations. Russia’s annexation of Crimea and aggression in eastern Ukraine—and its new airstrikes in Syria—have brought the two to lows not seen since the Cold War. Presidents Obama and Putin sniping at each other from the rostrum of the U.N. General Assembly only accentuated that divide. But does this...

    The Forgotten War: A View From Ukraine’s Frontlines
    Oct07

    The Forgotten War: A View From Ukraine’s Frontlines

    For a brief moment, it felt like déjà vu. As an officer with the Canadian Armed Forces, I visited several hot spots, witnessing my share of misery and destruction. Now I am in the Donbas, the war-torn region of eastern Ukraine.Since its independence in 1991, Ukraine has struggled to shed its Soviet colonial past and the remaining vestiges of...

    Evolution, Not Revolution, Is the Way to Save Ukraine, Says Leading Anti-Corruption Crusader
    Oct07

    Evolution, Not Revolution, Is the Way to Save Ukraine, Says Leading Anti-Corruption Crusader

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is pivoting and wants to withdraw from the Donbas but keep Crimea, according to Iegor Soboliev, the head of the Ukrainian parliament’s anti-corruption committee.”He wants to give it back to us right now. He doesn’t need the Donbas,” he said in an interview on October 5.”Unfortunately,...

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