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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Belarus and the West: A Policy Change Long Overdue
    Jan23

    Belarus and the West: A Policy Change Long Overdue

    Two recent public opinion polls have highlighted quite revealing results about populations living in Belarus and Ukraine. First, according to the Ukrainian polling firm Rating, the opinions of Ukrainians about Belarus are overwhelmingly positive. In the separatist areas of Donbas (the eastern Ukrainian region encompassing the Donetsk and Luhansk...

    Learning from the Air Campaign in Libya
    Jan23

    Learning from the Air Campaign in Libya

    The 2011 Libya campaign holds valuable lessons for the West’s current operations in SyriaThe commencement of UK air strikes against Daesh (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) in Syria is a timely reminder of the benefits and limitations of air power. Political and military leaders should recognise that waging war from...

    Iran’s Emergence from Sanctions
    Jan23

    Iran’s Emergence from Sanctions

    Iran’s return to the international community could bolster the country’s struggling economyIran has undergone a remarkable transition as it emerges as a ‘normal’ country in global politics. After meeting its obligations in accordance with the international agreement on its nuclear programme, Tehran has been freed from many of...

    Putin Asked Assad to Go: The Financial Times
    Jan23

    Putin Asked Assad to Go: The Financial Times

    UNIAN Information Agency. Ukraine. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Indonesia’s Forest Fires: Igniting Tensions in Southeast Asia
    Jan23

    Indonesia’s Forest Fires: Igniting Tensions in Southeast Asia

    Jakarta’s failure to tackle illegal burning is threatening its relations with its neighboursThe 2015 UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris concluded, as expected, with mixed results: the reaffirmation of old pledges to tackle global warming, plus new pledges, of which some will be realised and others will be quietly forgotten. Still,...

    Secret Service, Public Failure
    Jan23

    Secret Service, Public Failure

    A series of embarrassing security breaches have undermined the reputation of the US president’s protection serviceLast month, the US House of Representative’s Committee on Oversight and Government Reform published a scathing report on the Secret Service’s performance and conduct. In describing an organisation ‘in crisis’,...

    Should the West Embrace the AIIB?
    Jan23

    Should the West Embrace the AIIB?

    Is the AIIB just a new foreign-policy tool for China, or is it necessary for regional development and a project the West should welcome?Last month, the articles of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) came into force. This new institution, first proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, is a major diplomatic triumph for China...

    Weekend catch-up: Turnbull in DC, Taiwan and Vanuatu elections, lessons from Jakarta and more
    Jan22

    Weekend catch-up: Turnbull in DC, Taiwan and Vanuatu elections, lessons from Jakarta and more

    With Malcolm Turnbull’s first visit to Washington DC as prime minister this week, commentary on his speeches and appearances has followed. Of course The Interpreter participated, first with a piece from Hugh White, who said Turnbull didn’t deliver the message America needs to hear: Whatever we might wish, escalating rivalry in Asia...

    Breaking the Brand: A New Way to Dismantle Perceptions of Terror
    Jan22

    Breaking the Brand: A New Way to Dismantle Perceptions of Terror

    Governments should draw on marketing techniques in their efforts to undermine the brand of terrorist organisationsThe widespread coverage of recent attacks in France, Mali, the US and Indonesia is just a snapshot of the profile that terrorism has in the global media. Details of plots, groups and individuals paint a picture of a menacing horror...

    Moldova Needs Us to Support Reforms, Not Governments
    Jan22

    Moldova Needs Us to Support Reforms, Not Governments

    Transatlantic TakeBUCHAREST, Romania—History repeats itself, giving us the chance to avoid repeating our mistakes. The Ukrainian story should have taught us a lot about the short-sightedness of supporting a bad government for geopolitical reasons. Now, as protests against Moldova’s newly formed government are drawing many thousands, is the...

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