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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    An Alliance Deterred
    Dec21

    An Alliance Deterred

    NATO leaders intended the Alliance’s Trident Juncture military exercises, in part, to send a message to Russia that they would not hesitate to defend allied territory. That intention was commendable. But one wonders how exercises in the western Mediterranean will deter Russian ambitions that lie 3,000 km away in Ukraine and on the borders...

    The Kremlin’s Dangerous New Threat in Ukraine
    Dec21

    The Kremlin’s Dangerous New Threat in Ukraine

    Fighting continues to gradually intensify in eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin-backed militants are now using heavy weapons, including tanks, artillery, and ferocious Grad rocket systems, sporadically. Moscow’s rationale behind this latest escalation is to achieve a frozen conflict by gradually sabotaging the execution of the Minsk II ceasefire...

    A New Episode in EU-Turkish Relations: Why so Much Bitterness?
    Dec21

    A New Episode in EU-Turkish Relations: Why so Much Bitterness?

    The EU-Turkey Summit on November 29, 2015 has been described as a revitalization of EU-Turkish relations after years of inertia. Some very promising, concrete actions with associated timelines are mentioned in the summit conclusions, such as regular high-level meetings, the opening of new chapters, further dialogue in energy cooperation, and the...

    Hybrid Warfare: Iranian and Russian Versions of “Little Green Men” and Contemporary Conflict
    Dec21

    Hybrid Warfare: Iranian and Russian Versions of “Little Green Men” and Contemporary Conflict

    This paper both compares and analyzes the types of hybrid or non-linear warfare being conducted by Russia in Eastern Ukraine and by Iran in the Shia-majority areas of Iraq. The text’s author ultimately contends that both approaches represent “acts of preclusive imperialism” that are intended to establish new spheres of influence...

    After Default To Putin, What’s Next In Russia-Ukraine Bond Row
    Dec21

    After Default To Putin, What’s Next In Russia-Ukraine Bond Row

    December 21, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Ukraine: Still Hoping For Change
    Dec21

    Ukraine: Still Hoping For Change

    December 21, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    ‘Russian’ Airstrikes Kill Over 46 in Syria
    Dec21

    ‘Russian’ Airstrikes Kill Over 46 in Syria

    Attack on rebel-held Idlib coincided with HRW report accusing Russia and embattled President Bashar al-Assad of using banned cluster bombs. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Juncker Proposes Visa-Free Travel for Georgia, Ukraine, Kosovo
    Dec21

    Juncker Proposes Visa-Free Travel for Georgia, Ukraine, Kosovo

    Move is a snub to Russia which failed to secure the same benefit – if only for business leaders – even before the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Crimea in Darkness, Part 3
    Dec21

    Crimea in Darkness, Part 3

    As Crimea’s power supply slowly returns to normal, TOL looks at how people are coping with blackouts and shortages. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Clash of Stupidity: Republican Debate Part V
    Dec20

    The Clash of Stupidity: Republican Debate Part V

    Watching the Republican debates has become a surreal experience, particularly when it comes to foreign policy. Terrorism in general and ISIS in particular were very much the focus area of the fifth and final GOP presidential debate in 2015 and fear is what’s for Christmas. There was actually nothing to debate during the undercard...

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