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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Are Chechen Special Forces Fighting in Syria?
    Feb13

    Are Chechen Special Forces Fighting in Syria?

    After the Kremlin denied having ground troops in Syria, the Russian leadership was surprised by Ramzan Kadyrov’s statement that Chechen special forces were fighting in the Middle East against the Islamic State (IS). A trailer for a program produced by the Russian federal TV channel Rossiya 1 (Russia.tv, February 7) states that “Chechen...

    The war is on, but Ukraine publishers just march on. Talk with Dana Pavlychko
    Feb13

    The war is on, but Ukraine publishers just march on. Talk with Dana Pavlychko

    The BBC’s new historical drama War and Peace seems to have started a trend in the UK, exemplified by bohemian-style discussions about world literary classics coming from Eastern Europe. While western audiences wipe the dust from books by Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Gogol on their bookshelves, publishers in the East are struggling to attract...

    How Russia controls American policy
    Feb13

    How Russia controls American policy

    We’ve seen this movie—now playing in Syria– before.The Russians have developed a way of getting the US formally to permit offensive Russian military operations against American partners on the ground, all the while calling it a ceasefire.What the Russians are proposing in Syria—a “cessation of hostilities” on terms they get to define– is...

    Why Russia is not the West.
    Feb12

    Why Russia is not the West.

    Alex Polikovskiy … West – is not a country or group of countries, the West – it is the direction of history. The West is not the enemy. West is not friend. West – this is not geography, is the storage life and the system of relationships that must be studied in order to understand how we integrate this powerful occupying centuries and continents...

    Four Reasons Why the Syria Cease-fire Won’t Work
    Feb12

    Four Reasons Why the Syria Cease-fire Won’t Work

    The so-called Syria cease-fire agreement is a poorly disguised diplomatic ruse by the Kremlin to break down Western unity and resolve as it accomplishes its brutal ends in Syria and Ukraine. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Strengthening Britain’s Voice in the World
    Feb12

    Strengthening Britain’s Voice in the World

    Report of the UK Foreign and Security Policy Working GroupDownload the reportThis paper reflects the views of its signatories listed below and not the institutions to which we belong. It arose from our shared concern about the risk of Britain disengaging from its role as a contributor to international prosperity and security, and our awareness...

    Russia’s Economy and Implications for Russia’s Future
    Feb12

    Russia’s Economy and Implications for Russia’s Future

    After a decade of record growth, Russia’s economy began to slow after 2008. This slowdown accelerated when falling oil prices combined with Western sanctions over Ukraine to exacerbate the effects of a still-unreformed economic system. Today, few can argue that Russia’s economy is in serious trouble. But where will it go from here?...

    Student Subscription
    Feb12

    Student Subscription

    Language English Mailing List Options Subscribe or change your contact information to receive information on student seminars, teacher workshops and learning resources. Unsubscribe to remove yourself from our mailing list. We value your privacy and will not share or distribute your …read more Source: Fraser...

    Letting go, but not giving up: Implementation of Minsk II
    Feb12

    Letting go, but not giving up: Implementation of Minsk II

    Approaching its one-year anniversary date, the February 2015 Minsk II settlement agreement to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass is not faring well. All of its provisions were to have been implemented by Dec. 31, 2015. Few were. Still, Minsk II remains the only settlement arrangement on offer, and it continues to command at least...

    Solving Obama’s Aleppo dilemma
    Feb12

    Solving Obama’s Aleppo dilemma

    The United States has an Aleppo dilemma. Russian forces, sensing an opportunity to rout the rebels, are bombarding Aleppo from the air and with artillery. The city is close to encirclement and a siege. Over 70,000 of its inhabitants have already left, worsening the refugee crisis that threatens stability not just in the region but also in Europe....

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