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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Turkey, Russia, and the Fallacy of ‘Collective Security’
    Dec02

    Turkey, Russia, and the Fallacy of ‘Collective Security’

    Blackadder: You see, Baldrick, in order to prevent war in Europe, two superblocs developed: us, the French and the Russians on one side, and the Germans and Austro-Hungary on the other. The idea was to have two vast opposing armies, each acting as the other’s deterrent. That way there could never be a war. Baldrick: But, this is a sort of a...

    The danger of Russian and Turkish competitive machismo in Syria
    Dec01

    The danger of Russian and Turkish competitive machismo in Syria

    The downing of a Russian jet by Turkish fighters has brought the dangers posed by Moscow’s intervention in Syria into sharp relief. While the Russian and Turkish Presidents trade insults and display their competitive machismo, the world faces the prospect of a military crisis between Russia and NATO. Although we do not yet know what...

    Russia Remains An Unlikely Partner for France Against ISIS
    Dec01

    Russia Remains An Unlikely Partner for France Against ISIS

    French President François Hollande continues his diplomatic marathon this week in Paris, hosting the international COP21 climate conference. However, despite renewed condolences from all sides, the limits of what Hollande can achieve were starkly apparent during his discussions with President Obamas and Putin on November 24 and 26: there will be...

    Mykolayiv Makes a Surprising Turn Toward the West
    Dec01

    Mykolayiv Makes a Surprising Turn Toward the West

    Built on a series of spits and peninsulas, the Ukrainian city of Mykolayiv feels surrounded by water. It is here that in 1789, Russian Prince Gregory Potemkin built the shipyards that would repair Russian Empire ships fighting the Ottoman Empire, shipyards that remained of such importance that the city was closed to foreigners for most of the...

    On Ukraine’s Front Lines, U.S.-Supplied Equipment Is Falling Apart
    Dec01

    On Ukraine’s Front Lines, U.S.-Supplied Equipment Is Falling Apart

    December 1, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Military Power Revue Nr. 2 / 2015
    Dec01

    Military Power Revue Nr. 2 / 2015

    This edition of Military Power Revue features six articles on assorted hard power topics. Five of the articles (in German) focus on 1) the need for police forces to develop “new security habits” against hybrid threats; 2) Russia’s reliance on hybrid warfare in the Ukraine crisis 2014-2015; 3) the tug of war between specialized or multi-role...

    Xi has created a Chinese Bloc that the Paris climate talks cannot ignore
    Dec01

    Xi has created a Chinese Bloc that the Paris climate talks cannot ignore

    Xi Jinping doesn’t want to be the villain of Paris. Etienne Laurent / EPAChinese president Xi Jinping addressed the opening day of the Paris climate talks as leader of a nation more confident and assertive than it has been at any point since Mao declared it had “stood up” after a century of rebellion and invasion. The changing status is...

    The Ukraine crisis and the demise of the European Security order
    Dec01

    The Ukraine crisis and the demise of the European Security order

    The Ukraine crisis has delivered a severe blow to the European security order – but what’s next? …read more Source: European Policy...

    “The human rights situation in Crimea today is deplorable,” German MP Says
    Nov30

    “The human rights situation in Crimea today is deplorable,” German MP Says

    Editor’s Note: This piece is adapted from a speech Dr. Christoph Bergner, a member of Germany’s Bundestag, gave at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation on October 21, 2015.I would like to thank the organizers of this event for making human rights issues in Crimea the main topic. Even if other news is currently making headlines, we...

    Ukraine Two Years After Euromaidan: What Has Been Accomplished?
    Nov30

    Ukraine Two Years After Euromaidan: What Has Been Accomplished?

    Two years ago, popular protests erupted against Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovych on Kyiv’s Maidan. Since then, Ukraine’s economy has deteriorated sharply, with a contraction of 18 percent in two years, but the Poroshenko Bloc was the biggest party by far in the October 25 local elections. One might say that the...

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