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    A vibrant civil society is central to democratic consolidation in Tunisia
    Mar09

    A vibrant civil society is central to democratic consolidation in Tunisia

    Unemployed graduates in Tunisia demonstrate to demand that the government provides job opportunities. Reuters/Zoubeir SouissiIn late 2010 demonstrations in Tunisia sparked a popular push for democratisation through the Arab world in what became known as the Arab Spring. The uprisings saw Tunisia emerge from 23 years of despotic rule under...

    Russians detained for supporting Nadiya Savchenko
    Mar09

    Russians detained for supporting Nadiya Savchenko

    So far Moscow police have detained 39 Russians, most women marking International Women’s Day by demanding the release of imprisoned Ukrainian Nadiya Savchenko. The Russian enforcement officers have, in turn, been marking International Women’s Day by detaining them all, though not as roughly as those taken away while demanding the...

    What Nadiya Savchenko’s Example Can Teach the West
    Mar09

    What Nadiya Savchenko’s Example Can Teach the West

    March 5 marked the sixty-third anniversary of Joseph Stalin’s death. A friend texted me a photo of a poster from a Moscow bus shelter, a death mask of the Soviet dictator, captioned with the words: “That one died, this one will, too,” presumably a reference to Russia’s current ruler Vladimir Putin. There’s a certain...

    Gerasimov Calls for New Strategy to Counter Color Revolution
    Mar09

    Gerasimov Calls for New Strategy to Counter Color Revolution

    Russia’s top brass has called on leading military theorists and specialists as well as the defense industry and the government to jointly develop a “soft power” strategy to counter the potential threat from “color revolutions.” The annual general meeting of the Academy of Military Sciences (Akademiya Voyennykh Nauk—AVN), on February 27, saw...

    Turkey–Greece–Italy Interconnector: South Stream’s Latest Avatar? (Part Two)
    Mar09

    Turkey–Greece–Italy Interconnector: South Stream’s Latest Avatar? (Part Two)

    *To read Part One, please click here. Russian Gazprom, Greek DEPA/DESFA, and Italian Edison propose a modified version of Gazprom’s South Stream project, using the Interconnector Turkey–Greece–Italy (ITGI project) for a pipeline corridor to deliver Russian gas to Europe. This revamped version presupposes (like South Stream’s original...

    The case for Open Skies
    Mar08

    The case for Open Skies

    U.S. military officials recently appeared to question American participation in the Treaty on Open Skies. At a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing on February 24, Admiral Cecil D. Haney, commander of Strategic Command, testified that he was “concerned in terms of overflights of any ability of another nation to learn more about our overall...

    Ukraine Bonds Jump on Reports Jaresko Offered Prime Minister Job
    Mar08

    Ukraine Bonds Jump on Reports Jaresko Offered Prime Minister Job

    Ukrainian bonds wiped out their 2016 losses this month as speculation Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko will be named prime minister boosted confidence the country will pull through its worst political crisis since a pro-Europe coalition came to power two years ago. Bloomberg: Ukraine Bonds Jump on Reports Jaresko Offered Prime Minister Job...

    Russian soldiers ‘dying in large numbers’ in Ukraine – Nato
    Mar08

    Russian soldiers ‘dying in large numbers’ in Ukraine – Nato

    Nato’s deputy secretary general, told a conference in Latvia: “Russian leaders are less and less able to conceal the fact that Russian soldiers are fighting – and dying – in large numbers in eastern Ukraine.”There was “mounting evidence that the Russian incursion into Ukraine is becoming much less popular among the Russian public”. The US...

    “You Have Not Defeated Me and You Never Will!” Ukrainian Fighter Pilot Nadiya Savchenko Tells Russian Court
    Mar08

    “You Have Not Defeated Me and You Never Will!” Ukrainian Fighter Pilot Nadiya Savchenko Tells Russian Court

    Savchenko didn’t beg for leniency and refused to be exchanged for the Russian military intelligence officer captured in Ukraine, deeming such a swap unfair. Savchenko threatened to start a “dry” hunger strike if the court drags its feet. Her earlier experience proves that she is capable of carrying out her threat. If she dies in […]...

    The Legacy of Obama’s Foreign Policy
    Mar08

    The Legacy of Obama’s Foreign Policy

    This analysis looks back at President Barack Obama’s foreign policy and contends that it has been marked by three pillars – 1) “military reticence” and greater burden-sharing on the part of allies and partners; 2) an emphasis on dialog with past enemies such as Cuba and Iran; and 3) a shifting of America’s focus away from...

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