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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Moscow is preparing Syria and the world a choice: Assad or IS.
    Feb10

    Moscow is preparing Syria and the world a choice: Assad or IS.

    /Moscow alternative – the infinite horror, or horror without end…/ – GCSSI February 10, 2016 Russian air strikes “completely destroyed the settlements” in the United States to Syria, acknowledged US intelligence. Assad army offensive with the support of Moscow – slap in the face to the West, as well as Turkey and Saudi Arabia, who are banking on...

    Stern: Putin’s policy is based on the rejection of humanity.
    Feb10

    Stern: Putin’s policy is based on the rejection of humanity.

    February 9, 2016 “The refusal of any kind of humanity – that’s what keeps the policy of the Russian despot Vladimir Putin», – writes Andreas Petzold in the German magazine Stern. Currently “toxic sediments tens of thousands of its unlimited arbitrariness and tyranny going on the Syrian-Turkish border,” – says the author. People flee from...

    Russian Royals to Get ‘Game of Thrones’ Treatment
    Feb10

    Russian Royals to Get ‘Game of Thrones’ Treatment

    Russian producers plan 144-episodes TV series on the rise, glory, and bloody downfall of the House of Romanov. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    War or Peace in Ukraine?
    Feb10

    War or Peace in Ukraine?

    The conflict in Ukraine has reached an uneasy impasse. As Putin, ever the strategic grandmaster, focuses his attention on the Middle East the future of peace in Ukraine remains uncertain. With all remaining quiet in the East of the country, where the conflict had sent ripples of Russian expansionist paranoia throughout Europe, what is the current...

    “Russian Bear reigns on Syrian soil.”
    Feb10

    “Russian Bear reigns on Syrian soil.”

    RUSSIAN ANALYSIS OF WESTERN PRESS ___________________________________ February 9, 2016 Russian air strikes in Aleppo, which began shortly after the opening of the Geneva talks on Syria and on the background of the visit to Turkey, German Chancellor Merkel, changing the whole military and political landscape of Syria, wrote the Western press....

    Russia Raises the Stakes in Aleppo
    Feb09

    Russia Raises the Stakes in Aleppo

    Russia’s air campaign in Syria initially provoked critical remarks and skepticism from Western governments and commentators. However, the intervention, which involves targeted air strikes and close air support (CAS) for Syrian regime and allied forces, has made dramatic advances in recent days. The Russian defense ministry and the media...

    Legal Case in Chelyabinsk Raises Specter of Regional Separatism in Russia
    Feb09

    Legal Case in Chelyabinsk Raises Specter of Regional Separatism in Russia

    As more and more low-level or hushed-up evidence makes clear, the Kremlin’s Ukraine gambit may have serious, unexpected domestic ramifications for the Russian Federation, such as increasing the likelihood of regional separatism—a prospect not seriously considered since the early 2000s and the end of Russia’s second war in Chechnya. In...

    Dutch Likely to Hand Putin a Major Symbolic Victory in Referendum on EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
    Feb09

    Dutch Likely to Hand Putin a Major Symbolic Victory in Referendum on EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

    There is something odd about the upcoming Dutch plebiscite on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. On April 6, the Netherlands will hold a national referendum on a treaty between Brussels and Kyiv that was signed in 2014 and ratified in 2015. Yet, the European Union and the European Community have, during the last sixty years, concluded dozens...

    Actually, No. Russia and Ukraine Are Not Equally Delinquent When It Comes to Fulfilling Minsk
    Feb09

    Actually, No. Russia and Ukraine Are Not Equally Delinquent When It Comes to Fulfilling Minsk

    One of the most startling examples of the adage “there are two sides to every story” is the difference in perceptions over the implementation of the Minsk Agreements between Ukraine and Russia. Minsk, if handled in good faith, could be the roadmap to deescalate the war in Ukraine and bring peace to the region.In October, I wrote a...

    Should Vladimir Putin be concerned about the Russian economy?
    Feb09

    Should Vladimir Putin be concerned about the Russian economy?

    In March 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin will likely be running in the country’s next presidential election. Putin has been in power for 16 years, and by March of 2018, he will have become the second-longest serving head of state in post-imperial Russian history, after Joseph Stalin and ahead of Leonid Brezhnev. Although the 2018...

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