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    Berlin and Paris Soften up Kyiv Ahead of ‘Decisive’ Normandy Meeting
    Feb27

    Berlin and Paris Soften up Kyiv Ahead of ‘Decisive’ Normandy Meeting

    In Kyiv, on February 22–23, with a working visit, German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier portrayed the “Normandy” group’s upcoming March 3 meeting in Paris as a make-or-break event, designed to overcome the diplomatic deadlock over “the Ukraine crisis.” The diplomatic process is stuck in a crisis of its own, Steinmeier...

    The future of U.S.-Russian arms control
    Feb27

    The future of U.S.-Russian arms control

    Introduction The United States and Russia concluded the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in 2010. New START entered into force in 2011, and by February 2018 each side is required to reduce its strategic forces to no more than 1,550 deployed warheads on no more than 700 deployed strategic missiles and bombers. Since the conclusion of New START,...

    Ukraine’s Booming Tech Sector Gets International Attention Despite War
    Feb27

    Ukraine’s Booming Tech Sector Gets International Attention Despite War

    A plain Soviet-era office block squats on a residential street in the beautiful historic city of Lviv, Ukraine. The lobby is dimly lit and there is no seating, only a stern guard who points to the elevator to access local software engineering firm N-iX.The doors part and the offices are an orange and white oasis, with lofty ceilings and light and...

    A Year without Boris Nemtsov and of pretend investigation
    Feb26

    A Year without Boris Nemtsov and of pretend investigation

    Words of indignation about the failed investigation are almost redundant. Who seriously expected investigators in Vladimir Putin’s Russia to look for those who had ordered the killing of the President’s fiercest critic, killed close to the Kremlin on February 27, 2015? …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    The Future of Reform in Ukraine
    Feb26

    The Future of Reform in Ukraine

    Dmytro Shymkiv, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, will discuss the future of reform in Ukraine, including the country’s efforts to protect intellectual property rights and other business-related developments. Directions: Directions to the Wilson Center …read more Source: Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

    Weekend catch-up: Defence White Paper, The Embarrassed Colonialist, China’s central bank, Abenomics, South China Sea and more
    Feb26

    Weekend catch-up: Defence White Paper, The Embarrassed Colonialist, China’s central bank, Abenomics, South China Sea and more

    What a week on The Interpreter. A cyclone in Fiji, the launch of the latest Lowy Institute Paper, The Embarrassed Colonialist, and the release of the long-awaited 2016 Defence White Paper. Starting with the aforementioned White Paper, Andrew O’Neil pointed out one possible flaw: DWP2016 contains some notable flaws in its strategic...

    Who Would Benefit From A Syria Partition?
    Feb26

    Who Would Benefit From A Syria Partition?

    February 26, 2016 In each installment of “CGI Asks,” a selection of experts respond to a question about developments in Russia and the broader region. This week, experts respond to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement that a partition of Syria is an increasingly likely alternative if peace talks fail. Michael Kofman, Public Policy...

    Socialism and famine
    Feb26

    Socialism and famine

    My colleague Mark Perry posted recently a great excerpt from Alan Charles Kors’ classic essay on the ghastly death toll caused by socialism, and the disgraceful willingness of so many “intellectuals” to avert their eyes from that tragic reality. I urge everyone to read Mark’s post; and let me add two observations.First, The Black Book...

    Russia Gives Afghanistan Guns, Slams U.S. Policy
    Feb26

    Russia Gives Afghanistan Guns, Slams U.S. Policy

    Openly critical of the U.S. presence and policies, Kremlin officials seek deeper ties to the Kabul government – and the Taliban. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The history behind Ukraine’s Eurovision song about Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tartars
    Feb26

    The history behind Ukraine’s Eurovision song about Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tartars

    Most entries to the Eurovision song contest are frothy pop tunes, but this year’s contribution from Ukraine addresses Stalin’s deportation of the entire Tatar population of Crimea in May 1944. It may seem an odd choice, but is actually very timely if we dig a little into the history of mass repression and inter-ethnic tensions in the...

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