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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Congress should fact-check the Kurds
    Jul28

    Congress should fact-check the Kurds

    Make no mistake: It is essential that the Iraqi government, and Iraqi and Syrian Kurds both have the material they need to fight the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh). When Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi took the reins of power in Baghdad in 2014, he inherited an impossible situation: ISIS had seized broad swaths of territory, including Mosul,...

    Blackjacks, Hypersonic Aerial Vehicles and the Defense of Crimea: Russia’s Futuristic Challenge to the West?
    Jul28

    Blackjacks, Hypersonic Aerial Vehicles and the Defense of Crimea: Russia’s Futuristic Challenge to the West?

    Russian military media coverage across a range of modernization and strategic-level issues inadvertently reveals planning weaknesses within the defense establishment. Plans to modernize part of the strategic bomber fleet, develop high-tech hypersonic strike capabilities, and consolidate Crimea’s defense conceal Moscow’s deeper...

    Azov Battalion Leader’s Death Raises Questions, New Moldovan Premier Named
    Jul28

    Azov Battalion Leader’s Death Raises Questions, New Moldovan Premier Named

    Plus, violence racks Macedonia’s biggest Albanian party and Poland tilts farther into the no-euro camp. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine War Risks Reigniting As OSCE Warns Of Troop Buildup
    Jul28

    Ukraine War Risks Reigniting As OSCE Warns Of Troop Buildup

    …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Here’s How the EU Can Get Putin’s Attention
    Jul28

    Here’s How the EU Can Get Putin’s Attention

    How would the West react to a major escalation of the war in eastern Ukraine? What would Brussels and Washington do if Russia continues to send troops there?Even though analysts often suggest arming Ukraine with defensive weapons, what people sometimes forget is that the West is still, by far, Russia’s largest trade and investment partner....

    Fear of the Unknown
    Jul28

    Fear of the Unknown

    Central Europeans have much more experience being emigrants than welcoming immigrants. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    How Long Can Putin Continue Doing Nothing?
    Jul28

    How Long Can Putin Continue Doing Nothing?

    Russia had all but disappeared from the international arena in the last couple of weeks, particularly following the July 14 signing of the international de-nuclearization deal reached with Iran. Indeed, as long as the pause in the Ukraine war holds, Moscow’s opinions on international relations attract little attention because its ability to...

    5 questions every presidential candidate should answer: Vladimir Putin’s regime edition
    Jul27

    5 questions every presidential candidate should answer: Vladimir Putin’s regime edition

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin gestures at a news conference after the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Ufa, Russia, July 10, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei KarpukhinPresident Obama called Russia a “regional power” with the obvious implication that the US should not worry about it too much. He has praised Russia for its “help” in...

    Understanding the limits of sanctions
    Jul27

    Understanding the limits of sanctions

    Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared on Lawfare. Since 2005, U.S. policymakers have increasingly turned to sophisticated types of economic sanctions as a foreign policy tool of first resort. From the development of banking sanctions limiting Iran’s ability to secure financing from Western capital markets to new sanctions...

    The Future of Ukraine’s Default
    Jul27

    The Future of Ukraine’s Default

    On July 24, 2015, Ukraine paid a $120 million coupon to service its sovereign debt. In many ways, this event is a moment of truth: it signals that there is a prospect of reaching an agreement with Ukraine’s creditors.Earlier this year, Ukraine signed a major deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF agreed to loan $17.5...

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