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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russian Memories of Soviet-Afghanistan Conflict Cloud Syria Operation
    Oct21

    Russian Memories of Soviet-Afghanistan Conflict Cloud Syria Operation

    More than 25 years after the Soviet Army withdrew from Afghanistan, Russia is engaged in an out-of-area operation beyond its frontiers. The Kremlin’s message alleges the air campaign is restricted to combatting the Islamic State in Syria though most of the sorties carry out strikes on the rebel opposition. However, the Kremlin has been...

    “No Fighting” in Ukraine is Not “Peace”
    Oct20

    “No Fighting” in Ukraine is Not “Peace”

    The main problem with the West’s approach to Russian President Vladimir Putin is that it doesn’t seem to know who it’s dealing with. In an excellent article in Foreign Policy, Raymond Tanter states the bleatingly obvious—the Russian leader is nothing but a bully and should be treated as such. While the United States and Europe...

    Really, actually avoiding a new Cold War
    Oct20

    Really, actually avoiding a new Cold War

    Any interesting argument on foreign policy can be attacked from many, even opposing angles. So it is with enormous gratification that we see that our argument about the possibility and need to avoid a new Cold War with Russia has drawn fierce criticism from both Moscow and Washington. First, from Russia (with if not love than at least respect),...

    Recent Quiet In Ukraine Offers Hope For A Peaceful Resolution
    Oct20

    Recent Quiet In Ukraine Offers Hope For A Peaceful Resolution

    October 20, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    South Ossetian Leader Seeks Union With Russia
    Oct20

    South Ossetian Leader Seeks Union With Russia

    Georgian breakaway territory has cut off nearly all links with Tbilisi. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Yanukovych Sues Kyiv for Rights Breaches
    Oct20

    Yanukovych Sues Kyiv for Rights Breaches

    Ukraine courts are biased and influenced by senior officials, former president claims. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Threat Perception in Central Asia in Response to Russia-Ukraine: Will Not be Next
    Oct20

    Threat Perception in Central Asia in Response to Russia-Ukraine: Will Not be Next

    This paper examines 1) how Central Asian governments have reacted to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 as well as the country’s involvement in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine; and 2) whether, in light of the Ukraine crisis, Russia poses a threat to Kazakhstan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The authors contend that...

    MH17 ‘justice’ takes several forms, none simple
    Oct20

    MH17 ‘justice’ takes several forms, none simple

    Achieving ‘justice’ for the victims of the MH17 downing is not a straightforward task. AAPThe Dutch Safety Board’s final report into the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 definitively found that the crash was caused by the detonation of a 9N314M warhead. The warhead was launched by a Russian-made Buk...

    Russian Mercenaries Sign up for Combat Operations in Syria
    Oct20

    Russian Mercenaries Sign up for Combat Operations in Syria

    On October 11, in an interview with Russia’s Rossiya 1TV channel, President Vladimir Putin reassured his audience that he did not intend to send Russian ground troops to Syria. The interviewer asked Putin about it twice, and twice the Russian president denied such plans. “Are you considering the possibility of using the Russian armed forces...

    Putin’s Desperation Deepens as His Blunders Accumulate
    Oct20

    Putin’s Desperation Deepens as His Blunders Accumulate

    Russian foreign policy took an unexpected turn and suffered a serious setback last week when President Vladimir Putin suggested sending to Washington a delegation headed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, which was firmly turned down by the United States government. The initiative was poorly prepared, and the fruits of Putin’s recent...

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