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    Iraqi PM Abadi accuses Obama of a lack of “will,” and may invite Russia to bomb ISIS
    Oct06

    Iraqi PM Abadi accuses Obama of a lack of “will,” and may invite Russia to bomb ISIS

    In an interview with France 24, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi accused President Obama of a lack of “will” in the fight against the Islamic State, and complained that Obama had failed to deliver the “massive air power” he had promised. Abadi further said that while he has not yet discussed Russian intervention in Iraq, he “would welcome”...

    Russia Bridges A Transatlantic Trust Divide
    Oct06

    Russia Bridges A Transatlantic Trust Divide

    In his speech before the United Nations General Assembly last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin repeatedly called for international cooperation based on common interests, underlining that possible disagreements and compromise-based solutions are the core of international relations. Credit should be given where it is due: Russia’s own...

    Ukraine Crisis: Pro-Russian Rebels ‘Delay Disputed Elections’
    Oct06

    Ukraine Crisis: Pro-Russian Rebels ‘Delay Disputed Elections’

    October 6, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Don’t Blame the Oligarchs: Why Have Ukraine’s Cultural Reforms Gone Nowhere?
    Oct06

    Don’t Blame the Oligarchs: Why Have Ukraine’s Cultural Reforms Gone Nowhere?

    The demonizing of Ukrainian oligarchs as major impediments to democratization and reform has become a shared mantra of Western and domestic pundits alike. Whenever explaining the slow pace of Ukraine’s changes after the Euromaidan, analysts argue that oligarchs only gained influence and that by controlling whole chunks of the state...

    Low Oil Prices Push Russian Budget Toward the Red
    Oct06

    Low Oil Prices Push Russian Budget Toward the Red

    Despite talk of an oil producers’ pow-wow, Moscow seen as unlikely to join OPEC. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russian Violation of Turkish Airspace ‘No Accident’: NATO
    Oct06

    Russian Violation of Turkish Airspace ‘No Accident’: NATO

    Analysts warn of Islamist backlash in the Russian homeland. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Why we shouldn’t let Russia fight the Islamic State
    Oct06

    Why we shouldn’t let Russia fight the Islamic State

    Donald Trump says: “Let [Russia] get rid of ISIS. What the hell do we care?” It is a fair question. What harm could come from letting Russian President Vladi­mir Putin take on this fight for us in Syria?The answer is: plenty.First, Russia is not fighting the Islamic State. According to the Institute for the Study of War, the Russian strikes have...

    Post 2008: British Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty
    Oct06

    Post 2008: British Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty

    This is a transcript of a speech by Simon Fraser in which he reflects on his time as the Permanent Under-Secretary of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2010-2015) as well as what guidelines he believes should inform British foreign policy. More specifically, Fraser 1) provides a brief overview of the global situation facing the UK during...

    Russian Propaganda, Disinformation, and Estonia’s Experience
    Oct06

    Russian Propaganda, Disinformation, and Estonia’s Experience

    This commentary examines the challenges to the international community arising from Russia’s use of information and psychological warfare. In particular, the author discusses 1) what psychological warfare is and why it is important to combat psychological attacks; 2) Russia’s concept of information security, which aims to protect...

    Critical Belarusian News Sites Blocked
    Oct06

    Critical Belarusian News Sites Blocked

    DDOS attack on independent media comes ahead of authoritarian leader’s near certain re-election. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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