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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Putin Isn’t Winging It
    Jul02

    Putin Isn’t Winging It

    After US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Sochi on May 12, a barrage of articles urged Western leaders to provide Russian President Vladimir Putin with an off-ramp for his various Ukrainian adventures. Even more disheartening than the volume was the growing diversity of reasons for giving Putin a pass. At least three arguments were...

    Wake Up Europe. Peace Doesn’t Preserve Itself
    Jul01

    Wake Up Europe. Peace Doesn’t Preserve Itself

    Amid multiple signs of an impending battle in Ukraine, NATO and Ukraine have stepped up their response. But so has Russia. Ukrainian officials claim to have 60,000 troops in the field against an estimated 54,000 Russian forces in the Donbas. A large-scale conventional theater in the Donbas is a real danger this summer. But Moscow is not merely...

    Siemens Reportedly Skirts Sanctions on Crimea, Kremlin Slates UN Srebrenica Resolution
    Jul01

    Siemens Reportedly Skirts Sanctions on Crimea, Kremlin Slates UN Srebrenica Resolution

    Plus, EU to help ‘frontline’ Hungary with migrant influx, and energy challenges lie ahead for Kazakhstan. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Why Ukraine Struggles to Reform
    Jul01

    Why Ukraine Struggles to Reform

    Listen to the proclamations of Ukraine’s political leaders and you might think the country is in the midst of rapid change. On June 4, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared that “reforms are the key word…The countdown of the period of reforms has started.”There is much talk of reform, but the reality is less...

    Is This the End of the Caucasus Emirate?
    Jul01

    Is This the End of the Caucasus Emirate?

    As several North Caucasus commanders transfer their allegiance to the Islamic State, an IS spokesman announces the creation of a ‘Caucasus Province.’ From openDemocracy. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Talks Collapse; Ukraine Halts Purchases of Russian Gas
    Jul01

    Talks Collapse; Ukraine Halts Purchases of Russian Gas

    Ukraine suspended its purchases of Russian natural gas after European Union-mediated price talks … …read more Source: American Security Council...

    Putin’s Use of the ‘Nuclear Card’
    Jul01

    Putin’s Use of the ‘Nuclear Card’

    President Vladimir Putin continues to use strong rhetoric not only linked to what he sees as Kyiv’s “responsibilities” to adhere to Minsk II but also in an increasingly controversial area of Russia’s military modernization: namely the future role of the country’s nuclear deterrent. Moscow has also claimed that Kyiv’s...

    Belarus’s National Survival Formula
    Jul01

    Belarus’s National Survival Formula

    Belarus’s survival and further development in a tough neighborhood is conditioned by the economy, a sense of nationalism, and geopolitical maneuvering between the major centers of power, Russia and the collective West. According to Yury Drakakhrust of Tut.by and Radio Liberty, the new geopolitical situation in Europe is a source of both...

    Moscow Appears to Be Playing a Most Dangerous Game With the Islamic State
    Jul01

    Moscow Appears to Be Playing a Most Dangerous Game With the Islamic State

    In the wake of terrorist attacks by the Islamic State (IS) across the Middle East and Europe, Russian diplomats and the Kremlin-controlled media have been working overtime to suggest that the West will not be able to contain IS unless it secures Moscow’s cooperation. And Western countries will, presumably, only be able to achieve such...

    Nuclear Credibility: What the United States Lost in Ukraine and Pakistan and the Implications for the Iran Deal
    Jun30

    Nuclear Credibility: What the United States Lost in Ukraine and Pakistan and the Implications for the Iran Deal

    As the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 powers continue on past the June 30 deadline, the focus remains on the details of an agreement and whether the negotiators can come to a final resolution. But even as these details continue to be debated, it is important to consider the bigger picture – whether or not an agreement with Iran is...

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