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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Regional Security and Cooperation in the Arctic and Baltic
    Sep30

    Regional Security and Cooperation in the Arctic and Baltic

    This commentary argues that the deterioration in relations between Russia and the West that has followed Moscow’s intervention in Eastern Ukraine is having a negative effect on regional cooperation and security in the Baltic and the Arctic regions. The authors outline some of the challenges created by this deterioration in relations,...

    European Parliament proposes hiking annual EU budget by €4.4bn
    Sep30

    European Parliament proposes hiking annual EU budget by €4.4bn

    European Parliament proposes hiking annual EU budget by €4.4bnCiting the need to address the refugee crisis and to compensate struggling dairy farmers, MEPs on the European Parliament’s Budget Committee yesterday voted to increase the EU’s draft budget for 2016 to €146.5bn, well above the €142.1bn suggested by member states and the...

    Hitting A Sour Note
    Sep30

    Hitting A Sour Note

    The Ukraine-Russia conflict has opened deep divisions on the music scene, as some artists take up political stances and others try to avoid controversy. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Government We Deserve?
    Sep30

    The Government We Deserve?

    The problem with the twenty-four hour news cycle is that everything being reported comes and goes too quickly to connect the dots. I noted a number of stories during the past several weeks that should have raised all kinds of red flags, particularly if considered together, but they frequently received such limited media coverage and were gone so...

    Orwell at the UN: Obama Re-Defines Democracy as ‘a Country That Supports US Policy’
    Sep30

    Orwell at the UN: Obama Re-Defines Democracy as ‘a Country That Supports US Policy’

    In his Orwellian September 28, 2015 speech to the United Nations, President Obama said that if democracy had existed in Syria, there never would have been a revolt against Assad. By that, he meant ISIL. Where there is democracy, he said, there is no violence or revolution. This was his threat to promote revolution, coups and violence against any...

    Radio Free Acton: Samuel Gregg and Todd Huizenga on the EU’s Refugee Crisis
    Sep30

    Radio Free Acton: Samuel Gregg and Todd Huizenga on the EU’s Refugee Crisis

    On this edition of Radio Free Acton, Acton Institute Director of Research Samuel Gregg and Director of International Outreach Todd Huizenga discuss the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe, the strain that the crisis is putting on the European Union, and what the likely long-term impact of the crisis will be. You can listen to the podcast via the...

    Moscow Launches Hybrid ‘Rail War’ Against Latvia
    Sep29

    Moscow Launches Hybrid ‘Rail War’ Against Latvia

    Russia’s aggression against its neighbors is often called “hybrid” war because it makes use of techniques that give the Kremlin deniability in the eyes of some while allowing Russia to advance its power into the territories of other states. If one accepts that definition, even if not the term itself, then Moscow is now waging a hybrid “rail...

    Ukraine Must Embrace Radical Reform Now
    Sep29

    Ukraine Must Embrace Radical Reform Now

    If the Ukrainian government does not follow through with an ambitious reform agenda, public support will wane while dissatisfaction will increase, threatening political stability and the country’s future. “There is no time for slow evolutionary changes. Radical and revolutionary reforms are the only way to success,” warns a new...

    Munk Debate on Foreign Policy: The best debate of all?
    Sep29

    Munk Debate on Foreign Policy: The best debate of all?

    Monday night, the Munk Debate forum hosted this election’s only debate focusing on foreign policy. Party leaders Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau and Tom Mulcair went head-to-head over Canada’s record on refugees, Bill C51 and the Arctic. Was it a success? We rounded up reviews from a handful of experts that delve into who won, who...

    Halfway There on National Unity in Ukraine
    Sep29

    Halfway There on National Unity in Ukraine

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has lost the battle for the hearts and minds of the predominantly Russian-speaking regions of eastern and southern Ukraine that remain under Kyiv’s control. Support for those he calls “compatriots” has been at the core of Putin’s stated rationale for intervention in Ukraine. Polls...

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