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    Celebrating Russia Day, the Country Finds Itself With No Future
    Jun15

    Celebrating Russia Day, the Country Finds Itself With No Future

    The meaning of Russia Day, the holiday celebrated last Friday, June 12, remains obscure and even foreign for the majority of Russians. Overall, the population has mixed feelings about the collapse of the Soviet Union, which was precipitated by the declaration of state sovereignty of the Russian Federation (commemorated by Russia Day) and the...

    Bringing Belarus Back in From the Cold (Part Three)
    Jun15

    Bringing Belarus Back in From the Cold (Part Three)

    To read Part One, please click here.To read Part Two, please click here. President Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s policy is one of benevolent neutrality sympathetic toward Ukraine in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. Belarus’s diplomacy and its trade policies tilt in Ukraine’s favor to the extent possible without antagonizing Russia (see...

    Dangers of a Declining Global Power
    Jun15

    Dangers of a Declining Global Power

    Much has been written about the dangers and challenges posed by China as a rising global power. Indeed, historians speak of generic tensions between rising powers and status quo powers that have often led to war. But instability takes at least two players to create it: the rising power and the resistance of the once-reigning power. Today the US...

    Recent Syrian Rebel Gains Result From US Support Of Extremists
    Jun15

    Recent Syrian Rebel Gains Result From US Support Of Extremists

    The rebel opposition in Syria has in recent months made a series of gains against the Syrian army, most notably in Idlib, Palmyra, and Ramadi in Iraq. However, given that from the very beginning the opposition had taken “a clear sectarian direction” and has been dominated by “ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra … in addition to other extreme jihadi groups,”...

    Why would the president threaten to veto much-needed additional defense funds?
    Jun15

    Why would the president threaten to veto much-needed additional defense funds?

    A showdown is looming in Washington over the National Defense Authorization bill and the Appropriations bill for the Department of Defense. At stake is whether the Congress is able to make any progress this year on repairing the damage which defense cuts have done to the armed forces and the nation’s security.The Budget Control Act of 2011,...

    Activist Flees Baku for Switzerland Refuge, Moldova Voters Remain Split
    Jun15

    Activist Flees Baku for Switzerland Refuge, Moldova Voters Remain Split

    Plus, Saakashvili is poised to make big cuts in Odessa and the UN leader talks human rights in Central Asia. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Quickie Russian Citizenship in Transdniester
    Jun15

    Quickie Russian Citizenship in Transdniester

    The consulate in the breakaway region of Moldova is reportedly creating lots of new citizens, who might need to be protected one day. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine: The Broken Economic Model, Who Pays for It, and How to Fix It?
    Jun15

    Ukraine: The Broken Economic Model, Who Pays for It, and How to Fix It?

    Ukraine is facing an existential threat. The country is bankrupt and its macroeconomic policy has been taken over by its biggest creditor, the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Yet, the incumbent interest groups that run the current government are busy reviving the old extractive economic model, continuing to take the resources from the many and...

    Corruption, not Russian Tanks, Greatest Threat to Success of Ukraine
    Jun15

    Corruption, not Russian Tanks, Greatest Threat to Success of Ukraine

    Corruption threatens to derail Ukraine’s progress, American and Ukrainians officials agreed at the Atlantic Council’s Wrocław Global Forum in Wrocław, Poland on June 13. “There is no issue that is a greater threat to Ukraine’s long-term success today than institutionalized corruption,” said Geoffrey R. Pyatt, US...

    Poland’s Sikorski Urges Tougher NATO Stance Against Russia
    Jun15

    Poland’s Sikorski Urges Tougher NATO Stance Against Russia

    Two days after resigning as the Speaker of Poland’s Parliament following an eavesdropping scandal, veteran Polish politician Radosław Sikorski said his country and the United States must jointly stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s provocations in Ukraine. Speaking June 12 at the Atlantic Council’s Wrocław Global Forum...

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