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    From Ordinary Business Trip to Russian Jail: Former Ukrainian Political Prisoner Exhorts West to Keep Pressure on Russia
    Jan05

    From Ordinary Business Trip to Russian Jail: Former Ukrainian Political Prisoner Exhorts West to Keep Pressure on Russia

    Editor’s Note: Yuriy Yatsenko testified before the US Helsinki Commission in Washington on December 11, 2015. His remarks have been shortened.I am a Ukrainian citizen who was illegally arrested and detained by the Russian Federation for over a year for political reasons. Nadiya Savchenko, Oleg Sentsov, and others who are less known have...

    Kyiv Blames Blackout on Russian Hackers
    Jan05

    Kyiv Blames Blackout on Russian Hackers

    Ukraine’s cyber-security response team confirms deliberate attack on the power grid caused last month’s power outage. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Where Obama won’t be going on his global farewell tour
    Jan05

    Where Obama won’t be going on his global farewell tour

    As President Obama begins his final year in office, polls show that public confidence in his national security leadership has collapsed: Only 18 percent of Americans say the United States is winning the war on terror, and even a 59 percent majority of Democrats are dissatisfied with how Obama is prosecuting the fight against Islamic...

    Russian Strategy Seeks to Defy Economic Decline With Military Bravado
    Jan04

    Russian Strategy Seeks to Defy Economic Decline With Military Bravado

    President Vladimir Putin concluded 2015 with the approval of a revised National Security Strategy, which defines the strengthening of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as a threat and commits to countering it by securing the unity of Russian society and by building up the country’s defense capabilities. In the course of the past...

    Ukraine-EU Trade Deal Angers Russia
    Jan04

    Ukraine-EU Trade Deal Angers Russia

    A free trade agreement between Ukraine and the EU came into effect on Friday, angering Russia in the process. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    What Will 2016 Mean for Ukraine?
    Jan04

    What Will 2016 Mean for Ukraine?

    In 2015, Ukraine proved it wasn’t a pushover. The country united in the face of Russian aggression and Russian President Vladimir Putin learned that if he wanted his Novorossiya project, it was going to cost him more than a few little green men.Notably, the war in Ukraine was completely absent from Putin’s December 2015 address to the...

    New year, new leaf? What to watch in Turkey in 2016
    Jan04

    New year, new leaf? What to watch in Turkey in 2016

    The Turkey of a decade ago was at a very different crossroads. That Turkey had met the European Union’s “Copenhagen political criteria,” a set of democracy- and governance-related requirements that EU candidates had to meet, and had started accession negotiations. That Turkey’s economy was just beginning to take off. For the first...

    Ukraine ‘Confident’ of Success in Russian Debt Lawsuit
    Jan04

    Ukraine ‘Confident’ of Success in Russian Debt Lawsuit

    January 4, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    What to Watch in 2016: GMF Experts Look at the Year Ahead
    Jan04

    What to Watch in 2016: GMF Experts Look at the Year Ahead

    Transatlantic Take2015 was a tumultuous year for the transatlantic partners. The refugee crisis, terrorist attacks, Russian aggression, and economic issues dominated discussions on both sides of the Atlantic in ways that would have been difficult to predict at the start of the year. What will 2016 bring? More of the same? Or are new issues...

    New Russian Management of the Donbas Signifies Putin May Be Ready to Negotiate
    Jan04

    New Russian Management of the Donbas Signifies Putin May Be Ready to Negotiate

    On December 26, Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed one of his close, trusted aides, Boris Gryzlov, Russia’s representative in the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine, which concluded the two Minsk agreements on the Donbas in September 2014 and February 2015. This appointment suggests an important change in Russia’s policy...

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