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    Cameron warns EU renegotiation will not be a smooth process as senior EU politicians back EU reform
    May22

    Cameron warns EU renegotiation will not be a smooth process as senior EU politicians back EU reform

    Cameron warns EU renegotiation will not be a smooth process as senior EU politicians back EU reformArriving at the informal EU leaders’ summit in Riga yesterday, Prime Minister David Cameron said that “there will be ups and downs [during the EU renegotiation]. You will hear one day that ‘this is possible’; the next day something is...

    Taiwan: US deterrence is failing
    May22

    Taiwan: US deterrence is failing

    Deterrence is a beguiling concept. It offers the hope that we can prevail over our opponents without actually fighting them because our mere possession of military power will be sufficient to compel them to our will. This seductive idea seems to be the basis of Michael Cole’s view that deterrence will allow America and its allies to defend...

    What Does the Arrival of American Military Equipment in Georgia Mean?
    May22

    What Does the Arrival of American Military Equipment in Georgia Mean?

    On May 11, an unprecedented two-week military exercise, “Noble Partner 2015,” began at the former Russian military base, Vaziani, in the suburb of the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. Russia withdrew its last military forces from Vaziani in 2007 (Civil Georgia, May 11). Georgian and United States military units have taken part in joint military...

    Russia Prepares for Possible New Summer Military Campaign in Eastern Ukraine
    May22

    Russia Prepares for Possible New Summer Military Campaign in Eastern Ukraine

    Summer is the best time for major offensive military action in the Donbas region (Donetsk and Luhansk provinces) of eastern Ukraine. In the spring and autumn, long periods of bad weather turn unpaved roads and plains into a mud quagmire (Rasputitsa), seriously hampering troop maneuverability and logistic support. In 2014, intensive summer...

    10 maps that explain Ukraine’s struggle for independence
    May21

    10 maps that explain Ukraine’s struggle for independence

    Since the fall of the USSR, Ukraine has been struggling to build an independent and democratic nation. Chrystia Freeland explains this struggle in the latest Brookings Essay, “My Ukraine: A personal reflection on a nation’s dream of independence and the nightmare Vladimir Putin has visited upon it.” Here are 10 maps from her essay that...

    Three ways China and the United States could go to war
    May21

    Three ways China and the United States could go to war

    After years of being a focus of interest for specialists, the South China Sea is now getting major attention from the media. The latest is a CNN report that a US Navy P-8 surveillance plane was warned away from some of China’s manmade islands in the Spratly Island chain by the Chinese Navy. Beijing has not yet declared a formal air defense...

    Time for US diplomatic leadership in the South China Sea
    May21

    Time for US diplomatic leadership in the South China Sea

    A “must watch” for foreign and national security types is this CNN footage of a P8-A Poseidon surveillance flight over Fiery Cross Reef and Mischief Reef, both part of the Spratly islands in the South China Sea (SCS). The remarkable video enables viewers to get a much better sense of the intensifying competition in these critical waters.The South...

    War in Ukraine of Global Significance, Says Archbishop
    May21

    War in Ukraine of Global Significance, Says Archbishop

    “To those from outside, [the fighting in Ukraine] may seem like a regional conflict, but that’s really not the case,” said Archbishop Zoria Yevstratiy of Chernihiv of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate. In an interview at the Atlantic Council on May 19, Yevstratiy described the situation in Ukraine as...

    Modest Hopes for Riga Summit, Outrage After Fatal Baku Fire
    May21

    Modest Hopes for Riga Summit, Outrage After Fatal Baku Fire

    Plus, Ukraine might look to host missile-defense systems and Tajikistan and China sign an extradition treaty. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Preface for Digital Eastern Europe
    May21

    Preface for Digital Eastern Europe

    During the Euromaidan protest movement-as in the first years of the Arab Spring-it was the power of social media that galvanized civil society. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

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