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    Russia Is a “Troll State,” Not a Rogue State
    Dec02

    Russia Is a “Troll State,” Not a Rogue State

    In the eighteen months since Russia annexed Crimea, the world has been alternately captivated and bewildered by the wild swings and sudden shifts that describe Russian foreign policy under President Vladimir Putin. Particularly alarming for those who fear a direct clash between Russia and the West has been Putin’s tendency to swerve between...

    Tatars Threaten Sea Blockade of Crimea
    Dec02

    Tatars Threaten Sea Blockade of Crimea

    Peninsula still largely without power as Russia works to link annexed territory to national energy grid. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Government not preparing a Brexit contingency plan, Osborne tells MPs
    Dec02

    Government not preparing a Brexit contingency plan, Osborne tells MPs

    Government not preparing a Brexit contingency plan, Osborne tells MPsUK Chancellor George Osborne has told MPs that the Government will not make any contingency plans for a Brexit, insisting that ministers were focusing on keeping Britain in a “reformed” EU, while adding that the referendum could be held in 2017 if required. Giving evidence on...

    Belarus, IMF in Talks on $3 Billion Loan
    Dec02

    Belarus, IMF in Talks on $3 Billion Loan

    Has Lukashenka forgotten his warnings about the dangers of free market reforms? …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine should prepare for possible Russian retaliation for the Crimean blockade
    Dec02

    Ukraine should prepare for possible Russian retaliation for the Crimean blockade

    Ukraine needs to modernize its coal-fired central heating plants to accept the type of coal mined in Europe, a process underway but not yet completed. Despite these energy weakness, the prevailing mood in Ukraine is that the government should have been more aggressive about Crimea months ago. The peninsula has been without a mainline electricity...

    Turkey, Russia, and the Fallacy of ‘Collective Security’
    Dec02

    Turkey, Russia, and the Fallacy of ‘Collective Security’

    Blackadder: You see, Baldrick, in order to prevent war in Europe, two superblocs developed: us, the French and the Russians on one side, and the Germans and Austro-Hungary on the other. The idea was to have two vast opposing armies, each acting as the other’s deterrent. That way there could never be a war. Baldrick: But, this is a sort of a...

    The danger of Russian and Turkish competitive machismo in Syria
    Dec01

    The danger of Russian and Turkish competitive machismo in Syria

    The downing of a Russian jet by Turkish fighters has brought the dangers posed by Moscow’s intervention in Syria into sharp relief. While the Russian and Turkish Presidents trade insults and display their competitive machismo, the world faces the prospect of a military crisis between Russia and NATO. Although we do not yet know what...

    Russia Remains An Unlikely Partner for France Against ISIS
    Dec01

    Russia Remains An Unlikely Partner for France Against ISIS

    French President François Hollande continues his diplomatic marathon this week in Paris, hosting the international COP21 climate conference. However, despite renewed condolences from all sides, the limits of what Hollande can achieve were starkly apparent during his discussions with President Obamas and Putin on November 24 and 26: there will be...

    Mykolayiv Makes a Surprising Turn Toward the West
    Dec01

    Mykolayiv Makes a Surprising Turn Toward the West

    Built on a series of spits and peninsulas, the Ukrainian city of Mykolayiv feels surrounded by water. It is here that in 1789, Russian Prince Gregory Potemkin built the shipyards that would repair Russian Empire ships fighting the Ottoman Empire, shipyards that remained of such importance that the city was closed to foreigners for most of the...

    On Ukraine’s Front Lines, U.S.-Supplied Equipment Is Falling Apart
    Dec01

    On Ukraine’s Front Lines, U.S.-Supplied Equipment Is Falling Apart

    December 1, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

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