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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    European Energy Security Should Remain a U.S. Priority
    Jul21

    European Energy Security Should Remain a U.S. Priority

    WASHINGTON—Why does the United States care so much about Europe’s energy security? This question comes up regularly on both sides of the Atlantic, at times with a feeling that U.S. policymakers worry more about energy security in Europe than even the Europeans do. The standard Washington response is that the United States and Europe share a...

    Belarus and the Debate on the Intrinsic Value of Social Order
    Jul21

    Belarus and the Debate on the Intrinsic Value of Social Order

    The upcoming presidential campaign in Belarus is gaining momentum. This pivotal theme is being discussed against the backdrop of, and in conjunction with, two other phenomena: the ongoing economic decline and regional geopolitics. Alongside the incumbent, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, thirteen candidates applied to the Central Electoral...

    Russian Military Reform: The Ukraine Conflict and Its Impact on Morale
    Jul21

    Russian Military Reform: The Ukraine Conflict and Its Impact on Morale

    Evidence has emerged in Russia’s Southern Military District (MD) that the conflict in Ukraine is not popular among Russian contract personnel (kontraktniki). Reportedly “dozens” of kontraktniki have absconded from or deserted their units on grounds of their opposition to being sent to fight in Donbas. After more than a year of the...

    Russia’s rising military: Should the U.S. send more nuclear weapons to Europe?
    Jul21

    Russia’s rising military: Should the U.S. send more nuclear weapons to Europe?

    Russia’s actions in Ukraine, its military modernization program, and its more bellicose stance toward the West in general have raised concerns in NATO. The alliance needs to pay attention to territorial defense and its own military capabilities. But deploying more U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe is not a good response. Russia’s More...

    Multinational Military Exercises Start in W. Ukraine
    Jul21

    Multinational Military Exercises Start in W. Ukraine

    A military exercise involving Ukrainian and U.S. forces, along with troops from more than a dozen… …read more Source: American Security Council...

    Eastern EU Countries Agree to Host Refugees, Shock at Maria Gaidar’s Ukraine Move
    Jul21

    Eastern EU Countries Agree to Host Refugees, Shock at Maria Gaidar’s Ukraine Move

    Plus, Belarus bars jailed politician from presidential run and mystery deepens around five Czechs kidnapped in Lebanon. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Poroshenko Takes His Message to the People
    Jul21

    Poroshenko Takes His Message to the People

    With his own TV station in decline, Ukraine’s president looks for a way around the oligarchs who now dominate domestic television. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    One Year After MH17 Shootdown, Brazen Act Over Ukraine Still Poisons Atmosphere
    Jul21

    One Year After MH17 Shootdown, Brazen Act Over Ukraine Still Poisons Atmosphere

    Simon Ostrovsky will never forget the moment he learned that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 had fallen from the sky, with 298 passengers and crew aboard.”I was on a train from Kyiv to Kharkiv reading my Twitter feed, and something came down about a plane crash. Somebody said it was a Malaysian plane,” the Soviet-born US journalist...

    Crimean Government Indicates It Wants Greater Autonomy From Moscow
    Jul20

    Crimean Government Indicates It Wants Greater Autonomy From Moscow

    The puppet government of Crimea has unexpectedly clashed with its bosses in Moscow. On July 7, Crimea’s governor, Sergey Aksyonov, declared he would not allow the Russian federal government to force its own rules on the peninsula. His comments came after Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), at the end of June, briefly detained...

    Minsk Armistice: Enforced at Ukraine’s Expense?
    Jul20

    Minsk Armistice: Enforced at Ukraine’s Expense?

    In Kyiv, on July 15–16, US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland prevailed on President Petro Poroshenko and parliamentary leaders to accept constitutional liabilities toward the Russian-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk territories. Nuland’s intervention achieved its goal, but not without a severe political commotion in Kyiv. The...

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