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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Sanctions and Russia: lessons from the Cold War
    Apr24

    Sanctions and Russia: lessons from the Cold War

    The public debate around the effectiveness of sanctions is divided between those who believe that sanctions do not work; a more diffuse camp of lukewarm supporters arguing that sanctions are either a necessary evil or a way to preserve the credibility of the EU and US; and a smaller group of true believers who are convinced of their political and...

    Pentagon: Russian Claims of US Military Trainers in E. Ukraine ‘Ridiculous’
    Apr24

    Pentagon: Russian Claims of US Military Trainers in E. Ukraine ‘Ridiculous’

    The U.S. Defense Department has dismissed as “ridiculous” and “propaganda” comments by a Russian … …read more Source: American Security Council...

    The EU and the NPT: drawing lines
    Apr24

    The EU and the NPT: drawing lines

    On 27 April, some 150 states and 100 non-governmental organisations will convene at the Review Conference (RevCon) of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in New York for four weeks. At the five-yearly meeting, state parties negotiate assess members’ performance in implementing the treaty and outline further steps to be taken. While...

    Red Legacy
    Apr24

    Red Legacy

    Almost five years after toxic sludge flooded Devecser, the town is thriving – but worries remain about similar industrial waste sites around Hungary. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Oil: The Underlying Reason for Gallipoli
    Apr24

    Oil: The Underlying Reason for Gallipoli

    This historical account demonstrates that a desire to control significant oil reserves can dictate the course of action during wartime. The Ottoman Empire, which controlled the Middle East in 1914, became the centre of conflict between the British and the German Empires, both of which wanted access to its vast oil fields. The route the British...

    Defining US Strategy for a World in Transition
    Apr24

    Defining US Strategy for a World in Transition

    With war tearing apart eastern Ukraine, ethnic strife claiming lives from Libya to Yemen, and record numbers of African refugees drowning in the Mediterranean, it’s easy to conclude that the once-familiar world order is falling apart. Whether or not that’s true, few scholars would dispute that the United States is no longer in charge...

    Gazprom, Just Follow the Law
    Apr23

    Gazprom, Just Follow the Law

    European energy security has received a great deal of attention on both sides of the Atlantic since Russia suspended gas shipments through Ukraine in the winter of 2009. In response to Ukraine’s experience, the European Union has taken steps to develop interconnectors and new liquefied natural gas facilities that would allow gas to flow to...

    Putin Outlines Current Policy Toward Ukraine (Part One)
    Apr23

    Putin Outlines Current Policy Toward Ukraine (Part One)

    In his annual phone-in conversation with Russia’s populace and in follow-up interviews, President Vladimir Putin has expounded at length on Russia’s current policy objectives regarding Ukraine (Interfax, Kremlin.ru, April 16, 17). Putin’s remarks evidenced both strategic consistency and tactical adjustments necessitated by...

    Russia Paying Steep Price for Annexing Crimea
    Apr23

    Russia Paying Steep Price for Annexing Crimea

    This week (April 21), Russian prime minister and former president Dmitry Medvedev spent several hours presenting to the State Duma (lower house of parliament) the annual government report on policies and achievements in 2014, as required by the constitution. According to Medvedev, Russia is under siege and “there should be no illusions—the...

    History’s War: The Political Uses of WWII
    Apr23

    History’s War: The Political Uses of WWII

    Thursday, May 7, 201510:00 am – 1:30 pmJohns Hopkins University – SAIS, Bernstein-Offit Building, Room 500 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036 As Europe celebrates the 70th anniversary of Allied victory, the Ukrainian crisis and the broader reemergence of nationalism have increasingly politicized the war’s narrative. What role...

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