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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Letter to Congress on ongoing crisis in Ukraine
    Oct30

    Letter to Congress on ongoing crisis in Ukraine

    October 29, 2015 The Honorable Thad Cochran, Committee on Appropriations U.S. Senate Washington, D.C., 20510 The Honorable Barbara Mikulski Ranking Member Committee on Appropriations U.S. Senate Washington, D.C., 20510 The Honorable Hal Rogers Chairman Committee on Appropriations U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C., 20515 The Honorable...

    Will an 18-Wheeler Steal the Show at Next World Cup?
    Oct30

    Will an 18-Wheeler Steal the Show at Next World Cup?

    Russian companies are working on self-driving trucks. And tanks. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    FT: UK pushing for ‘emergency brake’ on EU laws to safeguard rights of non-Eurozone countries
    Oct30

    FT: UK pushing for ‘emergency brake’ on EU laws to safeguard rights of non-Eurozone countries

    FT: UK pushing for ‘emergency brake’ on EU laws to safeguard rights of non-Eurozone countriesThe Financial Times reports that the UK is seeking to obtain an ‘emergency brake’ on future EU proposals in order to protect the rights of non-Eurozone countries. This new ‘emergency brake’ could be based on the so-called ‘Ioannina-bis...

    Putin Wants Ukraine to Renegotiate Terms Directly With Donetsk-Luhansk
    Oct29

    Putin Wants Ukraine to Renegotiate Terms Directly With Donetsk-Luhansk

    Ukraine held local elections, on October 25, throughout the country, including most of the government-controlled territory in the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces, but not in the Russian-controlled territory of those provinces. There, the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (DPR, LPR) prevented the holding of local elections under...

    Moscow Still Calling on West to Join ‘Broad’ Anti-IS Coalition, but Patience Is Running Thin
    Oct29

    Moscow Still Calling on West to Join ‘Broad’ Anti-IS Coalition, but Patience Is Running Thin

    The Russian military has intensified the bombing campaign in Syria to its limit. Ministry of Defense (MoD) officials told journalists that, on October 27, Russian bombers flew 71 sorties and hit 118 targets in the northwestern Syrian provinces of Idilb, Hama, Homs and Aleppo as well as Damascus in the south (Interfax, October 28). According to...

    NATO Looks To Station Thousands Of Troops On Border With Russia
    Oct29

    NATO Looks To Station Thousands Of Troops On Border With Russia

    Russia’s dramatic intervention in Syria has served to push the conflict in Ukraine (a country that is now partially governed by Star Wars characters) to the back of the world’s collective mind. After all, separatists exchanging fire with government forces and/or far-right “volunteer” battalions every couple of days against a dreary...

    Putin’s Syria Narrative Must Win Russian Public Opinion–But It’ll Be A Hard Sell
    Oct29

    Putin’s Syria Narrative Must Win Russian Public Opinion–But It’ll Be A Hard Sell

    Image credit: Russian Presidential Press OfficeAnalysis and Commentaryvia ForbesVladimir Putin has embarked on Russia’s first military action outside the former Soviet Union, and he must now convince Russian people that his intervention in Syria is necessary and in Russia’s best interests. In his three previous propaganda-driven...

    Five lessons from the local elections in Ukraine
    Oct29

    Five lessons from the local elections in Ukraine

    What do Ukraine’s local elections tell us about the country’s political future? …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

    Energy Sanctions and Russia: What Comes Next?
    Oct29

    Energy Sanctions and Russia: What Comes Next?

    This brief discusses the effectiveness of Western sanctions on Russia’s energy sector following Moscow’s 2014 intervention in Ukraine. The author explains that although the Russian oil and gas production and exports are unlikely to be significantly affected in the short run, in the long run, as the Russian oil and gas industry loses...

    Nordic-Baltic Security and the US Role
    Oct29

    Nordic-Baltic Security and the US Role

    Russia’s annexation of Crimea and support for the separatists in eastern Ukraine have changed the security landscape in the Nordic-Baltic region, placing it under increasing strain. This brief looks at what NATO and the US can do to help address this challenge. The author argues that the US must, first and foremost, bolster assurance among...

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