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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Secret Service, Public Failure
    Jan23

    Secret Service, Public Failure

    A series of embarrassing security breaches have undermined the reputation of the US president’s protection serviceLast month, the US House of Representative’s Committee on Oversight and Government Reform published a scathing report on the Secret Service’s performance and conduct. In describing an organisation ‘in crisis’,...

    Should the West Embrace the AIIB?
    Jan23

    Should the West Embrace the AIIB?

    Is the AIIB just a new foreign-policy tool for China, or is it necessary for regional development and a project the West should welcome?Last month, the articles of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) came into force. This new institution, first proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, is a major diplomatic triumph for China...

    Learning from the Air Campaign in Libya
    Jan23

    Learning from the Air Campaign in Libya

    The 2011 Libya campaign holds valuable lessons for the West’s current operations in SyriaThe commencement of UK air strikes against Daesh (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) in Syria is a timely reminder of the benefits and limitations of air power. Political and military leaders should recognise that waging war from...

    Weekend catch-up: Turnbull in DC, Taiwan and Vanuatu elections, lessons from Jakarta and more
    Jan22

    Weekend catch-up: Turnbull in DC, Taiwan and Vanuatu elections, lessons from Jakarta and more

    With Malcolm Turnbull’s first visit to Washington DC as prime minister this week, commentary on his speeches and appearances has followed. Of course The Interpreter participated, first with a piece from Hugh White, who said Turnbull didn’t deliver the message America needs to hear: Whatever we might wish, escalating rivalry in Asia...

    Breaking the Brand: A New Way to Dismantle Perceptions of Terror
    Jan22

    Breaking the Brand: A New Way to Dismantle Perceptions of Terror

    Governments should draw on marketing techniques in their efforts to undermine the brand of terrorist organisationsThe widespread coverage of recent attacks in France, Mali, the US and Indonesia is just a snapshot of the profile that terrorism has in the global media. Details of plots, groups and individuals paint a picture of a menacing horror...

    Moldova Needs Us to Support Reforms, Not Governments
    Jan22

    Moldova Needs Us to Support Reforms, Not Governments

    Transatlantic TakeBUCHAREST, Romania—History repeats itself, giving us the chance to avoid repeating our mistakes. The Ukrainian story should have taught us a lot about the short-sightedness of supporting a bad government for geopolitical reasons. Now, as protests against Moldova’s newly formed government are drawing many thousands, is the...

    What the Falling Oil Price Means for Russia and Ukraine
    Jan22

    What the Falling Oil Price Means for Russia and Ukraine

    At present the price of Brent crude oil is $28 per barrel, while it was $114 per barrel in June 2014. This price fall by three-quarters is of great importance for the Russian economy and its policy toward Ukraine. The only rational option for the Kremlin is to wind down the conflict with Ukraine.Russia is a petrostate. When the oil price was...

    Ukraine Fines Russia’s Gazprom $3.4B For Abusing Its Market Position
    Jan22

    Ukraine Fines Russia’s Gazprom $3.4B For Abusing Its Market Position

    January 22, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Chechnya’s Ruler a ‘National Security Threat,’ says Russian Deputy
    Jan22

    Chechnya’s Ruler a ‘National Security Threat,’ says Russian Deputy

    Opposition politician to publish a report on Ramzan Kadyrov, highlighting political assassinations in Russia in which the Chechnya strongman leader may have played a role. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Poroshenko Says Ukraine Will Regain Territories
    Jan22

    Poroshenko Says Ukraine Will Regain Territories

    Ukraine’s president blames Russia for delays in implementing Minsk agreement and for providing greater autonomy for separatist regions – but pledges Kyiv will get Crimea back. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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