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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russian Strikes Support Assad’s ‘Legitimate Authority’
    Oct12

    Russian Strikes Support Assad’s ‘Legitimate Authority’

    Putin confirms Russian airstrikes in Syria aim to bolster Assad’s regime, but denies targeting non-IS opposition forces. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Lukashenka Wins Fifth Term
    Oct12

    Lukashenka Wins Fifth Term

    Belarusian president wins in another landslide, as ties with West improve. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Pathogen-carrying invasive fish from China threatens US waterways
    Oct12

    Pathogen-carrying invasive fish from China threatens US waterways

    Small but dangerous – and coming to the New World. Rodolphe Gozlan, Author providedOne little-known legacy of communist countries during the Cold War is invasive species. The accidental introduction in 1960 of the topmouth gudgeon from China into countries bordering the Black Sea, including Ukraine, Moldova and Romania, is a striking example....

    Two Minutes of Hate For Belarus
    Oct12

    Two Minutes of Hate For Belarus

    With Belarusian president Aleksander Lukashenko elected to a fifth term in office on Sunday, the ritual western hate-fest against the former Soviet Republic shifts into high gear. The regular march of western journalists to Minsk to report on “Europe’s last dictatorship,” has already begun, with Buzzfeed’s Max Seddon being...

    Moscow and Tokyo Come No Closer to Burying the Hatchet
    Oct10

    Moscow and Tokyo Come No Closer to Burying the Hatchet

    Despite Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s hopeful meeting, on October 4, with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, as well as Abe’s talks with President Vladimir Putin, at the United Nations, the week before (Kyodo, October 6), no prospect for normalizing Russo-Japanese relations currently exists. During...

    Russian Hybrid War, Euro-Hybrid Democracy in Ukraine’s East (Part One)
    Oct10

    Russian Hybrid War, Euro-Hybrid Democracy in Ukraine’s East (Part One)

    Moscow has instructed the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (DPR-LPR) to postpone the local “elections” that were scheduled for October 18 and November 1 in that Russian-controlled territory of Ukraine. Those elections would have been staged separately from Ukraine’s own local elections, which are scheduled to be held...

    Weekend catch-up: Putin’s grand strategy, Obama in Syria, Kunduz, Malabar and more
    Oct09

    Weekend catch-up: Putin’s grand strategy, Obama in Syria, Kunduz, Malabar and more

    [youtube:mv3QNyxeXKk] With Russia’s ongoing air strikes in Syria, including land-attack cruise missiles fired from Russian naval vessels in the Caspian Sea, Kyle Wilson has written a three-part series on Putin’s strategy and motivations: Putin has shown a gift for improvisation, especially as regards extracting advantage from...

    Facing the Past: In Defense of Ukraine’s New Laws
    Oct09

    Facing the Past: In Defense of Ukraine’s New Laws

    Critics of Ukraine’s de-Communization laws are wrong to say they will impede those trying to unearth the truth about the country’s past. To the contrary, they will finally make it possible. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Shattered Hopes: A Farewell to European Arms Control?
    Oct09

    Shattered Hopes: A Farewell to European Arms Control?

    Even before the Ukraine crisis, European arms control was in trouble. Now, with the tensions raised, existing treaties could easily fail, without any effort made to renew or replace them. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Russia’s Syrian entanglement: Can the West sit back and watch?
    Oct09

    Russia’s Syrian entanglement: Can the West sit back and watch?

    For observers who are confined by the boundaries of conventional strategic sense, every day of Russia’s military intervention in Syria brings fresh surprises. Indiscriminate strikes against Turkey-backed and CIA-trained opposition groups (which could not possibly be mistaken for ISIS) were followed by deliberate violations of Turkey’s...

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