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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russian Jets Bomb Syria
    Oct02

    Russian Jets Bomb Syria

    On September 30, the upper house of the Russia’s parliament—the Federation Council—unanimously rubberstamped a Kremlin request to use Russian troops abroad after a 15-minute closed session. President Vladimir Putin’s administration chief, Sergei Ivanov, presented the Kremlin’s request and later told reporters that Russian troops...

    Kateryna Smagliy, Director of the Kennan Institute Kyiv Office, “George Kennan’s Diplomatic and Intellectual Legacy”
    Oct01
    The Politics (and Geopolitics) of TPP’s Prosperity Promises
    Oct01

    The Politics (and Geopolitics) of TPP’s Prosperity Promises

    One way to make sense of the current world is to measure the progress of rules-based order versus coercion-based disorder. The latter category includes the collapse of state structures in the Middle East at the hands of violent extremists, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and China’s territorial revisionism in maritime Asia. If final...

    Just how dangerous are the skies over Syria?
    Oct01

    Just how dangerous are the skies over Syria?

    Syria’s ambassasdor to Moscow, Riad Haddad REUTERS/Maxim ZmeyevWashington greeted reports of the Russian air force’s first wave of airstrikes on September 30 with fierce rhetoric. Moscow, said defence secretary Ash Carter, was “pouring gasoline on the fire” in Syria. The strikes reportedly hit rebels fighting pro-government forces in...

    Nikolai Zlobin: We Need A Reevaluation Of The Entire International System
    Oct01

    Nikolai Zlobin: We Need A Reevaluation Of The Entire International System

    Rosbalt | September 15, 2015 Vladimir Putin is unlikely to find common ground with Barack Obama on the crises in Syria and Ukraine at the UN General Assembly, says the president of the Center on Global Interests. …read more Source: Center on Global...

    As Russia Enters War In Syria, Conflict In Ukraine Begins To Wind Down
    Oct01

    As Russia Enters War In Syria, Conflict In Ukraine Begins To Wind Down

    October 1, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Russian Embassy’s New Kyiv Address
    Oct01

    Russian Embassy’s New Kyiv Address

    Mayor announces plans to rename street after slain Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukrainian NATO Membership as a Bargaining Chip with Russia
    Oct01

    Ukrainian NATO Membership as a Bargaining Chip with Russia

    There are two ways of using the NATO membership question in negotiations with Russia: soft-line and hardline. Both aim at a deal for peace in Ukraine, but on different terms; one would refuse Ukraine membership in return for a deal, the other would not grant membership unless Russia agreed to a good enough deal. The former would need a compromise...

    US weakness gave Russia courage to act in Syria
    Oct01

    US weakness gave Russia courage to act in Syria

    Russia’s entry onto the Syrian battlefield was an avoidable development, a chess play to the game of checkers that has been US policy in the Middle East.As foreseeable as the lights of an oncoming train, Russia has doubled down on its sole Arab ally, Bashar Assad, and complicated enormously the US effort to counter both ISIS and the Syrian...

    Why Putin gambled on airstrikes in Syria – and what might come next
    Oct01

    Why Putin gambled on airstrikes in Syria – and what might come next

    Mikhail Klimentiev/Ria NovostiFor those watching closely, the signal for Russia’s first airstrikes came in a statement early on September 30 by Kremlin spokesman Sergei Ivanov, just after the upper house of the parliament authorised military operations: To observe international law, one of two conditions has to be met – either a UN Security...

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