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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks

    Closing Ranks: Aligning NATO and the EU’s Strategic Priorities
    Mar27

    Closing Ranks: Aligning NATO and the EU’s Strategic Priorities

    The EU has not lived up to its ambitions for decisive, autonomous military action, nor has there been sufficient NATO-EU coordination, let alone cooperation. For many years, the EU could afford to live with these inconsistencies. But the Russia/Ukraine crisis and the uproar in the Islamic world have fundamentally altered the strategic landscape...

    Ukrainian Rightist Reportedly in Line for Defense Post, Brussels Nixes Road Funds for Hungary
    Mar27

    Ukrainian Rightist Reportedly in Line for Defense Post, Brussels Nixes Road Funds for Hungary

    Plus, the slugfests that are Albanian and Macedonian politics continue. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Make Russia Share the World Cup with Ukraine
    Mar27

    Make Russia Share the World Cup with Ukraine

    It’s time to start thinking about the pitfalls of the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia. …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

    Euronest Session in Yerevan Mocks European Values
    Mar27

    Euronest Session in Yerevan Mocks European Values

    In 2010, Belarus had its membership in Euronest — the Parliamentary assembly for the Eastern Partnership initiative of the European Union — suspended because of what was very obviously a rigged election. (Belarus has no other kind.) Armenia undertook a series of war crimes in prizing away Nagorno-Karabah through 1994, and to this day continues to...

    Russia Not Prepared to Discuss Restructuring Ukraine Debt-Russian Finance Minister
    Mar27

    Russia Not Prepared to Discuss Restructuring Ukraine Debt-Russian Finance Minister

    March 27, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Bild reports Greek Finance Minister considering resigning
    Mar27

    Bild reports Greek Finance Minister considering resigning

    Bild reports Greek Finance Minister considering resigningBild reports, via Greek news site Kontra,that Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is getting ready to resign, citing an unnamed Greek government insider as saying, “It is only a matter of time until Varoufakis resigns. It is a done deal.” The Greek government has denied the report....

    Remember Crimea? A Year Later
    Mar27

    Remember Crimea? A Year Later

    The first anniversary of Crimea’s annexation is an occasion to refocus on Ukraine’s central challenge: the need to implement domestic reforms and limit Russian leverage. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Ukraine Crisis Update: March 26, 2015
    Mar27

    Ukraine Crisis Update: March 26, 2015

    Download the PDF Against the backdrop of continued ­fighting outside Mariupol and Donetsk, Ukrainian oligarch and volunteer battalion fi­nancier Ihor Kolomoyskyi stole the headlines this week. Tags Ukraine Project UkrainePromote …read more Source: Institute for the Study of...

    Elusive as Ever:  The State of Iranian-Russian Cooperation
    Mar27

    Elusive as Ever: The State of Iranian-Russian Cooperation

    With relations between Russia and the West having deteriorated sharply over Ukraine, Moscow has stepped up its efforts to improve Russian-Iranian relations. While some progress has been made on this front, the many longstanding differences in their relations serve to limit the extent to which Iran and Russia can cooperate. …read more...

    Central Asians Fighting in Ukraine May Lead to Tensions With Russia
    Mar26

    Central Asians Fighting in Ukraine May Lead to Tensions With Russia

    On March 17, the Russian and Kyrgyzstani services of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) published a long interview with a citizen of Kyrgyzstan identified as Manas (not his real name), who said he had fought alongside the Moscow-backed pro-Russia separatists in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine. A retired officer and former graduate of...

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