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    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...

    A Cure For No Disease
    Oct29

    A Cure For No Disease

    ‘Europe’s last dictatorship’ stood still for nearly a week in early October while holding one of its most significant events. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Hybrid: what’s in a name?
    Oct29

    Hybrid: what’s in a name?

    Security analysts and practitioners have a tendency to coin new terms which capture the challenge(s) they are facing or the mandate(s) they are supposed to embrace. Terms such as ‘low-intensity conflicts’, ‘failed’ or ‘fragile’ states, ‘asymmetrical’ threats or even, for that matter, ‘comprehensive approach’ are all...

    Hybrid operations: lessons from the past
    Oct29

    Hybrid operations: lessons from the past

    The security situation in and around Europe has changed dramatically over the past two years. The conflict in Ukraine and the success of the Islamic State (IS) in the Middle East and North Africa have put territorial defence and homeland security back on the agenda in Europe. Hybrid threats and operations against the EU and its partners are real...

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