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    Why the Realists Were Wrong About the War in Ukraine
    Nov02

    Why the Realists Were Wrong About the War in Ukraine

    The ongoing ceasefire in eastern Ukraine may or may not lead to a lasting peace, but it has already had one important consequence: it has undermined both Russian and realist interpretations of the Russo-Ukrainian war.On August 29, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed that...

    Russian Airliner Broke Up in Midair, Investigators Say
    Nov02

    Russian Airliner Broke Up in Midair, Investigators Say

    Airline exec says ‘external influence’ likely caused the plane to crash in Sinai, killing all on board. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Opposition Bloc will not have a definite lead in local councils in Eastern Ukraine
    Nov02

    The Opposition Bloc will not have a definite lead in local councils in Eastern Ukraine

    In the comment to the website Hlavred, Deputy Director of the Razumkov Centre, Director of Political and Legal Programmes Yuriy Yakymenko spoke about the initial results and main trends of the 2015 local election in Ukraine. A positive aspect is that the election was held within a more or less acceptable framework all over Ukraine, except the...

    EU, US Lift Sanctions on Belarus
    Nov02

    EU, US Lift Sanctions on Belarus

    Lukashenka reportedly eager to reduce Russian influence. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    US Secretary of State Has Reporter Thrown Out of Love Session for Islam Karimov
    Nov02

    US Secretary of State Has Reporter Thrown Out of Love Session for Islam Karimov

    That didn’t go well. At a conference with some of the most repressive (in some cases, the most repressive) of the former Soviet Republics, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry fielded a question about the brutal dictator with whom he’d been sharing a stage — but stopped as his security detail tossed her out. As security men starting...

    The West Needs to Take a Tougher Line with Putin
    Nov02

    The West Needs to Take a Tougher Line with Putin

    By responding more robustly to Russia’s interventions, the West could reduce military asymmetries in Ukraine and Syria and improve prospects for negotiated outcomes. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Takes a Breath As Putin Briefly Looks to Syria
    Nov01

    Ukraine Takes a Breath As Putin Briefly Looks to Syria

    Perhaps the only thing one might favorably say of being invaded by Russia these days is that the great bear can no longer walk and chew gum at the same time so well as it once did. So it is that Kyiv is taking a much-needed breather. While some are suggesting that this is the perfect time to tackle endemic corruption, that’s more a matter...

    Mustafa Cemilev Denies Russian Allegations of Crimean Tatars Recruiting Fighters for the Islamic State
    Oct30

    Mustafa Cemilev Denies Russian Allegations of Crimean Tatars Recruiting Fighters for the Islamic State

    In recent months, a debate arose about the formation of a Muslim Battalion in Ukraine (see EDM, September 5). This was soon followed, in the Russian media, by rumors about the Crimean Tatar leadership’s alleged links with the Islamic State (IS). On October 5, 2015, the head of the State Committee of the Crimean government for International...

    Cuba: Russia’s Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier
    Oct30

    Cuba: Russia’s Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier

    Despite all of the other major foreign policy issues on its agenda, Russia has not forgotten Cuba. Indeed, it appears that Moscow’s strategic interest in this Caribbean island country has grown steadily, despite reported stagnation in their bilateral economic ties (House.gov, October 22). Recently, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry...

    Ukraine’s long Russian entanglement
    Oct30

    Ukraine’s long Russian entanglement

    Marvin Kalb, a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings and veteran journalist, discusses his new book “Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine and the New Cold War” (Brookings Institution Press, 2015). “I think since 1991 at the end of the Soviet Union, the end of Communism as a global philosophy, Ukrainians have come to understand that...

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