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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia’s military: Don’t believe the hype.
    Jan06

    Russia’s military: Don’t believe the hype.

    / On the photo: The inscription on the stone before the Russian knight, “How to go straight – do not be alive – there is no way any passer or roadway, or flies.” (“Knight at the Crossroads” – a picture of Viktor Vasnetsov, 1882)./ Kyle Mizokami January 4, 2016The Bear is back. Or so the headlines would have you believe. The Russian military, led...

    Poland’s Plans to Stick Washington with a Bigger NATO Bill
    Jan06

    Poland’s Plans to Stick Washington with a Bigger NATO Bill

    Doug Bandow Poland’s new nationalist government wants to make a deal with Great Britain: Help us get a NATO—meaning American—garrison, and we’ll agree to limit European migrant flows to Britain. British prime minister David Cameron visited Warsaw in December seeking support for his European Union reform plan, but returned only with a...

    A Stubborn Optimist’s 2016 Forecast of World Affairs
    Jan06

    A Stubborn Optimist’s 2016 Forecast of World Affairs

    Forecasts of the year ahead tend to reflect the general mood of the year before and, for Americans, fears about the world around us. So it’s no surprise that after a most depressing 2015 in geopolitics, doom and gloom dominates 2016 predictions thus far. As if the ongoing civil war in Syria was not bad enough, the self-proclaimed Islamic...

    Rollback: Eastern Europe’s Populist Tide
    Jan06

    Rollback: Eastern Europe’s Populist Tide

    Can a democratic transition be reversed? The lesson of Central Europe since 2008 is a clear and depressing “yes”. The backsliding ranges from the deliberate and systematic demolition of independent institutions and political pluralism in Hungary, to the aggressive actions of Law and Justice in its first weeks in power in Poland, to...

    Coca Cola Accidentally Recognizes Crimea as Russia’s
    Jan06

    Coca Cola Accidentally Recognizes Crimea as Russia’s

    Ukrainians take offence after soft drinks giant’s social media campaign depicts annexed peninsula as part of Russia. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    What Are the Big Challenges Facing Europe?
    Jan06

    What Are the Big Challenges Facing Europe?

    04 January 2016 Dr Robin Niblett CMGDirector, Chatham House This will be another year of intense and complex foreign policy challenges. But it will also be a year of revelations. David Cameron spoke at Chatham House in November 2015, where he outlined the UKs demands in negotiations with Brussels ahead of an in-out referendum on the UK’s...

    CIA Eyes Russian Hackers in ‘Blackout’ Attack.
    Jan06

    CIA Eyes Russian Hackers in ‘Blackout’ Attack.

    /Russian Cyber Army already in operation? – Reconnaissance start …/ – GCSSI. By Shane Harris 01.06.16 Exclusive: CIA Eyes Russian Hackers in ‘Blackout’ Attack Somebody hacked the Ukrainian power grid just before Christmas—and U.S. intel analysts are looking toward Moscow for answers. U.S. intelligence and security agencies are investigating...

    Forget Putin’s global posturing – Russia’s biggest challenges for 2016 are domestic
    Jan06

    Forget Putin’s global posturing – Russia’s biggest challenges for 2016 are domestic

    Reuters/Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/KremlinAfter a remarkably fraught and complicated 2015, Vladimir Putin’s Russia finds itself still sanctioned by the West for its conduct in Ukraine, dogged by falling oil prices and dicing with a deadly conflict in Syria. And it’s increasingly difficult to foresee the challenges Putin and his country...

    Russia’s Sovereign Globalization: Rise, Fall and Future
    Jan06

    Russia’s Sovereign Globalization: Rise, Fall and Future

    Project: Russia and Eurasia Programme, Promise and Realism in Relations With Russia, Russia’s Domestic Politics06 January 2016The failure of Russia’s experiment with sovereign globalization encourages pessimism about Russia’s prospects but optimism about globalization. Russian flag. Photo: bopav/iStock by Getty Images. Author:...

    Dollar Dominance: Deconstructing the Myths, Untangling the Web
    Jan06

    Dollar Dominance: Deconstructing the Myths, Untangling the Web

    On December 16th, 2015, Federal Reserve Officials announced that after six years of 0 percent interest, they would finally raise the Federal Fund Rate. The move was seen by many as an attempt to provide markets with a boost of confidence. Although markets initially sold off on the news, they have in fact rebounded back to normal levels. Still,...

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