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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russian Propaganda, Disinformation, and Estonia’s Experience
    Oct06

    Russian Propaganda, Disinformation, and Estonia’s Experience

    This commentary examines the challenges to the international community arising from Russia’s use of information and psychological warfare. In particular, the author discusses 1) what psychological warfare is and why it is important to combat psychological attacks; 2) Russia’s concept of information security, which aims to protect...

    Critical Belarusian News Sites Blocked
    Oct06

    Critical Belarusian News Sites Blocked

    DDOS attack on independent media comes ahead of authoritarian leader’s near certain re-election. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Managed Nationalism: Contemporary Russian Nationalistic Movements and their Relationship to the Government
    Oct06

    Managed Nationalism: Contemporary Russian Nationalistic Movements and their Relationship to the Government

    This paper examines the ideologies of nationalist movements in Russia as well as the relationship between these movements and the state. More specifically, the author 1) examines the nationalist Eurasian Youth Union and Russian March; 2) how these two groups responded to various events in the Ukraine crisis that began in 2013 and Russia’s...

    OSCE Focus Conference Proceedings 2014
    Oct06

    OSCE Focus Conference Proceedings 2014

    This paper presents the outcomes of the October 2014 OSCE Focus Conference held in Geneva on the Ukraine crisis that started in 2013, the conflict in the East of the country that began in 2014 and the implications of these issues for European security. More specifically, it includes articles on 1) the role of international organizations in...

    Circassians Intensify Demands to Repatriate Co-Ethnics From Syria
    Oct06

    Circassians Intensify Demands to Repatriate Co-Ethnics From Syria

    The killing of a Circassian pre-teen, 11-year-old Judy Mohammed Hair Maf, in Damascus on September 26 (Facebook.com, September 26), revitalized efforts of Circassians in the North Caucasus to repatriate their ethnic brethren from Syria. Circassian activist Khazrial Khanakhok held a protest in Maikop, Adygea, to attract public attention to the...

    Russia Forges Ahead With New Southern Rail Bypass of Ukraine
    Oct06

    Russia Forges Ahead With New Southern Rail Bypass of Ukraine

    On September 21, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree to construct a railway line allowing trains in southern Russian to bypass Ukrainian territory. The new 75-mile double-track electrified railway will replace the existing one, 16 miles of which traverses Ukraine’s war-torn Luhansk region. Several short stretches of rail...

    Putin Swings From Ukrainian Deadlock to Syrian Quagmire
    Oct06

    Putin Swings From Ukrainian Deadlock to Syrian Quagmire

    The Russian air campaign in Syria has captured so much international attention that this past Friday’s (October 2) difficult summit in Paris, involving French President François Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin, made nearly no headlines. The outcome of the...

    Ukraine Reform Monitor: October 2015
    Oct05

    Ukraine Reform Monitor: October 2015

    Despite the growing scale and scope of reform activity and increasing support for it, the overall effort appears to be suffering from a lack of strategic direction. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    How we get to World War III
    Oct05

    How we get to World War III

    NATO’s SecGen Jens Stoltenberg today warned the Russians about their violation of Turkish airspace in ongoing Russian air operations over Syria. It was only the latest warning from NATO about Russian violations of various NATO nations’ airspace and assorted other antics. But today’s incursion — which prompted a nasty threat from...

    Testing Putin’s Intentions
    Oct05

    Testing Putin’s Intentions

    The October 2 Paris Summit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President François Hollande, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, and Russian President Vladimir Putin produced no breakthrough for peace in Ukraine. But it provided additional proof that, for the moment, Putin wants to lower tensions in the region. The parties spoke about...

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