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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    One more time on avoiding a new Cold War
    Oct27

    One more time on avoiding a new Cold War

    I do not want to unduly extend my debate with Jeremy Shapiro and Sam Charap about the trade-off between avoiding a new Cold War and negotiating with Russia over Ukraine. Their most recent blog post, however, misses two key points. Paying dues First, the Budapest Memorandum—in which Russia, Britain, and the United States committed to respect...

    Global Disorder: Is it Always the West’s Fault?
    Oct27

    Global Disorder: Is it Always the West’s Fault?

    Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer participated in a France Culture broadcast to discuss the question of ” Global Disorder : Is it always the West’s Fault?” Alexandra discussed the strategic and political implications of Western military interventions since Iraq (2003), semi-interventions (Libya) and non-intervention (Syria), both resulting...

    Can we be Satisfied with the US Investigation After the Bombing of Kunduz?
    Oct27

    Can we be Satisfied with the US Investigation After the Bombing of Kunduz?

    Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer and Martin Quencez wrote an op-ed for Le Monde on the U.S. bombing of the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz (Afghanistan). The article supports MSF’s request for an international and independent investigation and shows how the situation also represents an issue of credibility for NATO allies who...

    After Ukraine’s Local Elections: Early Misinterpretations
    Oct27

    After Ukraine’s Local Elections: Early Misinterpretations

    Even before the results of Ukraine’s recent local elections have been published, flawed conclusions are emerging from the postelection analysis. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    As Ukraine Moves Toward Decentralization, Challenges Loom
    Oct26

    As Ukraine Moves Toward Decentralization, Challenges Loom

    Kyiv, Ukraine – On Sunday, October 25, Ukrainians went to the polls to elect mayors and representatives to municipal councils. Under normal circumstances, local elections would go more or less unnoticed by international observers, but with no elections taking place in occupied territories, including Crimea and the Luhansk and Donetsk...

    Video: The Present and Future of Russia’s Economy and Energy Sector
    Oct26

    Video: The Present and Future of Russia’s Economy and Energy Sector

    The past two years have seen the Russian economy placed under immense strain. The combination of persistently low energy prices and Western sanctions tied to the conflict in Ukraine led to a substantial devaluation of the ruble and significant fiscal problems, heightening already serious concerns about the long-term viability of Russia’s...

    Russian Navy Holds Drill to ‘Repel Strikes’ on Crimea
    Oct26

    Russian Navy Holds Drill to ‘Repel Strikes’ on Crimea

    The Japan Times. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    A New Generation for a New Ukraine
    Oct26

    A New Generation for a New Ukraine

    Editor’s Note: This piece is adapted from a speech Carl Gershman gave to the Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation in Lviv, Ukraine, on October 24, 2015.Preparing for tonight’s talk has been an unexpected process of learning and discovery. I had thought I understood Ukraine, having given a number of talks and written articles urging...

    Ukraine Goes to the Polls: Kolomoyskyi Is King Again
    Oct26

    Ukraine Goes to the Polls: Kolomoyskyi Is King Again

    As the ballots are counted in Ukraine’s October 25 local elections, early returns and exit polls indicate some surprises. The big story is that oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi came out on top. Kolomoyskyi, former governor of Dnipropetrovsk who was dismissed in March by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for his overreach, backed candidates who...

    Defense takes another hit
    Oct26

    Defense takes another hit

    President Obama has vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), extinguishing the one real opportunity this year – and possibility for the rest of his administration – to reverse the decline in American power that is undermining the foreign policy of the United States throughout the world.Four years ago, the president signed the Budget...

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