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    Obama, EU Chief Meet in Washington for Talks on Ukraine
    Mar10

    Obama, EU Chief Meet in Washington for Talks on Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama says transatlantic unity is the strongest it’s ever been as the West… …read more Source: American Security Council...

    More Economic Jitters in Moscow and Astana, Baku Hit on Rights Record Ahead of European Games
    Mar10

    More Economic Jitters in Moscow and Astana, Baku Hit on Rights Record Ahead of European Games

    Plus, Kosovo moves ahead with plans to try ex-KLA leaders for war crimes, and the TAPI pipeline gets some welcome positive news. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Heroes or Villains? Volunteer Battalions in Post-Maidan Ukraine
    Mar10

    Heroes or Villains? Volunteer Battalions in Post-Maidan Ukraine

    Heroes or Villains? Volunteer Battalions in Post-Maidan UkraineIn: IAI Working Papers …read more Source: Istituto Affari...

    Azerbaijan Should be Very Afraid of Nuland
    Mar10

    Azerbaijan Should be Very Afraid of Nuland

    The US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland, visited Baku on 16 February as part of her trip to the Caucasus, which also saw her paying stops in Georgia and Armenia. While Azerbaijan has had positive relations with the US since independence, they’ve lately been complicated by Washington’s...

    Not so Quiet on the Eastern Front
    Mar10

    Not so Quiet on the Eastern Front

    Patriotism is in fashion again, as Lithuania’s fears of Russia lead to a discussion on renewing conscription. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    What’s Behind Lithuania’s Restored Compulsory Military Service?
    Mar10

    What’s Behind Lithuania’s Restored Compulsory Military Service?

    About seven years after abolishing compulsory military service and amidst the tense situation in Ukraine, Lithuania has restored conscription. Eurasia Outlook asked its experts to weigh in on the deeper meaning of this maneuver and what its consequences might be. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    For Ukraine, the Battle to Bolster a Crashing Economy Is as Dire as Combat in the East
    Mar10

    For Ukraine, the Battle to Bolster a Crashing Economy Is as Dire as Combat in the East

    Ukraine’s struggle to keep afloat economically has been daunting, as its parliament has fallen into disarray and failed to enact major economic reforms. Ukrainian lawmakers could help by dealing better with the national budget but their recent deliberations inspired little public confidence. …read more Source:...

    Russian-Iranian Relations in the Shadow of Ukraine
    Mar09

    Russian-Iranian Relations in the Shadow of Ukraine

    The Middle East Program and the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center present Russian-Iranian Relations in the Shadow of Ukraine with Mark Katz Professor of Government and Politics, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University, and former scholar, Woodrow Wilson CenterDirections: Directions to the...

    US military force sizing for both war and peace
    Mar09

    US military force sizing for both war and peace

    Key PointsThe Pentagon employs a force-sizing construct to define the upper limits of what the military is able to do. Although the capability to fight two major, near-simultaneous wars has served as a traditional force-sizing construct and benchmark for America’s superpower status, this standard has been watered down in recent years and...

    Free Rein of Special Services Makes Russia Ungovernable
    Mar09

    Free Rein of Special Services Makes Russia Ungovernable

    It took a week for the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) to produce a pair of plausible suspects in the shocking murder of Boris Nemtsov on February 28 (see EDM, March 2). Last Saturday (March 7), FSB Director Aleksandr Bortnikov reported to President Vladimir Putin that two men implicated in the crime were under arrest; and on Sunday,...

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