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    Mr. Putin’s Lies Hiding in Plain Sight
    May29

    Mr. Putin’s Lies Hiding in Plain Sight

    Reports by Atlantic Council and Boris Nemtsov’s allies reveal extent of Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine Russian President Vladimir Putin is violating a February 2015 ceasefire agreement by continuing to send troops and weapons into Ukraine in a blatant attempt to destabilize the country, according to an Atlantic Council report...

    Moscow Restoring Soviet-Style Repression and Aggression
    May28

    Moscow Restoring Soviet-Style Repression and Aggression

    This week (May 26), Russia’s Ministry of Justice added the private charitable foundation Dynasty, which specializes in distributing grants and stipends to Russian scientists, to the register of organizations that the government classifies as “foreign agents.” Another non-governmental organization (NGO), the “Liberal Mission” foundation,...

    The 12 People Who Ruined Ukraine
    May28

    The 12 People Who Ruined Ukraine

    Image credit: ThinkstockOther Mediavia PoliticoWhen Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down to plot his invasion of Ukraine in February 2014, he didn’t have to start from scratch. Generations of Russian rulers have invaded Ukrainian lands to starve, deport and enslave the native populations, and Putin has drawn avidly from their...

    Russia Sends Troops, Equipment to Ukraine Border; Probe Questions Azerbaijan Privatization
    May28

    Russia Sends Troops, Equipment to Ukraine Border; Probe Questions Azerbaijan Privatization

    Plus, Putin says the FIFA arrests are U.S. overreach and another Kremlin critic falls gravely ill. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia’s Secret Funerals
    May28

    Russia’s Secret Funerals

    Sgt. Leonid Kichatkin of the Russian 76th Airborne Division and Russian soldier Anton Tumanov died in August 2014 while fighting in eastern Ukraine. Their deaths amply demonstrate that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claim that there are no Russian troops in Ukraine is false. …read more Source: Atlantic...

    “Putin. War:” The Making of the Nemtsov Report
    May28

    “Putin. War:” The Making of the Nemtsov Report

    A discussion with Ilya Yashin, Russian opposition activist and organizer of the posthumous publication (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) On February 27, 2015, the Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was assassinated in view of the Moscow Kremlin. Two days prior, he had approached his friend Ilya Yashin to ask for his assistance on a...

    The Kremlin Grows Nervous About the Future—and With Good Reason
    May28

    The Kremlin Grows Nervous About the Future—and With Good Reason

    It is still difficult to figure out what sorts of conclusions President Vladimir Putin drew from the long meeting he held with US Secretary of State John Kerry two weeks ago (May 12), in Sochi (see EDM, May 19). But the recent behavior of top Russian officials betrays much apparent anxiety and even nervousness about the future in the halls of...

    The EU’s Growing Credibility Deficit
    May27

    The EU’s Growing Credibility Deficit

    In their quest to deepen ties with the EU, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine are taking serious risks and enduring considerable hardships. The longer the EU responds to these efforts with indifference and indecision, the faster it will drive its eastern “partners” into Russia’s embrace. …read more Source: Project Syndicate...

    Video: Statesmen’s Forum: Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General
    May27

    Video: Statesmen’s Forum: Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General

    Please join us for a Statesmen’s Forum featuring NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as he considers the challenges facing the Transatlantic Alliance and the ways in which NATO must adapt. What are the challenges posed by a more assertive Russia? Are its aggressive actions in Ukraine part of a larger pattern? read more …read more...

    Brookings hosts Vice President Joe Biden for remarks on the Russia-Ukraine conflict
    May27

    Brookings hosts Vice President Joe Biden for remarks on the Russia-Ukraine conflict

    Event Information May 27, 2015 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM EDTOnline Only Live Webcast Video of this event will be posted here shortly. Sparked by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the current toxic state of Russia-Ukraine relations has been at the forefront of foreign policy...

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