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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Office of Largest Opposition Party in Georgia Comes Under Attack
    Dec19

    Office of Largest Opposition Party in Georgia Comes Under Attack

    On the night of December 9, unidentified assailants attacked an office of the most influential opposition party of Georgia, United National Movement (UNM), in the town of Dedoplistskaro, near the capital of Tbilisi (Civil Georgia, December 10). Former Georgian president (2008–2013) and the current governor of Odesa oblast in Ukraine (since May...

    Conserved Conflict: Russia’s Innovations in Ukraine’s East
    Dec19

    Conserved Conflict: Russia’s Innovations in Ukraine’s East

    Russia’s conflict undertaking in Ukraine’s east fits within patterns familiar from other post-Soviet conflicts, initiated by Russia and conserved on Russian terms with international assistance (see EDM, December 17). However, Russia’s war in Ukraine’s east involves a number of major political and military innovations in...

    Russia Says Unsurprised by Ukraine’s Refusal to Pay Debts, Will Win Court Case
    Dec18

    Russia Says Unsurprised by Ukraine’s Refusal to Pay Debts, Will Win Court Case

    December 18, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Why winning in Ukraine matters
    Dec18

    Why winning in Ukraine matters

    This article will be published in the December 28 issue of The Weekly Standard.It’s said that hopeless causes are the only ones worth fighting for. At first blush, that’s Ukraine. On a recent visit to Kiev, we heard account after account of the problems facing Ukraine, the two most serious being corruption and the ongoing conflict...

    Putin Admits Russian ‘Specialists’ in Ukraine
    Dec18

    Putin Admits Russian ‘Specialists’ in Ukraine

    The Russian leader has for the first time admitted that Russian troops were active in eastern Ukraine during the separatist conflict. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Looking for Terrorists in Alderaan Places
    Dec18

    Looking for Terrorists in Alderaan Places

    In September 2009, an article from the Economist detailed a significant lack of counterinsurgency tactics in the original Star Wars sci-fi blockbusters. The publication explained that the movie-going public ‘hate insurgency and counterinsurgency.’ This might have been true in the era of Star Wars’ cinematic release in the aftermath of...

    Conserved Conflict: Russia’s Pattern in Ukraine’s East
    Dec18

    Conserved Conflict: Russia’s Pattern in Ukraine’s East

    Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine’s east—directly and by proxy—has saddled Ukraine with a “frozen” conflict in its Donetsk and Luhansk provinces. The parallel situation in Crimea also qualifies as a “frozen conflict,” insofar as Russia’s forcible annexation is not recognized internationally, and in that sense the...

    Moscow-Rome Axis Over Syria and Libya
    Dec18

    Moscow-Rome Axis Over Syria and Libya

    Converging interests are prompting Italy and Russia to forge an informal partnership to deal with the Syrian conflict and the Libyan civil war, which are among the most pressing security challenges facing the international community today. For distinct reasons, Rome and Moscow strive for geopolitical centrality: The Italian government is trying...

    (Assessing) German Defense Policy: Between New Responsibility and Ongoing Crises
    Dec17

    (Assessing) German Defense Policy: Between New Responsibility and Ongoing Crises

    Since the speeches delivered by President Joachim Gauck, Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen at the 2014 Munich Security Conference, Germany has seen a debate on new responsibilities in its foreign and security policy. This new ambition, changes in the international environment, and...

    2016 Year Ahead: Europe in 2016
    Dec17

    2016 Year Ahead: Europe in 2016

    RUSI’s International Director Dr Jonathan Eyal argues that Europe must stay united in 2016 to confront its internal and external challenges, including a changing of the guard in Washingtonwww.rusi.org/2016 …read more Source: Royal United Services...

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