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    Putin’s ‘Flying Gunboats’
    Feb10

    Putin’s ‘Flying Gunboats’

    Against the backdrop of tense relations over Ukraine and Crimea, Russia has increased Tu-95 ‘Bear’ nuclear bomber flights on the boundaries of UK and NATO airspace. What is the Kremlin’s viewpoint and is the implied nuclear threat to European NATO members credible? …read more Source: Royal United Services...

    Obama’s ‘lead from behind’ security strategy will plague America for decades
    Feb10

    Obama’s ‘lead from behind’ security strategy will plague America for decades

    Any administration’s national security strategy written for public consumption inevitably involves platitudes, vacuous rhetoric and self-congratulation. But the strategy announced last week for President Obama’s final two years in office sets new records in all these categories. As a sleep aid, it cannot be underestimated. Indeed,...

    Kosovans Flood Into Hungary, Ukraine Names New Chief Prosecutor
    Feb10

    Kosovans Flood Into Hungary, Ukraine Names New Chief Prosecutor

    Plus, Bosnia moves closer to a functioning government, and Hungary’s Wizz Air announces a second IPO bid. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Kosovars Flood Into Hungary, Ukraine Names New Chief Prosecutor
    Feb10

    Kosovars Flood Into Hungary, Ukraine Names New Chief Prosecutor

    Plus, Bosnia moves closer to a functioning government, and Hungary’s Wizz Air announces a second IPO bid. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Obama-Merkel Accord Delays Talk of Arms for Ukraine’s Defense Against Russia
    Feb10

    Obama-Merkel Accord Delays Talk of Arms for Ukraine’s Defense Against Russia

    Europe Signals New Negotiation With Kremlin Will Not Include New Pressures on Kyiv The Obama-Merkel summit was critical for maintaining Transatlantic unity in the face of Moscow’s escalating aggression in Ukraine. While skeptical of the Kremlin’s intentions, German Chancellor Angela Merkel would like to try another round of diplomacy...

    European Security After Ukraine
    Feb10

    European Security After Ukraine

    The war in eastern Ukraine is about more than the future of the European geopolitical order. It is about the role of the United States in Europe. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Ukraine’s Crisis is Deeper—and Loans by Its Allies More Critical—Than You May Think
    Feb10

    Ukraine’s Crisis is Deeper—and Loans by Its Allies More Critical—Than You May Think

    Kyiv Lacks the Money to Accomplish the Aggressive Reforms that Ukrainians and the West Seek The uncertainty around how much—and how soon—Ukraine might get help from international lenders is contributing to two real economic dangers facing the country: a default on its debts and a radical slashing of the budget. Ukraine’s friends—the United...

    Note from Berlin: Lessons from Munich
    Feb09

    Note from Berlin: Lessons from Munich

    As Europe pushes for negotiation over Ukraine, the Munich Security Conference showed the depth of division not only between Russia and the West, but between the Western partners as well. …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

    Diplomacy, Putin, and What Comes After a Cease-Fire in Ukraine
    Feb09

    Diplomacy, Putin, and What Comes After a Cease-Fire in Ukraine

    Whatever you think about sending arms to Ukraine, the debate has clearly had a positive effect on diplomacy. Throughout January, Angela Merkel, François Hollande, Petro Poroshenko, and Vladimir Putin canceled one meeting after another. …read more Source: Council on Foreign...

    Why Minsk 2.0 is bound to fail
    Feb09

    Why Minsk 2.0 is bound to fail

    As negotiations between representatives of France, Germany, Ukraine, Russia and Russia’s proxies (aka the “separatists”) get underway in Minsk, the prospects for any fair and lasting peace accord are almost certainly nil.In Vladimir Putin’s “19th century” mentality, which so surprised and dismayed the US Secretary of State, one...

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