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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Putin’s deafness on Syria
    Oct07

    Putin’s deafness on Syria

    It would be easy to get the impression from media coverage that Putin’s decision to intervene militarily in Syria is some kind of genius strategic move — a bold and brilliant gambit that will weaken the US in the Middle East, or at least dramatically limit its influence in the region. Headlines this week have blared that Putin has...

    Russia Initiates ‘Out-of-Area Operation’ In Syria
    Oct07

    Russia Initiates ‘Out-of-Area Operation’ In Syria

    As Russia’s military build-up in Syria moved forward, President Vladimir Putin addressed the 70th meeting of the United Nations General Assembly and held bilateral talks with President Barack Obama. On September 30, Putin received authority from the Russian Federation Council to send his forces into action and consequently ordered the...

    European Union. Between permanent crisis and “quiet superpower”
    Oct06

    European Union. Between permanent crisis and “quiet superpower”

    On September 21, 2015 Daniela Schwarzer took part in a panel discussion on „The European Union: Between ongoing crisis and silent superpower“ in Berlin, organized by the Max Weber Foundation. Together with Christian Tomuschat (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities), Martin Baumeister (German Historical Institute Rome) and Miloš...

    Iraqi PM Abadi accuses Obama of a lack of “will,” and may invite Russia to bomb ISIS
    Oct06

    Iraqi PM Abadi accuses Obama of a lack of “will,” and may invite Russia to bomb ISIS

    In an interview with France 24, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi accused President Obama of a lack of “will” in the fight against the Islamic State, and complained that Obama had failed to deliver the “massive air power” he had promised. Abadi further said that while he has not yet discussed Russian intervention in Iraq, he “would welcome”...

    Russia Bridges A Transatlantic Trust Divide
    Oct06

    Russia Bridges A Transatlantic Trust Divide

    In his speech before the United Nations General Assembly last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin repeatedly called for international cooperation based on common interests, underlining that possible disagreements and compromise-based solutions are the core of international relations. Credit should be given where it is due: Russia’s own...

    Ukraine Crisis: Pro-Russian Rebels ‘Delay Disputed Elections’
    Oct06

    Ukraine Crisis: Pro-Russian Rebels ‘Delay Disputed Elections’

    October 6, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Don’t Blame the Oligarchs: Why Have Ukraine’s Cultural Reforms Gone Nowhere?
    Oct06

    Don’t Blame the Oligarchs: Why Have Ukraine’s Cultural Reforms Gone Nowhere?

    The demonizing of Ukrainian oligarchs as major impediments to democratization and reform has become a shared mantra of Western and domestic pundits alike. Whenever explaining the slow pace of Ukraine’s changes after the Euromaidan, analysts argue that oligarchs only gained influence and that by controlling whole chunks of the state...

    Low Oil Prices Push Russian Budget Toward the Red
    Oct06

    Low Oil Prices Push Russian Budget Toward the Red

    Despite talk of an oil producers’ pow-wow, Moscow seen as unlikely to join OPEC. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russian Violation of Turkish Airspace ‘No Accident’: NATO
    Oct06

    Russian Violation of Turkish Airspace ‘No Accident’: NATO

    Analysts warn of Islamist backlash in the Russian homeland. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Why we shouldn’t let Russia fight the Islamic State
    Oct06

    Why we shouldn’t let Russia fight the Islamic State

    Donald Trump says: “Let [Russia] get rid of ISIS. What the hell do we care?” It is a fair question. What harm could come from letting Russian President Vladi­mir Putin take on this fight for us in Syria?The answer is: plenty.First, Russia is not fighting the Islamic State. According to the Institute for the Study of War, the Russian strikes have...

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