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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The meaning of Russia’s nuclear threats
    Jul08

    The meaning of Russia’s nuclear threats

    Event Information July 8, 2015 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EDTSaul/Zilkha Rooms Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036 This event has reached capacity and registration is now closed. In an unwelcome throwback from the Cold War past, Russian diplomacy in recent months has featured a variety of nuclear threats, ranging...

    Russia Faces Mismatch in Threat Assessment and Defense Capacity
    Jul08

    Russia Faces Mismatch in Threat Assessment and Defense Capacity

    Moscow still fails to properly calibrate the relationship between threat assessment and modeling a military to match, with complementary defense industry support. Recent statements from the top brass suggest that a reassessment of Russia’s perceived threat environment is well underway, while the idea of promoting military...

    The BRICS Summit: A shadow of the former self it never was
    Jul07

    The BRICS Summit: A shadow of the former self it never was

    The BRICS are gathering in Ufa, Russia on July 9 for their seventh annual Summit. When this group came into being, in the turbulent days of the global financial crisis, it was heralded both as the future of economic growth and as a new grouping that was set to challenge the West for the leadership of the international order. How things have...

    Pursuing strategic advantage: The utility of armed forces in peace, war, and everything in between
    Jul07

    Pursuing strategic advantage: The utility of armed forces in peace, war, and everything in between

    Key Points As they face increasingly sophisticated unconventional warfare from today’s enemies, America’s national security leaders would benefit from a historical understanding of the line between war and peace.The enduring presence of the armed forces in a region enhances socioeconomic and situational awareness, assures partners,...

    No Jury Trial for Savchenko, Police Break Up Yerevan Protest
    Jul07

    No Jury Trial for Savchenko, Police Break Up Yerevan Protest

    Plus, Lithuania and the U.S. announce joint military training, and Kosovo’s Bosniaks call for more mother-tongue university education. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Islamic Battalions, Stocked With Chechens, Aid Ukraine In War With Rebels
    Jul07

    Islamic Battalions, Stocked With Chechens, Aid Ukraine In War With Rebels

    July 7, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Why Ukraine Deserves a Haircut
    Jul07

    Why Ukraine Deserves a Haircut

    The battle in Ukraine over the future of reform is far from won, but real progress has been made. The country’s private creditors must now do their part and join the international community and the IMF in taking a haircut on their debts. …read more Source: Project Syndicate (Czech...

    Everybody Loves Volodya
    Jul07

    Everybody Loves Volodya

    With Putin’s approval ratings sky-high, have even his critics changed their minds – or have they just found the door? …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine, Private Creditors Take a Step Toward Debt Solution
    Jul07

    Ukraine, Private Creditors Take a Step Toward Debt Solution

    Ukraine has taken one step back from looming default as an agreement was reached to start direct talks with Kyiv’s biggest private creditors. This is despite a setback with Russia, which has refused to discuss the restructuring of a loan issued in 2013 as a reward to then-president Viktor Yanukovych for rejecting an association and free...

    Greece’s clash with reality
    Jul06

    Greece’s clash with reality

    Groucho Marx used to say that he was not crazy about reality, but that it was still the only place to get a decent meal. The sooner the Greeks and their political elites return to reality and abandon the fantasy of a radically better deal with the Troika that would somehow exonerate them of the need to pursue deep economic reforms, the better for...

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