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    Russia will not allow to freeze the armed conflict in Donbas
    May20

    Russia will not allow to freeze the armed conflict in Donbas

    Co-director of Foreign Relations and International Security Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Oleksiy Melnyk explains to the website Novoe Vremia how the armed conflict in Donbas differs from the confrontation in Transnistria, and what the consequences may be for Ukraine. Some analysts are inclined to believe that freezing the conflict in Donbas...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Says He Doesn’t Trust Putin
    May20

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Says He Doesn’t Trust Putin

    May 20, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    The Eastern Partnership Riga Summit should not be a non-event
    May20

    The Eastern Partnership Riga Summit should not be a non-event

    Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia have paid the price for their pro-European choice; the EU should be ready to match their courage. …read more Source: European Policy...

    CBI urges business to speak up for EU, while Spencer warns referendum should not be rushed
    May20

    CBI urges business to speak up for EU, while Spencer warns referendum should not be rushed

    CBI urges business to speak up for EU, while Spencer warns referendum should not be rushedThe Times reports that during tonight’s annual CBI dinner, CBI President Sir Mike Rake will urge business leaders to speak out in favour of EU membership. He will say, “The question is not whether the UK would survive outside the EU, but whether it...

    Statesmen’s Forum: Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General
    May20

    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...

    Staying the Course in Europe’s East
    May20

    Staying the Course in Europe’s East

    The EU summit in Riga with the “Eastern Partnership” countries recalls the dramatic Vilnius meeting in November 2013, where Ukraine’s president, under heavy Russian pressure, refused to sign the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. Russia’s behavior since then has made the Eastern Partnership more important than ever. …read more...

    Whither the West: Is Russia the Force That Broke the West?
    May20

    Whither the West: Is Russia the Force That Broke the West?

    As part of our spring symposia series, we’ve asked our scholars to weigh in on the challenges the West faces today in the former Soviet Union. This week, Rich Seibert and Matt Lina will discuss a revanchist, barely-chastened Russia’s impact on Ukraine and the Baltics, and their relationship with Europe and the United States. Next...

    Making the World Less Safe: Sending the Wrong Message to Russia, China, and Iran
    May19

    Making the World Less Safe: Sending the Wrong Message to Russia, China, and Iran

    Currently the United States is assisting Ukraine against Russia by providing some non-lethal military equipment as well as limited training for Kiev’s army. It has balked at getting more involved in the conflict, rightly so. With that in mind, I had a meeting with a delegation of Ukrainian parliamentarians and government officials a couple...

    Minsk Armistice in Ukraine Advances to Political Phase
    May19

    Minsk Armistice in Ukraine Advances to Political Phase

    Moscow, Berlin, some other Western European capitals, and most recently, US Secretary of State John Kerry are growing eager to see the Minsk Two agreement’s political phase starting in Ukraine. The Minsk Contact Group’s Working Groups have been launched, inaugurating that political phase (see EDM, May 15). The Kremlin has encouraged...

    Dubious Outcomes of Kerry’s Meeting With Putin in Sochi
    May19

    Dubious Outcomes of Kerry’s Meeting With Putin in Sochi

    Russia is slowly recovering from this month’s (May 9) celebrations of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany 70 years ago, but remains reluctant to take stock of the problems that are looming large over the immediate future (see EDM, May 11). The propaganda story is typically self-serving: Russia has allegedly succeeded in...

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