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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Remarks by Thomas Donnelly: Sustaining American security, freedom, and prosperity will require a greater assertion of geopolitical leadership and military power
    Jul03

    Remarks by Thomas Donnelly: Sustaining American security, freedom, and prosperity will require a greater assertion of geopolitical leadership and military power

    Read the PDF. “Governments are instituted among men,” our Founders declared two and a half centuries ago, to secure the rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”—that is, to ensure public safety and security, defend political freedom, and foster economic prosperity. Today Americans enjoy a level of security, liberty, and prosperity...

    The tough lessons of the EU-Russia crisis
    Jul03

    The tough lessons of the EU-Russia crisis

    Relations between Russia and the European Union are in deep crisis – perhaps the most serious crisis since the end of the Cold War. As the Russian Federation’s former foreign minister, I particularly regret this bleak state of affairs as along with my European counterparts I myself invested much time and effort in building a stronger...

    Still no good news for the “make-or-break” EU Juncker promised
    Jul03

    Still no good news for the “make-or-break” EU Juncker promised

    From the challenge of Russia to the on-going tragedy unfolding in the Mediterranean to the persistent sense of economic drift, Europe finds itself at an inflection point. The disaffection of European citizens looms large, and institutions in Brussels are perceived as uninspiring and directionless. This leads to an uncomfortable but urgently...

    The Ukraine crisis is a threat to Europe’s security architecture
    Jul03

    The Ukraine crisis is a threat to Europe’s security architecture

    There is now a long list of conflicts and security threats that affect Europe directly or indirectly. As well as Ukraine, the list includes Syria, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Mali, Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan. This list isn’t exhaustive, but it highlights the worsening international...

    Europe’s populists: A present and rising danger
    Jul03

    Europe’s populists: A present and rising danger

    Although there is a strong element of grievance in the politics of populism, one factor which is common to almost all of the continent’s populist parties is an anti-EU sentiment. It is the degree of this – and fundamentally its effect on governments – which is causing most concern among mainstream parties. A fanciful book, Apocalypse 2000,...

    Restrictions on the use of mobile phones in the war zone aim to save soldiers’ lives
    Jul03

    Restrictions on the use of mobile phones in the war zone aim to save soldiers’ lives

    In a vote on July 1, Ukrainian parliament passed a bill limiting the use of mobile and wireless communications by the Ukrainian army. According to the bill, soldiers will need to get permission from their superiors to use their phones, the KyivPost writes. Co-director of Foreign Relations and International Security Programmes of the Razumkov...

    Greek Crisis Awaits Other NATO Partners
    Jul03

    Greek Crisis Awaits Other NATO Partners

    One notable consequence of the Ukraine conflict and the ongoing confrontational stand-off between the West and Russia is the dramatic surge in military spending among several European countries. However, this unprecedented militarization of economies across Europe portends a disastrous Greek-style future of crippling debt for these same...

    Kennan Cable No.10: A Strategy for Economic Assistance to Ukraine
    Jul03

    Kennan Cable No.10: A Strategy for Economic Assistance to Ukraine

    To help Ukraine avert disaster, the United States and Europe need a strategy for providing political and economic support that matches available resources to the complex reality of Ukraine’s economy, politics, and society, and that encourages the emergence of a Ukrainian-led vision for the country’s future. …read more Source:...

    Russia’s nuclear doctrine takes an alarming step backwards
    Jul03

    Russia’s nuclear doctrine takes an alarming step backwards

    In a lengthy piece published earlier this week, Vox media journalist Max Fisher details how a conflict between the US and Russia could spiral into a nuclear war. As with all Vox content, it has pop-art, like this ‘choose your own adventure’ World War III flow-chart. Fisher does brush over a few things. He says Cold War leaders...

    Net Setback for Moldova and Its Reforms in the Latest Elections (Part Three)
    Jul03

    Net Setback for Moldova and Its Reforms in the Latest Elections (Part Three)

    *To read Part One, please click here. *To read Part Two, please click here. Politician Renato Usatii is a native of Moldova but is a product of the Vladimir Putin era in Russia. Born in 1978, near Balti, of indeterminate ethnicity and more fluent in Russian than Moldovan/Romanian, he lived from 2004 until 2014–2015 in Russia and amassed (or so it...

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