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    Judy Asks: Is the U.S. Wobbly Over Ukraine?
    May27

    Judy Asks: Is the U.S. Wobbly Over Ukraine?

    Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Kevin Andrews’ Defence White Paper preview
    May27

    Kevin Andrews’ Defence White Paper preview

    Given that the forthcoming Defence White Paper will be the third in six years, one could be forgiven for being slightly cynical about the overarching political exercise. Labor clearly felt the messaging, both domestic and international, of the 2009 White Paper was sufficiently problematic as to warrant a rewrite in 2013. Then, upon coming to...

    ONLINE ONLY – Brookings hosts Vice President Joe Biden for remarks on the Russia-Ukraine conflict
    May27

    ONLINE ONLY – Brookings hosts Vice President Joe Biden for remarks on the Russia-Ukraine conflict

    Event Information May 27, 2015 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM EDTOnline Only Live Webcast Sparked by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the current toxic state of Russia-Ukraine relations has been at the forefront of foreign policy discussions. On May 27, Brookings will host Vice...

    Avoiding past mistakes
    May27

    Avoiding past mistakes

    After putting the intelligence budget through three years of sequestration-level funding—and the likely return to sequestration levels this year, the United States is in serious jeopardy of repeating the fatal mistakes of the early 1990s when it drastically slashed its intelligence budget and exposed the nation to serious risks. In a post 9/11...

    Sergei Shoigu: Putin’s Point Man in the Ukraine Conflict
    May26

    Sergei Shoigu: Putin’s Point Man in the Ukraine Conflict

    Since the Russian military became a policy tool in the Kremlin’s conflict in Ukraine, Defense Minister Army-General Sergei Shoigu received surprisingly little attention from observers of Russia’s defense policies. Shoigu offered broad support for the operation to “restore” Crimea to Russia, while emphatically denying the presence of...

    Putin and Latvia’s Latgale: Ethnicity as Explanation Vs. Ethnicity as Excuse
    May26

    Putin and Latvia’s Latgale: Ethnicity as Explanation Vs. Ethnicity as Excuse

    Vladimir Putin’s use of ethnicity to justify his actions in Ukraine has been widely accepted in the West but not commonly understood. That is to say, his claims that he can intervene on behalf of ethnic Russians or others that he feels are close to his “Russian world” are accepted as somehow plausible or even legitimate if the Kremlin can...

    Donetsk, Luhansk ‘People’s Republics’ Seek International Legitimization Through Local Elections (Part Two)
    May26

    Donetsk, Luhansk ‘People’s Republics’ Seek International Legitimization Through Local Elections (Part Two)

    *To read Part One, please click here. The armistice signed in Minsk on February 12, 2015, (Minsk Two agreement) opens the way for staging local elections in the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (“DPR, LPR”) and the possible validation of those elections’ outcome by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe...

    How to Counter Russia’s Anti-Democratic Strategy
    May26

    How to Counter Russia’s Anti-Democratic Strategy

    BERLIN—At a summit last week in Latvia, the European Union and the countries of the Eastern Partnership reiterated that democracy is essential for a closer political and economic association. The joint declaration issued by the EU members and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine avoided any specific mention of Russia. But...

    What’s It Like To Be Hated By The Russian Internet?
    May26

    What’s It Like To Be Hated By The Russian Internet?

    Image credit: Steve GladfelterOther Mediafeaturing Michael McFaulvia The GuardianOnline abuse has got much worse since the annexation of Crimea: the Russian-language debates on Twitter are much more personal. Sometimes it’s just a few very unpleasant tweets. Sometimes it’s hundreds of Twitter messages saying the same thing, as if they...

    The Russian Armament  Program Comes Under Reconsideration
    May26

    The Russian Armament Program Comes Under Reconsideration

    May 26, 2015 By Sergey Aleksashenko, Former Deputy Finance Minister of Russia Western sanctions on Russian military production companies and the operation in Eastern Ukraine has led Putin to direct more funding to the Russian Army. In the past few weeks, Russian President Vladimir Putin has held at least nine meetings with top Russian military...

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