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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Is NATO Ready for Putin?
    May05

    Is NATO Ready for Putin?

    Vladimir Putin has challenged the United States and its allies over the past year. The annexation of Crimea and then the intervention in Ukraine have been very difficult as Russia has far more at stake in these places than does the North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO]. That changes quite dramatically if we move slightly west and consider...

    France to Refund Russia $1.2 billion for Non-Delivery of Mistral Helicopter Carriers
    May05

    France to Refund Russia $1.2 billion for Non-Delivery of Mistral Helicopter Carriers

    Russia’s March 17, 2014, annexation of Crimea plunged Russian-Western relations to their lowest level since the Cold War. Members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) subsequently imposed sanctions on Russia over its actions toward Ukraine. Notably, a pair of Mistral-class helicopter assault ships being built under a 2010 French...

    Putin’s Political Pause Amid National Mobilization
    May05

    Putin’s Political Pause Amid National Mobilization

    As if trying to compensate for his recent “disappearance” in early March, President Vladimir Putin participated in a series of high-intensity meetings and public events last week. His domestic audiences included students and “heroes of labor”; instructions were issued to government ministers, members of the Security Council and even to the...

    No War, No Peace—But Always a Place at the Table for Russia
    May04

    No War, No Peace—But Always a Place at the Table for Russia

    Russia’s track record in the long-simmering conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan is consistent with Russian efforts in Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine, and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s calls for a Novorossiya: No war, no peace—but always a place at the table for Russia. …read more Source: Atlantic...

    Ukraine Debt Deal Could Spark Chain Reaction
    May04

    Ukraine Debt Deal Could Spark Chain Reaction

    Ukraine’s economy is in crisis. Experts warn that the country’s gross domestic product could shrink by 6 to 12 percent and inflation could exceed 40 percent in 2015, although one prominent economist put that figure in triple digits already. The war in eastern Ukraine has throttled the country’s industrial capacity. To prevent...

    Army Needs Better Guns On Its Stryker Fighting Vehicles In Europe Fast (From Forbes)
    May04

    Army Needs Better Guns On Its Stryker Fighting Vehicles In Europe Fast (From Forbes)

    In 2013 the U.S. Army brought home the last of its Abrams and Bradley tracked armored vehicles from Europe. It probably wasn’t a total coincidence that less than a year later, Russia began its campaign to dismember Ukraine. So now [Read More…]The post Army Needs Better Guns On Its Stryker Fighting Vehicles In Europe Fast (From Forbes)...

    Fighting Flares in Ukraine, More Bad News for Media in Ex-Soviet Region
    May04

    Fighting Flares in Ukraine, More Bad News for Media in Ex-Soviet Region

    Plus, Albania’s parliament votes to open secret police files, and Russia’s Night Wolves ride into Germany. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Continuing Cooperation Patterns with Russia in the Arctic Region
    May03

    Continuing Cooperation Patterns with Russia in the Arctic Region

    Marlene Laruelle argues that the United States should engage more in the Arctic as a means of establishing cooperation patterns with Russia after the Ukraine crisis. Furthermore, priority should be given to join projects and information sharing, and Russia should be supported in its efforts to open and securitize the Northern Sea Route....

    Weekend catch-up: Bali 9 executions, Refugee Convention, Greece-IMF and more
    May02

    Weekend catch-up: Bali 9 executions, Refugee Convention, Greece-IMF and more

    Australian drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were executed in Indonesia this week, along with six others. The Abbott Government responded by recalling Ambassador Paul Grigson on Wednesday. Aaron Connelly wrote on the motivations behind Jokowi’s decision to proceed with the executions, despite significant pressure from...

    Economist Tyler Cowen on inequality, Canada, and the state of global superpowers
    May02

    Economist Tyler Cowen on inequality, Canada, and the state of global superpowers

    Tyler Cowen is an economist, academic and writer. His popular blog, Marginal Revolution, co-written with Alex Tabarrok, a colleague at George Mason University, turned Cowen into “an economics celebrity,” in the words of one LA Times writer. More recently, Cowen and Tabarrok ventured into the world of online education with their creation of...

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