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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Expert: North Caucasus May Start Exporting Instability to Other Parts of Russia
    Mar23

    Expert: North Caucasus May Start Exporting Instability to Other Parts of Russia

    A well-known Russian expert on the North Caucasus, Konstantin Kazenin, has warned that the paramilitary groups of North Caucasus leaders may end up destabilizing the Russian Federation. According to Kazenin, several leaders from the North Caucasus have created essentially private armies, which defend their patrons and improve their bargaining...

    Why Australia needs full-spectrum defence
    Mar23

    Why Australia needs full-spectrum defence

    Given he was the principal author of the 2000 Defence White Paper, it is reassuring to know that Hugh White agrees with me that Australian strategic policy needs a rethink, even if he is not persuaded by all of my prescriptions. So, in the spirit of a full and frank debate about what needs to be done, let me respond to Hugh’s observations...

    A Blast From the Past
    Mar23

    A Blast From the Past

    Putin stated that the Russian leadership was ready to use nuclear forces in the days of the Crimean annexation. First of all, he tries to give the people an extra shot of the “superpower steroid,” but whether wittingly or not quite, the old threat of the nuclear war is back. | Русский …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    NATO General: West Should Consider Arming Ukraine
    Mar23

    NATO General: West Should Consider Arming Ukraine

    NATO’s military commander is again calling on the West to consider sending defensive weapons to … …read more Source: American Security Council...

    Long Live Minsk II?
    Mar23

    Long Live Minsk II?

    The Minsk agreements are fragile.How effectively they are implemented will depend primarily on the Europeans’ ability to convince Moscow to pressure separatists into observing the ceasefire, and on Kyiv’s ability to keep nationalist militias in line. If either side fails to do so, the fighting is likely to resume. …read more...

    NATO Commander Says Russia Still Arms Rebels, German Minister Visits Visegrad Leaders
    Mar23

    NATO Commander Says Russia Still Arms Rebels, German Minister Visits Visegrad Leaders

    Plus, Macedonian pupils borrow a protest lesson from university students, and a town in Uzbekistan demolishes a Soviet war memorial. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Battle for Russia
    Mar23

    The Battle for Russia

    The tragedy of Russia is that it poses as great a threat to itself as it does to its neighbors. As Europe faces off with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Ukraine, a larger and ultimately more important battle is taking place within Russia itself, one that pits the country’s rich culture against the cruel mendacity of its politics....

    View from Stockholm: The EU must stay the course
    Mar23

    View from Stockholm: The EU must stay the course

    Sweden continues to support sanctions on Russia and the Swedish public is fully behind its government’s hard line on Sweden’s eastern neighbour. …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

    Putin’s Communications Difficulties Reflect Serious Policy Problem
    Mar23

    Putin’s Communications Difficulties Reflect Serious Policy Problem

    23 March 2015 John LoughAssociate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme Vladimir Putin’s messages to his domestic and foreign audiences are escalating tensions with Western countries and forcing him to up the stakes for fear of appearing weak at home. Vladimir Putin attends a rally in Moscow on 18 March, marking the one-year anniversary of...

    Whether Britain is better off in or out of the EU depends on a series of tough choices
    Mar23

    Whether Britain is better off in or out of the EU depends on a series of tough choices

    Whether Britain is better off in or out of the EU depends on a series of tough choicesUK GDP could be 2.2% lower in 2030 if Britain leaves the EU and fails to strike a deal with the EU or reverts into protectionism, according to a comprehensive new Open Europe report. However, in a best case scenario, under which the UK manages to enter into...

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