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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia’s Buildup Along Ukraine’s Border Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does
    Jun11

    Russia’s Buildup Along Ukraine’s Border Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does

    Much has been made about the tactics and military doctrine driving Russian operations in eastern Ukraine. Some analysts see Russia following a hybrid war strategy, while others contend that the Kremlin is simply trying to “catch up conceptually to the realities of modern war.” One thing is clear: Russia is manipulating eastern Ukraine...

    Here’s How to Ensure Radical Transparency in Ukraine: Install Cameras Everywhere
    Jun11

    Here’s How to Ensure Radical Transparency in Ukraine: Install Cameras Everywhere

    On Saturday, June 6, approximately 200 people gathered in the great hall of the Vyshhorod state administration building to welcome home 120 soldiers returning from the war in eastern Ukraine.Vyshhorod District Head Alexander Gorgan presented certificates to those soldiers who had completed one year of military service, which entitles them to...

    Putin’s strategy has weakened Russia
    Jun11

    Putin’s strategy has weakened Russia

    Is Russia really weak? In response to our recent article at Foreign Affairs titled Paper Tiger Putin, Sergey Aleksashenko argued on this blog that everyone should stop calling Russia weak. His response misses our main point—worse still, it is critically flawed when it comes to policy advice. (Pavel Baev’s response is a good one and we agree...

    Will Anyone Come to Russia’s 2018 World Cup?
    Jun11

    Will Anyone Come to Russia’s 2018 World Cup?

    Just as the International Federation of Association Football, better known as FIFA, is being hit by an enormous corruption scandal, Russian football is facing its own turmoil as well. Struggling with its own corruption issues, the economic recession, and construction delays in preparations for the 2018 World Cup, Moscow is having a hard time...

    Mr. Putin Meets the Pope
    Jun11

    Mr. Putin Meets the Pope

    Putin might be looking for a partner in Pope Francis, but the issues that divide them are many. With the Ukraine conflict again on the verge of escalation, that divide will likely only get larger. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Are Ukraine and the U.S. Allies or Not?
    Jun11

    Are Ukraine and the U.S. Allies or Not?

    At this critical moment for the future of Ukrainian, European and U.S. interests in the region, the U.S.-Ukraine strategic partnership lacks both strategy and partnership. This much is clear after meetings with Ukraine’s political leaders, journalists, academics, civil-society activists and volunteers active in the conflict zone during our...

    Russia’s Space Cooperation with Central Asia on Uncertain Path
    Jun11

    Russia’s Space Cooperation with Central Asia on Uncertain Path

    On April 27, Turkmenistan launched its first telecommunications satellite into space. The launch was hailed as a breakthrough by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who watched the ceremony at Cape Canaveral in Florida live from Ashgabat via a conference call. The 4.5-ton satellite called TurkmenAlem52E/Monacosat was carried up to a...

    Moscow Views Cossacks as Both Opportunity and Threat
    Jun11

    Moscow Views Cossacks as Both Opportunity and Threat

    On May 29, the well-known Cossack ataman Yuri Churekov was arrested in Stavropol region. Investigators suspect Churekov of illegal arms operations. Reportedly, on April 28, Churekov and another individual sold two Kalashnikov automatic rifles to undercover government agents in the city of Goryachevodsk, Churekov’s hometown. When the police...

    Russia’s Unending Balkan Intrigues
    Jun11

    Russia’s Unending Balkan Intrigues

    Historically, Russia has treated the Balkans as an area solidly within its sphere of vital interests, and that is still the case today. While individual Balkan countries are not especially important geostrategic players in Europe, their location imparts to them a greater, even possibly exaggerated, significance in Russian thinking. Moreover,...

    NATO public opinion invites expanded Russian aggression
    Jun10

    NATO public opinion invites expanded Russian aggression

    A just-released Pew Research survey of eight major NATO members does not bode well for peace in Europe, as almost half of each country’s population would not support the use military force to defend an ally if it became engaged in serious military conflict with Russia.While barely over half of those polled in the United States (56%) and...

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