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    After the Wales Summit: An Assessment of NATO’s Strategic Agenda
    Nov12

    After the Wales Summit: An Assessment of NATO’s Strategic Agenda

    Two weeks after the NATO Summit in Wales the Konrad Adenauer Foundation invited a select group of experts and officials to discuss the results of the Wales Summit and the challenges that lie ahead. The participants provided concrete recommendations for German policy-makers regarding Berlin’s role in influencing NATO’s prospective...

    Ukraine’s Debt Dilemma
    Nov12

    Ukraine’s Debt Dilemma

    Ukraine’s short-term liquidity problems will test its ability to meet its debt obligations, which is both unfortunate and avoidable. Indeed, Ukraine’s struggles highlight the need for an agreed framework to resolve sovereign-debt problems and govern IMF lending. …read more Source: Project...

    The cost of escalating sanctions on Russia over Ukraine and Crimea
    Nov11

    The cost of escalating sanctions on Russia over Ukraine and Crimea

    The United States and the European Union responded to Sunday’s Crimea referendum – which overwhelmingly backed union with Russia – by imposing sanctions on Russia. So far, 21 Russian and Ukrainian officials, allegedly responsible for the sovereignty transgressions, have been slapped with asset freezes and travel bans. EU leaders will meet...

    Most of the political forces in Ukraine are pro-Western
    Nov11

    Most of the political forces in Ukraine are pro-Western

    “It is time to unite.” The slogan ambushes Ukrainians from all sides these days as Petro Poroshenko, the president, deploys it to win votes ahead of parliamentary elections on October 26 that will determine whether he can secure a mandate for important but stalled reforms, the Financial Times newspaper writes. “Previously, the main watershed lay...

    More Russian Arms Said Headed for Donetsk, Lithuanians Accused of Spying for Belarus
    Nov11

    More Russian Arms Said Headed for Donetsk, Lithuanians Accused of Spying for Belarus

    Plus, CNN will stop broadcasting in Russia and the Kosovo bogeyman spoils the Albanian leader’s historic visit to Serbia. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Europe’s Ukrainian Road to Normality
    Nov11

    Europe’s Ukrainian Road to Normality

    As Europe celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, dark clouds are again descending on the continent. Recalling what prompted the events of 1989, and focusing on the main source of regional tension today, may help Europe find a way out of its current malaise. …read more Source: Project...

    Russia Divided
    Nov11

    Russia Divided

    In 2014 the number of ethnic conflicts in Russia has declined. The drop resulted from the Ukrainian conflict which has shifted the generally xenophobic sentiments from an internal to an external adversary. The shift in the object of xenophobia does not however eliminate it altogether. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Obama goes to Asia
    Nov11

    Obama goes to Asia

    Visiting Beijing for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting just days after his party suffered huge losses in the midterm elections, President Obama appears to be playing into the stereotype that domestically beleaguered U.S. presidents focus on foreign policy in the final years of their term. Such a turn is a trickier proposition...

    Ukraine News Roundup | November 10
    Nov10

    Ukraine News Roundup | November 10

    Alexander Motyl: Sad News for Putin—Russia Is an Artificial State via World AffairsPutin, Ex-KGB, Finally Moves to Close Russia’s Oldest Rights Group via Boston GlobeHard Ukraine Bargaining Leaves Sour Taste for Some in EU via ReutersHow the Fall of the Berlin Wall Radicalized Putin via Daily BeastVladislav Surkov Is the Hidden Author of...

    Who is at fault in Ukraine?
    Nov10

    Who is at fault in Ukraine?

    Foreign Affairs has recently published a number of articles examining the extent to which the ongoing crisis in Ukraine is the West’s fault. Those articles sparked a heated debate, so they decided to ask a broader pool of experts to state whether they agree or disagree with the following statement and to rate their confidence level about...

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