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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    A Flawed Report on Azerbaijan Nevertheless Tells Important Truths
    Jun26

    A Flawed Report on Azerbaijan Nevertheless Tells Important Truths

    A sign of the increasing uselessness of international bodies is that they have trouble getting the obvious right. Earlier this week, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) received a report on Azerbaijan’s democratic development. While the report itself was uneven (more on this below), it nevertheless almost got the most...

    Ukraine Crisis Update: June 25, 2015
    Jun26

    Ukraine Crisis Update: June 25, 2015

    Download the PDF Russian backed Separatist forces have launched multiple unsuccessful assaults on Marinka, a Ukrainian held town near Donetsk. Tags Ukraine Project UkrainePromote …read more Source: Institute for the Study of...

    Saudi Arabia’s Unlikely Flirtation with Russia and Israel
    Jun26

    Saudi Arabia’s Unlikely Flirtation with Russia and Israel

    Saudi Arabia’s recent courtship with Russia and Israel should be understood as a failure of the United States government to assure Saudi Arabia of their security. For much of the last 35 years Saudi Arabia has looked to the United States as a beacon of security and a source of political clout. This relationship was born out of, and in...

    Is Democracy in Retreat?
    Jun26

    Is Democracy in Retreat?

    As part of the Millenium Project, 15 Global Challenges have been established to provide a framework to assess the global and local prospects for humanity. One of these urgent challenges is the retreat of democracy around the world as more nations roll back the hard fought democratic freedoms. After peaking in the late 1990s, democracy around the...

    Erdogan and Putin Meet in Baku: Will the Balance of Power Change in the South Caucasus?
    Jun26

    Erdogan and Putin Meet in Baku: Will the Balance of Power Change in the South Caucasus?

    After years of preparations, Azerbaijan is hosting the first ever European Games, which kicked off on June 12 and will end on June 28. Besides being a high-profile international sporting event, the Games also serve as an important symbol for Azerbaijan to prove its ties to the European community of states (Cbc.az, May 26). The opening ceremony of...

    A Defensive Posture and a Feeling of Threat Prevail in Both Moscow and Brussels
    Jun26

    A Defensive Posture and a Feeling of Threat Prevail in Both Moscow and Brussels

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently committed much time and effort to, on the one hand, intimidate and, on the other, to coax the Western public, businessmen and potential investors into accepting Russia as a benign power that is simply defending its national interests. Putin announced that, in 2015, Russia will procure “40 new...

    Why the West Should Give Ukraine’s New Spymaster a Chance
    Jun25

    Why the West Should Give Ukraine’s New Spymaster a Chance

    Late June in Kyiv can be beautiful. With clear skies, temperatures peaking in the high 70s, the natural beauty of the city and its citizens, it can be easy to forget that the country is at war. In part that is a result of the country’s success. A year ago, few would have predicted that the country’s armed forces would fight the...

    Hey, Remember Me? It’s Europe.
    Jun25

    Hey, Remember Me? It’s Europe.

    The Transatlantic Alliance is in Trouble “We lived next to Russia for 500 years—listen to what we have to say,” Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said at the Bratislava Global Security Forum on June 20. He’s right. The West needs to pay attention and achieve strategic clarity in Europe and beyond before it’s too...

    Lone Russian Activists Battle To Prove Kremlin Troops In Ukraine
    Jun25

    Lone Russian Activists Battle To Prove Kremlin Troops In Ukraine

    June 25, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Bosnia Gets a Historic Wartime Rape Ruling, Romania’s Embattled Leader Takes Sick
    Jun25

    Bosnia Gets a Historic Wartime Rape Ruling, Romania’s Embattled Leader Takes Sick

    Plus, Kyrgyzstan’s ‘gay propaganda’ bill clears another hurdle and Central Europeans mull the workings of Russia’s energy giants. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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