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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Moscow Signals Terek Cossacks Have Been Ineffective Tool for Controlling North Caucasus
    May11

    Moscow Signals Terek Cossacks Have Been Ineffective Tool for Controlling North Caucasus

    On April 25, after months of public scandals and brawls, the Terek Cossacks elected a new ataman (chieftain). The Cossacks confirmed the only candidate for the position, Alexander Zhuravsky, as the new head of the Terek Cossack Force. The election of the new ataman was carried out against Cossack traditions, without alternative candidates or...

    After the Swaggering Celebrations, a ‘Now What?’ Moment for Russia
    May11

    After the Swaggering Celebrations, a ‘Now What?’ Moment for Russia

    The Victory Day parade on the Red Square in Moscow last Saturday (May 9) was a glorious and perfectly smooth affair, which duly filled the hearts of millions of Russians with habitual pride for the military might of the country. President Vladimir Putin basked in the role of Commander-in-Chief but was unusually soft in his address, mentioning...

    Italy Caught in Ukrainian Dilemma
    May11

    Italy Caught in Ukrainian Dilemma

    Pressed by economic and geopolitical imperatives, Italy is trying to carve out its own diplomatic space over the crisis in Ukraine, in an apparent attempt at fostering a rapprochement between the European Union and Russia. The Russian annexation of the Ukrainian autonomous region of Crimea in March 2014, as well as the Kremlin’s ensuing...

    Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election and the Challenges Ahead (Part Two)
    May11

    Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election and the Challenges Ahead (Part Two)

    *To read Part One, please click here. The re-election of President Nursultan Nazarbayev (see EDM, April 30, May 8) has renewed and bolstered the presidential institution’s popular mandate to tackle the urgent challenges confronting Kazakhstan. Some of these challenges are recurrent, but for the most part they are novel. Authorities in...

    What if the Arctic Became a New Ukraine?
    May11

    What if the Arctic Became a New Ukraine?

    Alaska is the United States’ 49th state and home to 224 native tribes and ~730,000 U.S. citizens spread out over ~660,000sqm with Canada and Russia as natural neighbors. 3,300 miles away from Washington D.C, Alaska is the U.S. door to the Arctic region and the final frontier in the north for national sovereignty and security. The Arctic...

    Vladimir Putin’s Dangerous Rewrite of World War II
    May11

    Vladimir Putin’s Dangerous Rewrite of World War II

    May 11, 2015 | By Paul Goble Vladimir Putin is rewriting the history of World War II in ways that harm Russia and the international community. Some of these historical violations are old, some are new, and some are a bit of both. As such, Putin’s use and abuse of the history of World War II merit the most careful attention. As a...

    Short of War: How America’s competitors chip away at its traditional military might
    May11

    Short of War: How America’s competitors chip away at its traditional military might

    The United States military remains the world’s most sophisticated and capable fighting force. Hostile foreign players know that the only way to compete with the United States on the international stage is either to engage on a level playing field, or take advantage of new ones. Subtle and indirect actions that fall below the threshold of...

    Kerry To Meet Putin In First Visit To Russia Since Start Of Ukraine Crisis
    May11

    Kerry To Meet Putin In First Visit To Russia Since Start Of Ukraine Crisis

    May 11, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Merkel Urges More Russian Action to Halt Ukraine Fighting
    May11

    Merkel Urges More Russian Action to Halt Ukraine Fighting

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Russia Sunday to do more to urge pro-Russian separatist… …read more Source: American Security Council...

    Public opinion in ‘Putin’s Russia’: A Q&A with Kirill Rogov
    May11

    Public opinion in ‘Putin’s Russia’: A Q&A with Kirill Rogov

    AEI director of Russian studies, Leon Aron, has edited a new volume— to be released at a conference on May 14— on the dynamics of Russian domestic politics titled “Putin’s Russia: How it rose, how it is maintained, and how it might end.” This work looks beyond international sanctions and the war in Ukraine to examine underlying crises in...

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