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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Europe: Greece is not the biggest problem
    Mar09

    Europe: Greece is not the biggest problem

    No news is good news. The Greek debt crisis and even the euro have momentarily disappeared from the headlines. Europe and the euro will survive and will do even better than that, much as this displeases the Murdoch media, conservative think tanks and pundits all over the world, including in Europe itself. More interesting is the effect of the...

    U.S. Policy Options in Ukraine
    Mar09

    U.S. Policy Options in Ukraine

    John E. Herbst, director of the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, and Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, join Washington Post associate editor Karen J. DeYoung to discuss Ukraine’s politics, policies, and options...

    Weekend catch-up: Islam and ISIS, Bibi in DC, Nemtsov, drones, India’s budget and more
    Mar07

    Weekend catch-up: Islam and ISIS, Bibi in DC, Nemtsov, drones, India’s budget and more

    Bringing together the best Interpreter articles you were too busy to read this week. How is the Islamic world responding to the threat of ISIS? Two pieces addressed this question on The Interpreter this week. The first is from Lauren Williams who wrote on the Lebanese Sunni political party, Future Movement, and how similar groups throughout the...

    Belarusian Collaborators in World War II
    Mar07

    Belarusian Collaborators in World War II

    When, in December 1918, the Red Army captured Minsk and the short-lived (established on March 25, 1918) Belarusian People’s Republic (BPR) ceased to exist, multiple nationalist activists fled Belarus and found refuge in several European countries, including Germany. After Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist (Nazi) Party came to power in...

    Moldova’s New Government: Daunting Challenges Ahead
    Mar07

    Moldova’s New Government: Daunting Challenges Ahead

    Moldova has a new government, the Alliance for a European Moldova (AEM), since February 28, after elections and an agitated interregnum. It is a minority coalition and, moreover, an internally divided one, requiring cooperation with the Communist Party’s “constructive opposition” (see EDM, March 5). The new prime minister, Chiril Gaburici,...

    Ukraine: The High Cost of Ignoring Russia’s Land Grab in Crimea
    Mar07

    Ukraine: The High Cost of Ignoring Russia’s Land Grab in Crimea

    Report documents rights abuses; Kremlin ‘greatest security challenge,’ says Atlantic Council’s Herbst The apparent US indifference toward the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in February 2014 amounts to giving Russian President Vladimir Putin a green light to commit similar acts of aggression against other countries,...

    The EU’s other ‘Union’: Can energy unite Europe?
    Mar06

    The EU’s other ‘Union’: Can energy unite Europe?

    The conflict between Russia and Ukraine is putting Europe’s energy security at risk. Europe is highly dependent on Russia’s natural gas, and past disputes between Russia and Ukraine left Europeans in the cold. This year is different. The European Union is launching an ambitious solution for its energy woes – an Energy Union. The big...

    Vulnerability of U.S. Weapons Systems Could Portend a “Cyber Armageddon”
    Mar06

    Vulnerability of U.S. Weapons Systems Could Portend a “Cyber Armageddon”

    The biggest national security story of 2015 is not the possible return of sequestration, the likelihood of a nuclear arms deal with Iran or even Russian aggression against Ukraine. Rather, it is that the Department of Defense’s (DoD) arsenal of [Read More…]The post Vulnerability of U.S. Weapons Systems Could Portend a “Cyber...

    How dangerous Is Vladimir Putin?
    Mar06

    How dangerous Is Vladimir Putin?

    The question which The International Economy posed:Western experts have offered various explanations for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions in recent years. Some suggest Putin has been merely reacting to NATO and EU enlargement. Others suggest the Russian leader has succumbed to a bout of irrationality, spawned by a desire to return...

    In the near future for Ukraine the risk of nuclear blackmail by Russia is low
    Mar06

    In the near future for Ukraine the risk of nuclear blackmail by Russia is low

    Nuclear power currently accounts for about 50 percent of Ukraine’s energy balance, and the country has the eighth-largest nuclear capacity in the world. Until recently, almost all nuclear fuel was supplied by Russia’s TVEL Company, a subsidiary of the state-owned Rosatom Corporation, the Southeast European Times newspaper writes. “In...

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