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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Putin’ the NATO-Russia Founding Act to Rest
    Apr30

    Putin’ the NATO-Russia Founding Act to Rest

    The United States is renegotiating its temporary military presence into a permanent arrangement with a NATO member state. While the country in question is not one you may expect, there is a dire need to boost deterrence capabilities via permanently stationed forces in member states with exterior borders. With Putin on the loose in Ukraine, the...

    How Not to Monitor Russia’s Border With Ukraine
    Apr30

    How Not to Monitor Russia’s Border With Ukraine

    The OSCE has no unhindered access to check what and who enters Ukraine from Russia. That makes a mockery of the ceasefire in Ukraine and undermines the organization. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Between Military Non-Alignment and Integration
    Apr30

    Between Military Non-Alignment and Integration

    Alarmed by the Ukraine crisis and Russia’s military activity in the Baltic Sea region, Finland and Sweden are currently engaged in an intensive debate about their national security. Faced with a changing threat scenario, there is growing doubt in both countries about their current defence capabilities. Questions are also being asked about...

    Can the EU and the Eurasian Economic Union Be Friends?
    Apr30

    Can the EU and the Eurasian Economic Union Be Friends?

    Lack of cooperation between the European Union and the Kremlin-dominated Eurasian Economic Union reflects a widening divergence in their political and economic objectives. The new economic union between Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Belarus has faced challenges in its first months. The economic sanctions against Russia and the fall of the...

    Ukraine’s Volunteer Battalions Must Join the Military or Sheath the Sword
    Apr30

    Ukraine’s Volunteer Battalions Must Join the Military or Sheath the Sword

    The Ukrainian army faces growing criticism from within its ranks after humiliating defeats at Debaltseve and Ilovaisk in eastern Ukraine. When fighting broke out between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists, the Ukrainian military was weak and the state had to rely on volunteers. Of the fifty thousand Ukrainian troops in the field, 22...

    The West’s Strategy Toward Putin Promises Conflict and Increases Danger of Wider War
    Apr30

    The West’s Strategy Toward Putin Promises Conflict and Increases Danger of Wider War

    Ian Brzezinski: Our policy “conveys hesitancy and a lack of unity and determination. It has failed to convince Putin to reverse course. Indeed, it may have actually emboldened him.” The West’s current strategy toward Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine not only promises continued conflict in Ukraine but also poses...

    Russia’s Hybrid War Against Poland
    Apr30

    Russia’s Hybrid War Against Poland

    In early April 2015, the Polish Internal Security Agency’s Governmental Computer Security Incident Response Team (also known as CERT—Computer Emergency Response Team), released its annual report on cyber security in Poland (Cert.gov.pl, April 3). According to the report’s findings, Poland came under a record number of hacker and cyber...

    Russia’s Game in Southeast Asia
    Apr30

    Russia’s Game in Southeast Asia

    The Ukraine crisis has brought Russia and China much closer together (see EDM, April 3). But Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s trip to Southeast Asia—Thailand and then Vietnam—in early April 2015, suggests that Moscow is simultaneously hedging against China, as Beijing is visibly trying to subordinate Vietnam and other local...

    Video: The Economics of Conflict: Ukraine in Focus
    Apr29

    Video: The Economics of Conflict: Ukraine in Focus

    Please join us for a timely discussion on the economic consequences of the ongoing conflict and political instability in Ukraine, as well as the opportunities for structural reform and ways that the international community can assist Ukraine overcome its significant economic challenges. Made possible by the generous support of East Magazine on...

    How we can easily feed a planet of 11 billion
    Apr29

    How we can easily feed a planet of 11 billion

    How big will global population be in 2100? Some 10 or 11 billion, according to the UN. But some demographers think that estimate is way to high. Back in 2013, I blogged about a projection from Sanjeev Sanyal of Deutsche Bank. His calculations find the world’s overall fertility rate falling to the replacement rate in 2025, although global...

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