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    Putin Outlines Current Policy Toward Ukraine (Part One)
    Apr23

    Putin Outlines Current Policy Toward Ukraine (Part One)

    In his annual phone-in conversation with Russia’s populace and in follow-up interviews, President Vladimir Putin has expounded at length on Russia’s current policy objectives regarding Ukraine (Interfax, Kremlin.ru, April 16, 17). Putin’s remarks evidenced both strategic consistency and tactical adjustments necessitated by...

    Russia Paying Steep Price for Annexing Crimea
    Apr23

    Russia Paying Steep Price for Annexing Crimea

    This week (April 21), Russian prime minister and former president Dmitry Medvedev spent several hours presenting to the State Duma (lower house of parliament) the annual government report on policies and achievements in 2014, as required by the constitution. According to Medvedev, Russia is under siege and “there should be no illusions—the...

    History’s War: The Political Uses of WWII
    Apr23

    History’s War: The Political Uses of WWII

    Thursday, May 7, 201510:00 am – 1:30 pmJohns Hopkins University – SAIS, Bernstein-Offit Building, Room 500 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036 As Europe celebrates the 70th anniversary of Allied victory, the Ukrainian crisis and the broader reemergence of nationalism have increasingly politicized the war’s narrative. What role...

    Can the EU turn Gazprom into Google?
    Apr23

    Can the EU turn Gazprom into Google?

    Policies on trade and competition have become a new field of international conflict and the European Commission (EC) has shown its willingness to use them as a weapon. Yesterday, the EC sent a Statement of Objections to Russian state-owned gas company Gazprom for its alleged abuse of market power in Central and Eastern European gas markets. It is...

    U.S. Says Russia Air Defense Systems Inside Ukraine
    Apr23

    U.S. Says Russia Air Defense Systems Inside Ukraine

    April 23, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    EU Leaders Talk Migrant Crisis, Russia Accused of Bolstering Defenses in Eastern Ukraine
    Apr23

    EU Leaders Talk Migrant Crisis, Russia Accused of Bolstering Defenses in Eastern Ukraine

    Plus, Obama angers Armenians on a historic anniversary, and Kyrgyzstan sees an uptick in underage marriages. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine: a useful but flawed OSCE tool
    Apr23

    The Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine: a useful but flawed OSCE tool

    Time for the EU to assume a bigger role in the OSCE …read more Source: European Policy...

    US-backed Criminal Slaughter in Yemen Revealed
    Apr23

    US-backed Criminal Slaughter in Yemen Revealed

    Former UN envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, has given an undiplomatic assessment of the crisis in that country, in which he rhetorically explodes Saudi myths “justifying” the US-backed aerial bombing campaign. The Moroccan diplomat told media at the weekend that the ongoing conflict was a direct result of Houthi rebels having been excluded from the...

    Strengthening nuclear stability in turbulent times
    Apr23

    Strengthening nuclear stability in turbulent times

    The Ukraine crisis and broader deterioration in relations between Russia and the West has created a heightened danger of unintended clashes between Russian and NATO military forces, and continues to deflate hopes for near-term progress on nuclear arms control. At the same time, arms control efforts could serve as a critical means of preventing...

    Letter: Experts Worry that “Decommunization” Laws Curtail Free Speech
    Apr23

    Letter: Experts Worry that “Decommunization” Laws Curtail Free Speech

    Editor’s note:It’s unfortunate that in a time of critical issues that legislation that disenfranchises so many looks like it’s going to become law.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is expected to sign four laws on “decommunization,” recently passed by Ukraine’s parliament, which enact an official version of...

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