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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russian and Uzbek Soldiers Reportedly Now in Turkmenistan to Counter Afghan Threat
    Mar31

    Russian and Uzbek Soldiers Reportedly Now in Turkmenistan to Counter Afghan Threat

    In a measure of just how frightened Ashgabat is of the possibility that Afghan radical forces will invade Turkmenistan, it has reportedly allowed Russian and now Uzbekistani military personnel to provide help in fortifying its border and has appealed to the United States for military assistance as well. All this is a major departure from...

    Russia Reinforces Crimea as Military Conceals Underlying Conventional Weakness
    Mar31

    Russia Reinforces Crimea as Military Conceals Underlying Conventional Weakness

    Russia’s recent “snap inspection” military exercises in Western and Southern Military Districts (see EDM, March 19) and the defense ministry’s plans to reinforce conventional deployments in Crimea (see EDM, March 27) generate an impression of revived Russian military power. However, Russia’s relatively careful and low-scale use...

    Assessing U.S. Sanctions: Impact, Effectiveness, Consequences
    Mar31

    Assessing U.S. Sanctions: Impact, Effectiveness, Consequences

    Cosponsored by the Kennan Institute and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation The unfolding crisis in Ukraine has the United States and its European allies struggling to find a way to respond to Russia’s actions and continuing violation of Ukrainian sovereignty. To date, that response is centered on calibrated but escalating sanctions against...

    Moscow’s Twisted History Lessons
    Mar31

    Moscow’s Twisted History Lessons

    Russia’s Victory Day, celebrated on May 9th, has for decades been its most unifying event of the year domestically and its least controversial holiday internationally. But because of the peculiarities of the Kremlin’s politics of history, Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and the ongoing struggle over Ukraine, even the celebration...

    Alternative for Germany
    Mar31

    Alternative for Germany

    The right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD) has been facing fierce internal debates recently. Amongst other issues being contested, the party’s stance on crucial matters of foreign policy is subject to passionate internal talks. The AfD’s future positioning on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Transatlantic Trade...

    In Ukraine, the Real Fight is for Europe
    Mar31

    In Ukraine, the Real Fight is for Europe

    Putin’s War is Not Over Donbas, but a New Russian Empire According to Vladimir Putin, Crimea and Ukraine are where the spiritual sources of Russia’s nationhood lie. And he “always saw the Russians and Ukrainians as a single people. I still think this way now.” People observing the crisis triggered by Putin’s aggression against...

    New Revelations in Litvinenko Inquiry, Seselj Vows to Stay in Serbia
    Mar31

    New Revelations in Litvinenko Inquiry, Seselj Vows to Stay in Serbia

    Plus, Kazakhstan and China sign a $23 billion economic package and a bold Wagner staging costs Novosibirsk’s opera chief his job. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Lib Dems to demand franchise be extended to under-18s and EU citizens in return for EU referendum
    Mar31

    Lib Dems to demand franchise be extended to under-18s and EU citizens in return for EU referendum

    Lib Dems to demand franchise be extended to under-18s and EU citizens in return for EU referendumThe Financial Times reports that senior Lib Dem ministers and officials have said that they are likely to back down over Conservative demands for an EU referendum as part of a new agreement between the parties. However, they would demand concessions,...

    Russia Plans Spring Offensive in Ukraine, Warns Ex-NATO Chief Wesley Clark
    Mar31

    Russia Plans Spring Offensive in Ukraine, Warns Ex-NATO Chief Wesley Clark

    Russian-backed separatists are planning a fresh offensive in eastern Ukraine that could come within a matter of months, retired Gen. Wesley Clark, a former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, warned March 30. “What is happening now is preparations for a renewed offensive from the east,” and this could take place following Orthodox Easter, on April 12,...

    Are Georgian-Ukrainian Bilateral Relations Deteriorating?
    Mar30

    Are Georgian-Ukrainian Bilateral Relations Deteriorating?

    On March 26, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili declared that he was postponing his state visit to Ukraine because he was too busy dealing with Georgia’s domestic affairs. Garibashvili took pains to emphasize that the postponement of his visit was not due to his unhappiness at the Ukrainian leadership’s decision to appoint...

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