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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The death of Europe? Continental fates after Ukraine
    May12

    The death of Europe? Continental fates after Ukraine

    The unravelling of the post-Cold War security order in Europe was both cause and consequence of the crisis in Ukraine. The crisis was a symptom of the three-fold failure to achieve the aspirations to create a ‘Europe whole and free’ enunciated by the Charter of Paris in 1990, the drift in the European Union’s behaviour from normative...

    Macedonia Charges 30 Over Weekend Attack, Posthumous Nemtsov Report Released
    May12

    Macedonia Charges 30 Over Weekend Attack, Posthumous Nemtsov Report Released

    Plus, China loans billions to Belarus; Turkmenistan inks economic deals with Iran amid revived talk of a gas pipeline to Europe. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia Has Complete Informational Dominance in Ukraine
    May12

    Russia Has Complete Informational Dominance in Ukraine

    Hackers have consistently used low-level cyber warfare tactics to advance Russian goals in Ukraine.A dedicated group of hackers successfully infected the e-mail systems of the Ukrainian military, counterintelligence, border patrol, and local police. The hackers use a spear-phishing attack in which malware is hidden in an attachment that appears...

    Heading west? Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic path
    May12

    Heading west? Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic path

    Events in Ukraine in 2014 are likely to transform the presence and role of western institutions such as NATO in the post-Soviet area. The crisis has starkly revealed the limits of their influence within Russia’s ‘zone of privileged interest’, as well as the lack of internal unity within these organizations vis-à-vis relations with...

    Political values in ‘Putin’s Russia’: A Q&A with Mikhail Dmitriev
    May12

    Political values in ‘Putin’s Russia’: A Q&A with Mikhail Dmitriev

    AEI’s 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...

    My Ukraine: A personal reflection on a nation’s dream of independence and the nightmare Vladimir Putin has visited upon it
    May12
    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...

    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...

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