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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Belarus: Bystander in the Ukrainian Crisis?
    Mar13

    Belarus: Bystander in the Ukrainian Crisis?

    During the past year of continuous crisis in Ukraine, Minsk has portrayed itself as a mediating “peacemaker,” bringing together representatives from the West, Russia, and Ukraine for diplomatic talks aimed at finding a solution to the conflict. In practice, however, Minsk’s role has come down to nothing more than providing a physical stage...

    Russia and Ukraine: An Exceptional Love Affair?
    Mar12

    Russia and Ukraine: An Exceptional Love Affair?

    In a meeting with young historians last fall, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the annexation of Crimea (RT on Russia and Ukraine: An Exceptional Love Affair?… The post Russia and Ukraine: An Exceptional Love Affair? appeared first on Acton Institute PowerBlog.Related posts:Explainer: What Just Happened with Russia and Ukraine? Video:...

    We may live in different worlds, but sanctions on Russia still make sense
    Mar12

    We may live in different worlds, but sanctions on Russia still make sense

    My colleague, Clifford Gaddy, wrote about sanctions on Russia on this blog on March 9. He notes that the West, on the one hand, and President Vladimir Putin and Russia, on the other, hold fundamentally different views of global and national security, and argues that U.S. and European Union sanctions on Russia are bound to fail. I hesitate to...

    Europe’s Fight against ISIS: A New Security Leadership?
    Mar12

    Europe’s Fight against ISIS: A New Security Leadership?

    Image: finance.yahoo.com WASHINGTON—Late last month, the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle steamed into the Persian Gulf to join the fight against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). While little noticed in the United States, the de Gaulle’s arrival significantly enhances what France is bringing to the fight....

    A Treaty That Ended the Cold War in Europe Is Denounced in Moscow
    Mar12

    A Treaty That Ended the Cold War in Europe Is Denounced in Moscow

    This week, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced it will no longer attend the meetings of the Joint Consultative Group (JCG) of the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) treaty of 1990. The Russian arms control representative in Vienna, Alexander Mazur, told reporters: “The withdrawal from CFE announced by Russia in 2007 is now...

    Sanctions One Year Later: Did They Even Matter?
    Mar12

    Sanctions One Year Later: Did They Even Matter?

    By Sergey Aleksashenko, Former Deputy Finance Minister of Russia @Saleksashenko One year ago on March 6, the Western nations adopted the first targeted sanctions against Russian companies and citizens linked to the conflict in Ukraine. Today we can say those sanctions have been barely effective. The main goal of the sanctions, which were...

    Kennan Cable No.6: Peace and Energy in Ukraine… and Russia
    Mar12

    Kennan Cable No.6: Peace and Energy in Ukraine… and Russia

    Ukraine remains at a precipice between increased military escalation with Russia and eastern separatists, and concerted efforts – the latest in Minsk – to achieve a diplomatic settlement that recognizes its sovereignty and independence. If diplomacy prevails, President Poroshenko and his government will face a daunting agenda of defining a viable...

    The War in Ukraine: The Roots of Russian Conduct
    Mar12

    The War in Ukraine: The Roots of Russian Conduct

    A year after the annexation of Crimea and the start of hostilities in Eastern Ukraine, the sequence of events leading up to the crisis are well established. Yet these events find their origins in Russia’s recent and distant past, as well as the EU’s image of a modern, post-WWII Europe. Join us for a panel discussion of the origins of...

    Putin’s Third Term: Assessments Amid Crisis
    Mar12

    Putin’s Third Term: Assessments Amid Crisis

    In March 2012, Vladimir Putin was reelected to his third term as president of Russia. At the time, the country was on an upward economic trajectory, and few serious challenges were presented to the Putin regime. Three years later, the situation is quite different. Today Russia faces widespread condemnation abroad and a protracted economic crisis...

    Lonely at the Top
    Mar12

    Lonely at the Top

    In the 2007 movie There Will Be Blood, Daniel Day-Lewis plays the ruthless and determined oil prospector Daniel Plainview. Starting out with small and dangerous undertakings, Plainview amasses an oil empire worthy of any robber baron. Apart from the clear allusion to violence, blood plays an important part in shaping Plainview’s solitary...

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