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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Russia Denies Torture of Nemtsov Murder Suspects, Macedonian Political War Escalates
    Mar12

    Russia Denies Torture of Nemtsov Murder Suspects, Macedonian Political War Escalates

    Plus, Poland becomes the latest Russian neighbor to revive military conscription, and Tajikistan tries a go-easy approach with Islamic State fighters. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Elections approach, Ukraine looms
    Mar12

    Elections approach, Ukraine looms

    The UK supports sanctions, but the Ukraine crisis has become a political football in the campaign for the upcoming general elections. …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

    Risks to Ukraine Turnaround ‘Exceptionally High’, IMF Says
    Mar12

    Risks to Ukraine Turnaround ‘Exceptionally High’, IMF Says

    May 12, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Was Armenia the Canary in the ‘Near-Abroad’ Coal Mine?
    Mar12

    Was Armenia the Canary in the ‘Near-Abroad’ Coal Mine?

    Russian moves vis a vis Yerevan were an early indicator of the Kremlin’s more muscular approach to its former vassal states. From openDemocracy. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    America’s self-inflicted national security crisis
    Mar12

    America’s self-inflicted national security crisis

    Over the past several years, knowledgeable witnesses appearing before Congress have testified to an impending crisis in national security. Whether it is the readiness of American personnel, the capability of our ships and aircraft, or the size of the force itself, the warnings have been both frequent and alarming. The Chief of Staff of the Army,...

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