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    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...

    Russia’s UN Ambassador Churkin Discusses Peace and Security at IPI
    Mar30

    Russia’s UN Ambassador Churkin Discusses Peace and Security at IPI

    On March 30th, IPI’s Vienna Office hosted a roundtable on “Russia and the maintenance of international peace and security” with Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations. The event was held under the Chatham House rule of non-attribution.Participants included bilateral as well as...

    Meet Europe’s Rising Defense Stars
    Mar30

    Meet Europe’s Rising Defense Stars

    Below the radar, a new generation of female European leaders is offering bold ideas on defense and taking political risks. Sitting in Washington, it is often too easy to look across the Atlantic and think there is no one serious about defense. European leaders are preoccupied with internal questions like the future of the European Union. Their...

    Last Chance for Ukraine and Europe
    Mar30

    Last Chance for Ukraine and Europe

    Ukraine has reached a critical point in its survival struggle; but so, too, has the European Union. And the line beyond which all possible scenarios worsen – for Ukraine and the EU alike – may be just days or weeks away. …read more Source: Project Syndicate (Czech...

    Karimov Heads for Fourth Term in Uzbekistan, Crimea’s Tatars Fear End is Near for TV Station
    Mar30

    Karimov Heads for Fourth Term in Uzbekistan, Crimea’s Tatars Fear End is Near for TV Station

    Plus, Soros urges the West to invest in Ukraine, and Hungary’s far-right leader presents a ‘modern, urban guy’ image. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Bye-Bye, Abkhazia, Crimea, South Ossetia!
    Mar30

    Bye-Bye, Abkhazia, Crimea, South Ossetia!

    European governments are powerless to prevent the erosion of the security architecture set out in the 1975 Helsinki Final Act. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Victory for the UK as ECB abandons push to move euro clearing inside Eurozone
    Mar30

    Victory for the UK as ECB abandons push to move euro clearing inside Eurozone

    Victory for the UK as ECB abandons push to move euro clearing inside EurozoneThe ECB and the Bank of England yesterday announced “a series of measures aimed at enhancing financial stability in relation to centrally cleared markets within the EU.” The move will include “extending the scope” of the Euro/Pound swap lines between the banks. As part...

    Identity and Violence in Ukraine
    Mar30

    Identity and Violence in Ukraine

    Since the Maidan protests erupted at the end of 2013 Ukrainian society has witnessed a deep transformation, in which polarising as well as consolidating tendencies can be identified. The “Revolution of Dignity” and Russia’s violation of the country’s territorial integrity have strengthened Ukrainian identity in a way that has enhanced...

    Repeal, Don’t Reform the IMF!
    Mar30

    Repeal, Don’t Reform the IMF!

    A responsible financial institution would not extend a new loan of between 17 and 40 billion dollars to a borrower already struggling to pay back an existing multi-billion dollar loan. Yet that is just what the International Monetary Fund (IMF) did last month when it extended a new loan to the government of Ukraine. This new loan may not make...

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