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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia’s military: the weak links
    Feb17

    Russia’s military: the weak links

    Although President Putin has repeated time and again that he will not be drawn into an arms race for fear of bankrupting Russia, that is precisely what his policies imply. On 28 January 2015, two Russian TU-95 bombers, presumably armed with nuclear weapons, approached British airspace and disrupted civil aviation. The last in a series of fifty...

    The Origins of Separatism in Donetsk
    Feb17

    The Origins of Separatism in Donetsk

    The virus plaguing eastern Ukraine has its roots in the coal mines of Donbas. From The Ukrainian Week …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Next European Flashpoints
    Feb17

    The Next European Flashpoints

    The West’s most pressing task is to help Ukraine defend itself and survive economic catastrophe. But the West also needs a broader strategy to discourage future Russian coercion of neighbors, help them protect themselves, and counter President Vladimir Putin’s false narrative about Western intentions and lack of political will....

    Heavy Fighting Erupts in Ukraine, Moldova Lurches Toward New Government
    Feb17

    Heavy Fighting Erupts in Ukraine, Moldova Lurches Toward New Government

    Plus, an Armenian opposition leader lashes out at heavy-handed government tactics, and Kazakhstan’s loyal politicos urge snap presidential elections. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Put Up or Shut Up
    Feb17

    Put Up or Shut Up

    There is no easy solution for the eurozone economy, for Greece, for Ukraine, or for any of the other major challenges we face today. But unless protagonists are sure that announcements, campaign promises, and peace agreements will give rise to clear, purposeful action, they should think twice before opening their mouths. …read more Source:...

    The Ukrainian crisis: Beware the disinformation
    Feb16

    The Ukrainian crisis: Beware the disinformation

    When it comes to the Ukrainian crisis, European policy-makers have something in common with the computing term GIGO: garbage-in, garbage-out. The Oxford Dictionary defines it as “incorrect or poor-quality input will produce faulty output.” Here the garbage-in is in the form of media reports. Many stories have been riddled with unsupported...

    Fighting Rages Despite Ukraine Truce, Romania Deploys Soft Power in Moldova
    Feb16

    Fighting Rages Despite Ukraine Truce, Romania Deploys Soft Power in Moldova

    Plus, a jailed Azerbaijani journalist faces new charges and Serbia honors U.S. academic Noam Chomsky on Statehood Day. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Europe has already realised that the actions of Russia in Donbas threaten the continental security
    Feb16

    Europe has already realised that the actions of Russia in Donbas threaten the continental security

    On Radio Liberty, Co-director of Foreign Relations and International Security Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Oleksiy Melnyk spoke about how the rhetoric of political leaders of the West on the Ukrainian-Russian crisis and the war in Donbas had changed. – One can lose count of how many the so-called “humanitarian convoys” Russia sent to Donbas,...

    Ukrainian Crisis and Its Limited Impact on Turkish Russian Relations
    Feb16

    Ukrainian Crisis and Its Limited Impact on Turkish Russian Relations

    Turkey and Russia have a deeply “compartmentalized” relationship. A disagreement on one regional issue-Ukraine, Georgia or even Syria-will not necessarily derail their bilateral relations. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Slovak FM Lajčák: Ability to Listen Is Key to Effective Multilateralism
    Feb15

    Slovak FM Lajčák: Ability to Listen Is Key to Effective Multilateralism

    Sharing his views on topics ranging from the crisis in Ukraine and the role of women in peace processes to the changing role of the UN, Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák of Slovakia said that the key ingredient to a successful multilateralism is “the ability to listen to each other, the kind of listening when you understand even if you might...

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