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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    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...

    Democracy in Ukraine: A Conversation With 2014 Ion Ratiu Award Winner Mustafa Nayyem
    Feb14

    Democracy in Ukraine: A Conversation With 2014 Ion Ratiu Award Winner Mustafa Nayyem

    In this feature length edition of Wilson Center NOW, newly elected Member of Parliment, Mustafa Nayyem, shares his thoughts on the state of democracy in Ukraine, the ongoing conflict with Russia, and his transition from journalism to politics. Nayyem is the 2014 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award. …read more Source: Woodrow Wilson...

    Russian students to Ukrainian students: “We respect your choice, we condemn the war”
    Feb14

    Russian students to Ukrainian students: “We respect your choice, we condemn the war”

    On the day that concluded the peace talks in Minsk, students from Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia, recorded their own message to the students of Ukraine. This video, produced in collaboration with Open Russia, is a response to the message from Ukrainian students to Russian students posted at the end of January 2015. …read more Source:...

    Capitulation in Minsk
    Feb13

    Capitulation in Minsk

    Last week I tried to imagine Vladimir Putin’s endgame in Ukraine: exactly what objectives was he after in waging war on his neighbor? Then, on Monday, as peace talks in Minsk were bruited about, I wrote that, given a confluence of powerful ideological, domestic political and geostrategic imperatives, only a complete fulfillment of the...

    What Brought Putin to the Table, and How to Keep Him There
    Feb13

    What Brought Putin to the Table, and How to Keep Him There

    13 February 2015 Dr Robin Niblett CMGDirector, Chatham House It is essential that Western allies demonstrate to the Russian leader their willingness to take the risks involved in defending the values upon which their prosperity and security have been built these past 70 years. Vladimir Putin at the presidential residence in Minsk during talks...

    Ukraine Analysis: A Deal Which Is “Neither Breakthrough Nor Disaster”
    Feb13

    Ukraine Analysis: A Deal Which Is “Neither Breakthrough Nor Disaster”

    After all night talks in the Belarusian capital Minsk, the outcomes of the four party talks in the so-called Normandy format (Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany) have neither brought a major breakthrough or a complete disaster. As a deal, it is not a solution, but perhaps a step towards one. It almost seems to be business as usual –…...

    Harsh realities in Minsk
    Feb13

    Harsh realities in Minsk

    The situation in Ukraine has echoes of the end of the Bosnian War, as Kyiv faces the dilemma of whether or not to accept a quasi-independent Donbas in the east. …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

    Sanctioning Russia: the right questions
    Feb13

    Sanctioning Russia: the right questions

    Sanctions are often considered to be effective only if and when they force a change in the behaviour of their intended target. This approach is based on military logic, as sanctioning is considered a form of coercive diplomacy. This is, however, a simplistic way of approaching the matter. Whereas the results of direct military involvement are...

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