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    The Minsk peace did not specify which side should keep control of the Donetsk airport
    Jan27

    The Minsk peace did not specify which side should keep control of the Donetsk airport

    The shiny new terminal building at Donetsk airport opened just in time to welcome fans to the European soccer championships in 2012. In recent months, bullets and shells are all that have flown in and out, the Bloomberg writes. Loss of the airport on the northwest edge of Donetsk “would have a strong demoralizing effect,” Co-director of Foreign...

    What Is the Future for Donbas?
    Jan27

    What Is the Future for Donbas?

    This past weekend’s intensified fighting and shelling in southeastern Ukraine, from Donetsk to Mariupol, escalated the Ukraine crisis to a new level. As more people die, political negotiations and eventual diplomatic compromise look less and less likely. What, under these circumstances, does the future hold for Donbas? …read more...

    Putin and the Thin Line Between Love and Hate
    Jan27

    Putin and the Thin Line Between Love and Hate

    Many who take Russia’s temperature for a living predict the current ardor for its president won’t survive a prolonged crisis. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    When Putin’s Brittle Regime Implodes, Our Protection Will Be a Stable Ukraine
    Jan27

    When Putin’s Brittle Regime Implodes, Our Protection Will Be a Stable Ukraine

    Backing Kyiv’s Independence Will Contain Russian Expansionism—And Damage From the Next Russian Revolution Although “regime change” has become a dirty phrase, the best thing that could happen to Russia, its neighbors, and the world would be a change from Vladimir Putin’s brand of strongman authoritarianism to some form of democracy....

    Russia’s Preemptive Counter-Revolution
    Jan27

    Russia’s Preemptive Counter-Revolution

    Russia’s return to dictatorship does not represent any form of continuity with the country’s imperial ambition, cultural traditions, or national character. As the Ukraine crisis shows, President Vladimir Putin’s only interest is in protecting his regime and its elites. …read more Source: Project...

    The battle to defend the Donetsk airport has become a symbol of Ukrainian glory
    Jan26

    The battle to defend the Donetsk airport has become a symbol of Ukrainian glory

    The flurry of diplomatic activity came as Ukrainian government forces and rebels fought pitched battles in the arrivals and departure halls at the Donetsk airport, which has acquired symbolic importance for both sides. The terminals, refurbished for the Euro 2012 soccer tournament, have been reduced to smoking ruins, the Bloomberg writes. The...

    A land corridor to link Russia to Crimea might become on the top of the agenda
    Jan26

    A land corridor to link Russia to Crimea might become on the top of the agenda

    In launching an offensive against the Ukrainian coastal city of Mariupol, pro-Russian separatists have selected a target of both strategic and symbolic importance in their bloody conflict with the government in Kyiv, the Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty reports. “Every town – especially such a big city, and quite symbolic as well – lost by the...

    Mariupol Deaths Prompt Calls for New Sanctions, NATO to Beef Up Presence on Eastern Flank
    Jan26

    Mariupol Deaths Prompt Calls for New Sanctions, NATO to Beef Up Presence on Eastern Flank

    Plus, tech companies cash out of Crimea, and a Jewish group condemns an honor given by Romania’s new president …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Arctic Spillover? Russia, the West and Ukraine
    Jan26

    Arctic Spillover? Russia, the West and Ukraine

    The West’s relations with Russia have been put on ice as a result of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, but what will this mean for the Arctic? …read more Source: Royal United Services...

    (Re)-Escalation in the Donbas: Toward Minsk or Mariupol?
    Jan25

    (Re)-Escalation in the Donbas: Toward Minsk or Mariupol?

    After the weekend shelling of Mariupol and the loss of so many lives, the Ukrainian president may have no political choice but to mount a serious military response. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

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