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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russian-Iranian Relations in the Shadow of Ukraine
    Mar09

    Russian-Iranian Relations in the Shadow of Ukraine

    The Middle East Program and the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center present Russian-Iranian Relations in the Shadow of Ukraine with Mark Katz Professor of Government and Politics, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University, and former scholar, Woodrow Wilson CenterDirections: Directions to the...

    US military force sizing for both war and peace
    Mar09

    US military force sizing for both war and peace

    Key PointsThe Pentagon employs a force-sizing construct to define the upper limits of what the military is able to do. Although the capability to fight two major, near-simultaneous wars has served as a traditional force-sizing construct and benchmark for America’s superpower status, this standard has been watered down in recent years and...

    Free Rein of Special Services Makes Russia Ungovernable
    Mar09

    Free Rein of Special Services Makes Russia Ungovernable

    It took a week for the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) to produce a pair of plausible suspects in the shocking murder of Boris Nemtsov on February 28 (see EDM, March 2). Last Saturday (March 7), FSB Director Aleksandr Bortnikov reported to President Vladimir Putin that two men implicated in the crime were under arrest; and on Sunday,...

    One year of western sanctions against Russia: We still live in different worlds
    Mar09

    One year of western sanctions against Russia: We still live in different worlds

    Editor’s Note: This piece is adapted from an op-ed originally written for Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft, a Berlin-based journal on current international affairs published by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The United States and the European Union have now both announced that they are extending the economic sanctions they first...

    When the State Defends Itself Against Its Citizens
    Mar09

    When the State Defends Itself Against Its Citizens

    The case of Svetlana Davydova, the mother of seven children who was accused of high treason for the benefit of Ukraine, was not only the first high-profile case of espionage since the beginning of the Ukrainian conflict, but also the first case that falls under the new provisions of Article 275 of the Criminal Code. IMR legal expert Ekaterina...

    The Russian Military Forum: Russia’s Hybrid War Campaign: Implications for Ukraine and Beyond
    Mar09

    The Russian Military Forum: Russia’s Hybrid War Campaign: Implications for Ukraine and Beyond

    The CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program is pleased to invite you to a discussion with Dr. Phillip Karber, President of the Potomac Foundation, a defense and foreign policy think-tank. Dr. Karber, who is also a former DOD official and veteran defense analyst, will discuss Russia’s “hybrid warfare” campaign in eastern Ukraine. read...

    Sanctions should be accompanied by dialogue
    Mar09

    Sanctions should be accompanied by dialogue

    Italy has been hard hit by sanctions on Russia, but it has held the European line, while still promoting further dialogue. …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

    Taking On Revisionist Russia
    Mar09

    Taking On Revisionist Russia

    The struggle for influence in Ukraine is a game that Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot afford to lose. Since gaining the upper hand with the annexation of Crimea, he has been shrewdly forcing a divided and risk-averse West to choose between war and accommodation. …read more Source: Project Syndicate (Czech...

    A currency headwind for the US economic recovery
    Mar09

    A currency headwind for the US economic recovery

    Among the more striking international economic developments over the past year has been the marked appreciation of the US dollar. US policymakers would be ignoring this development at their peril. Since not only is the recent sharp dollar appreciation likely to both dampen US economic growth and reduce inflation; it is also all too likely to be a...

    Berlin Fears U.S. Hawks Hurting Ukraine Peace Efforts, Ethnic Chechens Charged in Nemtsov Murder
    Mar09

    Berlin Fears U.S. Hawks Hurting Ukraine Peace Efforts, Ethnic Chechens Charged in Nemtsov Murder

    Plus, Kazakhstan’s longtime leader hints at retirement, and the Czech president says universities are turning out too many lawyers and economists. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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