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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Is the U.S. Softening its Approach toward Russia?
    May30

    Is the U.S. Softening its Approach toward Russia?

    The visit of two high-level U.S. officials to Russia in mid-May suggests that Washington has decided to play a more active role in settling the Ukraine crisis and that relations between the U.S. and Russia, strained since the fighting began, may be improving slightly. Donald Jensen, resident fellow of the Center for Transatlantic Relations,...

    European Union Snubs Georgia on Visa Free Travel Rules, as Pro-Russian Sentiments Grow in the Country
    May29

    European Union Snubs Georgia on Visa Free Travel Rules, as Pro-Russian Sentiments Grow in the Country

    At the Eastern Partnership summit, held on May 21–22, in Riga, Latvia, the European Union delayed granting Georgia (along with it Ukraine) visa free travel rules for its citizens. Although Georgians were highly hopeful that their country would be granted a visa waiver for travel to the EU’s Schengen area, it was plainly clear even before...

    Why an EU-Turkey Customs Union Upgrade is Good for Turkey
    May29

    Why an EU-Turkey Customs Union Upgrade is Good for Turkey

    Introduction The European Union (EU) and the Turkish government have decided to work toward upgrading their Customs Union.[1] The decision comes at a time when two major U.S.-led projects, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), are slowly but surely progressing. The Obama administration...

    The Indispensable Partner? Turkey in the Evolving Triangulation with the United States and Europe
    May29

    The Indispensable Partner? Turkey in the Evolving Triangulation with the United States and Europe

    Introduction Despite recent questions surrounding its allegiance to Western defense, and the continuing cynicism accompanying an elusive EU membership quest, Turkey remains in important respects an indispensable partner of the United States and the EU in a strategically relevant region. Discussions at the 11th meeting of the Trilateral Strategy...

    Fighting Putin’s Lies with the Truth
    May29

    Fighting Putin’s Lies with the Truth

    “I can tell you outright and unequivocally that there are no Russian troops in Ukraine,” Russian President Vladimir Putin declared on a live television show April 16. That claim was patently false. To put it bluntly: Mr. Putin was lying through his teeth. The conflict in Ukraine’s east is a Kremlin-manufactured war, begun by Russian...

    Scathing Report Says Russia At War With Ukraine, Putin Lying
    May29

    Scathing Report Says Russia At War With Ukraine, Putin Lying

    May 29, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Ukraine Inches Toward Crucial Debt Restructuring Deal
    May29

    Ukraine Inches Toward Crucial Debt Restructuring Deal

    May 29, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Moscow Classifies Info on Troop Deaths, Prague and Budapest Blast EU Migrant Plan
    May29

    Moscow Classifies Info on Troop Deaths, Prague and Budapest Blast EU Migrant Plan

    Plus, a whistleblower on pro-Kremlin trolling files suit, and Kyrgyzstan targets maternal mortality. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia’s Military Preparations Raise Concerns in Europe, Ukraine
    May29

    Russia’s Military Preparations Raise Concerns in Europe, Ukraine

    MOSCOW— Russia this week held surprise, massive military exercises as members of NATO, the wester… …read more Source: American Security Council...

    Stop calling Russia weak
    May29

    Stop calling Russia weak

    Perhaps ironically, it became more popular to call Russia weak in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine. President Obama said it, the leaders of Belarus and Kazakhstan supposedly said it, and European military experts said it, among others. In their Foreign Affairs article last month entitled “Paper Tiger Putin,” Brandon Valeriano and Ryan C....

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