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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    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...

    Shrimp, SAMs, and the Limits of Russian-Iranian Romance
    Jan23

    Shrimp, SAMs, and the Limits of Russian-Iranian Romance

    This article first appeared in The National Interest. Thanks to the unending American-Russian standoff over Ukraine, there are voices in Tehran that seem to believe that the road to international rehabilitation goes through Moscow. …read more Source: Middle East...

    Global Think Tank Ranking 2014  BICC amongst leading think tanks worldwide in two categories
    Jan23

    Global Think Tank Ranking 2014 BICC amongst leading think tanks worldwide in two categories

    Amongst the Top 150, there are 12 German institutes while nine institutes can be found amongst the Top 100. BICC is the only German institute that specialises in peace and conflict research.”The world seems to have turned upside down. The violence in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, or Afghanistan presents complex challenges to international...

    SOTU 2015: Experts comment on the president’s vision for foreign policy
    Jan23

    SOTU 2015: Experts comment on the president’s vision for foreign policy

    At a World Affairs Council panel Wednesday night, four foreign policy experts graded President Obama’s State of the Union speech. According to Andrew Weiss of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the speech failed to address “just how much the US role around the world is changing.” AEI’s Daniella Pletka noted that on the...

    Russian Special Forces and Regular Troops Lead Moscow’s Biggest Direct Offensive in Ukraine Since August
    Jan23

    Russian Special Forces and Regular Troops Lead Moscow’s Biggest Direct Offensive in Ukraine Since August

    As Kremlin Escalates, the War Costs Ukraine $6 Million-Plus Daily, Atlantic Council’s Herbst Says A “substantial number” of Russian Federation special forces troops led this week’s capture of the Donetsk airport amid what appears to be Russia’s biggest direct military offensive in Ukraine since last summer. The offensive, by...

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