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    Beyond the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial: The Future of the UK’s Re-engagement in UN Peace Operations
    Jan04

    Beyond the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial: The Future of the UK’s Re-engagement in UN Peace Operations

    While the time is ripe for the UK to re-engage with UN peacekeeping missions, London will need to update its political and military practices.After a period of declining contributions, there are signs of a renewed UK interest in UN peacekeeping missions. In this article, Jonathan Marley examines the factors that are driving the UK’s current...

    Russian envoy warns of looming gas crisis for EU
    Jan04

    Russian envoy warns of looming gas crisis for EU

    Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s ambassador to the EU, warned in an interview published on Tuesday (3 January) of the risk for European countries of remaining in the cold, as Ukraine is pumping gas from the underground storage intended to ensure the security of supply in winter. …read more Source:...

    Kleptocracy Daily: January 3, 2017
    Jan03

    Kleptocracy Daily: January 3, 2017

    New Year Must-Reads Ben Judah explains how London rolls out the blood-red carpet for violent kleptocrats like the Bakiyev family. (NYT) How does the U.S. Justice Department’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative ensure that frozen funds aren’t repatriated back into the pockets of corrupt dictators? (NYT) Ana Swanson talks to James...

    An Empire Divided by a Common Language
    Jan03

    An Empire Divided by a Common Language

    ‘Sovietization’ by means of Russian was devastating both for the Russian language and other languages across the old USSR, linguist Hasan Huseinov argues. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    How the UN’s new secretary general can help the world’s most vulnerable
    Jan03

    How the UN’s new secretary general can help the world’s most vulnerable

    As António Guterres takes over as the ninth secretary general of the United Nations, he inherits some of the most pressing global and institutional issues ever to confront the organisation. Given his background, which includes being prime minister of Portugal from 1995-2002 and then the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from...

    McCain Easily Shocked by Alleged Russian Meddling
    Jan03

    McCain Easily Shocked by Alleged Russian Meddling

    Doug Bandow For someone who has served in war, Sen. John McCain is easily shocked. He has joined the wailing and gnashing of teeth filling Washington over Russia’s alleged hacking of the Democrats. He and his war-happy colleague Sen. Lindsey Graham are pressing for an investigation by a newly constituted select congressional committee....

    January 3rd, 2017
    Jan03

    January 3rd, 2017

    CAMBODIA Website to Provide Public Access to One Million Khmer Rouge Documents Ith Sothoeuth, VOICE OF AMERICA The Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) is set to launch a new interactive multimedia website later this month hosting more than 1 million publicly accessible documents related to the Khmer Rouge regime. Estimates suggest as many...

    Russia and the West: Russia’s Recent Assertiveness, Western Response, and What the Future May Hold
    Jan03

    Russia and the West: Russia’s Recent Assertiveness, Western Response, and What the Future May Hold

    A pro-Russian soldier stands next to a tank in Perevalne, Ukraine on March 14, 2014. Photo credit: AP Images. In late February 2014, when the Kalashnikov-wielding “little green men” appeared—apparently out of thin air—and started the takeover of government buildings, airports, and other strategic locations in the Ukrainian Crimea Peninsula, the...

    No Quick Fix with Russia
    Jan03

    No Quick Fix with Russia

    A series of small steps is more likely to improve Western and Russian security than an attempt at a total reset. At the same time, sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, and NATO actions to reassure and protect allies, must continue. …read more Source:...

    Will Obama’s offshore drilling ban be Trumped?
    Jan03

    Will Obama’s offshore drilling ban be Trumped?

    Activists in Seattle practice for demonstrations against Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic, April 17, 2015. AP Photo/Elaine ThompsonPresident Obama gave environmental advocates a Christmas present when he announced in late December that he was banning oil and gas drilling in huge swaths of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. This...

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