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      Ten Myths Used to Justify Russian Policy in the Ukraine Crisis
      Jul09

      Ten Myths Used to Justify Russian Policy in the Ukraine Crisis

      The political upheaval in Ukraine has placed territorial and social cohesion, as well as the country’s financial and economic viability, at stake. The events in Crimea have recently made clear that this critical destabilising effect primarily emanates from pro-Russian forces or actions by Russia itself. The arguments used by the Kremlin to...

      Azerbaijan, the Council of Europe, and Nagorno-Karabakh: A Reckoning
      Jul09

      Azerbaijan, the Council of Europe, and Nagorno-Karabakh: A Reckoning

      The failure of the world to follow through on its resolutions is endangering the authority of the bodies charged with keeping the peace. If the world will not stand by its words in the face of aggression and occupation, then combatant nations will rightly conclude that the only way to resolve their conflicts is through war — economic,...

      Azerbaijan Looks to Thaw Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Through Targeted Diplomacy
      Jul09

      Azerbaijan Looks to Thaw Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Through Targeted Diplomacy

      Azerbaijan is taking its turn as the Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, and is attempting to put its own stamp on the body’s policy and pronouncements. The foremost issue for Azerbaijan is Armenia’s continued occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding Azerbaijani provinces, which has led to an armed line...

      The Dawn Still Hasn’t Broken for Eastern Europe
      Jul09

      The Dawn Still Hasn’t Broken for Eastern Europe

      As Russian tanks and materiel pour into Ukraine, and the West congratulates itself on its failures to respond, the former subjects of the various Russian empires have come to realize that they are once again playing a game of decades against a determined hegemon. It is therefore entirely on their own shoulders to determine their future —...

      Azerbaijan, Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, and the New Security Paradigm
      Jul09

      Azerbaijan, Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, and the New Security Paradigm

      Armenia is in an increasingly difficult situation of its own making, one made worse by recent events. If not properly managed, an increasingly dangerous world will become much hotter very soon. Since it illegally occupied the Nagorno-Karabakh region and surrounding Azerbaijani provinces two decades ago, Yerevan and its puppet state in the...

      What Next for Ukraine and the Eastern Partnership?
      Jul09

      What Next for Ukraine and the Eastern Partnership?

      Ukraine remains a sovereign country. It has not yet been chopped into statelets, its ‘oblasts at undeclared war with each other, as rump statelets align with West and East and studiously indifferent and unbelievable neutrality. Ukraine remains a sovereign country. Its capital is in Kyiv, its armed forces have retaken or are retaking land...

      Gaining Crimea, Losing the Customs Union
      Jul09

      Gaining Crimea, Losing the Customs Union

      Despite being close allies of Russia and members of the Moscow-led Customs Union, Kazakhstan and Belarus are nervous about Putin’s expansionist attitude. …read more Source: Royal United Services...

      NATO Baltic Air Policing – Revenge of the Cold War Relic
      Jul09

      NATO Baltic Air Policing – Revenge of the Cold War Relic

      NATO’s primary military response to the Russian annexation of Crimea was to reinforce its long standing Baltic Air Policing operations. Airpower is a domain in which NATO can credibly challenge Russian dominance in the region and provide ‘hard’ deterrence against military intimidation. …read more Source: Royal United...

      Sevastopol: Crimean Citadel from Potemkin to Putin
      Jul09

      Sevastopol: Crimean Citadel from Potemkin to Putin

      The forces of history and culture can be seen at play in Russia’s recent annexation of Crimea …read more Source: Royal United Services...

      Ukraine, the European Union and Russia: a Game of Absolutes?
      Jul09

      Ukraine, the European Union and Russia: a Game of Absolutes?

      Ukraine has finally signed economic agreement with the European Union which will further add to the tense atmosphere between Ukraine and Russia. As Ukraine faces West, Ukraine will have to assert its own political independence without alienating Russia. …read more Source: Royal United Services...

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