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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

      The real cost of Russian gas
      Oct22

      The real cost of Russian gas

      Few in the West think about the ethics of buying hydrocarbons from Putin’s Russia and the real price of such a deal. Let’s look at the example of the Nord Stream 2 project, a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany that should launch in 2020, and who really pays for cheap Russian gas. Let’s start from the Yamal Peninsula, where they...

      Is Europe giving up on Ukraine?
      Oct22

      Is Europe giving up on Ukraine?

      There are worrying signs that the big players in the European Union may be ready to give up on Ukraine. April 2019 marked the fifth anniversary of the conflict in the Donbas, and while deliberations were recently held to try and resolve this crisis, France and Germany have signaled their fatigue with the conflict and a desire to return to a...

      The rebirth of internationalism?
      Oct22

      The rebirth of internationalism?

      The bipartisan backlash against US President Donald J. Trump’s withdrawal of US troops from Syria is a welcome sign that the old internationalist consensus is not fully dead and may yet revive. But if will only revive if the political class takes proactive steps to defend internationalism well beyond the current crisis. It is easy to bemoan...

      FBI/DOJ Likely to Throw the CIA and Clapper Under the Bus
      Oct22

      FBI/DOJ Likely to Throw the CIA and Clapper Under the Bus

      Law Enforcement versus the Intel Community. That’s the battle we will likely see unleashed when the Horowitz report comes out next week. The New York Times came out Saturday with info clearly leaked from DOJ that can be summarized simply–the FBI was relying on the intel community (products from the CIA and NSA) under the leadership of...

      Invisible in an invisible war
      Oct22

      Invisible in an invisible war

      The six women in fatigues sitting around a well-appointed brunch table in suburban Washington give an impression of sincerity and sacrifice. Members of the Ukraine Women’s Veterans Movement, they were in Washington, DC, from October 7-12, to promote their new report, Invisible Battalion 2.0, a national survey of the status of...

      Kyiv not Kiev: Why spelling matters in Ukraine’s quest for an independent identity
      Oct22

      Kyiv not Kiev: Why spelling matters in Ukraine’s quest for an independent identity

      Ukraine has spent much of autumn 2019 in the international headlines, as a result of the Trump impeachment inquiry and the promise of progress in the Russo-Ukrainian peace process. This spike in media attention has helped revive outside interest in all things Ukrainian, with mixed results. Many journalists have clearly struggled to make sense of...

      Poland, America, and a new West
      Oct21

      Poland, America, and a new West

      Poland’s “Law and Justice” Party (PiS) won a solid (though not triumphal) victory in the October 13 elections, and one of its leading campaign slogans was “Dobry czas dla Polski” (“A good time for Poland.”) And so it is perhaps the best time in Poland in centuries. But the “good time”—democracy, economic growth, entry into the institutions...

      Passing the baton in Turkmenistan
      Oct21

      Passing the baton in Turkmenistan

      At the September 25 meeting of Turkmenistan’s Halk Maslahaty (People’s Council), the president-for-life Gurbanguly Berdimhammedow announced his aim to expand the legislature through a constitutional amendment. While this proposal will have impacts on how the executive and legislature function, for the 5 million people of Turkmenistan...

      A Russian-Western Rapprochement?
      Oct20

      A Russian-Western Rapprochement?

      Vladimir Putin, photo via Office of the President of the Russian FederationBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,316, October 22, 2019 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: There have been hints over recent months of improvement in Russian-Western relations that could have major implications for the balance of power in the Eurasian landmass. The Ukraine crisis of...

      Richard Stengel on disinformation and the threat to democracy
      Oct18

      Richard Stengel on disinformation and the threat to democracy

      “When it came to information, I’d always been an idealist,” Richard Stengel writes early on in his recent book, Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation. “I left office an information realist.” Stengel, who served as the Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy during the Obama administration—a role he...

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