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Section: Royal United Services Institute (UK)

      Why the UK Must Lead in Upholding the European Security Order
      Sep02

      Why the UK Must Lead in Upholding the European Security Order

      The UK must re-assess the European vector of its security policy and assume a leading role in upholding the continental order in the face of ongoing Russian aggression (Free access) …read more Source: Royal United Services...

      The Downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17: Russia in the Dock
      Jul24

      The Downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17: Russia in the Dock

      Did Russian rebels in Ukraine mistakenly shoot down the Malaysian airliner? Russian President Vladimir Putin will try to deny any responsibility, but at the very least his country bears a moral culpability for the episode, and Russia will pay a heavy diplomatic price for this tragedy. …read more Source: Royal United Services...

      The Crimean Annexation: What it Means for Moldova
      Jul24

      The Crimean Annexation: What it Means for Moldova

      As the crisis in Ukraine continues to unfold, its neighbour and trading partner Moldova is left fearing the economic and political consequences. (Free access) …read more Source: Royal United Services...

      Russia with Crimea: Back in the USSR?
      Jul24

      Russia with Crimea: Back in the USSR?

      Today’s Victory Day Parade (9 May) was poignant for Russia with Vladimir Putin flying to newly-annexed Crimea to celebrate the Soviet victory in the Second World War. Past Soviet glories provide a useful cultural and political backdrop for the Russian president as he deals with the ongoing Ukrainian Crisis. …read more Source: Royal...

      Crisis in Ukraine: How Effective are Sanctions against Russia?
      Jul24

      Crisis in Ukraine: How Effective are Sanctions against Russia?

      As Russia piles on the pressure on Ukraine, the West is responding through targeted sanctions against the Russian elite. A robust sanctions framework will only be effective if it can demonstrate that the West will accept some financial pain. …read more Source: Royal United Services...

      Downing Flight MH17: Will the Europeans Get Tougher on Russia?
      Jul24

      Downing Flight MH17: Will the Europeans Get Tougher on Russia?

      For Ukrainians who have shed blood in pursuit of closer ties with the EU, the reticence of European leaders to sanction Russia is at best incomprehensible, and at worst a betrayal. The downing of flight MH17 must finally bring a strong response if Brussels is to maintain any credibility. …read more Source: Royal United Services...

      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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