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  Baltics in the Balance? The Race for the American Presidency and the Risks for European Security

Sarah Manney, Caitlyn Littlepage, ICDS, Estonia
2016 10 19

The upcoming U.S. elections are a crossroads for American security guarantees to Europe.

  Welcome to the Kremlin Playbook

Heather A. Conley
2016 10 17
Friday, October 8, will be a date that historians will note as the day the U.S. government formally acknowledged the existence of a Russian influence playbook designed to challenge America’s democratic processes, institutions, and international leadership.
  Syrian Civil War Map

Shakeeb Asrar, Al Jazeera
2016 10 04

A map of the Syrian civil war that shows who controls what after five years of fighting.

After years of civil war, Syria is now a country that lies in ruins. Thousands of people have died, millions have fled. With no end of the war in sight, groups continue to battle for control over large parts of the country. The Syrian government, ISIL, Kurdish factions, and several other rebel groups are still fighting for some of the most important parts of the country.

  China has Undertaken the Largest Economy Project in World’s History

Gytis Janiđius
2016 09 28

Sixty countries, trillions of dollars of investments, 4.4 billion people, and 40 percent of the world’s economy – that’s the platform of the largest economyproject in world’s history, undertaken by China. President Xi Jinping personally oversees the implementation of this idea.

  Overviewof Current Issues in Ukraine during July 4 to July 17, 2016

Algirdas Karijotas
2016 09 19
Foreign Policy

During July 8 – 9, President Petro Poroshenko visited Warsaw where, during a NATO forum, he participated in a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission that took place at the same time, and took part in bilateral talks. Worthy of mention are talks with the Polish President Andrzej Duda, and prime ministers of the Netherlands, the UK and Italy Mark Rutte, David Cameron and Matteo Renzi, respectively. According to Poroshenko, the NATO-Ukraine Commission approved an ambitious, unprecedented complex package of aid to Ukraine. The package specifies about 40 sub-clusters of aid to the country. P. Poroshenko took part in a meeting of the G5+Ukraine Group, concerning the situation in Donbass and the implementation of the Minsk Protocol. President Poroshenko also awarded Alexander Vershbow, who’s nearing the end of his term as NATO’s Deputy Secretary-General, the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise.

  Judging Kerrys Secret Syria Agreement with Russia

Andrew J. Tabler
2016 09 16

While maintaining secrecy might be a way to get the agreement off the ground, convincing the parties to implement its terms, fight terrorism, and end the war will require much more transparency, particularly regarding Assad's future.

  Commentary. The Russian World in Moscow’s Strategy

Igor Zevelev, Visiting Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program
2016 08 30

Moscow’s efforts to strengthen its influence in Eurasia continue to cause anxiety in the states along Russia’s periphery, in Europe, and in the United States. Russia’s capacity to engage Russian compatriots is widely perceived as one of the main instruments of Moscow’s influence in the region and a tool to recreate Russia’s great power status. A closer investigation of Russia’s policy reveals, however, that short-term tactical gains are offset by serious, damaging long-term costs, not the least of which is a diminishment of the efficacy of the compatriots’ policy as a foreign policy tool. Yet the narrative of a Russian World has become a major factor in the development of Russia’s post-Soviet national identity and its engagement with the Eurasian geopolitical landscape.


Russia and India signed an agreement for the supply of S-400

2016 10 18

Russia and India signed an agreement for the supply of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems. The contract was signed after the meeting of President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the BRICS summit in Goa. Following the meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi signed a series of agreements in the military-technical sphere at the BRICS summit in the state of Goa.

Russia - is the aggressor. The Parliament of Britain demanded that Russia should return the occupied Crimea to Ukraine

2016 10 14

Russia must withdraw all its forces from the territory, including Crimea, Gale said.

Lukashenko promises to support Russian army in the western direction

2016 10 10

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko stated that Russia may rely upon the support of the Belarusian army in the western direction.

Visiting the Russian Federation is dangerous for the citizens of Ukraine – MFA

2016 10 05

The Foreign Ministry considers that Ukrainians are threatened by arbitrary arrests in Russia.

The Head of Federal Security Service was appointed as the acting Governor of the Kaliningrad Region  President Vladimir Putin appointed the Head of the FSS Evgenyj Zinichev as the acting Governor of the Kaliningrad region, was stated in t

2016 07 29

President Vladimir Putin appointed the Head of the FSS Evgenyj Zinichev as the acting Governor of the Kaliningrad region, was stated in the text of the Decree on the Kremlin website.

Herman Berger. Estonia will chair the Council of the EU instead of the UK

2016 07 22

Preben Aamenn, the official representative of the Chairman of the European Council Donald Tusk, reported on 20 July that Estonia will take the chair of co-presiding over the EU Council instead of the UK, leaving the union, reports RT.

NATO assistance to Ukraine will cover 40 new areas

2016 07 07

The package of the NATO comprehensive assistance for Ukraine, which will be approved at the Warsaw Summit of the Alliance, will cover forty new areas of cooperation, - announced the Acting Head of the Ukraine Mission to NATO Yehor Bozhok, reports Ukrinform.


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