Nicu Popescu
(FP) (Co-authored with Carl Bildt) There’s plenty Europe should do to push back against Russia’s latest attack on Ukraine. "Crimea, Ukraine, Moldova.” In late August 2008, with Russian troops in control of large chunks of Georgia, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner voiced his fears about...
Dmitry Gorenburg
(Monkey Cage) (Co-authored with Michael Kofman) The Nov. 25 skirmish between Russian Border Guard and Ukrainian navy ships in the Kerch Strait has escalated tensions not just between the two countries, but also between Russia and NATO. Two Ukrainian navy small-armored boats and a tugboat attempted...
Pavel Baev
(EDM) Dmitri Peskov, the Kremlin’s press secretary, had to recently (November 13) explain that there was nothing extraordinary about the fact that President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev were out of the country at the same time (RIA Novosti, November 13). Medvedev’s whereabouts...
PONARS Eurasia
(Daily Beast) Russian security forces deployed coast guard vessels, jet fighters, and attack helicopters in an overwhelming assault on three Ukrainian navy boats attempting to pass through the narrow, Russian-controlled strait connecting the Black Sea and the smaller Sea of Azov on Sunday. Experts...
PONARS Eurasia
(ECFR Podcast) Mark Leonard speaks with Andrew Wilson, Kadri Liik, and Nicu Popescu about the Kerch Strait ship capture, what this means and how the international community could react to the latest tensions. The podcast was recorded on 26 November 2018. Listen © ECFR Podcast
PONARS Eurasia
(Yahoo News) A global coalition of nearly 300 scholars on Monday called on Beijing to abolish its “transformation through education” campaign against China’s ethnic Uygur population, and appealed for increased diplomatic and legislative pressure on the Chinese government over the matter. In a ...
Mariya Omelicheva Lawrence Markowitz
(PONARS Policy Memo) The 2018 FIFA World Cup shifted the attention of terrorism watchers to Russia. In advance of the tournament, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) launched an extensive social media campaign calling for attacks on the sporting event in retaliation for Russia’s...

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