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Russia’s #Vostok exercises were both serious planning and show

Russia’s #Vostok exercises were both serious planning and show

| September 20, 2018

Russia’s massive drills were two things at once: a military drill where troops tested their combat preparedness, and a diplomatic exercise highlighting relations with China and aimed at the West. Mathieu Boulègue Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme @matboulegue LinkedIn Russian, Chinese and Mongolian troops and military equipment parade during the Vostok-2018 military drills. Photo: […]

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High time for Central Asia and #Kazakhstan to have a voice in #UN Security Council

High time for Central Asia and #Kazakhstan to have a voice in #UN Security Council

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

No organization has a greater global responsibility than the United Nations Security Council. The Council has the solemn task of maintaining international peace with the power to intervene if threats put it or the safety of civilian populations at risk. Its effectiveness has a huge impact on our world and the lives of millions of […]

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More elections provide another barometer for Ukraine’s development

More elections provide another barometer for Ukraine’s development

| October 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Robert Brinkley CMG Chairman, Steering Committee, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme Ukraine’s local elections will largely be driven by local concerns, but there are a number of key trends that could point to the direction of politics in Kyiv. Ukrainian voters go to the polls again on Sunday 25 October, for the third […]

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Opinion: Personalised medicine – building an EU strategy

Opinion: Personalised medicine – building an EU strategy

By David Byrne (pictured below), former European commissioner for health and consumer protection We live, today, in a multi-state Europe that celebrates a rich diversity in culture and languages yet also relies upon our similarities and shared goals. The European Union of which we are all a part has, as one of its core values, the […]

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Opinion: Barroso’s Last Supper

Opinion: Barroso’s Last Supper

President Barroso’s threats of infringement procedures on Bulgaria for participation in the EU ‘priority’ South Stream gas project marked one more zigzag in the increasingly haphazard policies of the Eurocrats cornered by the Ukrainian crisis. In an odd attempt to preserve Ukraine’s position of being the major transit country for Russian gas to Europe, the […]

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Opinion: Ukraine: Oligarchs – forever!

Opinion: Ukraine: Oligarchs – forever!

Chocolate oligarch Petro Poroshenko (pictured) is leading in the polls as the future Ukrainian president. Maidan Square protests have been harnessed and diverted towards the future reign of the ‘citizen king’, reminiscent of the crowning of the banker Louis Philippe I during the French Revolution. With some deviations, of course, as Poroshenko should not be threatened by the perspective […]

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Opinion: Three priorities to restart Ukraine after presidential elections

Opinion: Three priorities to restart Ukraine after presidential elections

By Orysia Lutsevych (pictured), Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House The presidential elections in Ukraine have the potential to give the country a fresh start, but for this to happen, the new president will have to show determination to deliver on three key policy priorities to strengthen security, democracy and investment. Since the […]

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