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#CzechRepublic ripe for Russian influence

#CzechRepublic ripe for Russian influence

| May 9, 2019

For all the countless problems that have emerged from the seemingly endless Brexit process, the sharing of future national intelligence has often flown under the radar. For the sake of our national security, this issue must no longer be overlooked. When the defining political issue of our generation, in or out, is finally put to […]

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What does Volodymyr Zelenskyi’s victory say about #Ukraine?

What does Volodymyr Zelenskyi’s victory say about #Ukraine?

| May 6, 2019

Zelenskyi’s landslide victory is a vote for change. It also exposes Ukraine’s vulnerability and the deficiency of reforms. Zelenskyi’s voters united against the old system rather than around a common agenda about how to bring about change. Orysia Lutsevych Research Fellow and Manager, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme @Orysiaua Sergiy Gerasymchuk Deputy Chairman of […]

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#Russia and #NATO – A dialogue of differences

#Russia and #NATO – A dialogue of differences

| April 29, 2019

NATO faces a Russia challenge, but lacks unity over its response. A targeted ‘dialogue of differences’ with Moscow and between NATO members themselves could be the way forward to ending the communication failures, which increase the risk of miscalculation and policy errors. Mathieu Boulègue Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme @matboulegue LinkedIn Grand Tattoo military […]

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Rocky road to replacing #VladimirPutin

Rocky road to replacing #VladimirPutin

| April 19, 2019

The transition to Putin’s constitutionally scheduled replacement as president of Russia may be rougher than currently expected. Sir Andrew Wood Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Soldiers drill for the Victory Day parade in front of a portrait of Vladimir Putin. Photo: Getty Images. The prevailing assumption outside Russia is that an ordered […]

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European Union must defend economic reform process in #Ukraine

European Union must defend economic reform process in #Ukraine

| April 16, 2019

We are just a few days from the final round of the presidential election and a comedian, Volodymyr Zelensky (pictured), is favourite to become the next president of Ukraine. With no clear policy platform or party, it is very difficult to predict how Zelensky will translate his populist rhetoric into economic policy, and a real […]

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Talking us out of #NuclearWar

Talking us out of #NuclearWar

| April 10, 2019

You may have missed the news last month, buried in the Trump administration’s budget sent to Congress: hundreds of millions of dollars cut from efforts to clean up nuclear weapons waste in Washington State, writes Joan Blades, co-founder of MoveOn and Living Room Conversations. The Hanford site, which produced plutonium for the nation’s nuclear missiles, has ballooning cleanup […]

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To be or not to be the defender of #Baltics and #Poland

To be or not to be the defender of #Baltics and #Poland

| April 10, 2019

Usually, when we speak about the US we keep in mind its might and influence. This country plays one of the main roles in the world politics. It does its best to be the leader. Everybody is used to it. Even Americans are used to it, writes Adomas Abromaitis. We, Europeans, take its role for granted. Very often Europeans call for the US assistance and help in politics, trade, finance and even on war issues. […]

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