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EU and Eastern Europe Relations

Paul Gregory on The Final Say

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The Final Say
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Research Fellow Paul Gregory discussed the recent events in Russia on The Final Say radio show.

Analysis and Commentary

To Beat Putin, Support Ukraine

by Michael McFaulvia The New York Times
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

IN response to Russian support for Ukrainian rebels, and in coordination with European leaders, President Obama has instituted the most comprehensive set of economic sanctions ever against Russian officials and companies. Europe is considering alternate energy policies to reduce Russia’s economic leverage. NATO is re-energized. And moral, unified condemnation of Russia’s actions has damaged Russia’s international reputation.

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Analysis and Commentary

Is Putin Eyeing New Order, Unable To Compete In Old?

by Kori Schakevia Investor's Business Daily
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The crisis in Ukraine continues to ratchet up, with the West increasing sanctions and Russia deploying 12,000 combat-ready troops to Ukraine's borders and threatening to close its airspace to EU aircraft in retaliation.


Shooting in the Air

by Ruth Wedgwoodvia American Interest
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Russia’s operatives could be taken to the International Criminal Court for their role in the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine. Even ICC skeptics in America ought to be open to this approach.

In the News

Watching The Eclipse

featuring Michael McFaulvia The New Yorker
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

In January, 2012, Michael McFaul, a tenured political scientist from Stanford and President Obama’s chief adviser on Russia through the first term, arrived in Moscow with his wife and two sons to begin work as the United States Ambassador. In Palo Alto and Washington, D.C., the McFauls had lived in modest houses. In Moscow they took up residence at Spaso House, a vast neoclassical mansion that was built by one of the wealthiest industrialists in imperial Russia.

Analysis and Commentary

Putin the (Not So) Great

by Michael McFaulvia Politico Magazine
Monday, August 4, 2014

Vladimir Putin is everywhere in the Western media these days – glaring at us from the cover of magazines, psychoanalyzed daily on television, lampooned as a bullying tyrant in cartoons. Most portrayals assign sinister intentions to the Russian ruler.

Analysis and Commentary

Sanctions May Backfire in Russian Rocket Sales to U.S. Space Program

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sophisticated Russian rocket technology took down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. It now has the potential to take down America’s Air Force and NASA rocket programs.

Analysis and Commentary

Is Putin's Non-Denial An Admission That Russia Shot Down MH17?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Vladimir Putin’s curious silence on the shooting down of the Malaysian Airliner is the equivalent of Sherlock Holmes’ “dog that did not bark.” Putin is his voluble self in pledging full cooperation with an international investigation of the incident, but he has been uncharacteristically close-mouthed about the circumstances that caused the crash.

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Strategika: “A Brief History of Nuclear Weapons” with Josef Joffe

by Josef Joffevia Strategika
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How and Why Countries Decide to go Nuclear.

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Strategika: “A World of Nuclear Instability” with Josiah Bunting III

by Josiah Bunting IIIvia Strategika
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Examining the Prospects for the Future Use of Nuclear Weapons.