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Analysis and Commentary

Putin Plays Peacemaker, But His Act Is Getting Old

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, June 23, 2014

Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, released his fourteen-point peace plan on Saturday, June 21. In his address to the nation, Poroshenko did not mention Russia until the very end, when he stated that “President of Russia Vladimir Putin also positively evaluated the decision of Ukraine to cease fire and supported concrete steps of my peaceful plan on the settlement of the situation in Donbas.”

Protesters during the Ukraine crisis
Interviews

Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show (19:09)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hoover Research fellow Paul Gregory discussed Ukraine on the John Batchelor Show.

Moscow, Russia
Analysis and Commentary

Miles Apart And No Peace In Sight: Putin's D-Day Press Conference Versus Poroshenko's Inaugural

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The United States and Europe do not know how to read Vladimir Putin. He is, for the Western mind, a strange laboratory specimen, who grew up in the KGB world of conspiracy and repression of enemies who are everywhere.

Barack Obama
Analysis and Commentary

As Russia Tramples Red Lines, Obama Clings To Fig Leaf

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Since Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea, the United States and the European Union have used Putin’s fables to put off tough sanctions. Although Putin disrupted the May 25 Ukraine elections, does not intend to recognize its results, and is behind the invasion by Russian “volunteers,” the US and EU continue to hide behind the fig leaf of plausible deniability and lack of conclusive evidence, while Russian propaganda blames them for the Ukrainian tragedy.

Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives by Hoover fellow Paul Gre
Books

Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

During the course of three decades, Joseph Stalin's Gulag, a vast network of forced labor camps and settlements, held many millions of prisoners. People in every corner of the Soviet Union lived in daily terror of imprisonment and execution.

EU and Eastern Europe Relations
Interviews

Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show (10:08)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory discusses current events in Ukraine on the John Batchelor Show.

Vladimir Putin
Analysis and Commentary

As Putin's Confidence Grows, Cold War Concerns Gain Credibility

by Kiron K. Skinnervia Forbes
Monday, May 26, 2014

Concerns about reigniting a Cold War gain credibility as President Putin continues his militarism in Ukraine and draws his country into the on-going crisis in Egypt.  Thus, it is time to look back at the Reagan administration’s strategy that helped end the Cold War by breaking with long-held policies enshrined in US-Soviet détente of the 1970s.

EU and Eastern Europe Relations
Analysis and Commentary

Poroshenko Elected Ukraine President; Putin Dodges Promise To 'Respect' Results

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Sunday, May 25, 2014

Ukraine’s 35.5 million voters gave Petro Poroshenko, the so-called Chocolate King, a rousing 56 percent of the votes from 21 candidates on the ballot. He will be Ukraine’s fifth president. These figures are based on two separate national exit polls as reported by the Kyiv Post’s “High voter turnout propels Poroshenko to presidency.” 

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Analysis and Commentary

Gas and Geopolitics

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Thursday, May 22, 2014

China and Russia (represented by the Russian state oil major Gazprom) have signed a deal that will supply China with gas worth up to $400 billion over 30 years. 

Pressure on Ukraine image
Analysis and Commentary

Crimea after Cyprus v. Turkey: Just Satisfaction for Unlawful Annexation?

by Thomas D. Grantvia European Journal of International Law
Monday, May 19, 2014

On 13 March 2014 Ukraine lodged an inter-state application under Article 33 of the European Convention against the Russian Federation. Philip Leach has addressed in this forum the likely implications, suggesting that the occupation of Crimea will present a situation for the European Court similar to that in Ilaşcu v. Moldova and Russia.

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