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May 12, 2016 09:00 AM

The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce that the Sixth Annual China Defense and Security Conference will be held at the University Club (1135 16th St NW)on May 12th. The conference will feature...


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Foreign Policy Articles on Russia

Ukraine Insists on International Police Mission in Donetsk-Luhansk

May 27, 2016

The top leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine (the “Normandy Group”) conferred by telephone on the night of May 23–24, at Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s initiative. Poroshenko sought an endorsement of Kyiv’s...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Surkov-Nuland Talks on Ukraine: A Nontransparent Channel (Part Two)

May 26, 2016

*To read Part One, please click here.

 

US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland held talks, in Moscow, with Russian presidential advisor Vladislav Surkov, on May 17–18 (see Part One). According to the United States...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Surkov-Nuland Talks on Ukraine: A Nontransparent Channel (Part One)

May 26, 2016

Informal discussions are sputtering along between Washington and Moscow over implementation of the Minsk armistice in Ukraine. This bilateral process originated in May 2015 as an accompaniment to the Barack Obama administration’s...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Euphoria in Kyiv and Soul-Searching in Moscow After Prisoner Exchange

May 26, 2016

 

Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian air force helicopter pilot, was captured by Moscow-backed separatist forces during fighting in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, in the summer of 2014, and ended up in a Russian jail....

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

The Futility of Dialogue With Putin

May 23, 2016

The need to keep the channels of dialogue open with an unpredictable Russia is taken as an absolute imperative by many Western politicians. But they are often surprised when this tactic backfires. The foreign ministers of the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Europe, Russia

Western Policy Toward Russia: Swinging Between Deterrence and Appeasement

May 19, 2016

In trying to find a way to stop the bloodshed in Syria and settle the conflict in the breakaway eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas, Western foreign ministers have taken to guardedly praising Russia’s constructive role. This week...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Russia

After April Violence in Karabakh, Armenia’s Distrust in Russia Keeps Growing

May 18, 2016

Last month’s deadly skirmishes along the line of conflict in Karabakh (April 2–5), the so-called “four-day war,” highlighted the need for a reinvigorated international mediation effort. Immediately afterward, Russia appeared...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Azerbaijan , Armenia, Russia

Putin Commits to Countering New Strategic ‘Threat’ to Russia

May 16, 2016

The ceremony of opening the United States’ missile defense base in Deveselu, Romania, last week (Thursday, May 12), was greeted by a barrage of condemnation and criticism from Russian officials (see EDM, May 12). The next day,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Domestic/Social, Europe, Romania, Baltics, Poland

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