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The low-intensity conflict
smoldering in eastern Ukraine could be politically “frozen” for an undetermined
duration. Moscow and Kiev are increasingly motivated to seek such an imperfect
deal, but there is an economic roadblock: the bill for reconstruction of the
ravaged Donbas region will be staggering. No one, in either the east or the west
is ready to pick it up.
Dr. Pawel Kowal
It is a contrast of striking dimensions. August 1, 2015 marked the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Helsinki Accords, arguably one of the most important steps towards the creation of a new security order in Europe. Instead of celebration, however, the eve of that anniversary marked the conclusion of a set of large Nato military exercises held in Ukraine’s wes...
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Russia, in retaliation to international sanctions, has imposed an entry ban on 89 European politicians, officials and military leaders and it is courting Islamic banks seeking to attract Sharia-compliant funds. But the game of tit-for-tat between Russia and the West is proving to be of little benefit to either side. Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, can no longer...
Tensions between European countries and the United States could be raised when sanctions imposed on Russia for invading Ukraine are reviewed. There will be calls for solidarity but could there be room for an outcome which will benefit Ukraine, Russia and the West.
<i>EU sanctions against Russia will be reviewed in t...
Dr. Uwe Nerlich