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Russia’s entry into the Syrian conflict has fundamentally altered its stand-off with the United States and Europe. Until Russia launched its first air strikes in Syria on September 30, the crisis in Ukraine was near the top of the international agenda. At the time, some still feared an escalation of the military conflict, or that Russia and Nato could sleepwalk int...
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Tensions are rising rapidly in Ukraine’s east. Russia is changing the reality on the ground despite talks scheduled to take place in Geneva on April 17, 2014, between Russia, Ukraine, the US and the EU - the first four-way discussions since the crisis began. Kiev has rejected Russian pressure to turn Ukraine into a loose federation. However, the first casualties in...