Category Archives: Russia

Making sense of Russia’s international politics: applied legacies

by Patrick Truffer. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and completes a Master of Arts program in International Relations at the Freien Universität Berlin. Last Thursday, Russian … Continue reading

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The Return of the Middle Kingdom

by Major Chad M. Pillai. Major Chad M. Pillai is an Army Strategist in the U.S. Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC). He recently served as a Special Assistant to the Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and the 38th Army … Continue reading

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Russian-Chinese Naval Exercises in the Mediterranean?

by Felix F. Seidler. Felix is a fellow at the Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel, Germany and runs the site Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik“. This article was published there at first. In spring 2015, we may witness a naval exercise … Continue reading

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Paranoid Russia is Creating Enemies Everywhere

Russia’s bellicosity in recent months appears to be prompting its neighbors to deepen cooperation between one another and with the West, creating the very threat to Russian security the country saw in the first place. It is this unfounded Russian … Continue reading

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MH17 und KAL007: Warum die Welt kein Déjà-vu erlebt

Von Danny Chahbouni. Danny studiert Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft an der Philipps-Universität Marburg. Nach dem Abschuss von Flug Malaysian Airlines MH17 über den Kampfzonen der Ost-Ukraine wurden häufiger Parallelen zu einem anderen, irrtümlichen Flugzeugabschuss gezogen: Flug Korean Airlines 007 (KAL007), der … Continue reading

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Forces on Russian Soil Fire Into Ukraine

The Obama administration stepped up pressure on Russia with another release of commercial satellite imagery in an attempt to stop the fighting and increase international pressure. However, considering how Putin squandered his opportunity to ratchet things down with the MH17 disaster, it’s doubtful … Continue reading

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North Korea Opens Russian Financed Wharf

Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe shows the recently renovated wharf at North Korea’s Rajin Port located on the east coast. In an inaugural ceremony on 18JUL14, North Korea opened Wharf No. 03 for operation, according to a report in the … Continue reading

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Why Won’t Putin Just Let Ukraine Go?

Russian president Vladimir Putin stands to gain little from continuing to incite rebellion in Ukraine. But having framed his actions there as coming to the defense of ethnic Russians, it is difficult for him to back down. With Ukraine’s government … Continue reading

Posted in English, Nick Ottens, Russia, Ukraine | 3 Comments

How NATO Can Defend Estonia Against Russia

by Felix F. Seidler. Felix is a fellow at the Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel, Germany and runs the site Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik“. This article was published there at first. NATO has to adapt its way of collective defense … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Start the Future: NATO Expansion Not to Blame for Ukraine Crisis

Russian president Vladimir Putin and his defenders like to cite NATO’s eastward expansion following the end of the Cold War as a justification for his recent annexation of the Crimea and continued stirring of unrest in Ukraine. While there is … Continue reading

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