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EU-Russia Summit Jan 2014 Analysis: The Ball Back in Putin’s Court: European Sanctions 23 Jul 2014 by Sarah Lain
European Union member states are struggling to form a united front to enforce sanctions against Russia following the downing of flight MH17. For sanctions to be effective, Europe needs to focus on how effective they are willing to make them and how far they are willing to commit to them. Europe Russia
European Union Flag Analysis: Downing Flight MH17: Will the Europeans Get Tougher on Russia? 21 Jul 2014 by Tom Keatinge
For Ukrainians who have shed blood in pursuit of closer ties with the EU, the reticence of European leaders to sanction Russia is at best incomprehensible, and at worst a betrayal. The downing of flight MH17 must finally bring a strong response if Brussels is to maintain any credibility. Europe Ukraine Russia
Hong Kong flag Analysis: Should the UK Support the Hong Kong Protests? 21 Jul 2014 by Edward Schwarck
The UK government has been roundly criticised for failing to voice its support for an increasingly vocal coalition of pro-democracy groups in Hong Kong, as they demand universal suffrage in elections for the territory’s Chief Executive in 2017. Yet should the UK take heed of its critics? Europe UK Pacific China
Wreckage of flight MH17 Analysis: The Downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17: Russia in the Dock 18 Jul 2014 by Dr Jonathan Eyal
Did Russian rebels in Ukraine mistakenly shoot down the Malaysian airliner? Russian President Vladimir Putin will try to deny any responsibility, but at the very least his country bears a moral culpability for the episode, and Russia will pay a heavy diplomatic price for this tragedy. Europe Ukraine Russia
Turkey flag Analysis: Turkey’s Response to ISIS and the Crisis in Iraq 16 Jul 2014 by Aaron Stein
Turkey may now regret its earlier decision to allow and support un-vetted foreign fighters into Syria through their borders. Yet, even though ISIS fighters kidnapped Turkish diplomats in Mosul, Ankara is sticking to its policy of demanding change in Syria and Iraq. Middle East and North Africa Syria Iraq Europe Turkey
After the War on Terror 2 Analysis: The Four Types of the Returning Jihadi 8 Jul 2014 by Jonathan Githens-Mazer
There have been renewed warnings of young Britons going to Syria and coming back as a potential threat to the UK itself. It is however, to critically assess this concern and recognise the potential threat from returning Jihadis. Terrorism Tackling Extremism Middle East and North Africa Syria Iraq Europe UK
NATO in Afghanistan RUSI Journal: After Afghanistan: Lessons for NATO’s Future Wars 30 Jun 2014
After more than a decade of counter-insurgency operations, NATO now needs to reorient itself to meet future challenges and uncertainties NATO Defence Policy Global Security Issues Afghanistan Europe
Polish NATO soldier RUSI Journal: ‘Back to Basics’ and ‘Out of Area’: Towards a Multi-Purpose NATO 30 Jun 2014
NATO must seek a balance between the territorial defence of Europe and countering global threats to its security (free access) NATO Europe North America United States
Danish pilot RUSI Journal: On the Transatlantic Edge: Nordic Security after the Afghan War and the Ukraine Crisis 30 Jun 2014
The changing Nordic-Baltic security environment will likely demand greater attention from NATO, its regional Allies and its partners NATO Global Security Issues Europe
Ukraine flag Analysis: Ukraine, the European Union and Russia: a Game of Absolutes? 29 Jun 2014 by Sarah Lain
Ukraine has finally signed economic agreement with the European Union which will further add to the tense atmosphere between Ukraine and Russia. As Ukraine faces West, Ukraine will have to assert its own political independence without alienating Russia. Europe Ukraine Russia
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