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Ukraine: Finding a Balance Between the EU and Russia

Ukraine: Finding a Balance Between the EU and Russia

Ukraine is divided between pro-European and pro-Russian choices. The foreign policy choices that it makes over the coming months could have significance in terms of its relationship with the EU.

Between a Rock and a Cold Place? NATO and the Arctic

Between a Rock and a Cold Place? NATO and the Arctic

NATO has decided neither to retreat, nor to expand to fill the Arctic’s security governance vacuum. Instead, it will continue with its provision of collective security, and maintaining a ‘watching brief’.

Rent-a-Gob: Academics for Hire

Rent-a-Gob: Academics for Hire

Academics are constantly being asked to play white coated experts in the media, dispensing pearls of 20 second segmented wisdom about a particular issue. Whether or not what they say is intelligent is another matter.

Iran, the SCO and Major Geo-strategic Shifts in a Post-Ahmadinejad Era

Iran, the SCO and Major Geo-strategic Shifts in a Post-Ahmadinejad Era

The prospects for Iranian membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization are likely to improve following the Iranian election. But, the move might be costly for Iran.

Review – Routledge Handbook of Civil-Military Relations

Review – Routledge Handbook of Civil-Military Relations

The Handbook fills a lacuna in the civil-military relations literature by offering up-to-date empirical analyses of civil-military relations in a variety of regime types around the world.

Beyond Chemical Weapons Control: Securing a Ceasefire and Broadening the Diplomatic Agenda on Syria

Beyond Chemical Weapons Control: Securing a Ceasefire and Broadening the Diplomatic Agenda on Syria

With diplomatic relations improving between the US and Russia, it is time to consider diplomacy-driven measures to achieve a UN Security Council Resolution that establishes a durable Syrian peace process.

War in Syria: The Proxy Element

War in Syria: The Proxy Element

While there is a strong element of a proxy war behind the fighting in Syria, the forces and interests involved are best understood in terms of inter-state relations going back more than a decade.

China and Russia: Common Themes in Counter-Terrorism

China and Russia: Common Themes in Counter-Terrorism

Xinjiang’s place within the global war on terrorism is interesting. China’s narrative on the issue has fascinating similarities with the Russian narrative on the conflict in Chechnya.

Opportunity and Peril in the North Korean Standoff

Opportunity and Peril in the North Korean Standoff

Most pundits have determined that Kim Jong Un has consolidated power and is now about to, irrationally, strike out against South Korea and her allies. But, what if this assumption is an error?

Review – Energy Dependency and Corruption in the Former Soviet Union

Review – Energy Dependency and Corruption in the Former Soviet Union

Margarita M. Balmaceda’s important book shows Ukraine’s struggle to free itself from Russia influence whilst highlighting that the benefits of energy dependency do not flow only to the hegemonic side.

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