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Interview – Emma Sky

Interview – Emma Sky

Former advisor to the US military in Iraq, Emma Sky, talks about her views on foreign intervention, US foreign policy, elections in Iraq and the two-state solution.

Annexation and Hybrid Warfare in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

Annexation and Hybrid Warfare in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

The conflict in Ukraine will remain difficult to solve because Russia’s goals are contradictory to Ukraine’s and the West’s norms.

Towards a New Cold War?

Towards a New Cold War?

Russia’s position requires that the West acquiesce to a Russian ‘sphere of influence’. In the EU, sensitivities about a ‘new Yalta’ will make that hard to accept.

The Soviet Origins of Russian Hybrid Warfare

The Soviet Origins of Russian Hybrid Warfare

Understanding the long-term continuity underlying Russian hybrid operations is important as it shows that 2014 was not an improvised response to a temporary challenge.

The Causes and Consequences of Russia’s Actions towards Ukraine

The Causes and Consequences of Russia’s Actions towards Ukraine

Scholars writing about the Russia-Ukraine conflict face a choice in perspectives that is likely to lead them to being criticised no matter what they do.

Ukraine and the Russian Challenge to the European Order

Ukraine and the Russian Challenge to the European Order

Russia’s actions in 2014 were not just a response specific events such as NATO enlargement, EU policy, democracy promotion or revolution in Ukraine.

Closing the Second Cycle in BRICS: A Surprise or Business as Usual?

Closing the Second Cycle in BRICS: A Surprise or Business as Usual?

BRICS has by now turned into a brand. This brand imposes responsibility on its members to respond to global challenges and serves the interests of the global community.

What Does Russia Mean When It Talks Greatness?

What Does Russia Mean When It Talks Greatness?

Russia is not cherishing ideas about world domination, but it is also not satisfied with how things are today. It emphatically refuses to accept a second-class status.

Russia, the West and the Growing Gap between Narratives

Russia, the West and the Growing Gap between Narratives

In such a confrontational situation, both parties need to better understand each other’s narratives. To be more effective, the Russia-West diplomacy may use narrative analysis and negotiations.

Interview – Selim Koru

Interview – Selim Koru

Analyst Selim Koru shares his views on Turkey’s relations with Russia and its Western allies, its approach to Islamic State, the Kurdish PKK and the peace process.

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