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UKRAINE: CONFLICT AT THE CROSSROADS OF EUROPE AND RUSSIA  By Jonathan Masters

The conflict in Ukraine is viewed by some as part of a renewed geopolitical rivalry between western powers and Russia. A former Soviet republic, Ukraine has deep cultural, economic, and political bonds with Russia. In 2014, Russia annexed Crimea, a part of Ukraine, and it is keen not to let the country become more aligned with Western institutions, chiefly NATO and the European ...Read more >

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LAND WARFARE IN UKRAINE: MODERN BATTLEFIELD OF EUROPE  By European Army Interoperability Center

The war in Ukraine began in 2014 and there are no signs of it ending in the near future. It is the longest conflict on the European continent since the Second World War, and the only ongoing military conflict on the European continent. The war in Ukraine is usually linked to other conflicts in the post-Soviet region, stemming from the continuation of the Russian ‘near abroad’ policy, which seeks to maintain influence in countries of the former USSR1 and the Eastern Bloc countries. ...Read more >

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UKRAINE AND RUSSIA: PEOPLE, POLITICS, PROPAGANDA AND PERSPECTIVES  By Richard Sakw

The intense and dangerous turmoil provoked by the breakdown in Russo-Ukrainian relations has escalated into a crisis that now afflicts both European and global affairs. Since the beginning of the ...Read more >

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PRESERVING UKRAINES INDEPENDENCE, RESISTING RUSSIAN AGGRESSION: WHAT THE UNITED STATES AND NATO MUST DO  By Ivo Daalder, Michele Flournoy, John Herbst

We face a critical juncture in Ukraine. There is no real ceasefire indeed, there was a significant increase in fighting along the line of contact in eastern Ukraine in mid-January, with Russian/separatist ...Read more >

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WAR GAME 3-14: IMPLICATIONS OF EVENTS IN UKRAINE FOR THE U.S. ARMY ANALYSIS STRATEGIC WARGAMING SERIES  By Carlisle Barracks,

On 28-29 April 2014, the U.S. Army War College Center for Strategic Leadership and Development (CSLD) conducted an unclassified strategic Tabletop Exercise (TTX) to develop insights into ...Read more >

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LIONS GO GLOBAL DEEPENING AFRICA TIES TO THE UNITED STATES  By Sree Ramaswamy

The White House has invited some 50 African heads of state to Washington, DC, this week, presenting a historic opportunity to deepen US ties to the continent. But it would be a mistake to assume that the benefits of the USAfrica Leaders Summit will flow primarily to ...Read more >

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