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Sailing Into Troubled Waters. Russia Counters Britain in the Black Sea

... in the air, or at sea—would push Moscow to defend what it cannot give up without losing its self-respect. This would almost inevitably lead to clashes and casualties, which would carry the risk of further escalation. The UK-Russia incident off the Crimea coast highlights Britain’s new role in the international system. It features the newly baptized “Global Britain” as a proactive member of the U.S.-led coalition that seeks to reassert the West’s global leadership against the challenge of ...


Five Reasons Why It’s Time to #RecognizeСrimea

America’s current policy towards Crimea targets ordinary people with a strategically flawed blanket embargo This year will mark the sixth anniversary of Crimea’s reunification with Russia. It will also mark six years of an all-out American embargo on the peninsula that effectively ...


Political Narratives on Crimea in German Language Media

....Photo: Whenever questioning narratives, historical and socio-political references have to be taken into account. Whenever questioning political narratives that have (again) emerged for the past five years in connection with the Crimean peninsula, questions about earlier narrative references and their historical context cannot and must not be avoided. Before 2014, German language media reporting built on the historical references of the Crimean War of 1853-1856 and the significance ...


The Independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church: Its implications for Ukrainian Identity and Russia

... 1992, and those with leanings to Moscow took to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. To add to these institutions, the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church also returned since its forced dissolution in 1930.[3] The addition of Crimean Tatar muslim minorities and Greek Catholics did not make the situation easier for the leaders. These divisions continue to exist today, with some faiths bigger than others. In 1999, the Moscow Patriarchate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church was ...


Containing the Kerch Crisis

... sovereignty of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Nagorno-Karabakh is formally regarded by everyone as part of Azerbaijan. Yet any attempt to substitute the legal position for the geopolitical reality in any of these cases is bound to lead to a collision. Crimea belongs in the same category, only the consequences of the collision are likely to be on a much higher order. Legal positions and geopolitical realities are different things. No one besides Turkey recognizes the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus....


The Kerch Strait Gambit

A Kiev-provoked Ukraine/Russia naval clash near the Kerch Strait, Crimea, threatens to derail the Argentina G20 Summit and to worsen US-Russia bilateral relations First, a little essential geography. The Kerch Strait, joining the Black Sea and the smaller Sea of Azov, is a narrow shallow passage, less than 24 NM wide ...


Will Putin Take Advantage of Conflict With Kim to “Liberate” Belorussia?

... Washington disarray, the natural catastrophe of Harvey, likely Irma, and the warlike scenario emerging in North Korea. He may use the coming Zapad [West] maneuvers to launch a military intervention with his Little Green Men in Belorussia as he did in Crimea and then in eastern Ukraine three years ago. We predicted the invasion of the Crimea a day before it happened, and U.S. intelligence has already learned some of the Little Green Men are among Russian elite forces assembled at the Russian-Belorussian ...


Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... already proving difficult to resolve, not even considering the added problem caused by accusations of mutual election interference. These include security concerns and disputes revolving around NATO and European Union enlargement, Russian actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, as well as the nature of the conventional and nuclear arms race that has been escalating at least since the turn of the 21st century. In June 2017, Moscow canceled talks with Washington in protest against the new political ...


Wallström-Lavrov meeting: The beginning of a thaw in Russia-Sweden relations?

... minister Margot Wallström travelled to Moscow to meet with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in their first meeting since the end of 2014 in Basel, amidst their iciest relations since the end of the Cold War. The agenda for the talks ranged from Crimea and the Ukraine crisis, to women’s issues (core to Sweden’s self-described “feminist” foreign policy), to Swedish investments in Russia, to cooperation in the Baltic and Arctic regions, as well as to so-called fake news ...


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