Posts Tagged ‘ NATO ’

NATO NATIONS URGED TO BOOST UKRAINE SUPPORT, STAND FIRM ON RUSSIA

Nov 24th, 2014 | By

The Hague, 23 November 2014 – NATO nations must boost support to Ukraine and take a firm stance with Russia as a ‘very difficult winter’ looms for the government in Kyiv, parliamentarians and experts warned Sunday at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Annual Session. In a draft resolution adopted by the assembly’s Committee on the Civil…


How to Beat Down a Bully

Aug 18th, 2014 | By

There’s only one way to stop Putin’s ugly new doctrine of irregular intervention — hit back even harder. By Jefferey A. Stacey, John Herbst August 16, 2014 The international community is at long last beginning to take a strong stand against Moscow’s aggression in eastern Ukraine. There is solid evidence indicating not only that Malaysia…


Can the West Stand Up to Putin?

Apr 28th, 2014 | By

Judy Dempsey April 28, 2014 Before Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its insidious invasion of Eastern Ukraine, the word “West” barely figured in European or American discourse. Russian President Vladimir Putin has revived the term. During the Cold War and its immediate aftermath, the idea of the West stood for the Euro-Atlantic structures of NATO…


General and Former Defense Official Urge Nonlethal Military Aid for Ukraine

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

MICHAEL R. GORDON APRIL 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — Ukraine’s military has an urgent need for nonlethal military assistance like body armor, night-vision goggles, communications gear and aviation fuel to defend against a potential Russian attack, according to a new analysis by a former NATO commander and a former Pentagon official. But wary of provoking Russia,…


The cost of Putin’s adventurism in Ukraine

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

David Ignatius April 15, 2014 As President Obama looks at the Ukraine crisis, he sees an asymmetry of interests: Simply put, the future of Ukraine means more to Vladimir Putin’s Russia than it does to the United States or Europe. For Putin, this is an existential crisis; for the West, so far, it isn’t —…


Ukraine’s Defense Dilemma

Apr 14th, 2014 | By

Posted by: JUDY DEMPSEY MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014 Just days before U.S., EU, Ukrainian, and Russian diplomats meet in Geneva to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, pro-Russian militiamen are rushing to establish facts on the ground in Eastern parts of the country. Their actions are creating a hugely difficult dilemma for Kiev. On April 12…


Putin’s Attack On East Ukraine Began Today: What This Means For Europe And The US

Apr 8th, 2014 | By

Paul Roderick Gregory Vladimir Putin had to act before the Ukrainian presidential election of May 25, at which time his narrative of neo-Nazis and nationalist extremists in charge of Ukraine would vanish into thin air.  Even Putin’s genius spin meisters could not portray a President Poroshenko from ex-boxer Klitschko’s UDAR party as a wild eyed extremist,…


Russian Elites and People Never Accepted Demise of USSR, Shelin Says

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

Paul Goble Staunton, April 2 – Neither Russian elites nor the Russian people accepted the demise of the USSR and occasionally signaled that throughout the Yeltsin period, according to commentator Sergey Shelin, but in every case, the West preferred not to take notice of that reality and only now with Vladimir Putin’s actions is being…


When charity should begin at home

Apr 1st, 2014 | By

ALEX JACKSON 31 March 2014 Civil society development in Russia has been hampered by restrictive laws and apathy or suspicion on the part of the public. What is needed so it can start again? Salzburg Global Seminar is considering the issues _____________________________________ Winston Churchill famously quipped that ‘Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery…


When Sanctions are Not Enough

Mar 31st, 2014 | By

BY WILLIAM B. TAYLOR, JOHN E. HERBST, STEVEN PIFER March 31, 2014 If NATO wants to stanch Russian adventurism in Eastern Europe, it needs a comprehensive security plan (and fast). It should be clear now that the West has a Russian security problem. Twice in the last six years, the Kremlin has seized territory in…