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Does Russian Liberalism Still ‘End at Ukraine’?

Staunton, October 16 – Since at least the time of the Russian Civil War, it has been common ground among many observers in Moscow and the West that Russian liberalism “ends at Ukraine,” a...

Poll: Support for NATO Membership Grows In Ukraine

The number of Ukrainians in favor of joining the NATO alliance has risen sharply during Kiev’s drawn-out conflict with pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country, a poll showed Thursday. …read more

Jokowi and Australia–Indonesia relations

On Monday 20 October Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will be inaugurated as Indonesia’s seventh president. Australia–Indonesia relations will shift to a new and more mature plane due to differences in character between Jokowi and his...

TSA Administrator to Resign

Agency’s labor-friendly and longest serving chief will step down at the end of the year. …read more

The Conflict in Syria and Iraq: A Turkish Perspective

31 Oct Invitation Only Research Event The Conflict in Syria and Iraq: A Turkish Perspective 31 Oct 2014 – 15:30 to 17:00 Chatham House, London International Security Department Participants Dr Onur Oymen, Defence and...

The South Sudanese Civil War: A Witness Account

On December 2013, two years after its independence, South Sudan plunged into civil war. Rooted in a political rivalry between the President Salva Kiir and his former Vice President Riek Machar, the conflict soon...

Shirt-fronting: Why Abbott missed the mark

Was it really necessary for Tony Abbott to promise to ‘shirt-front‘ Vladimir Putin at the upcoming G20 summit in Brisbane? Seasoned public servants often blanch when their political masters make populist remarks about other...

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