How will the relationship between Russia and China affect the future trajectory of Ukraine? This article will appear in a book on the militarization of Russian foreign policy, to be published by the McGill University Press in the fall of 2016.
My thoughts on Russia’s recent actions in Ukraine and Syria.
This article draws on the material used in a five-part blog series on World War IV that was in turn based on a presentation given at a CDA Institute Roundtable in Ottawa on 10 June 2015.
The other night as I was watching Russia’s main TV channel, it occurred to me that westerners who are not in a position to access and comprehend Russian TV might be interested in knowing what are its main themes and takes.
13 May 2015 On 9 May 2015, Russia celebrated its victory over Nazi Germany in World War II with a colossal victory parade. While this was an important milestone for Russia and indeed the rest of the world, the victory celebration passed over some highly uncomfortable truths. http://www.ssrresourcecentre.org/2015/05/13/russias-victory-celebrations-militarism-and-its-uncomfortable-truths/
22 April 2015 Does a statement by the head of French Military Intelligence before the Assemblée nationale presage a change in Paris’s support for the sanctions regime against Russia? https://www.cdainstitute.ca/en/blog/entry/the-end-of-the-sanctions-regime-against-russia
3 March 2015 The 11 February meeting in the Belarusian capital with French President Hollande, German Chancellor Merkel, Ukrainian President Poroshenko and his Russian homologue Vladimir Putin is reminiscent of an encounter that took place in Munich in September 1938. http://www.ssrresourcecentre.org/2015/03/03/munich-in-minsk/
13 November 2014 President Obama is not Neville Chamberlain’s but his handling of the Ukraine crisis is reminiscent of the British Prime Minister’s approach to Hitler Germany ‘s expansionism at the end of the 1930s. http://www.ssrresourcecentre.org/2014/11/13/americas-chamberlain-obama-and-the-challenge-of-american-power/
1 May 2014 How does President Putin see the world? What are the implications for Ukraine and the West? http://www.ssrresourcecentre.org/2014/05/01/first-we-take-crimea-then-we-take-brighton-beach-and-retake-alaska/
10 March 2014 There are several reasons why the people of Crimea should vote not to join the Russian Federation, if the circumstances under which the referendum is held allows them to do so. http://www.ssrresourcecentre.org/2014/03/13/should-crimea-join-the-russian-federation/