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Unintended Consequences - Putin's Eurasian Economic Union could inflame nationalism at home

Inclusive rhetoric calling for the creation of a Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) between Russia and its neighbours stands in stark contrast to rising xenophobia within Russia, intensified by increased migration from potential EEU member states.

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    John Drennan: Poroshenko and the limits of US assistance

    30 September 2014.  By John Drennan, Research Assistant and Programme Officer, Russia and Eurasia Programme On 18 September, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivered a heartfelt speech to a joint session of the US Congress, imploring the United States to begin providing lethal aid to the Ukrainian military. The insurgency in eastern Ukraine, bolstered by alleged Russian support, is still killing his soldiers despite the ceasefire now in place. While Poroshenko landed in Washington hopeful...

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    Antônio Sampaio: The Evolution of Hybrid Armed Groups

    24 September 2014.  By Antônio Sampaio, Research Analyst for Security and Development An improvised explosive device was detonated near a road as a Colombian police convoy passed by it in the small rural town of Tierradentro, Córdoba department, on 16 September. Seven officers were killed. The scale of the attack was shocking in itself given that it was perpetrated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the middle of advanced peace negotiations...

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    Emile Hokayem: US intervention in Syria is far more complex than in Iraq

    23 September 2014.  By Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security The US and its allies in the anti-ISIS coalition have begun striking ISIS and Khorasan (a Syria-based al-Qaeda franchise) in eastern and northern Syria. This air power campaign follows a wider one in Iraq last month and is aimed at disrupting the Islamic State’s considerable presence across these areas. After resisting intervention in Syria for years, the US has now been compelled...

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    Christian Le Miere: Ukraine brings cool wind to the Arctic

    20 September 2014.  By Christian Le Mière, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security One of the pervasive themes of this year’s Global Strategic Review is, unsurprisingly, Ukraine. The annexation of Crimea and conflict in the east of the country resonates through conversations on Europe’s security, the role of NATO and the international order. For this reason, both the keynote session and the first plenary were focused on this most strategic of issues. But...

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    Strategic Survey: Al-Qaeda still poses greater global security threat than ISIS

    19 September 2014.  While ISIS poses a serious threat to regional security, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security Emile Hokayem says that al-Qaeda and its affiliates are likely ‘more potent in terms of global ambitions’. Acknowledging that early assessments of ISIS grossly underestimated its capability, he suggests that the group could yet be contained by political and military means.  

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    Strategic Survey: Ukraine - Frozen conflict or failed state?

    19 September 2014.  The Ukraine parliament’s vote on  16 September to grant  limited self-rule to rebel-held Luhansk and Donetsk, means that eastern Ukraine will be a ‘frozen conflict’ for at least the next three years, said Samuel Charap, IISS Senior Fellow for Russia & Eurasia, at the Strategic Survey 2014. He denied that Ukraine was now a ‘failed state,’ pointing to the financial and structural assistance provided by the IMF; however failure to...

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    Strategic Survey: Forging a successful coalition against ISIS

    19 September 2014.  Can the US forge a successful coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria? At the Strategic Survey 2014 Launch, Toby Dodge, IISS Consulting Senior Fellow for the Middle East, identified three key issues: It is difficult to underestimate Gulf States’ distrust of the Obama Administration due to its perceived failure to enforce its ‘redline’ against the use of chemical  weapons after attack at Ghouta in 2014 A comprehensive solution...

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    Strategic Survey: How committed is Nigeria to fight against Boko Haram?

    18 September 2014.  Virginia Comolli, Research Fellow for Security and Development, discusses the continuing silence over the fate of the 200 Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria in April. Since the kidnappings, the conflict has developed to include mass killings, raiding and burning of villages, and human-rights abuses by the Nigerian military. This and the lack of progress regarding the Chibok girls, despite the promises made by the international community, begs...

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    Strategic Survey: 'Yes' or 'No', UK will remain a key player on the world stage

    18 September 2014.  Alexander Nicoll, Editor of Strategic Survey, discusses the possible repercussions of a ‘No’ vote victory in the Scottish referendum. Whatever the outcome of the vote, says Nicoll, there will be serious debate regarding how to proceed, and the constitutional model that will emerge out of those discussions is difficult to predict. However, the result is unlikely to change Britain’s standing as a significant player on the world stage. 

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    Ben Barry: Degrading ISIS – a military assessment of President Obama’s strategy

    11 September 2014.  By Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare Since President Obama’s 19 June statement that ‘we will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action, if and when we determine that the situation on the ground requires it’, the advance of ISIS columns in Iraq has been halted. Deployment of the best part of a thousand US personnel, including many special operations forces, and the focussing of US intelligence and...

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