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Russia Piles Up the Pressure on Ukraine

Vladimir Putin is flexing his muscles and testing Western resolve. The security situation continues to deteriorate in eastern Ukraine. Ceasefire violations spiked on Friday, with a high number of explosions. Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed. In a worrying development, Russian troops have been moved to the border with Ukraine and …

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How To Exit Bosnia – Analysis

The Schleswig-Holstein Question was a notoriously problematic territorial dispute in the nineteenth century. It involved two groups of people, each with ethnic associations with neighbours (Denmark and Germany), living in adjacent pieces of land – Schleswig (Danish) and Holstein (German). For complex historical reasons, The Duchies of Schleswig-Holstein were treated …

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Conflict Trends Update

UKRAINE Reports of a Russian military build-up along the eastern border of Ukraine and in Crimea heightened fears of escalation in the face of persistent ceasefire violations in the Donbas region and a stalled peace process. Crisis Group expert Katharine Quinn-Judge says fighting in Donbas has often surged following periods …

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Intra-Kurdish Dialogue Back to Square One in Syria

Dialogue between Kurdish parties in Syria has returned to square one after US-backed talks failed to achieve any form of political consensus among the rivals of the largest ethnic minority in the war-torn country. The UN Deputy Special Envoy for Syria Khawla Matar, for his part, has called on rival …

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