Sunday, August 31
Strelkov/Girkin Demoted, Transnistrian Siloviki Strengthened in ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’
On August 14–15, the “Donetsk People’s Republic [DPR] government” and its military command underwent another recasting—the second within one week, while Ukrainian forces tighten the ring aro...
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Moscow’s Reinforced Team in Donetsk Picks Local Figurehead Leader
The titular “prime minister of the Donetsk people’s republic,” Aleksandr Boroday, returned from a week-long Moscow visit to usher in another reorganization of “DPR’s” hierarchy. This time, t..
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Transnistria-Type Scenario Looming in Ukraine’s Donbas
Western diplomacy seems about to revert to pressuring Ukraine into a disadvantageous armistice and negotiations with Russia’s protégés in the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics.” This c...
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Putin Re-Interprets Russia’s Participation in the First World War
On August 1, at Moscow’s Poklonnaya Hill military memorial, President Vladimir Putin inaugurated a monument to Russian soldiers who fought in the First World War. On the hundredth anniversar..
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Russian Armed Forces in the Baltic Sea Region
In the past five years, Russian units have grown in quality as well as quantity. ...
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Donetsk ‘Republic’ Leaders’ Morale Plummeting
Intercepts of Moscow-Donetsk telephone conversations, made public by Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU), reveal pessimism and demoralization on the part of at least some of the secessionist “r..
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The Eastern Partnership: Challenges and Opportunities for European Integration
The Vilnius Summit of the Eastern Partnership (abbreviated EaP), held in November 2013, reiterated the stated goal of the previous summit in Warsaw of “building a common area of shared democ...
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A Playbook for Hybrid War in Cyberspace?


Increasing NATO’s Role in Cyber Defence


Minsk Meetings and the Rising Costs of War


Internship: Baltic regional energy policy and security
The International Center for Defense Studies is now accepting applications for an internship on the Baltic regional energy policy and security. ...
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Maksym Bugriy joined ICDS
Maksym Bugriy manages a research project on the social cohesion impact of the Ukrainian –Russian conflict and the lessons for Estonian security policy. His other ...
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Kalev Stoicescu joins ICDS
Kalev Stoicescu, a former Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defence official, took a position as a researcher at the International Centre for D...
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Russian Armed Forces in the Baltic Sea Region
June/July 2014, Diplomaatia

Ukraine's gas dispute could mean cold winter for Central, East Europe
08.07.2014, Reuters

Ukraine Isn’t Divided Yet. Let’s Keep It That Way
19.06.2014, The Interpreter