Tag Archives: Ukraine

Yemen and Coalition-Based Interventions

A series of ongoing conflicts and U.S. complacence have begun to unravel the norms on the use of force. Continue reading

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Out of Control: Managing non-State Militias

This essay seeks to examine ways in which national political identity influences government options in controlling powerful non-state militias. Continue reading

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The Conflict No One Talks About: A Window of Opportunity for Azerbaijan

The outbreak of international crises and the Western standoff with Russia provides Azerbaijan with a unique opportunity to recapture Nagorno-Karabakh. Continue reading

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MH17: Shooting Downs Hope for Separatist Independence in Ukraine

Until this past week, Western sanctions against Russia and Ukrainian separatists were largely symbolic. No one wanted an escalation, and from the lukewarm nature of the western response, the United States and Western Europe did not believe that the Russian-backed … Continue reading

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Russia and Crimea: International Law and Sovereignty

When Barack Obama characterized Russia’s behavior as a “violation of international law,” his words were not strictly true. Obama was referring to the official United States policy that Russia’s military intervention and protectionist presence within the Crimea region transgressed the … Continue reading

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