In this article, Maria Zelenova examines how Russian independent journalists have been able to adapt under harsh censorship laws, creating a new ecosystem for reporting on important stories.
Defence ministers of the CIS (Community of Independent States) recently agreed to strengthen the Joint Air Defence System (JADS). The system ensures the protection of its member states’ airspace but also provides the Kremlin with leverage over its neighbours.
In response to the downing of their fighter jet, Russia has decided to cut economic ties with Turkey. It has also suspended visa-free travel agreement with Turkey from January 1, 2016 onward.
In Part II of this exclusive interview, Dr. Kuzio talks about alternatives to the Minsk agreement, Canada’s involvement, Russia’s disinformation campaign, and the state of Russian nationalism in Ukraine.
Russian activities in Ukraine and Syria share similar motivating factors. Sandy Vingoe examines Russia’s global strategy of aggressively countering threats to Russia’s political buffer states.
In Part 2 of this series, Živilė Marija Vaicekauskaite continues her examination of why Ukraine has not been offered a Membership Action Plan at this time.