Ukraine and its backers won support from little more than half the members of the United Nations General Assembly to declare invalid Crimea’s referendum to secede, as Russia wielded diplomatic and economic pressure for members to abstain or cast no ballot.

Read the full Bloomberg Business Week article here

Mar 27, 2014
Richard Gowan
Europe

Bruce Jones appeared live on LA's KTLA Channel 5 to discuss his new book, Still Ours to Lead: America, Rising Powers, and the Tension Between Rivalry and Restraint as well as the ongoing tensions between Russia, Crimea and the Ukraine. You may purchase the book here

Mar 24, 2014
Bruce Jones
Europe, United States

Less than a week before its planned deployment, the future of the EU military mission to the Central African Republic (CAR) is increasingly in jeopardy. In four consecutive force generation conferences held in February and early March, EU member states have been unable to muster the required troops and equipment. Subsequently, in an appeal letter to EU governments dated 11 March, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton warned that the lack of necessary capabilities puts the plans to launch the operation by mid-March at risk, adding that a delay would taint the EU’s credibility.

Mar 21, 2014
Alischa Kugel
Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa
Peace Operations

America, Rising Powers, and the Tension between Rivalry and Restraint

"What’s become clear to me is that while the rising powers--principally China, India, Brazil, but also Turkey, Indonesia, Korea and others--want to increase their influence and protect their interests, the United States still occupies a central place in their thinking and their strategies. And only the U.S. can help all these players forge an effective international order." —Bruce Jones

Mar 17, 2014
Bruce Jones

Will Vladimir Putin or Barack Obama ultimately benefit most from the crisis in Ukraine? Most pundits are betting on the former. The Russian president has pulled off a bravura display of ruthless guile in seizing control of Crimea. His American counterpart has looked limited, calculating that Moscow will want an “off ramp” out of a crisis that currently seems to be going Moscow’s way.

Mar 12, 2014
Richard Gowan
Europe, United States

As the crisis in Ukraine unfolds, twenty-one states are sending unarmed military observers at Kiev's request, but pro-Russian forces have thus far blocked their entry into Crimea.

Read the full Council on Foreign Relations article here

Mar 11, 2014
Richard Gowan
Europe

An unarmed OSCE mission has arrived in the Ukraine, in the hope that this will enable a diplomatic solution to the crisis. A clever move, says Richard Gowan, an expert on EU security.

Read the full Deutsche Welle article here.

Mar 05, 2014
Richard Gowan
Europe

In order to learn more about the foreign policy implications that have come to light during the Ukranian conflict, Joseph M. Nixon, reached out to speak with Richard Gowan, Associate Director of CIC.

Read the full Globalisation Cafe.com interview here.

Mar 01, 2014
Richard Gowan
Europe

The Ukrainian crisis has aroused an ugly array of thugs, from the snipers who fired on protesters in Kiev to pro-Russian biker gangs. But numerous multilateral organizations have been implicated too.

Read the full World Politics Review article here.

Mar 03, 2014
Richard Gowan
Europe

Russia agrees to a UN resolution on Syria.

Read the full Le Monde article here

Feb 23, 2014
Richard Gowan
Europe, Middle East, Syria

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