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The Conversation: Crimea votes to secede from Ukraine as EU considers sanctions against Russia

The Conversation: Crimea votes to secede from Ukraine as EU considers sanctions against Russia
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). Crimeans have voted by a huge margin to secede from Ukraine. According to early reports released after 50% of the ballots had been counted more than 95% of votes were in favour of joining Russia.
Date:
Tuesday 18th March 2014

New Research Fellows Join CREES

New Research Fellows Join CREES
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New Research Fellows Join CREES/POLSIS strengthening expertise on the Caucasus.
Date:
Friday 14th March 2014

The Conversation: How can Ukraine, Crimea and Russia secure a stable future?

The Conversation: How can Ukraine, Crimea and Russia secure a stable future?
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). The situation in Ukraine is still highly volatile, especially in relation to Crimea and continuing uncertainty about Russia's intentions. But there is a need to consider what a longer-term solution might look like in light of the different demands being made.
Date:
Wednesday 12th March 2014

The Conversation: Seizing EU and US assets won't help Russia – it needs the investment

The Conversation: Seizing EU and US assets won't help Russia – it needs the investment
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Written by Dr Richard Connolly. With the Crimean parliament voting to join Russia, and EU leaders discussing potential sanctions, the Ukrainian crisis continues to escalate. But what if Russia's next seizure wasn't further territory but rather Exxon Mobil's gas fields, or Volkswagen's factories?
Date:
Wednesday 12th March 2014

The Conversation: A divided Ukraine could see two radically different states emerge

The Conversation: A divided Ukraine could see two radically different states emerge
Description
Written by Dr Richard Connolly. It is increasingly difficult to predict what the future holds for Ukraine. One scenario sees the country becoming divided along roughly ethnic lines, with an ethnic Ukrainian western state and a more Russia-oriented eastern state comprising today's southern and eastern Ukraine. So what would the economies of these potential new states look like?
Date:
Tuesday 11th March 2014

Cooperation in the Contemporary World: University of Birmingham unveils latest MOOC

Cooperation in the Contemporary World: University of Birmingham unveils latest MOOC
Description
Experts from the the School of Government and Society including the International Development Department, Department of Political Science and International Studies and the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security at the University of Birmingham have introduced a free, open online course today offering a taste of higher education to learners worldwide. Registration is now live for this online course which is scheduled to start in May 2014.
Date:
Monday 10th March 2014

A divided Ukraine could see two radically different states emerge

A divided Ukraine could see two radically different states emerge
Description
Written by Dr Richard Connolly. "It is increasingly difficult to predict what the future holds for Ukraine. One scenario sees the country becoming divided along roughly ethnic lines, with an ethnic Ukrainian western state and a more Russia-oriented eastern state comprising today's southern and eastern Ukraine. So what would the economies of these potential new states look like?"
Date:
Wednesday 5th March 2014

Tim Haughton reappointed joint editor of the JCMS Annual Review of the EU

Tim Haughton reappointed joint editor of the JCMS Annual Review of the EU
Description
CREES Director Tim Haughton and Nathaniel Copsey (Aston University) have been reappointed as the editors of the Journal of Common Market Studies Annual Review of the European Union.
Date:
Tuesday 4th March 2014

The Conversation: Putin calling all the shots in Ukraine: what next for relations between Russia and the West?

The Conversation: Putin calling all the shots in Ukraine: what next for relations between Russia and the West?
Description
Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). After days of heightening tensions and increasingly aggressive rhetoric, Russian president Vladimir Putin requested, and was promptly granted, authorisation to deploy Russian troops in Ukraine until the situation there had "normalised". Yet, after further diplomatic efforts, including a 90-minute telephone call between presidents Obama and Putin, there has so far been no actual military escalation, even though the increased presence of Russian troops in Crimea and Ukraine's announcement to call up military reservists have heightened the potential for serious violence.
Date:
Tuesday 4th March 2014

The Conversation: Crimea flashpoint raises stakes in Russia's regional power play

The Conversation: Crimea flashpoint raises stakes in Russia's regional power play
Description
Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). As events in Crimea escalate and become a focal point in the broader struggle within Ukraine, between Ukraine and Russia, and between Russia and the West, one key question is about Russia's larger game plan.
Date:
Monday 3rd March 2014
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