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Russia the winner from Minsk deal on Ukraine

The peace agreement signed in Minsk, Belarus, last week regarding eastern Ukraine is undoubtedly welcome. Though fragile, the ceasefire provides some longed-for relief for the population of Donbass. A moment of relative tranquility on its territory is certainly something Ukraine needed desperately for two main reasons. The conflict was a huge drain on the Ukrainian […]

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GPI founder Alexander Clackson discusses crisis in Ukraine

It’s not clear whether Germany and France have co-ordinate their peace efforts with their allies across the Atlantic. French media reports claim the European leaders are going their own way this time… trying to beat a potential US plan to supply weapons to Ukraine. For more on the diplomatic attempts to end the Ukrainian crisis, […]

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Challenges in the Middle East create space for cooperation between Russia and Europe

While the disagreement over Ukraine remains a long-term irritant in Russian relations with Europe, it is still too early to speak about the beginning of the new Cold War. In other regions of the world, both sides face challenges that may demand joint cooperation. Currently, there are three main issues that require collaboration in the […]

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Why Ukraine should not expect financial help from the EU

Parliamentary elections in Ukraine on 26th October indicated that the country is on a Western path. But the euphoria many felt in Kiev after the end of Euromaidan protests may be replaced by hard realisation that not much has changed in Ukraine. The economy is in a dire place and is unlikely to improve any […]

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GPI founder Alexander Clackson discusses the main talking points of the G20 summit

CCTV America interviewed Alexander Clackson on the G20 summit. He’s the founder of the international affairs think-tank Global Political Insight with expertise on Russia.  

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GPI founder Alexander Clackson on Channel One Russia (in Russian)

Channel One Russia (Первый канал) did a reportage on Ukraine for its 9 pm news programme Vremya, the main evening newscast in Russia. Alexander Clackson shared his brief analysis from 4 min 57 seconds. The reportage is in Russian.   http://www.1tv.ru/news/world/269803

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Debunking the Myth of Russian Aggression

Since the start of the Ukrainian crisis in November 2013, Western media and politicians have accused Russia in its role in the Ukrainian crisis, repeatedly claiming that Russia has acted aggressively without any provocation. Contrary to these statements, Russia has been a victim of regular provocations over the last few years. Despite these aggravations, Russia […]

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GPI founder Alexander Clackson discusses Ukraine with former British Ambassador

RT’s political debate show CrossTalk invited Sir Tony Brenton, former British Ambassador to Russia; Alexander Clackson, founder of Global Political Insight; and Ben Aris, Editor of Business New Europe, to discuss whether the Minsk Accord ended the conflict in Ukraine? Or will another hot war in the breakaway regions flare up? Will President Poroshenko push for […]

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NATO’s Expansion Would be a Mistake

NATO’s Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen made announcement recently that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is for the first time looking to deploy its forces at new bases in Eastern Europe, in response to the Ukraine crisis and in an attempt to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin from “causing trouble in the former Soviet Baltic republics”. […]

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GPI’s founder Alexander Clackson debates NATO with Ukrainian Ambassador-at-Large

Alexander Clackson, founder of Global Political Insight, took part in a debate on The Heat, a weekly news and current affairs talk show program on CCTV America, the English-language news channel run by Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television, based in Washington. The debate with Olexander Scherba, the Ukrainian Ambassador-at-Large focused on whether Ukraine should join NATO.

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Ukraine Crisis: Europe At Fault

At three months since the beginning of the Kiev government military operation against anti-government rebels in Ukraine’s south-east, Europe appears to be acting to the detriment of its reputation as a peace and rule-of-law project, as well as its broader economic and trade interests and political goals in the region. The expansion of restrictive measures […]

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GPI’s Alexander Clackson discusses Ukraine on RT

Alexander Clackson, founder of Global Political Insight, was asked to appear on CrossTalk, a current affairs debate television program on RT. It focuses on global affairs, with host Peter Lavelle moderating conversation between multiple guests. This episode focused on the crisis in Ukraine. Ukraine is running out of many things: money, time and patience. There […]

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Can a Peaceful Outcome Be Salvaged in Ukraine?

On 4th August, the world marked 100 years since World War I, a conflict that resulted in 16 million deaths. A century later, a new conflict is brewing, this time between Russia and Western countries, with Ukraine being the hotspot of military activity. Ever since a wave of demonstrations and civil unrest broke out in […]

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Isolating Russia is not in anybody’s interest

The crash of MH17 that took place on 17 July was a stark reminder of the horrific incidents that can occur during a civil war. Unfortunately, rather than contemplating on how to end the Ukrainian crisis and ensure that similar future catastrophes do not happen again, the Ukrainian government and separatists blamed each other for […]

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What the Western media is not reporting on Ukraine

It has been reported and confirmed over the last few days that rebels who refuse to accept the legimiacy of the new Western puppet government of Ukraine have left the city of Sloviansk. The Western media quoted Ukrainian President Poroshenko as saying that Ukrainian troops had “liberated Sloviansk from terrorists”, and that it was “the […]

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