If geopolitics was a playground, the parties to this conflict behave like stubborn children who do not care to listen to what fellow pupils, teachers, or parents say. Carrots or sticks do not work either. It seems both parties only answer and react to pain and suffering. Continue reading
Annex 9: Extant arms export licences to Countries of concern’, you will find plenty of defense exports to Russia. In the end, you do not want the wrong mix finishing in the wrong hands, e.g. Russian-backed rebels shooting down civilian planes. Continue reading
This should help, for example, with the arming of the Ukranian separatist rebels who just shot down today July 17, 2014, Flight MH17 of Malaysian Airlines from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, killing the 280 passengers onboard. Continue reading
Good to know economic sanctions on Russia, which is arming the rebels, are working and the Ukraine crisis is under control!