Bill Taylor on the Ukraine Crisis

Bill Taylor on the Ukraine Crisis

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and USIP Vice President for Russia and Europe Bill Taylor has noted during numerous media appearances in recent weeks that while Putin’s diplomacy-at-gunpoint strategy is deeply flawed and counterproductive, there remains a path forward where constructive dialogue could lead Putin to pull troops back from the border...

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Ideas to enhance review of U.S. policy toward South Sudan - Sudan Tribune

Monday, January 10, 2022

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In an Analysis and Commentary published by The United States Institute of Peace titled “South Sudan’s people have spoken on peace. Is anyone listening? A recently concluded National Dialogue creates opportunities that U.S. policymakers should not ignore”, David Deng, a South Sudanese-American human rights lawyer, researcher and author, and Ola Mohajer, USIP Senior Program Officer, Sudan and South Sudan argued that “The results of the National Dialogue offer one set of answers to questions that U.S. policymakers have grappled with in addressing the root causes of South Sudan’s violence, weak governance and lack of justice.”

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Five things to know as US, Russia seek Ukraine solution - The Hill

Sunday, January 9, 2022

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The Biden administration is setting out on an extraordinary diplomatic mission in Europe next week, holding a string of engagements meant to tamp down dangerously high tensions with Russia. The three meetings, set to take place between Monday and Friday in Geneva, Brussels and Vienna, were quickly coordinated in response to Russia’s massing of tens of thousands of troops on Ukraine’s border...

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Why Equatorial Guinea May Host China’s First Atlantic Naval Base - The Maritime Executive

Friday, January 7, 2022

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Since mid-2021, U.S. defense officials have warned that China is considering whether to build a naval base in the Central African nation of Equatorial Guinea. If built, it would be China’s second such facility in Africa and its first in the Atlantic. Although China’s sea power is predominantly based in the Pacific, its ambitions are growing. Last year, Gen. Stephen Townsend, head of U.S. Africa Command, warned of China’s dalliance with the government of Equatorial Guinea...

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