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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russian Media’s Homage to Catalonia
    Oct07

    Russian Media’s Homage to Catalonia

    Russia / Europe The referendum in Catalonia and the harsh actions of police against the protestors have put the Kremlin in an awkward position. On the one hand, this is an excellent occasion to once again accuse the West of all the usual deadly sins, to herald the decline of European democracy, and to show TV audiences in Russia that their own...

    Poignant proof of why letters to the Kremlin’s Ukrainian hostages matter
    Oct07

    Poignant proof of why letters to the Kremlin’s Ukrainian hostages matter

    There are over forty Crimean political prisoners in Russian-occupied Crimea or Russia, and that figure is rising. Access to information and contact with them is limited, with Russia clearly hoping that people will forget about them. A letter just received from Yevhen Panov makes it quite clear how much our letters mean to the imprisoned men...

    Why Russia Still Has Conscription
    Oct07

    Why Russia Still Has Conscription

    Security This year’s autumn round of conscription to the Russian army is now underway. As of October 1st, Russia’s military is hoping to find and recruit 110-120 thousand fresh troops. For many young people, military conscription is no longer a scary prospect: they have been admitted to universities and can live without thinking about...

    The Fait Accompli in the 21st Century Security Landscape: From Crimea to Doklam to the Spratly Islands
    Oct07

    The Fait Accompli in the 21st Century Security Landscape: From Crimea to Doklam to the Spratly Islands

    RSVP HERE From Ukraine to the South China Sea, the fait accompli reappears time and again as the strategy of choice to challenge the status quo, imposing losses in a calculated gamble that victims will relent rather than escalate. The Stimson Center is pleased to host Dan Altman, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Georgia State...

    Ukrainian Church Communities: The Role of the Greek Catholic Church in Society, Politics and Conflict
    Oct07

    Ukrainian Church Communities: The Role of the Greek Catholic Church in Society, Politics and Conflict

    Invitation Only Research Event 26 Oct 2017 – 10:00 to 11:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Patriarch, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church …read more Source: Chatham...

    NATO’s Relevance and Europe’s Search for an Alternative
    Oct07

    NATO’s Relevance and Europe’s Search for an Alternative

    The North Treaty Organization (NATO) came into being to guarantee security to the war-torn Europe after the most devastated war in human history called “World War II.” It was precisely meant for containing “Communist” threat from the former Soviet Union. The “Warsaw Pact” was the response to NATO during the height of cold war by the Soviet...

    Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, October I 2017
    Oct07

    Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, October I 2017

    Written by Katarzyna Sochacka, EU negotiator Michel Barnier presents the state of play of the Brexit negotiations in plenary. © European Union 2017 – Source : EP The adoption of Parliament’s resolution on the state of play of the Brexit negotiations was one of the main points of the October I plenary session, as was a debate on the...

    Blog entry: Political Risks in Ukraine: The Biggest Problems Are Homemade
    Oct07

    Blog entry: Political Risks in Ukraine: The Biggest Problems Are Homemade

    Der Beitrag Blog entry: Political Risks in Ukraine: The Biggest Problems Are Homemade erschien zuerst auf Competence Center for Black Sea Region Studies. …read more Source: Competence Center for Black Sea Region...

    Belarusian Journalists Still Face Huge Problems
    Oct07

    Belarusian Journalists Still Face Huge Problems

    Belarus came in a lowly 153rd place (of 180) in Reporters Without Borders 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Other media freedom watchdogs and international organisations have reached similar conclusions: Belarus is ranked amongst the ten least free countries by Freedom House, although – credit where it’s due – it did move up from 194th last...

    The Russian State’s New Surprising Crusade … Against “Orthodox Extremists”
    Oct07

    The Russian State’s New Surprising Crusade … Against “Orthodox Extremists”

    Society It seems that the Russian state is preparing to get tough on various hardline, fringe followers of the Orthodox Church. Columnists in the opposition media and panic-stricken citizens on social media have already dubbed these Russian citizens “Orthodox extremists” or “new fundamentalists” Alexander Kalinin, for instance, the leader of the...

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