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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    March 02, 2017
    Mar03

    March 02, 2017

    These are the major events from March 02, 2017 in the theaters and from the trans-national groups that ISW monitors: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, and ISIS. SYRIA: The Syrian regime, Russia, and Iran are re-consolidating control over eastern Homs Province in order to buffer core regime-held terrain in western Syria. Pro-regime...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: March 3, 2017
    Mar03

    Kleptocracy Weekly: March 3, 2017

    New from KI: Casey Michel examines how U.S.-based trusts are an increasingly popular option for hiding illicit assets; Gerald Knaus discussed Global Caviar Diplomacy – Azerbaijan, Europe, and corruption – at Hudson Institute recently. U.S. After a tip from a D.C. hotel worker, more than a dozen people in three states and four countries were...

    In search of Putin’s philosopher
    Mar03

    In search of Putin’s philosopher

    Politics Since Vladimir Putin came to power in 2000 and began reasserting Russia’s influence on the international scene, Western pundits have tried to discern the Russian president’s “brain” or “guru”, convinced that they would be able to identify some shadowy Svengali-like character who would inspire him. Unfortunately, this quest is...

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 3, 2017
    Mar03

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 3, 2017

    News Attorney General Jeff Sessions will recuse himself from any probe related to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. (WaPo) EU ambassadors decided to prolong asset freezes against Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovych and 14 of his associates. (RFE/RL) Oregon lawmakers will hold a public hearing Monday on a bill...

    Moscow’s Cheesed Off at Rise in Belarusian Imports
    Mar03

    Moscow’s Cheesed Off at Rise in Belarusian Imports

    Bans and threats of more reprisals against Belarusian products reflect widening gap between the two once-tight neighbors. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Is Germany Serious about Defending Itself, Europe, and the West? Time for Europeans to Run NATO
    Mar03

    Is Germany Serious about Defending Itself, Europe, and the West? Time for Europeans to Run NATO

    Doug Bandow In recent history no European nation has demonstrated greater military prowess then Germany. That competence had tragic consequences in World War II and colors Berlin’s approach to the world today. However, more than seven decades after that horrendous conflict’s end Germany should take on the defense responsibilities...

    Gender equality: EU challenges and policies [What Think Tanks are thinking]
    Mar03

    Gender equality: EU challenges and policies [What Think Tanks are thinking]

    Written by Marcin Grajewski, © Delphotostock / Fotolia Equality between women and men is one of the European Union’s founding values. Under the “Strategic engagement for gender equality 2016-2019” policy plan, the EU seeks to increase female labour-market participation, reduce the gender pay gap, promote equality between women and men in...

    Russia ready to open up Ukraine talks to US
    Mar03

    Russia ready to open up Ukraine talks to US

    Russia has indicated it is ready to open the so-called ‘Normandy’ negotiation format over the crisis in eastern Ukraine to the United States, which appears to be a major shift in relations between Moscow and Washington after the election of Donald Trump. …read more Source:...

    Russia & its separatist proxies must cease all hostile acts against the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
    Mar03

    Russia & its separatist proxies must cease all hostile acts against the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

    Ongoing Violations of International Law and Defiance of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation in Ukraine …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Donbas militants seize Ukrainian woman & accuse her of bizarrely useless ‘spying’
    Mar03

    Donbas militants seize Ukrainian woman & accuse her of bizarrely useless ‘spying’

    52-year-old Valentina Buchok has become the latest Ukrainian to be seized by Kremlin-backed militants and accused of ‘spying’ for Ukraine’s Security Service [SBU] by, for example, a ‘reconnaissance visit’ to the apartment where war criminal Motorola lived a month or more after he was killed. …read more Source:...

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