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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    There are Red Lines and There are Red Lines: Trump’s Cheap Shot on Syria
    Apr11

    There are Red Lines and There are Red Lines: Trump’s Cheap Shot on Syria

    The US cruise missile attack on Syria last week may have boosted President Trump’s weak standing at home and deflected pressure on him over questionable links between his campaign team and Russia. But it fails on more serious criteria of legality and morality. In justifying his decision last week to launch a strike against a Syrian...

    Moldovan, Ukrainian Authorities Say Murder Plot Targeted Moldovan Politician
    Apr10

    Moldovan, Ukrainian Authorities Say Murder Plot Targeted Moldovan Politician

    Seventeen people, including two connected to the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine, were detained for allegedly planning to kill Vladimir Plahotniuc. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    See the New Ukraine and Benefit From the Best by Partnering or Investing in IT
    Apr10

    See the New Ukraine and Benefit From the Best by Partnering or Investing in IT

    Saying that Ukraine is an attractive but difficult market is nothing new. Situated in the heart of Europe, it is close, big and well-educated. It is cheap and abundant in resources, both natural and human. It is industrial, agricultural and hi-tech. However, at the same time it is unstable; it is corrupt; it has contradicting laws, unjust courts...

    Round-Up of Investment Arbitrations Against CIS States: Recent Developments
    Apr10

    Round-Up of Investment Arbitrations Against CIS States: Recent Developments

    In the December 2016 – March 2017 period, some major procedural developments occurred in several pending and concluded investment arbitrations against CIS states. In some of these pending disputes, arbitral tribunals have asserted jurisdiction over the investors’ claims, addressing noteworthy issues such as: provisional application of the...

    Kleptocracy Daily: April 10, 2017
    Apr10

    Kleptocracy Daily: April 10, 2017

    KI will host Oleksander Danyliuk, Minister of Finance of Ukraine, for a discussion with Walter Russell Mead at Hudson Institute on April 19. Sign up or watch live. News There is new evidence that top executives at Shell knew money paid to the Nigerian government for a vast oil field would be passed to a convicted money-launderer. (BBC) The...

    FTAC: Reprise: How ISIL Serves Moscow, Damascus, and Tehran
    Apr10

    FTAC: Reprise: How ISIL Serves Moscow, Damascus, and Tehran

    Again: Assad (w/ Putin and Khamenei looking on) incubated ISIL as a tool with several interesting functions: –A “jihadi” trap that has drawn thousands of fighters to itself, including from Chechnya, to serve as a “Kill Zone” for the type. Not a bad idea, eh? –However: the same ploy turns out for bribing the west — “Assad OR The Terrorists” in...

    Bomb the Usual Arabs
    Apr10

    Bomb the Usual Arabs

    It seems that every new US president has to prove his machismo…or make his bones, as wiseguys say…by bombing the usual Arabs. By now, it’s almost a rite of passage. The American public loves it.So we just saw the US launch 59 or 60 $1.5million apiece cruise missiles at a western Syrian airfield to express President Trump’s outrage...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: 4/3-4/7
    Apr10

    Kleptocracy Weekly: 4/3-4/7

    KI will host Oleksander Danyliuk, Minister of Finance of Ukraine, for a discussion with Walter Russell Mead at Hudson Institute on April 19. Sign up or watch live. ICYMI: Watch video of the 3/31 Brookings event, ‘One year after the Panama Papers: Progress on anonymous corporate ownership?’, which featured Senator Whitehouse, KI’s...

    After Praise and Death Threats, Ukraine’s Central Bank Governor Quits
    Apr10

    After Praise and Death Threats, Ukraine’s Central Bank Governor Quits

    April 10, 2017 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    FTAC: Syria – “Expect ‘Mission Creep’”
    Apr10

    FTAC: Syria – “Expect ‘Mission Creep’”

    Posted to YouTube by The New York Times, April 7, 2017. Comment: The public presentation of conflict may attempt to keep separate Syria, Ukraine, Russia, and Iran, but I don’t think the Kremlin (this is a good comment for Kremlin Watch) has an “Off” button in association with the defense of the autocratic feudal past that each dictatorship...

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