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    Ukraine crisis: Too many families still searching for missing loved ones
    May24

    Ukraine crisis: Too many families still searching for missing loved ones

    News release | Kiev (ICRC) – Three years after the start of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, several thousand people are still missing, although the exact number is not known. …read more Source: International Committee of the Red...

    Defence reinforcements: how much is enough to defend Lithuania?
    May24

    Defence reinforcements: how much is enough to defend Lithuania?

    Due to their vulnerable geographic position and complicated history, the Lithuanian people have seldom felt secure. The exception is the period from 2004, when Lithuania became a member of the European Union and NATO, to 2014, when Russia invaded Ukraine and occupied and annexed Crimea. A 2012 survey suggested that more than 60% of Lithuanians...

    Politicians jeopardize role of main human rights body in Ukraine
    May24

    Politicians jeopardize role of main human rights body in Ukraine

    Three of Ukraine’s main parties have put forward ‘their own’ candidates for the now vacant post of Ukrainian Human Rights Ombudsperson, and human rights groups are up in arms. There can be no political quotas or wheeling-dealing about a person appointed to protect all citizens’ rights in the country, they insist …read more...

    One Year of Not Knowing: Where is abducted Crimean Tatar Activist Ervin Ibragimov?
    May24

    One Year of Not Knowing: Where is abducted Crimean Tatar Activist Ervin Ibragimov?

    On May 24 exactly one year will have passed since Crimean Tatar activist Ervin Ibragimov was abducted close to his home in Bakhchysarai. Despite video footage of the abduction and international demands, the de facto authorities under Russian occupation have done nothing to find the young man or those who seized him. …read more Source:...

    Watch List: May 23, 2017
    May23

    Watch List: May 23, 2017

    The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance. Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our...

    Russia-Japan Talks Trundle On
    May23

    Russia-Japan Talks Trundle On

    Russia / World In late April, a state visit to Moscow by Japan’s prime minister caused little fanfare. Japan’s leader is Shinzo Abe, who met President Vladimir Putin for the sixteenth time. It was their fourth meeting in the last twelve months, a clockwork regularity which is unheard of when it comes to meetings between leaders of...

    Time of the Poisoners
    May23

    Time of the Poisoners

    A thorough account of the killings of Ukrainian nationalists by the KGB brings up parallels between the Russia of the 1950s and today. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Why the West is Responsible for China’s OBOR Project
    May23

    Why the West is Responsible for China’s OBOR Project

    Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, and initiation of Chinese economic reforms in 1979, two approaches have characterised western, particularly the US’, strategy towards Russia and China. Some attempts were made in the early 1990s to build a closer relationship with Russia, particularly when it was under Boris Yeltsin. In...

    Lenin’s High-Water Mark: Warsaw, 1920
    May23

    Lenin’s High-Water Mark: Warsaw, 1920

    On August 12, 1920, the fate of Poland hung by a thread. The Bolsheviks, victorious in Russia, advanced rapidly towards the heart of Europe, approaching the suburbs of Warsaw. This was the decisive moment in the Polish-Bolshevik War, a conflict that had begun some seventeen months earlier, when Polish and Red Army forces had clashed in their...

    UN Reports Warns of Growing Clampdown in Belarus
    May23

    UN Reports Warns of Growing Clampdown in Belarus

    After a period of going easy on dissent, the Lukashenka regime crushed nationwide protests in March. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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