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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    “Ideas Worth Fighting For”: A Conversation with Janis Rozkalns
    Jun07

    “Ideas Worth Fighting For”: A Conversation with Janis Rozkalns

    My primary motivation for meeting with Janis Rozkalns was to ask him “why?” Rozkalns received Latvia’s highest honor, the Order of the Three Stars, for running one of the Soviet Union’s largest anti-communist groups during the 70s and 80s. Why did he resist the Soviet occupation? Why did he illegally print and distribute religious...

    Dodgy life sentence proves no impediment for Ukraine Supreme Court judge vacancy
    Jun07

    Dodgy life sentence proves no impediment for Ukraine Supreme Court judge vacancy

    Ukraine’s first competition for Supreme Court judges is coming to a close, and, as feared, the selection commission has already overridden the Public Integrity Council’s very serious objections to a number of candidates, including one of the judges who sentenced Volodymyr Panasenko to life for a crime he almost certainly did not...

    Why would INTERPOL & Ukraine help Russia seize another political prisoner?
    Jun07

    Why would INTERPOL & Ukraine help Russia seize another political prisoner?

    Ildar Valiev, a Tatar from Kazan whom Russia wants to imprison for involvement in a peaceful organization that is legal in Ukraine has been placed under arrest pending extradition in Odesa …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Congress Pushes Tougher Line on Russia
    Jun06

    Congress Pushes Tougher Line on Russia

    On May 5th, US President Donald Trump signed H.R. 244, his first major piece of legislation since taking office. Also known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2017, this legislation effectively funds the US government effective till September. It did not come from Trump’s budget proposals, but rather from a series of Congressional...

    Russia Attempted to Influence French and Dutch Elections With Suspect Polls
    Jun06

    Russia Attempted to Influence French and Dutch Elections With Suspect Polls

    Introduction Earlier this week, Vladimir Putin denied alleged Russian interference in the French presidential election. But evidence shows Russian state media used dubious opinion poll data in the run up to the French election to promote Francois Fillon, at a time when mainstream polls showed him trailing in third place. Shortly before the French...

    Russian Court Convicts Ukrainian Librarian of Inciting Hatred
    Jun06

    Russian Court Convicts Ukrainian Librarian of Inciting Hatred

    Natalia Sharina spent 15 months under house arrest while awaiting trial for possessing banned books. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Book Talk: A Successful Failure – Russia After Crimea
    Jun06

    Book Talk: A Successful Failure – Russia After Crimea

    The annexation of Crimea has transformed the Russian Federation. Three years of economic stagnation, international sanctions, and unstable oil prices have all had their effect. Within the government bureaucracy, power struggles are underway with new plans to address Russia’s post-Crimean reality. The editors of this book will analyze some...

    Ukraine’s Tech Sector Is Booming but Needs Awareness and Confidence
    Jun06

    Ukraine’s Tech Sector Is Booming but Needs Awareness and Confidence

    Despite several turbulent years, Ukraine’s economy is now showing real promise. The country recently received its latest tranche of IMF funding and is making a huge effort to stamp out corruption. With a large base of highly skilled technology professionals and a highly-developed information technology sector, Ukraine’s economy has...

    Arkady Moshes, The Crisis Over Ukraine – Three Years On: Is a “grand bargain” totally ruled out? Arkady Moshes (FIIA, Finland)
    Jun06

    Arkady Moshes, The Crisis Over Ukraine – Three Years On: Is a “grand bargain” totally ruled out? Arkady Moshes (FIIA, Finland)

    An explicit “deal” between the West and Russia on Ukraine is not possible. Europe would like to reach a more pragmatic modus vivendi with Moscow, but a sustainable freezing of the conflict in Donbas remains a critical minimum precondition. Link: http://www.fiia.fi/en/publication/680/the_crisis_over_ukraine_three_years_on/ …read more Source:...

    Conservative Party announce plans for trade commissioners worldwide in bid to boost trade post-Brexit
    Jun06

    Conservative Party announce plans for trade commissioners worldwide in bid to boost trade post-Brexit

    Conservative Party announce plans for trade commissioners worldwide in bid to boost trade post-BrexitThe Conservative Party yesterday announced Prime Minister Theresa May would establish nine trade commissioners in different regions of the world to promote exports and drive trade policy overseas post-Brexit. In a statement, the Party said,...

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