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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    ‘Traditional Values’: A Potent Weapon Against LGBT Rights
    Nov04

    ‘Traditional Values’: A Potent Weapon Against LGBT Rights

    In April, news broke of a widespread anti-gay purge in Chechnya; in September, gay men and transgender women were rounded up in Azerbaijan; and in October reports emerged that a registry of gay men and lesbians was being compiled by the authorities in Tajikistan. How might we understand these disparate events as part of a trend in these three...

    The United States of Anonymity
    Nov04

    The United States of Anonymity

    By Casey Michel Download the full report here For years, Viktor Bout, known as the “Merchant of Death,” was considered the world’s premier arms dealer, with clients ranging from those in Muammar Qaddafi’s Libya to those in Mobutu Sese Seko’s Democratic Republic of the Congo. Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko,...

    Central Asia and the Bolshevik Revolution Centennial
    Nov03

    Central Asia and the Bolshevik Revolution Centennial

    Although it happened thousands of miles away, and did not reflect any of the local political currents at work in 1917, the October Revolution had a profound impact on Central Asia. From EurasiaNet.org. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Moldovans Don’t Speak Romanian, Angry Dodon Declares
    Nov03

    Moldovans Don’t Speak Romanian, Angry Dodon Declares

    The outside world sees little difference between the main languages spoken in the neighbor countries, but many Moldovans beg to differ. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Scientists Probe Baikal Seal Deaths
    Nov03

    Scientists Probe Baikal Seal Deaths

    The die-off of the unique animals is bringing overfishing, pollution and other pressing environmental issues into focus. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    How Obama and Hillary Clinton Weaponized the ‘Dossier’
    Nov03

    How Obama and Hillary Clinton Weaponized the ‘Dossier’

    The Trump-Russia collusion story was a joint invention of the Obama administration and the Clinton campaign. It enabled the Obama administration to make use of the nation’s security and intelligence services to spy on Trump and his associates and to use whatever information they thereby gleaned to try to get Hillary into the White House....

    Why Was Zapad-2017 So Important?
    Nov03

    Why Was Zapad-2017 So Important?

    The strategic joint military exercise Zapad-2017 took place from September 14-20 at several training grounds in Russia and Belarus. According to official statements, the total number of troops participating in this military drill was 13,000. However, the real figures could well have been significantly higher. The official scenario of Zapad-2017...

    Poland seeks to deny entry to those with ‘extreme anti-Polish attitudes’
    Nov03

    Poland seeks to deny entry to those with ‘extreme anti-Polish attitudes’

    In a further sign of strained relations between Warsaw and Kyiv, Poland’s Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said on Thursday (2 November) that procedures to bar people “with extreme anti-Polish attitudes” from entering the country are being launched, drawing an angry reply from Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Pragmatism Prevails over Populism in Ukraine
    Nov03

    Pragmatism Prevails over Populism in Ukraine

    Successful politics is about getting things done. By that standard, October was a successful month. Not only did the government pass sweeping healthcare reform, pension reform, and judiciary reform, it also staved off populist protests. In short, pragmatism prevailed over populism. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukraine refuses to free journalist & asylum seeker facing persecution in Kazakhstan
    Nov03

    Ukraine refuses to free journalist & asylum seeker facing persecution in Kazakhstan

    It was because of Zhanara Akhmet’s criticism of the Kazakhstani regime that she faced prosecution in her own country and sought asylum in Ukraine, together with her small child. That alone should have precluded her initial detention, but did not, and now a second court has rejected the application from an MP and prominent human rights...

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