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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    It’s time to reboot the Eastern Partnership
    Sep29

    It’s time to reboot the Eastern Partnership

    Remember the Eastern Partnership? Launched in a flurry of ambiguous optimism in 2009, the European Union’s attempt to reach out to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine still staggers on, with a summit in Brussels on 24 November as the next point on a now somewhat threadbare calendar. In the run-up to that came a...

    Finding My Creative Courage in North Korea
    Sep29

    Finding My Creative Courage in North Korea

    Just 15 months after taking his first writing workshop at Aspen Summer Words, Welby Altidor published Creative Courage, a book that draws on his experience as executive creative director at Cirque du Soleil, where he was responsible for a portfolio of groundbreaking live events. In the midst of making the final edits to his manuscript this past...

    Historian Anne Applebaum Details Stalin’s War Against Ukraine: ’I Believe It Was Genocide’
    Sep29

    Historian Anne Applebaum Details Stalin’s War Against Ukraine: ’I Believe It Was Genocide’

    The true number of famine victims has been difficult to calculate, Anne Applebaum says, because the Soviet system tried to cover up the famine immediately after it happened. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    UN Says Russia Abusing Human Rights in Crimea
    Sep29

    UN Says Russia Abusing Human Rights in Crimea

    New report gathers evidence for arbitrary detentions, abductions, torture and systematic repression since the annexation of the Ukrainian territory. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Sentence to silence Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov on trial for words he didn’t utter
    Sep29

    Sentence to silence Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov on trial for words he didn’t utter

    Russia’s trial on openly falsified charges of Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov has reached its squalid end, with the real aim likely to be reflected in a ban on public activities, accompanying the demanded suspended sentence. No reversion to rule of law is anticipated, although the verdict is due a day after a UN monitoring report expressed...

    Ukraine’s unfinished reform agenda
    Sep29

    Ukraine’s unfinished reform agenda

    Compared to previous attempts, especially those following the Orange Revolution in 2004, the current reform round in Ukraine (since 2014) has proved more successful. Some politically difficult decisions have been taken, such as the elimination of gas subsidies and the restructuring of the banking system. But reform remains incomplete in many...

    Reinvigorating Civil–Military Relationships in Building National Resilience
    Sep29

    Reinvigorating Civil–Military Relationships in Building National Resilience

    Building resilience calls for new types of civil–military partnerships.Russia’s application of a sophisticated hybrid strategy and the rise of Daesh (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) have been drivers for change in the complex security environment of the twenty-first century. While the significance of these threats...

    September 22nd, 2017
    Sep29

    September 22nd, 2017

    CHINA China’s Security Chief Calls For Greater Use Of AI To Predict Terrorism, Social Unrest Nectar Gan, South China Morning Post Meng Jianzhu, head of the Communist Party’s central commission for political and legal affairs in charge of the country’s massive security and intelligence systems, pledged at a meeting in Beijing on...

    Kadyrov’s Myanmar offensive and its consequences
    Sep29

    Kadyrov’s Myanmar offensive and its consequences

    Politics The protests by Russia’s Muslim population against the oppression of their brothers in faith in Myanmar are somewhat reminiscent of Soviet demonstrations against the wars in Vietnam or Grenada – the form and the essence do not coincide. Judging by their form, the protests are devoted to international problems. When one looks at the...

    Ukraine: a blow against the national minorities’ school system
    Sep29

    Ukraine: a blow against the national minorities’ school system

    On 25 September, President Petro Poroshenko signed an Education Act, which had been adopted by the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) on 5 September. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

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