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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    What would it take to trigger war between Russia and NATO? Just a spark
    Sep29

    What would it take to trigger war between Russia and NATO? Just a spark

    This September in Europe was a tense month of military posturing and preparations. Sweden recently began a three-week war game, its largest since the Cold War. Even as it did so, across the Baltic Sea, Russian and Belarusian forces concluded the Zapad military exercises – which NATO officials called “serious preparations for a big war”. Major war...

    Macron’s ‘Intiative for Europe’: Is this France’s Moment to Take the Helm
    Sep29

    Macron’s ‘Intiative for Europe’: Is this France’s Moment to Take the Helm

    In an interview with RUSI, Daniel Keohane, Senior Researcher at the Centre for Security Studies at ETH Zurich, looks at French President Emmanuel Macron’s vision for a reformed EU. RUSI: French President Emmanuel Macron last week gave his ‘Initiative for Europe’ speech that was hailed by some as ‘courageous’ for setting out 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...

    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...

    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...

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 26, 2017
    Sep29

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 26, 2017

    ​ Russia probe: Those funding Trump’s legal team include “a billionaire investor, a property developer seeking U.S. government visas and a Ukrainian-born American who has made billions of dollars doing business with Russian oligarchs.” (WSJ) Australia has begun returning allegedly stolen cash to China under a joint working group established...

    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...

    EU Offers Help to Tackle Food Inferiority in Central and Eastern Europe
    Sep29

    EU Offers Help to Tackle Food Inferiority in Central and Eastern Europe

    Multinationals have “cheated and misled” the east for years, the European Commission says. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Eastern European Lifestyle Unhealthiest In the World, Study Suggests
    Sep29

    Eastern European Lifestyle Unhealthiest In the World, Study Suggests

    Nine out of the top 10 nations with the least healthy eating, drinking, and smoking habits are in the post-communist region. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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