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    Russia orchestrates fast-track trial to imprison pro-Ukrainian activist in Crimea
    Mar20

    Russia orchestrates fast-track trial to imprison pro-Ukrainian activist in Crimea

    The trial in Russian-occupied Crimea has begun of Volodymyr Balukh, a Ukrainian from North Crimea whose latest arrest came just a week after he nailed a plaque to his home in honour of activists slain during Euromaidan. The case has reached the court with suspicious speed given that the only thing that is entirely clear-cut is the political...

    Russia’s Role as an Arms Exporter: The Strategic and Economic Importance of Arms Exports for Russia
    Mar20

    Russia’s Role as an Arms Exporter: The Strategic and Economic Importance of Arms Exports for Russia

    Project: Russia and Eurasia Programme, Russia’s Domestic Politics, Russian Foreign Policy20 March 2017 Dr Richard Connolly Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme Cecilie SendstadResearch Manager, Cost Analysis Research Programme, Department of Analysis, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) Russian arms producers must adapt...

    Can social media, loud and inclusive, fix world politics?
    Mar20

    Can social media, loud and inclusive, fix world politics?

    _The Conversation Global’s new series, Politics in the Age of Social Media, examines how governments around the world rely on digital tools to exercise power. Privacy is no longer a social norm, said Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2010, as social media took a leap to bring more private information into the public domain. But what does...

    Children with Machine Guns & Russian Flags vs Voices in Shame & Protest at Russia’s Crimea Landgrab
    Mar19

    Children with Machine Guns & Russian Flags vs Voices in Shame & Protest at Russia’s Crimea Landgrab

    A performance with children dancing about with machine guns was one of the most shocking parts of the state-organized festivities in Russian-occupied Crimea for the 3rd anniversary of Russia’s annexation. Others marked the anniversary with opposition and shame …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukraine Can Learn from Poland’s Economic History
    Mar18

    Ukraine Can Learn from Poland’s Economic History

    In 1990, GDP per capita in Poland and Ukraine was roughly the same and amounted to some $1,600. By the end of 2016, Polish GDP grew to $12,700. In 2013, GDP per capita in Ukraine equalled $4,200 but the recent recession has caused it to fall again, to some $2,000. Leszek Balcerowicz is a former Polish deputy prime minister, and he is known for...

    Sirin Software: A Ukrainian Firm Conquering Global Markets
    Mar18

    Sirin Software: A Ukrainian Firm Conquering Global Markets

    Sirin Software started in March 2014, and has grown quickly. The company now employs 30 IT specialists. In 2016, it merged with another firm in order to expand its service portfolio. Alexander Nikitenko, CEO of Sirin Software, spoke to Jerry Cameron about how the company was started, the firm’s presence in the US as well as its future...

    Ukrainian Venture Investment Market Is Immature and Needs Growth
    Mar18

    Ukrainian Venture Investment Market Is Immature and Needs Growth

    The Ukrainian market for venture investment and business innovation has been actively and systematically developing since 2005. That is earlier than in most European countries. Despite the fact that it has seen significant growth, however, it still has not formed a self-sufficient ecosystem. Why? Of course, the main reason is the economy. In the...

    Ukraine’s Government Declares Ambitious Privatisation Targets
    Mar18

    Ukraine’s Government Declares Ambitious Privatisation Targets

    Ukraine’s privatisation potential is based on more than 350 objects dedicated for sale in 2017, including the most interesting “blue chips” including: the second biggest producer of ammonia and carbamide in Ukraine (PJSC “Odessa Port Plant”), a power generating company that produces eight per cent of the electricity and 18 per cent of the...

    Not All Quiet on the Eastern Front
    Mar18

    Not All Quiet on the Eastern Front

    While Belarus will not have its Euromaidan any time soon, recent developments at home and abroad suggest that the country’s political course is not set in stone. In mid-March, Belarus’s President, Alexander Lukashenko, announced that he would suspend his decree introducing the so-called “parasite tax”; a fee charged on the unemployed....

    Relations with Russia: A Strategy of ‘Constrainment’
    Mar17

    Relations with Russia: A Strategy of ‘Constrainment’

    Three years ago this month, Russia illegally annexed Crimea and laid the groundwork for its ongoing campaign to destabilize Ukraine. That moment marked the end of a period of more than twenty years when the countries of the West looked to Russia as a partner. Of course, even before 2014, Russia had demonstrated a pattern of destabilizing...

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