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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    One-third of the world’s nature reserves are under threat from humans
    May17

    One-third of the world’s nature reserves are under threat from humans

    People transporting gasoline by boat in Indonesia’s Kayan Mentarang National Park. ESCapade/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SAIn the 146 years since Yellowstone National Park in the northwestern United States became the world’s first protected area, nations around the world have created more than 200,000 terrestrial nature reserves. Together...

    Russia-and-the-west
    May17

    Russia-and-the-west

    A strategic confrontation between Russia and the West has been under way for at least four years: for understandable reasons, given Russian President Vladimir Putin’s interference in the internal politics of the United States and some European countries, and his military adventurism in Ukraine and Syria. Yet Russia and the West are both...

    Avoiding the Middle-Income Trap
    May17

    Avoiding the Middle-Income Trap

    The EBRD’s 2017-18 Transition Report confirms what a many of us who cover the emerging European region have thought for some time: that the time has come to focus less on low cost and more on creating unique, high-value propositions and innovation. The report focuses on the challenge of sustaining growth, with particular reference to the...

    The opening of the bridge from Russia to Crimea
    May17

    The opening of the bridge from Russia to Crimea

    On 15 May, Vladimir Putin officially opened the bridge connecting Russia with the Crimean Peninsula via the Kerch Strait. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Lethal weapon: Has Trump mis-stepped on Ukraine?
    May17

    Lethal weapon: Has Trump mis-stepped on Ukraine?

    Sending anti-tank guided weapons to Ukraine is the right decision. But the Trump administration has gone about it the wrong way. …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

    GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Trump Country, Conga Lines and the Nerds in the Corner
    May17

    GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Trump Country, Conga Lines and the Nerds in the Corner

    What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from May 7 to 13 finds @adamrpearce brilliantly illustrating the problem and causes of backed up trains along the New York subway, @Textyorgua_Eng highlights the destruction of Ukraine’s landscape due to illegal amber mining, and @duc_qn...

    No World Cup as usual as Oleg Sentsov lays his life on the line, demanding the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners
    May17

    No World Cup as usual as Oleg Sentsov lays his life on the line, demanding the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners

    Ukrainian filmmaker and Kremlin hostage Oleg Sentsov has declared an indefinite hunger strike with his sole demand being the release of all the Ukrainian political prisoners held by Russia. It seems he has been planning this move for the last month and a half and he told his lawyer: “If I die before or during the World Cup, there will be...

    Crimean Tatar who sued Putin over annexation of Crimea ‘deported’ to Uzbekistan
    May17

    Crimean Tatar who sued Putin over annexation of Crimea ‘deported’ to Uzbekistan

    Russia has sent Crimean Tatar Nedim Khalilov against his will to Uzbekistan after illegally taking him from his Crimean home and holding him in a ‘centre for foreigners’ in Russia for 18 months. This cynical deportation of a 58-year-old who has no links with Uzbekistan can be viewed as reprisal for Khalilov’s attempt to bring legal...

    Russia Crows Over Crimean Bridge Opening
    May16

    Russia Crows Over Crimean Bridge Opening

    Engineering feat will simplify life in Russian-controlled peninsula, but will also likely worsen relations with Kyiv. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia’s Role in the 2008 Russo-Georgian War
    May16

    Russia’s Role in the 2008 Russo-Georgian War

    After a brief surge of sympathy for Georgia during the 2008 Russo-Georgian war, outsiders reached a general consensus of shared blame, exemplified by the EU fact-finding mission’s Tagliavini report. In retrospect, with an established pattern of Russian aggression in Ukraine and Syria, prize-winning journalist Yulia Latynina will revisit the...

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