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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 12, 2017

    Russia is using anonymous companies and smuggling networks to undercut U.S. sanctions on North Korea. Pyongyang is also trying to acquire cryptocurrencies to dodge sanctions. (WaPo, Bloomberg) Spain is investigating the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in Luxembourg for money laundering. (NYT) Rep. Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign...

    What about Pensions?
    Sep16

    What about Pensions?

    Economy Judging by his statements, President Vladimir Putin does not plan to retire any time soon. Yet many of his potential voters are worried about their own retirement prospects. Will their pensions be sizeable and reliable? At what age can Russians count on receiving them? During a televised call-in show held in mid-June, the president left...

    Europe seen from Ukraine
    Sep16

    Europe seen from Ukraine

    A strong Europe needs a strong Ukraine …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

    Political Elite Renewal in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
    Sep16

    Political Elite Renewal in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

    Invitation Only Research Event 2 Oct 2017 – 14:00 to 15:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Cristina Gherasimov, Academy Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House …read more Source: Chatham...

    A UN Mission for Ukraine’s Donbas?
    Sep16

    A UN Mission for Ukraine’s Donbas?

    Russia’s proposal for a UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas must be taken seriously. It could provide momentum for more meaningful Minsk process negotiations. …read more Source: Carnegie...

    Where is Home? The Paradoxes and Potential of the Latvian diaspora
    Sep16

    Where is Home? The Paradoxes and Potential of the Latvian diaspora

    Rita Laima’s new memoir, Skylarks & Rebels, chronicles her unique personal story, and in so doing, captures the trajectory of Latvian history and grapples with the crises of identity faced by all exiles and émigrés. Laima was born in the United States to Latvian parents who were forced to flee their country’s postwar Soviet...

    A UN Mission for Ukraine’s Donbas?
    Sep16

    A UN Mission for Ukraine’s Donbas?

    Russia’s proposal for a UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas must be taken seriously. It could provide momentum for more meaningful Minsk process negotiations. …read more Source: Carnegie...

    Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov & activists detained after family of tortured Crimean Tatar recognize FSB abductor
    Sep15

    Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov & activists detained after family of tortured Crimean Tatar recognize FSB abductor

    Over ten Crimean Tatar activists, as well as prominent lawyer Emil Kurbedinov and journalist Taras Ibragimov have been detained in Simferopol after gathering with the relatives of Renat Paralamov, the father of four who was abducted and brutally tortured on September 13. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Reagan Documents Shed Light on US ‘Meddling’

    “Secret” documents, recently declassified by the Reagan presidential library, reveal senior White House officials reengaging a former CIA “proprietary,” The Asia Foundation, in “political action,” an intelligence term of art for influencing the actions of foreign governments.The documents from 1982 came at a turning-point moment when the Reagan...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: September 15, 2017
    Sep15

    Kleptocracy Weekly: September 15, 2017

    ​ New: How Non-State Actors Export Kleptocratic Norms to the West, a KI/Hudson Institute report by Ilya Zaslavskiy. Fighting back: We live in an era of authoritarian influence, writes Thorsten Benner. How should democracies respond? (Foreign Affairs) Global Magnitsky: An international consortium of NGOs has recommended 15 cases for designation...

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