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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Judges double as prosecutors to jail Ukrainian activist in Russian occupied Crimea
    May29

    Judges double as prosecutors to jail Ukrainian activist in Russian occupied Crimea

    There needed to be exceptional circumstances to extend Ukrainian activist and political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh’s imprisonment beyond 6 months. There were none, just an FSB order and a judge with no scruples. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Why Ukraine’s Worst Enemy Is Not Vladimir Putin
    May29

    Why Ukraine’s Worst Enemy Is Not Vladimir Putin

    One ubiquitous and insidious enemy has so far escaped detection. This is the relentless negativity that shrouds Ukrainian perceptions of their own country. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    When Trump met NATO: Blunt talk and meaningful silences
    May27

    When Trump met NATO: Blunt talk and meaningful silences

    World leaders met in Brussels for the NATO Summit 2017. AP Photo/Matt Dunham, PooDonald Trump’s electoral campaign was notable for his abrasive statements and blunt assessments about a variety of issues. Among his more unforgettable claims was his suggestion that NATO was “obsolete.” This comment was largely founded, it seems, on a lack of...

    The Goal for Romania — the Positives Outweigh the Negatives
    May26

    The Goal for Romania — the Positives Outweigh the Negatives

    We want the story of Romania to be the story of a dynamic, vibrant and innovative country, says Matteo Patrone, Director for Romania and Regional Head Romania and Bulgaria at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He spoke to Andrew Wrobel about the country’s greatest challenges. Let’s start with economic...

    Crimean Tatar rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov wins major human rights award
    May26

    Crimean Tatar rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov wins major human rights award

    Emil Kurbedinov, a tireless advocate for all those facing politically motivated persecution in occupied Crimea, has become Front Line Defenders’ 2017 Laureate of the Human Rights Defenders at Risk Award. The honour is truly well-deserved, although Emil himself considers it recognition of the work done by all lawyers and human rights...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: May 22-26
    May26

    Kleptocracy Weekly: May 22-26

    U.S. Russian officials bragged in conversations during the presidential campaign that they had cultivated a strong relationship with former Trump adviser Michael Flynn and believed they could use him to influence Trump and his team. Miami’s Porsche Design Tower developers— whose luxury condominium on Sunny Isles once featured Alicia Keys as...

    Russia Reportedly Investigating Chechen Gay Purge
    May26

    Russia Reportedly Investigating Chechen Gay Purge

    Human Rights Watch says Chechen officials approved the brutal roundup and torture of dozens of men. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Why Russia Can’t End the North Korea Crisis
    May26

    Why Russia Can’t End the North Korea Crisis

    By Xander Snyder Normally, it is China, not Russia, that acts as a negotiator with the North Koreans. But lately, Moscow appears to be stepping up its efforts to mediate talks with Pyongyang relating to its nuclear weapons program. These efforts, however, are unlikely to effect any real change since Russia lacks the means to persuade North Korea...

    Good Neighbors Make Good Security: Coordinating EU Critical Infrastructure Protection Against Cyber Threats
    May26

    Good Neighbors Make Good Security: Coordinating EU Critical Infrastructure Protection Against Cyber Threats

    By Philip Chertoff. Photo by Lars Kristian Flem|Flickr, licensed by CC BC-NY 2.0Introduction In October 2016, Meyer Werft Shipyard notified electricity provider, E.ON Netz, that the Norwegian Pearl, their newly-built cruise ship, would soon depart their factory and requested a disconnection of the Conneforde Diele 380 kV double line, so that the...

    Net migration to the UK fell to 248,000 in 2016, as number of EU nationals leaving rose by 31,000
    May26

    Net migration to the UK fell to 248,000 in 2016, as number of EU nationals leaving rose by 31,000

    Net migration to the UK fell to 248,000 in 2016, as number of EU nationals leaving rose by 31,000Net long-term migration to the UK fell to 248,000 last year, a decrease of 84,000 compared with 2015 and the lowest level seen in over two years. This was largely driven by an increase in emigration. Migration levels from the Eastern and Central...

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