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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    With crackdown on protests, Russia’s new friend Belarus tightens its grip on power
    Apr06

    With crackdown on protests, Russia’s new friend Belarus tightens its grip on power

    Recent months have seen unprecedented social protest in Belarus. According to Human Rights Watch, citizen mobilisation has also resulted in mass and arbitrary arrests of demonstrators, human rights activists and journalists in this authoritarian nation. On orders of President Aleksandr Lukashenko, who has ruled the country since 1994, some 1,000...

    Politics podcast: Matthew Sussex on Russia’s long game
    Apr06

    Politics podcast: Matthew Sussex on Russia’s long game

    A cloud continues to hover over Russian interference in the US presidential election. Associate professor Matthew Sussex, academic director at the Australian National University’s National Security College and a specialist in Russian foreign and strategic policy, says Russia’s meddling has been “exceptionally damaging”. “I think that...

    Who is a better ally for the US – Russia or China?
    Apr06

    Who is a better ally for the US – Russia or China?

    3D_creation/www.shutterstock.comForty-five years ago last February, U.S. President Richard Nixon returned from a visit to China that shocked the world and unsettled leaders in Moscow, who were awaiting a visit from Nixon a few months later. Soviet leaders wondered if they were finally witnessing the birth of a U.S.-China alliance that they had...

    Mass persecution inevitable if Russia bans the Jehovah’s Witnesses as ’extremist’
    Apr06

    Mass persecution inevitable if Russia bans the Jehovah’s Witnesses as ’extremist’

    Russia’s Supreme Court appears to be on the verge of banning the Jehovah’s Witnesses after a Justice Ministry application which claimed that this world faith is ‘extremist’ …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Human rights in Ukraine in 2016: main trends
    Apr05

    Human rights in Ukraine in 2016: main trends

    The Ukrainian people under trying circumstances defend their freedom. Our war is just, and therefore we cannot be like the aggressor, with whom we are fighting. During the war the wounds in human souls are inevitable. But let not our hands to cause these wounds. Do not let hate reign over us. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    Mixed Motives
    Apr05

    Mixed Motives

    Smeared by some as mere mercenaries, a band of Georgians fighting in Ukraine says neither money nor revenge underlies their drive to battle Russia on all fronts. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Europe’s Eastern Crisis: The Geopolitics of Asymmetry
    Apr05

    Europe’s Eastern Crisis: The Geopolitics of Asymmetry

    In recent years a series of crises have erupted on the European Union’s eastern borders. In response, the EU has begun to map its own form of ‘liberal-redux geopolitics’ that combines various strategic logics. …read more Source: Carnegie...

    Central European University has become the battleground in Hungary’s war of ideas
    Apr05

    Central European University has become the battleground in Hungary’s war of ideas

    Ignoring protest from around the world, the Hungarian government has fast-tracked legislation to tighten rules governing foreign universities operating in the country. The law could force the closure of the Central European University (CEU). The new law requires foreign universities to gain agreement for their foreign operations from their home...

    EU official says no sign Trump plans to ease Russia sanctions
    Apr05

    EU official says no sign Trump plans to ease Russia sanctions

    A senior European Union official said yesterday (4 April) he had seen no sign that US President Donald Trump planned to lift sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine, and warned that American sanctions could destabilise some European energy markets. …read more Source:...

    Freedom House: The False Promise of Populism
    Apr05

    Freedom House: The False Promise of Populism

    ​Populists’ stunning electoral victories in Europe and the United States have shaken the post–Cold War order in Europe and Eurasia, but they could ultimately reinvigorate liberal democracy. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

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