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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Ukraine: Choosing an Ombudsman
    May23

    Ukraine: Choosing an Ombudsman

    Press ReleasesUkraine: Choosing an OmbudsmanMay 22, 2017As the Verkhovna Rada — Ukraine’s parliament — debates selection of a new Ombudsman, who has a vital role in calling attention to human rights and democratic governance issues, Freedom House issued a statement. …read more Source: Freedom...

    Think of the children: Russian officials fret over youthful protesters
    May23

    Think of the children: Russian officials fret over youthful protesters

    Substantial youth participation in nationwide anticorruption protests organized by opposition leader Aleksei Navalny in March jolted Russia’s political landscape, leaving officials wringing their hands over how to effectively court a demographic that, a new study suggests, is deeply distrustful of the ruling class …read more Source:...

    Local authorities implicated in fatal attack on Roma residents in Kharkiv oblast
    May23

    Local authorities implicated in fatal attack on Roma residents in Kharkiv oblast

    Human rights groups have demanded a proper investigation into the fatal incident on May 16 in the Kharkiv oblast which left one man dead, and four injured. All the victims were Roma residents of Vilshany, in the Derhachi district, and witness accounts suggest that the attack was organized by the local authorities. …read more Source: Kharkiv...

    On Trial in Occupied Crimea for Upholding Russian territorial borders
    May23

    On Trial in Occupied Crimea for Upholding Russian territorial borders

    The trial begins on May 31 of Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov who could face a 5-year prison sentence for saying that Russia must leave Crimea and Donbas. This is the second such trial in Russian-occupied Crimea where Ukrainian journalist Mykola Semena is facing essentially identical charges. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    The Stability of Trump’s Foreign Policy
    May22

    The Stability of Trump’s Foreign Policy

    Originally produced on May 15, 2017 for Mauldin Economics, LLC By George Friedman With no fat lady in sight as the opera unfolds in Washington, it is useful to stop and consider an interesting point: For all the tumult that has defined Donald Trump’s domestic policy, his foreign policy is relatively stable. There are some notable...

    Comprehensive NATO
    May22

    Comprehensive NATO

    By John R. Allen and Stefano Stefanini. Photo| NATO. IntroductionIf comprehensive means “including or dealing with all or nearly all elements or aspects of something”[1] and that something is the international security environment, the Atlantic Alliance choice is not whether or not, but to what extent, to be comprehensive. NATO exists today, and...

    Russian Authorities Apparently Antsy Over Opposition-Minded Youth
    May22

    Russian Authorities Apparently Antsy Over Opposition-Minded Youth

    Film and pop music are being used to sway teens away from criticizing the state. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine – The American March, Washington, D.C., May 20, 2017
    May22

    Ukraine – The American March, Washington, D.C., May 20, 2017

    Saturday, May 20, 2017 Over there? BackChannels readers have enjoyed a glimpse of the relationship between Moscow and terrorism. Reflexive Control Process: “Allahu Akbar Terrorism” -> New Nationalism –> Neo-Feudalism The same have witnessed the destruction of Syria by Bashar al-Assad as flanked by Vladimir Putin and Ali Khamenei and how the...

    U.S. Unpredictability Is Not Reassuring for NATO
    May22

    U.S. Unpredictability Is Not Reassuring for NATO

    Transatlantic TakeOn May 25, the 28 NATO heads of state and government — and pending member Montenegro — will converge on Brussels for a face-to-face meeting on the Alliance’s priorities and challenges today. It will be U.S. President Trump’s first meeting with all NATO members. The meeting presents a clear opportunity for the...

    Kleptocracy Daily: May 22, 2017
    May22

    Kleptocracy Daily: May 22, 2017

    News 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. The Trump administration, in a significant escalation of its clash with the government’s top ethics watchdog,...

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