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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that’s unlikely
    Aug19

    Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that’s unlikely

    Niocr25/ShutterstockVladimir Putin’s power in Russia can often look unassailable. However much Western media might champion potential opponents, the president maintains a tight grip, and it’s easy to see why. Any successor to Putin who was not a puppet would very likely seek to establish their anti-corruption credentials and...

    Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that’s unlikely
    Aug19

    Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that’s unlikely

    Niocr25/ShutterstockVladimir Putin’s power in Russia can often look unassailable. However much Western media might champion potential opponents, the president maintains a tight grip, and it’s easy to see why. Any successor to Putin who was not a puppet would very likely seek to establish their anti-corruption credentials and...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: August 14-18
    Aug19

    Kleptocracy Weekly: August 14-18

    ICYMI: KI’s Peter Podkopaev and Natalie Duffy examine Russia’s road corruption for Foreign Affairs magazine. Hudson Institute is looking for interns to assist with research projects on Russia and Eastern Europe. U.S. Paul Manafort partnered on an $850 million New York real-estate deal with an ally of Vladimir Putin and a Ukrainian...

    Is a Tolerant Culture Being Replaced by an Intolerant One?

    One need not go back centuries to the Muslim conquest of the Christian late classical world — the medieval Barbary corsair raids, the Ottoman yoke in Central and Eastern Europe or the slave markets of Kaffa in Tatar Muslim Crimea — to understand that …read more Source: Gatestone...

    Ukraine’s Q2 Growth Climbs
    Aug18

    Ukraine’s Q2 Growth Climbs

    In Q2 2017, Ukraine’s GDP growth rate reached +0.6 per cent, compared to -0.3 per cent in Q1. According to Vasily Astrov, a senior economist at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), there are several reasons for this growth. “The very high statistical base in Q4 2016 (because of a record harvest), and the negative...

    August 17th, 2017
    Aug18

    August 17th, 2017

    CHINA Hong Kong Democracy Campaigners Jailed Over Anti-China ProtestsTom Phillips, THE GUARDIAN
 Hong Kong’s democracy movement has suffered the latest setback in what has been a punishing year after three of its most influential young leaders were jailed for their roles in a protest at the start of a 79-day anti-government occupation known...

    Robust International Peacekeeping: Is Asia Up to the Task?
    Aug18

    Robust International Peacekeeping: Is Asia Up to the Task?

    A political dispute in Japan over an alleged cover-up in a UN peacekeeping operation in South Sudan highlights a bigger regional problem with international operations that are no longer about maintaining, but more about imposing, peace. Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada’s resignation late last month, just a few days shy of her first...

    Kleptocracy Daily: August 17, 2017
    Aug18

    Kleptocracy Daily: August 17, 2017

    News Brazilian prosecutors plan to investigate last year’s controversial sale of the Argentine subsidiary of Petrobras, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company. [Prosecutors were now looking into it as part of Brazil’s sweeping “Car Wash” anti-corruption investigation.] The state-appointed lawyer defending former Ukrainian...

    Putin’s Russia rehabilitates Stalin, prosecutes Last Address Activist for Plaque to Victim of the Terror
    Aug18

    Putin’s Russia rehabilitates Stalin, prosecutes Last Address Activist for Plaque to Victim of the Terror

    In yet another move in Russia to silence those telling the truth about the Great Terror and Stalinism in general, Dmitry Kozlov has been fined for erecting a Last Address plaque, part of the civic initiative honouring the memory of individual victims of the Terror. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Valga and Valka – Where Estonia and Latvia Work Together
    Aug18

    Valga and Valka – Where Estonia and Latvia Work Together

    Two twin towns, Valga and Valka, on the border of Estonia and Latvia, have launched a project to ease integration into other countries’ job markets and to help with language barriers, qualification confirmation and documentation. As underlined by the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund member of the board, Piile Liimal, this new project...

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