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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Cowardly final brutality as Russia releases jailed 76-year-old Crimean Tatar Server Karametov
    Aug20

    Cowardly final brutality as Russia releases jailed 76-year-old Crimean Tatar Server Karametov

    Server Karametov, the frail, seriously ill, and courageous pensioner whom a court in Russian-occupied Crimea jailed for peaceful protest, was released on Saturday evening after 10 days’ imprisonment. It had seemed that the occupation regime could sink no lower, yet it found a way. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    A Spark in the Dark – Scottish Limited Partnerships and the UK Government’s Faltering Transparency Initiative
    Aug20

    A Spark in the Dark – Scottish Limited Partnerships and the UK Government’s Faltering Transparency Initiative

    The government recently announced new legislation to reveal the beneficial owners of Scottish Limited eartnerships. But this has done little to shed light on the people controlling them. In June 2017, Bellingcat and Transparency International published a joint-report into Scottish Limited Partnerships (“SLPs”) and their increasing rise in...

    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...

    Three risks and three scenarios for Ukraine
    Aug19

    Three risks and three scenarios for Ukraine

    Between 2014 and 2017, Ukraine’s leadership failed to transform the country’s old post-Soviet Russia oligarchic system into a European and Western-style democracy. The transformation is inefficient and slow, and this entails risk, writes Roman Rukomeda. …read more Source:...

    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...

    When Neutrality Isn’t an Option
    Aug19

    When Neutrality Isn’t an Option

    The new US sanctions against Russia overwhelmingly passed Congress. But in parts of Europe, they are far less popular. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel last week called them “more than problematic.” In diplomatese, that means the Germans oppose them. The Association of European Businesses, a nonprofit that advocates on behalf of European...

    Watch List Findings: Aug. 19, 2017
    Aug19

    Watch List Findings: Aug. 19, 2017

    What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will...

    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...

    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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