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    Cheap at Half the Price: Why UN Peacekeeping is Good Value for Money
    Apr28

    Cheap at Half the Price: Why UN Peacekeeping is Good Value for Money

    US President Donald Trump is threatening to cut his country’s contribution to the UN peacekeeping budget. But this could end up being the more expensive option in the long run. Download the article (PDF)In 2016, the US provided over 28% of the UN peacekeeping budget – more than double the amount provided by any other country. Yet in his...

    The internet is enabling scientists to understand how ‘collective memory’ works
    Apr28

    The internet is enabling scientists to understand how ‘collective memory’ works

    Our memory of the twin towers attack has been strengthened by events that happened much later. Michael Foran/Flickr, CC BY-SAThe internet has brought change to almost everything in our lives. In particular, the ways we acquire knowledge have significantly changed, partly due to online knowledge repositories such as Wikipedia. In fact, it has even...

    Russian Girlfriend Handed Ukrainian Political Prisoner to FSB Torturers
    Apr28

    Russian Girlfriend Handed Ukrainian Political Prisoner to FSB Torturers

    Why would Russia hold a Ukrainian in secret detention for 10 months if there were real grounds for his arrest? Why is it now refusing to allow an independent psychiatric examination which a renowned British psychiatric institute has recognized the need for and even offered to provide? …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Mogherini Goes to Moscow But is Missing in Action in Ukraine
    Apr27

    Mogherini Goes to Moscow But is Missing in Action in Ukraine

    European Council on Foreign Relations. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Watch List: April 27, 2017
    Apr27

    Watch List: April 27, 2017

    The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance. Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our...

    Ukrainian Officials Tout Banking Sector Reforms
    Apr27

    Ukrainian Officials Tout Banking Sector Reforms

    When considering the state of Ukraine’s banking reforms, it is important to consider not only what remains to be done, but how much the country has achieved, according to an economic adviser to the Ukrainian government. “The fact that Ukraine is even alive, and surviving, and growing today, is quite amazing given where it was in 2014,”...

    Ukrainian politics: the balance of forces after three years of war
    Apr27

    Ukrainian politics: the balance of forces after three years of war

    The political situation in Ukraine is determined primarily by the ongoing war, and the situation of stalemate at the front is raising the level of public impatience. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Turkey’s Erdogan Plays Dictator in Constitutional Fight: Divides Nation as Popularity
    Apr27

    Turkey’s Erdogan Plays Dictator in Constitutional Fight: Divides Nation as Popularity

    Doug Bandow Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan secured near dictatorial powers in the recent constitutional referendum. Yet all is not well for the would-be sultan. He predicted that he’d win 60 percent or more of the vote, but barely broke 51 percent after rigging the ballot, destroying a free press, and criminalizing criticism....

    Brexit and the UK’s Sanctions Policy:  From Leader to Follower
    Apr27

    Brexit and the UK’s Sanctions Policy: From Leader to Follower

    As a member of the EU, the UK has been a strong leader in the design and implementation of sanctions. Brexit will create complexity for policymakers and the private sector and result in a loss of UK influence and effectiveness. Download the article (PDF)In her recent speech announcing an early general election, scheduled for 8 June, Prime...

    Mogherini goes to Moscow but is missing in action in Ukraine
    Apr27

    Mogherini goes to Moscow but is missing in action in Ukraine

    The European Union’s position on Russia is riven with inconsistency and undermined by its preoccupation with appearing even-handed. …read more Source: European Council on Foreign...

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