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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The plight of Russia’s technocrats
    Aug17

    The plight of Russia’s technocrats

    Politics Why are government reform programs, developed by highly-qualified experts, implemented so poorly in Russia? According to the Center for Strategic Research, the “Strategy-2010” program, adopted in 2000, is still only 36% complete. The subsequent program “Strategy-2020” has been even less successful – just 29.5%. Reforms in the...

    The plight of Russia’s technocrats
    Aug17

    The plight of Russia’s technocrats

    Politics Why are government reform programs, developed by highly-qualified experts, implemented so poorly in Russia? According to the Center for Strategic Research, the “Strategy-2010” program, adopted in 2000, is still only 36% complete. The subsequent program “Strategy-2020” has been even less successful – just 29.5%. Reforms in the...

    Why the UK Needs to be Thinking Now about a Possible Korean War
    Aug17

    Why the UK Needs to be Thinking Now about a Possible Korean War

    North Korea has not been at the top of the agenda of Whitehall’s key policymakers, focused as so many of them are on the immediate challenges of Brexit. This now needs to change. Download the article (PDF)A new Korean War is now a real possibility. There is still some hope that the recent inflammatory rhetoric from President Donald Trump...

    Kleptocracy Daily: August 16, 2017
    Aug17

    Kleptocracy Daily: August 16, 2017

    News Paul Manafort partnered on an $850 million New York real-estate deal with an ally of Vladimir Putin and a Ukrainian moneyman whom the Justice Department recently described as an “organized-crime member.” Russia says it’s against further tightening sanctions on North Korea, warning that economic pressure on Pyongyang has reached its...

    Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Moves from Frozen to Kinetic
    Aug16

    Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Moves from Frozen to Kinetic

    The war in Ukraine stands as a pressing test of Western commitment and resolve towards European security. But another security threat is emerging, with a real risk of rapid escalation. This new threat, emanating from the Nagorno-Karabakh region, pits Armenia and the Armenian-populated Karabakh against Azerbaijan. Long regarded as one of several...

    The Challenge Ahead in Eastern Ukraine
    Aug16

    The Challenge Ahead in Eastern Ukraine

    Bloody fighting between government troops and pro-Kremlin separatists and Russian regulars has continued for three years in Ukraine’s east. Meanwhile, an equally fierce battle is being waged for the hearts and minds of civilians on the Ukrainian side, many of whose loyalties hover between Kyiv and Moscow. …read more Source: Kharkiv...

    Watch List: Aug. 15, 2017
    Aug16

    Watch List: Aug. 15, 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...

    Russia accuses Ukraine of Trying to Sabotage Crimean Electricity with a Handsaw
    Aug16

    Russia accuses Ukraine of Trying to Sabotage Crimean Electricity with a Handsaw

    The FSB have seized another Ukrainian in Russian-occupied Crimea and claimed that he was carrying out acts of sabotage for the SBU, Ukraine’s Security Service. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Iran and North Korea: Brothers in Nuclear Arms
    Aug16

    Iran and North Korea: Brothers in Nuclear Arms

    Editor’s note: On Aug. 14, nearly two months after the original publication of this Deep Dive, reports surfaced that North Korea received Soviet-era technology from a facility in Ukraine that expedited the construction of its intercontinental ballistic missiles. As we determine the veracity of the reports, we republish our own assessment of...

    August 15th, 2017
    Aug16

    August 15th, 2017

    CHINA Hong Kong Police Arrest Activist Over Abduction ClaimBBC A democracy activist in Hong Kong who claimed he was abducted and tortured by mainland Chinese agents has been arrested by police. Authorities are accusing Howard Lam of providing misleading information. Mr. Lam claimed last week he was abducted because of his efforts to get in touch...

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