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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    A Bridge to Moscow? Bulgarian Policy in the Standoff Between Russia and the West
    May04

    A Bridge to Moscow? Bulgarian Policy in the Standoff Between Russia and the West

    Holding the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU for the first half of 2018, Bulgaria hopes to further its role as a diplomatic conduit between Russia and the West. But is this small country, heavily reliant on both parties, capable of mending strained relations?Download the article (PDF)Bulgaria is marketing itself internationally as a...

    How Western Condemnation Lets Russia Off the Hook
    May04

    How Western Condemnation Lets Russia Off the Hook

    International criticism is shaping the strategic direction of Putin’s fourth term. From The Conversation. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia Ups Pressure on Telegram
    May04

    Russia Ups Pressure on Telegram

    Viber, another popular messenger app, could also be banned if it fails to turn over encryption keys, authorities warn. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Newsbrief Vol. 38 No. 4
    May04

    Newsbrief Vol. 38 No. 4

    Concise briefings on contemporary issues and trends in international securityNo: 4Volume: 38Newsbrief …read more Source: Royal United Services Institute...

    The Role of Private Military Contractors in Russian Foreign Policy
    May04

    The Role of Private Military Contractors in Russian Foreign Policy

    Private Russian military contractors operate not only in Syria and Ukraine but also in countries where Russian enterprises are investing. Although under Russian law, this type of organisation is prohibited—the State Duma again rejected a bill legalising them—unofficially they enjoy state support because they increase Russia’s military...

    How the arms trade is used to secure access to oil
    May04

    How the arms trade is used to secure access to oil

    shutterstock.comUK arms exports to Saudi Arabia increased by 175% in the first nine months of 2017 according to an investigation by the Campaign Against Arms Trade. Similarly, France and the US are major exporters of arms to the oil-rich Gulf state – in 2017 alone, they were worth around US$2.6 billion. Selling weapons is a lucrative business. As...

    After crushing press freedom, Russia tries to silence any dissent in occupied Crimea
    May04

    After crushing press freedom, Russia tries to silence any dissent in occupied Crimea

    “You can jail a person, but how do you imprison thoughts?” The question was put by Ukrainian activist Suleyman Kadyrov on 3 May during the appeal hearing against his 2-year suspended sentence for a comment on Facebook that Crimea is Ukraine. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Book Talk: The Politics of Police Reform
    May03

    Book Talk: The Politics of Police Reform

    The police in the post-Soviet space remain one of the least reformed institutions, despite broader democratic transformations. Erica Marat will use her new book to examine the conditions under which a meaningful transformation of the police is likely to succeed, using case studies from Ukraine, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan. The panel will discuss...

    Russian Arms Budget Takes U-Turn

    Moscow is bucking the world trend toward higher arms spending, but hold that Nobel Peace Prize nomination. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Iranian Rial Through the Eyes of the Black-Market Premium
    May03

    The Iranian Rial Through the Eyes of the Black-Market Premium

    Steve H. Hanke The Islamic Republic of Iran’s economy suffers internal, debilitating problems. Many anti-market seeds were sown by the last Shah. These seeds have been well tended and aggressively added to by Iran’s current theocratic regime. If these homemade economic problems weren’t enough, Iran’s foreign policy...

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