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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    As the U.K. Prepares to Leave, is Europe Disintegrating after 60 years?
    Mar28

    As the U.K. Prepares to Leave, is Europe Disintegrating after 60 years?

    The EU has just marked the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome but remains in the midst of turmoil. Britain’s formal notification of its intention to quit the EU ends a ten month phoney war and opens the way for direct confrontation over the country’s terms of exit. Brexit is a lose-lose process that will exacerbate other pressing...

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 28, 2017
    Mar28

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 28, 2017

    News U.S. federal prosecutors are investigating North Korea’s role in the attempted theft of nearly $1 billion from the Central Bank of Bangladesh. Deputy director of the NSA, Richard Ledgett, said last week that “if [this] is true, that means a nation-state is robbing banks. That is a big deal.” (OCCRP) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko...

    Russia’s Sberbank To Sell Ukrainian Branches
    Mar28

    Russia’s Sberbank To Sell Ukrainian Branches

    March 28, 2017 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    The world’s toughest job?
    Mar28

    The world’s toughest job?

    The new United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres of Portugal, took office on 1 January 2017. It is no wonder that one of Guterres’ predecessors described the role of Secretary-General as “the most impossible job in the world.” He faces considerable headwinds. The context is of enduring, global challenges, from terrorism and...

    More Discontent in Russia as Truckers Strike
    Mar28

    More Discontent in Russia as Truckers Strike

    Protest organizers say 10,000 trucks will block roads and disrupt traffic across the country. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Proposed amendments to a law that targets Ukrainian anti-corruption groups must be abolished
    Mar28

    Proposed amendments to a law that targets Ukrainian anti-corruption groups must be abolished

    Transparency International and its chapter in Ukraine call on Ukrainian authorities to abolish controversial amendments to the Law on Prevention of Corruption that appear designed to intimidate and target anti-corruption activists. The amendments would make it mandatory for leaders of anti-corruption groups to submit e-declarations of their...

    Trump son-in-law met executives of sanctioned Russian bank, will testify
    Mar28

    Trump son-in-law met executives of sanctioned Russian bank, will testify

    A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine disclosed on yesterday (27 March) that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, in December. …read more Source:...

    New Kids on the Block: A Younger Generation Invigorates Anti-Kremlin Protests
    Mar28

    New Kids on the Block: A Younger Generation Invigorates Anti-Kremlin Protests

    In spontaneity and sprawl, the weekend protests across Russia were reminiscent of large anti-Kremlin rallies in 2011-2012 that were followed by a steady tightening of government control over the political landscape. But one thing sets the two apart: the striking preponderance of young protesters in their late teens and early twenties …read...

    Poroshenko signs anti-Maidan law against NGOs & journalists fighting corruption
    Mar28

    Poroshenko signs anti-Maidan law against NGOs & journalists fighting corruption

    President Poroshenko has signed into law a dangerous bill which could be used to put pressure on NGOs, investigative journalists or activists, especially those most actively seeking to expose and eradicate corruption. He has in short allowed a law which his predecessor, now in hiding in Russia, would be proud of. …read more Source: Kharkiv...

    Kremlin-backed militants free blogger accused of ’extremism’, others still held hostage for pro-Ukrainian stand
    Mar28

    Kremlin-backed militants free blogger accused of ’extremism’, others still held hostage for pro-Ukrainian stand

    53-year-old Hennady Benitsky has been released several months after being seized by militants from the so-called ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ [LNR], who have not terminated their charges of ‘extremism’. Edward Nedelyaev, who was arrested earlier, remains in militant custody, as do others seized for a pro-Ukrainian position and...

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