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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Robust International Peacekeeping: Is Asia Up to the Task?
    Aug18

    Robust International Peacekeeping: Is Asia Up to the Task?

    A political dispute in Japan over an alleged cover-up in a UN peacekeeping operation in South Sudan highlights a bigger regional problem with international operations that are no longer about maintaining, but more about imposing, peace. Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada’s resignation late last month, just a few days shy of her first...

    August 17th, 2017
    Aug18

    August 17th, 2017

    CHINA Hong Kong Democracy Campaigners Jailed Over Anti-China ProtestsTom Phillips, THE GUARDIAN
 Hong Kong’s democracy movement has suffered the latest setback in what has been a punishing year after three of its most influential young leaders were jailed for their roles in a protest at the start of a 79-day anti-government occupation known...

    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...

    Ukraine’s Q2 Growth Climbs
    Aug18

    Ukraine’s Q2 Growth Climbs

    In Q2 2017, Ukraine’s GDP growth rate reached +0.6 per cent, compared to -0.3 per cent in Q1. According to Vasily Astrov, a senior economist at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), there are several reasons for this growth. “The very high statistical base in Q4 2016 (because of a record harvest), and the negative...

    Poland and the EU: looking for the exit door?
    Aug17

    Poland and the EU: looking for the exit door?

    Until recently Poland was heralded in the EU as a remarkable success story. It joined the club in 2004 and since then its status and importance were growing till 2015, as testified by the election of Poland’s former Prime Minister Donald Tusk to the post of President of European Council in 2014. When joining the EU Poland’s GDP was...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Russia Feels American Pressure
    Aug17

    Russia Feels American Pressure

    Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meet at G20 summit, photo via Office of the President of RussiaBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 561, August 16, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Russian-US relations have reached their lowest point since the end of the Cold War. President Donald Trump has signed a new package of anti-Russian sanctions into law and...

    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...

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