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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Problems with Corruption in Ukraine
    Jan16

    Problems with Corruption in Ukraine

    Under pressure from civil society and international institutions, the Ukrainian authorities have taken steps to reduce corruption. Although these measures have brought initial positive results, corruption remains one of the biggest problems facing the country as any changes meet with resistance from part of the Ukrainian political elite afraid of...

    International NGOs should get the facts right re Ukraine’s ‘Ban’ on Russian TV Dozhd
    Jan16

    International NGOs should get the facts right re Ukraine’s ‘Ban’ on Russian TV Dozhd

    Ukraine’s removal of the independent Russian Dozhd TV from cable networks elicited angry responses and accusations of ‘censorship’ from at least two international NGOs, neither of whom fully addressed the reason for the restrictions imposed, or what they did not entail.. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    FSB detains Ukrainian Cultural Centre activist & his wife in Russian-occupied Crimea
    Jan16

    FSB detains Ukrainian Cultural Centre activist & his wife in Russian-occupied Crimea

    Russia’s FSB is preparing ‘extremism’ charges against yet another pro-Ukrainian Crimean, a young mother of two small children, with the pretext this time being a post on the social network VKontakte. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Top anti-corruption post for persecutor of well-known Ukrainian human rights activist?
    Jan14

    Top anti-corruption post for persecutor of well-known Ukrainian human rights activist?

    The likely appointment of Dmytro Rudenko to a top post in Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau has appalled many rights activists who remember his active role in the persecution of Vinnytsa human rights activist Dmytro Groysman. It raises questions also as to how he came to be appointed head of the Khmelnytsky National Police back in...

    Moscow’s concept of a Greater Europe is still just a dream
    Jan14

    Moscow’s concept of a Greater Europe is still just a dream

    Moscow’s concept of a Greater Europe is still just a dream Until Moscow and Brussels change their zero-sum approach, any talk about reviving the concept of a Greater Europe is just wishful thinkingUntil Moscow and Brussels change their zero-sum approach, any talk about reviving the concept of a Greater Europe is just wishful thinking.A...

    Trump, sanctions, Congress: business or principles?
    Jan13

    Trump, sanctions, Congress: business or principles?

    Russia / World On January 1, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, Lindsey Graham, and John McCain called for new sanctions on Russia – even in the aftermath of President Barack Obama’s expulsion of 35 ‘diplomats’ – only metres from the border with Georgia’s de facto Russian-occupied breakaway region of South Ossetia. On January 10, ten...

    What Putin Wants from Trump
    Jan13

    What Putin Wants from Trump

    (Image: Shutterstock / ) I wrote this article about Russian efforts to cultivate Donald Trump as an asset last week for a Korean newspaper where it was published on Sunday. Little did I know that news would break this week of allegations that Russia has a file of damaging information it can use to blackmail President-elect Trump. In that file is...

    The Difficult but Necessary Task of Promoting Democracy in Russia
    Jan13

    The Difficult but Necessary Task of Promoting Democracy in Russia

    Photo credit: Bogomolov.PL Events in Russia in 2016 suggested that there is no prospect of political change in the country for the foreseeable future, and especially not in the run-up to the next presidential election in 2018. The regime appears to be more secure than ever and President Vladimir Putin dominates political life. United Russia and...

    Ukraine Bans Russian-language Independent Broadcaster
    Jan13

    Ukraine Bans Russian-language Independent Broadcaster

    Presented as a breach of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and advertising laws, the ban was criticized internationally for curtailing media pluralism. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    January 13th, 2017
    Jan13

    January 13th, 2017

    CHINA China Is Scrubbing Outspoken Taiwan and Hong Kong Celebrities from Its Streaming Services Zheping Huang, QUARTZ China has allegedly blacklisted over four dozen overseas celebrities, including several high-profile singers from Taiwan and Hong Kong who have expressed political views unfavorable to Beijing, another sign that China is...

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