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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Congress Must Investigate Trump’s Ties to Russia
    Mar30

    Congress Must Investigate Trump’s Ties to Russia

    We need a thorough congressional investigation into President Donald Trump’s Russia ties and we need it now. The explosive disclosure that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI, is conducting a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to the Kremlin further demonstrated the critical role Congress can play...

    Donbas: A Ticking Toxic Time Bomb
    Mar30

    Donbas: A Ticking Toxic Time Bomb

    Open-source tracking and monitoring of environmental health risks of targeting industrial sites Additional research and map making by Foeke Postma @FoekePostma As the fighting between the Ukrainian army and Russia-backed forces re-ignited at the end of January 2017, various news reports highlighted the shelling of industrial sites. Calls by the...

    Corruption Is Normal, Russian Students Told
    Mar30

    Corruption Is Normal, Russian Students Told

    A dozen people from Alexei Navalny’s opposition group remain in jail after massive anti-government protests. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia to Step Up Arctic Development
    Mar30

    Russia to Step Up Arctic Development

    While Putin talks energy projects and security in the far north, Deputy PM Rogozin promises to protect its fragile environment. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The French elections, seen from Ukraine
    Mar30

    The French elections, seen from Ukraine

    Ahead of France’s presidential election, Ukraine’s experience shows that opinion polls may be skewed by underlying hatred of the ruling classes and institutions. Vadym Omelchenko warns that ultra-conservatism stands to gain in the end. …read more Source:...

    PEN America honors Oleg Sentsov with 2017 PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award
    Mar30

    PEN America honors Oleg Sentsov with 2017 PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award

    PEN America announced on March 29 that it will honor imprisoned Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov with the 2017 PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award at its annual Literary Gala on April 25 …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Crimean Tatar activist abducted by masked men from outside court
    Mar30

    Crimean Tatar activist abducted by masked men from outside court

    Belyal Adilov was seized by men in camouflage gear and masks from outside the High Court in Russian-occupied Crimea on March 29 in the latest attempt to terrorize Crimean Tatars and deter them from showing solidarity with victims of persecution …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Protests Leave Medvedev Skiing on Thin Ice
    Mar29

    Protests Leave Medvedev Skiing on Thin Ice

    Society Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev tried to ski his way out of trouble over the weekend. But his retreat to a luxurious ski resort as protests erupted across Russia only made matters worse. The anti-corruption protests of March 26 are the largest in five years, and were sparked by an investigation into the vast personal fortune...

    Watch List: March 29, 2017
    Mar29

    Watch List: March 29, 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...

    Why Russia gave up Alaska, America’s gateway to the Arctic
    Mar29

    Why Russia gave up Alaska, America’s gateway to the Arctic

    One hundred and fifty years ago, on March 30, 1867, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and Russian envoy Baron Edouard de Stoeckl signed the Treaty of Cession. With a stroke of a pen, Tsar Alexander II had ceded Alaska, his country’s last remaining foothold in North America, to the United States for US$7.2 million. That sum,...

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