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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    What Past Empires Tell Us About the Future
    Mar27

    What Past Empires Tell Us About the Future

    Originally produced on March 20, 2017 for Mauldin Economics, LLC By George Friedman and Jacob L. Shapiro Spanish essayist George Santayana once wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” but there is a problem with this famous and witty line. Studying history has little practical utility in averting past outcomes. We...

    Lessons from Georgia
    Mar27

    Lessons from Georgia

    ​KleptoCast 9: Ben Judah talks to Temuri Yakobashvili about Georgia’s successful anti-graft drive, current threats to its achievements, and Georgia’s role in Trump’s world. http://kleptocracyinitiative.org/inc/uploads/2017/03/Temuri-Yakobashvili.mp3 By Nate Sibley Before the Rose Revolution of 2003, Georgia was known as a...

    Russia and Iran’s growing cooperation hints at a new Middle East
    Mar27

    Russia and Iran’s growing cooperation hints at a new Middle East

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, will meet for the eighth time in four years from March 27 to 29. According to the Tehran Times, both sides are “preparing more than ten documents for signing” on various economic and political issues. The meeting, set in Moscow, highlights the debate surrounding the...

    Russian state TV in absurd denial over thousand-strong protests, mass arrests
    Mar27

    Russian state TV in absurd denial over thousand-strong protests, mass arrests

    State-controlled media in Russia proved considerably easier to control than the tens of thousands of citizens on March 26 who joined anti-corruption protests called by Alexei Navalny, despite the likelihood of arrests and gratuitous violence from OMON riot police and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s own ‘National Guard’ personal...

    Editor’s note: Russia Direct stops updating its website
    Mar26

    Editor’s note: Russia Direct stops updating its website

    Editor’s note: Russia Direct stops updating its websiteRussia Direct has stopped updating its website following the failure of negotiations between an independent party to take over Russia Direct from its owner, Russian newspaper Rossisykaya GazetaRussia Direct has stopped updating its website following the failure of negotiations between...

    Editor’s note: Russia Direct stops updating its website
    Mar26

    Editor’s note: Russia Direct stops updating its website

    Editor’s note: Russia Direct stops updating its websiteRussia Direct has stopped updating its website following the failure of negotiations between an independent party to take over Russia Direct from its owner, Russian newspaper Rossisykaya GazetaRussia Direct has stopped updating its website following the failure of negotiations between...

    The Eurovision Song Contest Is a Perfect Showcase for Ukraine’s Talent and Warmth
    Mar26

    The Eurovision Song Contest Is a Perfect Showcase for Ukraine’s Talent and Warmth

    O.Torvald is the fourteenth Ukrainian act to appear in the Eurovision song contest. The country joined the family in 2003 and won the competition a year later with Ruslana’s Wild Dances. In 2007, Verka Serduchka came second with Dancing Lasha Tumbai. In 2008, the performer’s success was repeated by Ani Lorak, who sang Shady lady. In...

    EU must reinstate sanctions after Belarusian dictator’s violent crushing of Freedom Day protests
    Mar26

    EU must reinstate sanctions after Belarusian dictator’s violent crushing of Freedom Day protests

    If the Belarusian authorities hoped to prevent their crushing of Freedom Day protests being monitored by detaining 57 international observers, they should have used less gratuitous violence against both the monitors and hundreds of other peaceful protesters …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Balkan Gambit: Part 2. The Montenegro Zugzwang
    Mar25

    Balkan Gambit: Part 2. The Montenegro Zugzwang

    In Part 1 of this investigation, Bellingcat and Insider reported on Russia’s intervention in the parliamentary elections in Republika Srpska in October 2014. In Part 2, we investigate the evidence for a possible Russian involvment in the alleged attempted coup following the parliamentary elections in October 2016 in Montenegro. Montenegro,...

    Ukrainian Agribusiness — a Jewel in a Crown
    Mar25

    Ukrainian Agribusiness — a Jewel in a Crown

    Ukraine’s favourable geographical location; it’s extremely fertile black soil; decent infrastructure and relatively cheap labour force make the country’s agribusiness sector highly competitive. A lot has been achieved in the country over the past 25 years to enable Ukraine to live up to its status as the “breadbasket of Europe”...

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