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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Good news in an era of fake news: the public is becoming wiser about how the media works
    Mar02

    Good news in an era of fake news: the public is becoming wiser about how the media works

    ‘Believe me’ is one of Donald Trump’s most often-used catchphrases. Evan El-Amin/ShutterstockStorytelling is a key part of human culture. Where politics and power are concerned, stories become something not only to be told, but to be shaped and influenced – so that, in many cases, they are used to mislead or deceive. Recent...

    The Kuril Islands and Russia’s Pacific Interests
    Mar02

    The Kuril Islands and Russia’s Pacific Interests

    By Laurenz Gehrke and Allison Fedirka Russian and Japanese officials are preparing for March 14 talks in Tokyo to discuss the economic development of the Kuril Islands. Territorial claims over the archipelago have been a subject of dispute between Russia and Japan since the 19th century. The islands have remained under Russia’s control...

    The Illusion of Military Victory in Syria
    Mar02

    The Illusion of Military Victory in Syria

    This week, Russia again used its veto to protect Syria from UN Security Council chemical weapons sanctions. While Russia’s involvement in Aleppo has emboldened Bashar al-Assad, Putin’s agreement with Turkey over a border buffer zone calls into question the viability of the Syrian regime. Last December the men, women and children of...

    Rights groups call for EU action in defence of democracy in Poland
    Mar02

    Rights groups call for EU action in defence of democracy in Poland

    Polish and international human rights organizations have signed an open letter requesting the European Commission to launch the third stage of the rule of law procedure, which would mean the triggering of the measures under Article 7 of Treaty of the European Union. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Not the Right Way to Bring Yanukovych to Trial
    Mar02

    Not the Right Way to Bring Yanukovych to Trial

    The Kremlin is well known for pulling former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych out of hiding for its own purposes. Now Ukraine’s leaders have been accused of using Yanukovych as an excuse to push legislation that may have dangerous repercussions for Ukraine’s justice system—while not necessarily bringing Yanukovych and his cronies...

    43% of Russians feel proud of Russia’s annexation of Crimea
    Mar02

    43% of Russians feel proud of Russia’s annexation of Crimea

    Russians are united only in pride at the Soviet Union’s victory in the Second World War over 70 years ago, according to a survey by the renowned Levada Centre. The survey is, however, telling also in what it does not ask and in the framing of the questions, with this particularly applying to the one question about Crimea. …read more...

    The next century: Realpolitik vs. liberalism
    Mar01

    The next century: Realpolitik vs. liberalism

    The next century: Realpolitik vs. liberalismSqueezed between networked citizens and assertive non-state actors, states will have to balance between liberalism and realpolitik to adjust to the new geopolitical reality of the 21st centurySqueezed between networked citizens and assertive non-state actors, states will have to balance between...

    The next century: Realpolitik vs. liberalism
    Mar01

    The next century: Realpolitik vs. liberalism

    The next century: Realpolitik vs. liberalismSqueezed between networked citizens and assertive non-state actors, states will have to balance between liberalism and realpolitik to adjust to the new geopolitical reality of the 21st centurySqueezed between networked citizens and assertive non-state actors, states will have to balance between...

    Anti-corruption Efforts Are the Starting Point for Further Reforms
    Mar01

    Anti-corruption Efforts Are the Starting Point for Further Reforms

    The fight against corruption is one of the key reforms in Ukraine during the past three years since the Revolution of Dignity. However, despite all the steps that have been taken, the results are still far from what citizens, business and the international community would expect. In the World Corruption Perception’s Index 2016 (CPI) Ukraine...

    Information Space in the Feudal Mode
    Mar01

    Information Space in the Feudal Mode

    Posted by eOne Films, October 26, 2012. Synopsis of a Different Kind of Script Putin’s mission: sustain feudalism in service to political absolutism and reap the benefits of sustained conflicts and, eventually, subjugated and taxed populations. KGB method: Reflexive Control via the indirect channeling of terrorism to promote the...

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