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    Russia deploys armed police to stop Crimean Tatar remembrance gathering
    Aug21

    Russia deploys armed police to stop Crimean Tatar remembrance gathering

    In typically heavy-handed measures on August 20, armed and often masked enforcement officers prevented an entirely peaceful gathering dedicated to the thirtieth anniversary of protests in Moscow that showed how well-organized and courageous Crimean Tatars could be in upholding their right to live in their homeland, and first truly alerted the...

    Russia again flouts European Court to hide Crimean Tatar political prisoner Ruslan Zeytullaev
    Aug21

    Russia again flouts European Court to hide Crimean Tatar political prisoner Ruslan Zeytullaev

    Ruslan Zeytullaev has, fortunately, ended the hunger strike declared in protest at his increased sentence and the persecution of the Crimean Tatar people, but for a worrying reason. The 31-year-old Crimean Tatar, whose release has been demanded by European bodies as well as human rights NGO’s is being sent thousands of kilometres from his...

    Erdoğan’s Turkey: A Step Closer to the Orient
    Aug20

    Erdoğan’s Turkey: A Step Closer to the Orient

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, photo via Office of the President of RussiaBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 564, August 20, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Despite Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s charisma as a politician, he has failed to promote stability in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East due to his maximalist ideas. Erdoğan’s negligent...

    A Spark in the Dark – Scottish Limited Partnerships and the UK Government’s Faltering Transparency Initiative
    Aug20

    A Spark in the Dark – Scottish Limited Partnerships and the UK Government’s Faltering Transparency Initiative

    The government recently announced new legislation to reveal the beneficial owners of Scottish Limited eartnerships. But this has done little to shed light on the people controlling them. In June 2017, Bellingcat and Transparency International published a joint-report into Scottish Limited Partnerships (“SLPs”) and their increasing rise in...

    Cowardly final brutality as Russia releases jailed 76-year-old Crimean Tatar Server Karametov
    Aug20

    Cowardly final brutality as Russia releases jailed 76-year-old Crimean Tatar Server Karametov

    Server Karametov, the frail, seriously ill, and courageous pensioner whom a court in Russian-occupied Crimea jailed for peaceful protest, was released on Saturday evening after 10 days’ imprisonment. It had seemed that the occupation regime could sink no lower, yet it found a way. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Three risks and three scenarios for Ukraine
    Aug19

    Three risks and three scenarios for Ukraine

    Between 2014 and 2017, Ukraine’s leadership failed to transform the country’s old post-Soviet Russia oligarchic system into a European and Western-style democracy. The transformation is inefficient and slow, and this entails risk, writes Roman Rukomeda. …read more Source:...

    Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that’s unlikely
    Aug19

    Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that’s unlikely

    Niocr25/ShutterstockVladimir Putin’s power in Russia can often look unassailable. However much Western media might champion potential opponents, the president maintains a tight grip, and it’s easy to see why. Any successor to Putin who was not a puppet would very likely seek to establish their anti-corruption credentials and...

    Watch List Findings: Aug. 19, 2017
    Aug19

    Watch List Findings: Aug. 19, 2017

    What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will...

    Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that’s unlikely
    Aug19

    Little prospect of regime change in Russia short of a popular uprising – and that’s unlikely

    Niocr25/ShutterstockVladimir Putin’s power in Russia can often look unassailable. However much Western media might champion potential opponents, the president maintains a tight grip, and it’s easy to see why. Any successor to Putin who was not a puppet would very likely seek to establish their anti-corruption credentials and...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: August 14-18
    Aug19

    Kleptocracy Weekly: August 14-18

    ICYMI: KI’s Peter Podkopaev and Natalie Duffy examine Russia’s road corruption for Foreign Affairs magazine. Hudson Institute is looking for interns to assist with research projects on Russia and Eastern Europe. U.S. Paul Manafort partnered on an $850 million New York real-estate deal with an ally of Vladimir Putin and a Ukrainian...

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