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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    A Baltic Test for European Arms Control
    Feb15

    A Baltic Test for European Arms Control

    Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in early 2014, its political and military relations with the West have deteriorated sharply. To head off the risk of an arms race or military confrontation, both sides must urgently agree to reciprocal measures to limit military capabilities and engage in arms control, beginning in the Baltics....

    When the Alarm Sounds, Hunker in the Bunker
    Feb15

    When the Alarm Sounds, Hunker in the Bunker

    Does the revival of bunkermania in Russia and America herald a new Cold War? …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    China and Russia: an Eastern partnership in the making?
    Feb15

    China and Russia: an Eastern partnership in the making?

    This Chaillot Paper, co-authored by Michal Makocki and Nicu Popescu, sets out to evaluate the scope and the actual implementation of the ‘pivot to the East’ announced by Moscow in the wake of its confrontation with the West over Ukraine. In particular, the study dwells on the ‘pivot within the pivot’ represented by Russia-China...

    Tatar leader: ‘Crimea will be free’
    Feb15

    Tatar leader: ‘Crimea will be free’

    It is only through repression and fear that occupying regimes can stay in power, Crimean Tatar leader, and former Soviet dissident Mustafa Dzhemilew, told Euractiv Poland. …read more Source:...

    Kremlin denies French election meddling, Macron camp renews charges
    Feb15

    Kremlin denies French election meddling, Macron camp renews charges

    The Kremlin yesterday (14 February) denied that it was behind media and internet attacks on the campaign of French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron, though his camp renewed the charges against Russian media and a group of hackers operating in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Poisoned Putin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza: “What can I do if someone wants to kill me?”
    Feb15

    Poisoned Putin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza: “What can I do if someone wants to kill me?”

    Interview given by the Russian opposition activist in October 2016 …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group

    Defence denied Crimean Tatar leader on trial for saying Russia must leave Crimea
    Feb15

    Defence denied Crimean Tatar leader on trial for saying Russia must leave Crimea

    In a move as unexpected as it is lawless, Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov has been deprived of his defence lawyer Nikolai Polozov. The Crimean Supreme Court under Russian occupation rejected Polozov’s appeal against a ruling allowing Polozov to be interrogated as a ‘witness’ in Umerov’s case. A …read more Source: Kharkiv...

    Another Rights Activist ‘Deported’ from Russian-occupied Crimea
    Feb15

    Another Rights Activist ‘Deported’ from Russian-occupied Crimea

    Russia is increasingly using citizenship as one of its weapons against dissent and civic activism in occupied Crimea. It has claimed that imprisoned Crimean filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and civic activist Oleksandr Kolchenko ‘automatically’ became Russian citizens as its excuse for not returning the two Ukrainian political prisoners, yet uses...

    Reflection: Sebastian Gorka – Medieval or Modern?
    Feb14

    Reflection: Sebastian Gorka – Medieval or Modern?

    Photo by Sebastian Gorka via Wikipedia‘s Wikimedia Commons. Three factors led to Russia’s defeat and any outside actor will have to deal with these factors should they wish to drastically change the Afghan reality in a lasting way. To change Afghanistan, an outside power must do the following: install a national leader who is a Pashtun but...

    Past Troubles Belie the Opportunities for Investment
    Feb14

    Past Troubles Belie the Opportunities for Investment

    Entirely by chance, in 2006, I ended up controlling a small bank in Lviv, Ukraine, and I have been doing it ever since. I must admit, a lot has happened in the last decade. First, it was a story of optimism, following the 2004 Orange Revolution but after the financial crisis in 2008-2009, it has mostly been a tale of damage control and survival....

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