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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia-US Relations in 2017
    Jan30

    Russia-US Relations in 2017

    By Jacob L. Shapiro On Sat Jan. 28, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone. The White House said in a statement afterwards that the conversation was a “significant start to improving the relationship between the United States and Russia,” and that the two sides hoped to move forward quickly in tackling...

    A Two-State Solution? Just Not According to the Clinton Parameters
    Jan30

    A Two-State Solution? Just Not According to the Clinton Parameters

    UN map of Israel via Wikimedia CommonsBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 401 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: With the start of a new era in the White House, Israel must let go of the two-state solution as defined by the Clinton Parameters. It is time for a reassessment of Rabin’s approach, which stressed the importance of the preservation and...

    Donald Trump should ask Putin’s Ukrainian hostages how torture ‘works’
    Jan30

    Donald Trump should ask Putin’s Ukrainian hostages how torture ‘works’

    US President Donald Trump’s assertion in a recent interview that torture ‘works’ was shocking for several reasons, but it was also wrong. Most people, subjected to enough pain, will provide any answer to stop the torture. This is precisely why Russia’s FSB has systematically used such methods to imprison Ukrainian hostages....

    Ukrainian court sabotages fight about judicial corruption
    Jan30

    Ukrainian court sabotages fight about judicial corruption

    The National Anti-Corruption Bureau [NABU] has reacted with anger after a court rejected its application to have a Kyiv judge caught taking a huge bribe remanded in custody. The agency pulls no punches, calling the move sabotage and rejecting the court’s attempt to hide behind a dubious ‘statement’ issued recently by the High Council...

    Igor Kotelyanets: On my brother Yevhen Panov & other political prisoners
    Jan30

    Igor Kotelyanets: On my brother Yevhen Panov & other political prisoners

    Address to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Natalie Jaresko dicusses her time as Finance Minister of Ukraine with Harvard’s Future of Diplomacy Project
    Jan29

    Natalie Jaresko dicusses her time as Finance Minister of Ukraine with Harvard’s Future of Diplomacy Project

    Dec 21, 2016Natalie Jaresko (MPP ’89), former Finance Minister of Ukraine, returned to Harvard on October 31st, 2016 to take part in the Future of Diplomacy Project’s international speaker series. In a public seminar moderated by Faculty Director Nicholas Burns, Jaresko, who currently serves as chairwoman of the Aspen Institute Kyiv,...

    Georgian Splits and Struggles
    Jan27

    Georgian Splits and Struggles

    In Gore Vidal’s stage play turned film, “The Best Man,” President Art Hockstader says, “Power is not a toy we give to good children. It is a weapon. And the strong man takes it and uses it.” The struggles of Georgia’s enduring political rivals to acquire and to hold power, whether it is former President Misha Saakashvili and his...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine’s Defense Complex Performed Efficiently in 2016
    Jan27

    Poroshenko: Ukraine’s Defense Complex Performed Efficiently in 2016

    Ukraine. OFFICIAL STATEMENT. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: January 27, 2017
    Jan27

    Kleptocracy Weekly: January 27, 2017

    Fueling Kleptocracy: Transparency in the Extractives Industry: Nate Sibley on how an imminent move to repeal a law requiring U.S. oil, gas, and mining firms to report payments to foreign governments would play into the hands of kleptocrats. Practicing and Prosecuting Foreign Corruption: Casey Michel talks to Steve Levine about the Foreign Corrupt...

    America’s Russian Problem
    Jan27

    America’s Russian Problem

    Russian-American relations over the past several years have taken on some of the most familiar aspects of the Cold War. The conventional wisdom is extremely one-side, concluding that Russian President Vladimir Putin is entirely responsible for the setback as a result of his actions in Georgia, Crimea, Ukraine and Syria, and that the Russian...

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