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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Critically ill Crimean Tatar political prisoner denied hospitalization
    Apr30

    Critically ill Crimean Tatar political prisoner denied hospitalization

    Without immediate hospitalization, Uzair Abdullaev’s life is in danger, yet the Russian-controlled SIZO prison staff in Simferopol are simply injecting him with antibiotics that only fleetingly reduce his temperature …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukrainian-Belarusian journalist seized in Belarus could face 6-year sentence
    Apr30

    Ukrainian-Belarusian journalist seized in Belarus could face 6-year sentence

    38-year-old Dzmitry Halko was arrested on 22 April on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border and is facing charges of ‘attacking a police officer’, with many assuming the arrest to be in fact linked with his role in Belarusian Partisan and other independent Belarusian publications. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Watch List Findings: April 28, 2018
    Apr28

    Watch List Findings: April 28, 2018

    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...

    The “European Approach” to Fighting Disinformation: Lessons for the United States
    Apr27

    The “European Approach” to Fighting Disinformation: Lessons for the United States

    The European Commission published a communication on April 26 to the European Council and Parliament outlining the “European Approach” to combatting disinformation. The Commission’s report was the result of a several month process including consultations with citizens, stakeholders, and experts. The document focuses on four key principles:...

    Fake News, Moldova-Style
    Apr27

    Fake News, Moldova-Style

    An article last month alleged that the EU was planning to destroy Romanian vineyards, and that the Moldovan ones would be next. From Ziarul de Garda. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Cyber-security [What Think Tanks are thinking]
    Apr27

    Cyber-security [What Think Tanks are thinking]

    Written by Marcin Grajewski, © NicoElNino / Fotolia Cyber-security can be defined as the protection of computer systems and mobile devices from theft and damage to their hardware, software or information, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. Cyber-crime and cyber-attacks have become a growing threat to...

    Ukrainian Bloggers Launch Bitcoin-Funded Political Party
    Apr27

    Ukrainian Bloggers Launch Bitcoin-Funded Political Party

    The self-proclaimed, right-wing liberal party supports changes to land sale and gun laws, and the legalization of same-sex marriage, casinos, cannabis, and prostitution. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Why April 27 in 1994 marked a point of no return for South Africa
    Apr27

    Why April 27 in 1994 marked a point of no return for South Africa

    Freedom day marks the first time all South Africans cast their vote for a democratic government ShutterstockEvery year most states celebrate something special. Their independence day, monarch’s birthday (Thailand, Japan, Oman or the Netherlands), patron saint day (Ireland), beginning of a revolution (Iran, France or Egypt) or their...

    Armenia: Why Has Vladimir Putin Not Intervened So Far and Will He?
    Apr27

    Armenia: Why Has Vladimir Putin Not Intervened So Far and Will He?

    Apr 24, 2018The resignation of Armenia’s Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan after more than a week of mass protests in Russia’s backyard begs the question: Why has Moscow not intervened so far? The fist-pumping demonstrators bring to mind “color revolutions” in the post-Soviet neighborhood that the Kremlin seems to abhor, like the ones in...

    After the Ball is Over, After the Break of Morn: What to Expect From the New Era of Xi Jinping
    Apr27

    After the Ball is Over, After the Break of Morn: What to Expect From the New Era of Xi Jinping

    Amendments to the Chinese constitution in the wake of the recent Party Congress and National People’s Congress reveal eight policy areas on which the Chinese Communist Party, under its leader Xi Jinping, is expected to be active. The West had best be ready. 20180427_newsbrief_vol.38_no.3_parton_web.pdfThe procession from the October Party...

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