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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Ukraine’s General Prosecutor’s Office must stand up to political pressure
    Jan19

    Ukraine’s General Prosecutor’s Office must stand up to political pressure

    Allegations that Ukraine’s General Prosecutor’s Office abuses its power and has helped an alleged criminal keep stolen assets show much more must be done to clean up this important institution if the country is to effectively combat systemic corruption and put an end to an ugly legacy of theft by public officials and other elites. The...

    Ceasefire for the sake of war
    Jan19

    Ceasefire for the sake of war

    Security On December 30, 2016, shortly after the bloody assault on eastern Aleppo, a nationwide ceasefire was established between the Assadites and the opposition. Russia and Turkey are guarantors of the truce. Conflict resolution talks due to be held in late January 2017 in Astana were announced on the same day. Russia, Turkey and Iran will all...

    Australia-NATO Cooperation and Trump
    Jan19

    Australia-NATO Cooperation and Trump

    The closing months of 2016 provided ample fodder for sceptics of the future of NATO, as well as critics of the Australian relationship with the Atlantic alliance. The questions about NATO come at a time of unstable global security, amid ongoing tensions with Russia and the uncertainty of the Trump presidency. What does this mean for Australian...

    Putin, Merkel and Hollande discuss Ukraine, Syria
    Jan19

    Putin, Merkel and Hollande discuss Ukraine, Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed peacemaking efforts in Ukraine and Syria during a conference call yesterday (18 January), a Kremlin statement said. …read more Source:...

    How Far Will Putin Dare to Go in 2017?
    Jan19

    How Far Will Putin Dare to Go in 2017?

    From Brexit to Trump, 2016 was the year fake news became headline news. In Ukraine, however, it was old news. Ukrainians are living through the third winter of an ongoing hybrid war with Russia, a conflict driven to a remarkable degree by fake news. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukraine’s High Council of Justice fights back against measures to combat judicial corruption
    Jan19

    Ukraine’s High Council of Justice fights back against measures to combat judicial corruption

    Corrupt judges can breathe a sigh of relief. An amendment to Ukraine’s Constitution restricting judges’ immunity from arrest in cases where they have been caught committing an offence has been deftly ‘readjusted’ by the High Council of Justice …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russia wants to discredit Minsk Agreement to get sanctions removed without leaving Donbas
    Jan19

    Russia wants to discredit Minsk Agreement to get sanctions removed without leaving Donbas

    The Kremlin-backed militants in Donbas keep coming up with new huge lists of people whose release they demand in exchange for Ukrainian soldiers and civilians held hostage. Some of the people are completely unknown, while others have committed murders or other grave crimes with no connection to the war in Donbas …read more Source: Kharkiv...

    The Kremlin’s difficult balancing act in preserving the political status quo
    Jan19

    The Kremlin’s difficult balancing act in preserving the political status quo

    The Kremlin’s difficult balancing act in preserving the political status quoWith presidential elections looming on the horizon, the Kremlin faces difficult choices about how to preserve social and economic stability without overreaching its authorityWith presidential elections looming on the horizon, the Kremlin faces difficult choices...

    From Obama to Trump: Is Cold War really averted?
    Jan19

    From Obama to Trump: Is Cold War really averted?

    From Obama to Trump: Is Cold War really averted?The Trump administration has a unique opportunity to change the American foreign policy debate about Russia and move beyond the outdated policy of containmentThe Trump administration has a unique opportunity to change the American foreign policy debate about Russia and move beyond the outdated...

    Kleptocracy Daily: January 18, 2016
    Jan18

    Kleptocracy Daily: January 18, 2016

    The Other Immigration Crisis: KI’s Belinda Li examines how kleptocrats abuse the EB-5 visa program to gain U.S. citizenship and launder stolen cash, and talks to Seto Bagdoyan of the Government Accountability Office about closing the loopholes. News An aide to Donald Trump discussed joint investments with a Russian firm under U.S. sanctions...

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