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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Ukraine and Canada: A History of Settlement and a Future for Investment
    Mar20

    Ukraine and Canada: A History of Settlement and a Future for Investment

    I have been in Ukraine since October 2014; I arrived soon after the Revolution of Dignity began. The revolution created both a strong desire for reform and a call for social justice, but at the same time it also led to the occupation of Crimea and the beginning of the Russian-backed aggression of Donbas. As a result, Ukraine has needed to deal...

    Belarus crackdown: more than 200 arrested or detained in two weeks
    Mar20

    Belarus crackdown: more than 200 arrested or detained in two weeks

    One year after the EU lifted sanctions against Belarus, the government is resorting to harsh and violent repression to break the most massive protests seen since December 2010 …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukrainians say Putin must go & Donbas be freed for normalized relations with Russia
    Mar20

    Ukrainians say Putin must go & Donbas be freed for normalized relations with Russia

    Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military engagement in eastern Ukraine have taken their toll on Ukrainians’ attitude to relations between the two countries. According to a recent study, only 49% believe that a normalization of relations is possible in the distant future, while a mere one in ten believes a swift improvement is...

    Russia orchestrates fast-track trial to imprison pro-Ukrainian activist in Crimea
    Mar20

    Russia orchestrates fast-track trial to imprison pro-Ukrainian activist in Crimea

    The trial in Russian-occupied Crimea has begun of Volodymyr Balukh, a Ukrainian from North Crimea whose latest arrest came just a week after he nailed a plaque to his home in honour of activists slain during Euromaidan. The case has reached the court with suspicious speed given that the only thing that is entirely clear-cut is the political...

    Russia’s Role as an Arms Exporter: The Strategic and Economic Importance of Arms Exports for Russia
    Mar20

    Russia’s Role as an Arms Exporter: The Strategic and Economic Importance of Arms Exports for Russia

    Project: Russia and Eurasia Programme, Russia’s Domestic Politics, Russian Foreign Policy20 March 2017 Dr Richard Connolly Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme Cecilie SendstadResearch Manager, Cost Analysis Research Programme, Department of Analysis, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) Russian arms producers must adapt...

    Can social media, loud and inclusive, fix world politics?
    Mar20

    Can social media, loud and inclusive, fix world politics?

    _The Conversation Global’s new series, Politics in the Age of Social Media, examines how governments around the world rely on digital tools to exercise power. Privacy is no longer a social norm, said Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2010, as social media took a leap to bring more private information into the public domain. But what does...

    Children with Machine Guns & Russian Flags vs Voices in Shame & Protest at Russia’s Crimea Landgrab
    Mar19

    Children with Machine Guns & Russian Flags vs Voices in Shame & Protest at Russia’s Crimea Landgrab

    A performance with children dancing about with machine guns was one of the most shocking parts of the state-organized festivities in Russian-occupied Crimea for the 3rd anniversary of Russia’s annexation. Others marked the anniversary with opposition and shame …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Ukraine Can Learn from Poland’s Economic History
    Mar18

    Ukraine Can Learn from Poland’s Economic History

    In 1990, GDP per capita in Poland and Ukraine was roughly the same and amounted to some $1,600. By the end of 2016, Polish GDP grew to $12,700. In 2013, GDP per capita in Ukraine equalled $4,200 but the recent recession has caused it to fall again, to some $2,000. Leszek Balcerowicz is a former Polish deputy prime minister, and he is known for...

    Sirin Software: A Ukrainian Firm Conquering Global Markets
    Mar18

    Sirin Software: A Ukrainian Firm Conquering Global Markets

    Sirin Software started in March 2014, and has grown quickly. The company now employs 30 IT specialists. In 2016, it merged with another firm in order to expand its service portfolio. Alexander Nikitenko, CEO of Sirin Software, spoke to Jerry Cameron about how the company was started, the firm’s presence in the US as well as its future...

    Ukrainian Venture Investment Market Is Immature and Needs Growth
    Mar18

    Ukrainian Venture Investment Market Is Immature and Needs Growth

    The Ukrainian market for venture investment and business innovation has been actively and systematically developing since 2005. That is earlier than in most European countries. Despite the fact that it has seen significant growth, however, it still has not formed a self-sufficient ecosystem. Why? Of course, the main reason is the economy. In the...

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