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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    OSCE Monitors reject Russian Foreign Minister’s Lies about Donbas escalation
    Feb13

    OSCE Monitors reject Russian Foreign Minister’s Lies about Donbas escalation

    The problem with fighting fake news from Russia is that it often comes from top officials in Moscow like Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister. Lavrov’s latest distortion of the facts came in an interview given to Izvestia on Feb 10, and was refuted that same day, though that, of course, was ignored by the Russian media which repeated his...

    Russia invents ‘terrorism’ and fights children in occupied Crimea
    Feb13

    Russia invents ‘terrorism’ and fights children in occupied Crimea

    It is a year since the multiple armed searches of at least 11 homes in Russian-occupied Crimea and arrests of four men, including a human rights activist monitoring rights abuses under occupation. The four men remain imprisoned, facing absurd charges, and in at least one case, their children have been terrorized by the FSB. …read more...

    A Roadmap for Reform in Ukraine and a Promise of EU Support
    Feb12

    A Roadmap for Reform in Ukraine and a Promise of EU Support

    In December 2016, the European Council reconfirmed its commitment to international law and the territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as the conclusion of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, including the establishment of a deep and comprehensive free trade area. Ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement in all 28 EU member states...

    Europe’s Breadbasket Offers Opportunities for Investment and Diversification
    Feb12

    Europe’s Breadbasket Offers Opportunities for Investment and Diversification

    Ukraine is known as Europe’s breadbasket and has close to a third of all the arable land area in the whole EU: some 34 million hectares. 70 per cent of that land is highly fertile black soil with a depth of up to six metres deep. Elena Voloshina, country representative of the International Finance Corporation in Ukraine, spoke to Andrew...

    Steps to Stability Marred by a Failure to Attract FDI
    Feb11

    Steps to Stability Marred by a Failure to Attract FDI

    Recent statements by the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) give the impression that Ukraine is making significant steps toward stabilisation and normalisation. There has been much praise for the administration of Petro Poroshenko, especially for the nationalisation of the heavily indebted PrivatBank, and recognition...

    Watch List Findings: Feb. 11, 2017
    Feb11

    Watch List Findings: Feb. 11, 2017

    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 email 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 curious case of a Russian blogger that shook the post-Soviet space
    Feb11

    The curious case of a Russian blogger that shook the post-Soviet space

    The curious case of a Russian blogger that shook the post-Soviet spaceThe case of Aleksandr Lapshin, a travel blogger based in Moscow with dual Russian-Israeli citizenship, shows how the barriers that were established as a result of the 1991 Soviet break-up create new possibilities for conflictThe case of Aleksandr Lapshin, a travel blogger based...

    It’s Time For Trump To Call Ukraine’s ‘Pro-Russian Rebels’ What They Are: Russian Invaders
    Feb10

    It’s Time For Trump To Call Ukraine’s ‘Pro-Russian Rebels’ What They Are: Russian Invaders

    Image credit: istockAnalysis and Commentaryvia ForbesDonald Trump’s interview with FoxNews’ Bill O’Reilly during the halftime at Sunday’s Super Bowl has been ridiculed as the ramblings of an uninformed President. …read more Source: Hoover...

    Scoring Ukraine in ‘Freedom in the World’
    Feb10

    Scoring Ukraine in ‘Freedom in the World’

    Scoring Ukraine in ‘Freedom in the World’February 10, 2017The release of Freedom House’s annual Freedom in the World report last week generated considerable debate about the findings for Ukraine, in the dialogue below, Arch Puddington, Distinguished Fellow for Democracy Studies, answers questions about Ukraine’s standing in...

    US Joint Special Operations Command and the War On Terror – A Sharper Edge?
    Feb10

    US Joint Special Operations Command and the War On Terror – A Sharper Edge?

    US Special Forces have always been part of military operations. But how has their role evolved since 9/11? And what might the future hold for special operations under President Donald Trump? Download the article (PDF)On 28 January, US armed forces suffered their first casualties of the Trump administration as Chief Petty Office William Owens was...

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