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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Western Sanctions: Helping the Russian Leadership Ride Out Recession
    Mar10

    Western Sanctions: Helping the Russian Leadership Ride Out Recession

    10 March 2017Recently, talk of an end to sanctions has been linked with Donald Trump, but some crucial European advocates of continuing them are about to face elections. So who would actually benefit most from relaxing the sanctions regime? Professor Philip Hanson OBE Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme Measuring caviar at Russian Sea...

    Water Filtration Plants and Risks of a Chlorine Mass-Casualty Event in Donetsk
    Mar10

    Water Filtration Plants and Risks of a Chlorine Mass-Casualty Event in Donetsk

    Over the last two months, increased shelling in and around industrial sites north of Donetsk in the Ukraine have, apart from the direct civilian casualties costs, posed huge public health and environmental risks. Apart from the wider environmental impacts caused by targeting industrial sites, on several occasions, Russia-backed forces have hit...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: March 10, 2017
    Mar10

    Kleptocracy Weekly: March 10, 2017

    U.S. The U.S. Treasury Department announced a $100 million settlement with Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation for breaching Iran sanctions. Trump should reconsider his stance on the mining transparency law, which has eliminated a critical anti-corruption rule that improved transparency in the opaque natural resources sector. (FT)...

    Ukraine: ICRC president alarmed at deteriorating conditions for civilians on the front line
    Mar10

    Ukraine: ICRC president alarmed at deteriorating conditions for civilians on the front line

    News release | The president of the ICRC, Peter Maurer, has concluded a five-day visit to Ukraine. …read more Source: International Committee of the Red...

    Germany’s Gabriel, in Moscow, warns of risk of new arms race
    Mar10

    Germany’s Gabriel, in Moscow, warns of risk of new arms race

    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel yesterday (9 March) warned about the danger of a new arms race spiral with Russia and called on all sides to work to end the violence in eastern Ukraine as a first step towards broader disarmament efforts. …read more Source:...

    US suspicion of Russia: Witch hunt or legitimate distrust?
    Mar10

    US suspicion of Russia: Witch hunt or legitimate distrust?

    US suspicion of Russia: Witch hunt or legitimate distrust?Debates: Russia Direct interviewed a number of experts to find out to what extent the suspicion surrounding U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak is legitimate and justifiedDebates: Russia Direct interviewed a number of experts to find out to what extent...

    Courthouse Drama: Jailing Of Ukraine Tax Chief Could Signal Watershed In Fight Against ’Corrupt Untouchables’
    Mar10

    Courthouse Drama: Jailing Of Ukraine Tax Chief Could Signal Watershed In Fight Against ’Corrupt Untouchables’

    A ruling by a Kyiv district court to place Ukraine’s top tax official under arrest pending trial on embezzlement charges is being heralded as a landmark win for the country’s independent anticorruption agency and civil society as a whole in its uphill battle against entrenched graft. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    Russia’s lawyer doesn’t deny Russian missile downed MH17, only that it’s terrorism
    Mar10

    Russia’s lawyer doesn’t deny Russian missile downed MH17, only that it’s terrorism

    If, as Russia claims, it is fully implementing its obligations under two international agreements – not financing terrorism and not discriminating against Crimean Tatars and ethnic Ukrainians in occupied Crimea, is it fighting Ukraine’s attempt to secure provisional measures which demand only such implementation? …read more Source:...

    New Report on Armenia and Influence Buying Rocks Council of Europe
    Mar09

    New Report on Armenia and Influence Buying Rocks Council of Europe

    “For several years, a network of non-governmental organizations and its connections within the Council of Europe has led a merciless propaganda campaign against Azerbaijan to benefit Armenia.” This is the opening to an explosive report on Armenia, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Azerbaijan, and the occupied territory...

    What Russia Really Wants (And Got) From Trump
    Mar09

    What Russia Really Wants (And Got) From Trump

    (Photo: Mike Maguire / Flickr) It has all the hallmarks of a compelling thriller. A U.S. president willing to put his reputation on the line in the interests of peace and prosperity prepares to reach out to Russia. The Kremlin shows some cautious interest. But before the president can propose anything substantial, his opponents do everything...

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