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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Ukraine: The curse of geopolitics
    Oct22

    Ukraine: The curse of geopolitics

    The conflict in Ukraine over the Donbass region lumbers on, generally unnoticed unless there is a spike in the violence, as was the case earlier this year with Avdiivka. While this is clearly a battle over the future status of the Donbass region in the east and there is a genuine will amongst the separatist leaders for independence, the...

    The Czech elections are on the verge of common sense
    Oct22

    The Czech elections are on the verge of common sense

    President Miloš Zeman’s statement in the Palace of Europe regarding annexation of Crimea, triggered a violent reaction not only in Ukraine but also in the Czech Republic. This statement was condemned both by Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaorálek. Czech representatives in the European Parliament urged the...

    Watch List Findings: Oct. 21, 2017
    Oct21

    Watch List Findings: Oct. 21, 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 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...

    Kleptocracy Weekly | October 20, 2017 | Top news and features on globalized corruption
    Oct20

    Kleptocracy Weekly | October 20, 2017 | Top news and features on globalized corruption

    ​ China: Xi Jinping opened the 19th CCP Congress with a three-and-a-half hour speech promising a “new era” for China as a “global power.” He set out “a vision of total control – with the party guiding not only the economy and the Internet but culture, religion and morals, writes Simon Denyer. (WaPo) Xi cited the “virus” of corruption as the...

    Ukraine Returns to the Fold
    Oct20

    Ukraine Returns to the Fold

    Oleksandr Danylyuk, Ukraine’s minister of finance, Francis Malige, managing director, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, EBRD, and Ivan Mikloš, chief economic advisor to the prime minister of Ukraine and chairman of the Strategic Advisory Group for Support of Ukrainian Reforms, tell Emerging Europe what progress Ukraine’s economy has...

    New MH17 Photograph Geolocated to Donetsk
    Oct20

    New MH17 Photograph Geolocated to Donetsk

    On October 19, 2017, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), the Dutch-led criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) over Ukraine, published a new photograph Buk 332, the Russian Buk missile launcher that downed MH17 on July 17, 2014. Buk 332, previously identified by Bellingcat as ‘Buk 3×2,’ is an...

    The Saakashvili case: politicians kill the law (updated)
    Oct20

    The Saakashvili case: politicians kill the law (updated)

    A great deal has been said by many about the stripping of Mikheil Saakashvi’s Ukrainian citizenship by the decree of President Petro Poroshenko on July 25 and his scandal-filled return to Ukraine on September 10. Nonetheless, I would like to draw attention to certain details which have not been discussed and which seem important....

    Moldova’s Future: East, West, or Somewhere in the Middle?
    Oct20

    Moldova’s Future: East, West, or Somewhere in the Middle?

    Moldova, located — although often described as “sandwiched” — between Romania and Ukraine, faces a crossroads. It aspires both to be a part of Europe within the EU’s Eastern Partnership, yet feels pressure from Russia and instability due to the Russia-backed separatist area of Transnistria on Moldova’s border with Ukraine. As one of...

    New Russian TV Series Follows ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Hero’ Trotsky
    Oct20

    New Russian TV Series Follows ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Hero’ Trotsky

    Show’s co-director claims the wild-eyed Bolshevik was the true father of the 1917 Revolution. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Ukraine Moves to Strip Lawmakers of Immunity
    Oct20

    Ukraine Moves to Strip Lawmakers of Immunity

    Parliament also passes landmark health care reform in move critics say will hurt the poor. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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