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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Thus Votes South Ossetia: A Referendum the Kremlin Would Prefer to Ignore
    Apr29

    Thus Votes South Ossetia: A Referendum the Kremlin Would Prefer to Ignore

    Russia / Europe Anatoly Bibilov has become the new de-facto president of South Ossetia — a Russia-backed separatist enclave in the Caucasus that most national governments still recognise as a region of Georgia. Speaking to the BBC before his inauguration, Bibilov declared himself “one hundred percent sure” that South Ossetia will become part of...

    The Fight Against Corruption in Europe’s Emerging Economies
    Apr29

    The Fight Against Corruption in Europe’s Emerging Economies

    In some countries, when their leaders have egregiously over-stepped their authority to shield themselves from accountability, citizens have taken to the streets with some success. Corruption and impunity ignite public protest. Anger against corruption sparked the Arab Spring, it also forced Ukraine’s former president Victor Yanukovych to...

    Ukraine’s Pro-change Atmosphere Says “Welcome!”
    Apr29

    Ukraine’s Pro-change Atmosphere Says “Welcome!”

    I have been to Ukraine quite a few times but I don’t think I will ever forget my visit to Kyiv in November 2013. Not that it was special for me in any way, but it did mark the end of the pre-Maidan Ukraine. The events that unfurled only about ten days after I left to return to London, resulted first in President Yanukovich’s escape to...

    Russia Tries to Influence Le Pen to Repeal Sanctions
    Apr29

    Russia Tries to Influence Le Pen to Repeal Sanctions

    Sanctioned Russian officials try to lobby Le Pen to Lift sanctions Leonid Slutsky and Marine Le Pen. Image posted by Slutsky on Facebook In late March, Marine Le Pen visited Russia, where she had meetings with Vladimir Putin, the Chairman of the Russian Duma Vyacheslav Volodin and Leonid Slutsky’s Committee on International Affairs. Volodin...

    Watch List Findings: April 29, 2017
    Apr29

    Watch List Findings: April 29, 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...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: April 28, 2017
    Apr28

    Kleptocracy Weekly: April 28, 2017

    KI’s popular “KleptoCast” podcast series is now on iTunes. Listen to previous episodes, and more coming soon! United States The heads of the House Oversight Committee say Michael Flynn likely broke the law when he failed to declare foreign payments from Russia and Turkey. (Daily Beast) A firm co-founded by Trump’s original campaign...

    Globalisation Needs to Work, Not Only for the Few but for the Most and in Demonstrable Ways
    Apr28

    Globalisation Needs to Work, Not Only for the Few but for the Most and in Demonstrable Ways

    Building a green economy is a new trend, now, for every country. But still, many countries are concerned about environmental limitations that can slow down the economic growth. The emerging Europe countries are now entering a period of slower growth. Despite the fact that the income gap with Western Europe countries has become narrower, not...

    Russia Unveils New Bill to Transform Crimea Into Tax Haven
    Apr28

    Russia Unveils New Bill to Transform Crimea Into Tax Haven

    The Moscow Times. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Kleptocracy Daily: April 28, 2017
    Apr28

    Kleptocracy Daily: April 28, 2017

    KI’s popular “KleptoCast” podcast series is now on iTunes. Listen to previous episodes, and more coming soon! News A firm co-founded by Trump’s original campaign manager appears to have been pitching clients around the world by offering not only policy and political advice, but also face time with President Trump, VP Pence and senior...

    Cheap at Half the Price: Why UN Peacekeeping is Good Value for Money
    Apr28

    Cheap at Half the Price: Why UN Peacekeeping is Good Value for Money

    US President Donald Trump is threatening to cut his country’s contribution to the UN peacekeeping budget. But this could end up being the more expensive option in the long run. Download the article (PDF)In 2016, the US provided over 28% of the UN peacekeeping budget – more than double the amount provided by any other country. Yet in his...

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