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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    US/Russia rivalry takes the stage
    Oct20

    US/Russia rivalry takes the stage

    Recent developments in the US Presidential race should put to rest any lingering doubt that one nation’s information warfare capabilities can fundamentally affect the politics of another. At the third US presidential debate in Las Vegas, Hillary Clinton accused the Russian government of aiding her opponent, both directly and indirectly...

    Sanctions off the table as EU holds ‘strategic discussion’ on Russia
    Oct20

    Sanctions off the table as EU holds ‘strategic discussion’ on Russia

    European Union leaders will review the whole range of their “selective” cooperation with Moscow – including on the Syria conflict – when they meet in Brussels today (20 October). Expanding EU sanctions on Moscow is off the table at this stage. …read more Source:...

    Progress over Ukraine war at Berlin summit with Putin
    Oct20

    Progress over Ukraine war at Berlin summit with Putin

    Moscow and Kiev agreed Wednesday (19 October) to end a deadlock on the conflict in eastern Ukraine by the end of November, Ukraine’s president said, after a four-way summit in Berlin with the leaders of France and Germany. …read more Source:...

    Don’t count on the Russians backing down this time
    Oct20

    Don’t count on the Russians backing down this time

    Happily, Russia and the US seem to have pulled back from some of the bitterness, outrage and disappointment that set the tone between them 10 days ago. But the stakes in Syria remain incredibly high. There’s a real danger that both sides, which had appeared to be on the verge of pragmatically composing their differences, could stumble into...

    Only KGB Generals Stand between Putin and Absolute Power
    Oct19

    Only KGB Generals Stand between Putin and Absolute Power

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin rules supreme. On September 18, his United Russia party won its largest-ever majority—enough to change the constitution—in the parliamentary elections. He seems to be running circles around the West in both Ukraine and Syria.Yet, Russia’s stability must not be overestimated. Last year, retail sales...

    America’s Russia Policy Has Failed
    Oct19

    America’s Russia Policy Has Failed

    By any number of measures, Washington’s Russia policy has failed. While ostensibly suffering from diplomatic and economic isolation under a U.S.-led international sanctions regime, Moscow has succeeded in challenging a wide range of American interests, most notably in Ukraine, Syria, and cyberspace. Coming up with a new approach on Russia...

    Why Ukraine’s New Ultranationalist Party Will Not Last
    Oct19

    Why Ukraine’s New Ultranationalist Party Will Not Last

    On October 14, the Azov Battalion—Ukraine’s controversial ultranationalist paramilitary group that has been fighting in the Donbas as part of the National Guard—entered the political fray. Registered as a political party under the name National Corps, the new party proposes an ambitious military and nationalist agenda, including a...

    A Normandy Summit of Ulterior Motives
    Oct19

    A Normandy Summit of Ulterior Motives

    Photo courtesy of Kremlin.ru At shortest-possible notice, the leaders of Ukraine and Russia, France and Germany meet in Berlin this Wednesday (19 October) to discuss the war in Eastern Ukraine. This gathering in the so-called Normandy format, at summit level and announced only a day ago, suggests great urgency. However, there has been neither a...

    A guide to the Sakharov Prize (2016)
    Oct19

    A guide to the Sakharov Prize (2016)

    fotolia / ibreakstock Find out more on the procedure related to the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought and how its nominees are chosen. Each year the European Parliament awards the Sakharov to honour individuals or organisations for their efforts on behalf of human rights and fundamental freedoms. This prize was set up in...

    How NatWest bank became a player in the new propaganda war between Russia and the West
    Oct19

    How NatWest bank became a player in the new propaganda war between Russia and the West

    The recent decision of the National Westminster Bank to freeze the UK accounts of Russian international broadcaster RT sparked a furious row, with talk of Kremlin disinformation pitted against accusations of British suppression of free speech. It’s the latest blow in a propaganda war that has raged between Russia and the West since before...

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