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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Ukrainian human rights activist & journalist detained as SBU revenge for criticism?
    Apr17

    Ukrainian human rights activist & journalist detained as SBU revenge for criticism?

    Oleksiy Svyetikov was detained at a checkpoint near Sloviansk on 29 March because his name had been placed on a list of ‘illegal armed bands’. Oleksiy Svyetikov was detained at a checkpoint near Sloviansk on 29 March after his name inexplicably appeared on the ‘List of illegal armed bands’ drawn up in connection with the...

    Russia seeks secret trial of tortured Ukrainian accused of Crimea ‘sabotage plot’
    Apr17

    Russia seeks secret trial of tortured Ukrainian accused of Crimea ‘sabotage plot’

    ‘Secret documents’ have been cited in Russian-occupied Crimea to justify holding the trial of Yevhen Panov behind closed doors. Since no secret material was ever mentioned to either Panov, or his lawyer, this may well simply be the latest attempt to conceal the lack of any substance to the charges against the Ukrainian …read more...

    Watch List: April 16, 2018
    Apr16

    Watch List: April 16, 2018

    The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance. Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our...

    FTAC: Brief Comment: Optics on Frenemies Moscow and Washington
    Apr16

    FTAC: Brief Comment: Optics on Frenemies Moscow and Washington

    ” . . . they are making a show to other countries . . . “ True. The action taken to forestall additional Chemical Weapons (CW) attacks was conducted as a deliberate and open demonstration of capability (imho) and not as one blow among others launched without warning in the chaos and fury of combat. Russo-American cooperation in “optics” has been...

    Sergiy Vakarin demonstrated new space technologies during the Space Week in Ukraine
    Apr16

    Sergiy Vakarin demonstrated new space technologies during the Space Week in Ukraine

    Photo by Boris Godlevsky UkraineIS held several events within the framework of the Odyssey Foundation’s Space Week in Ukraine. At the opening of the Space Week in Kyiv’s iHUB on April 11, Sergiy Vakarin and Alex Planida demonstrated SecureIO projects (Augmented reality and Cyber​security) that were already featured in EU countries....

    In Ukraine a life sentence is for life even when you’re innocent
    Apr16

    In Ukraine a life sentence is for life even when you’re innocent

    An important European Court of Human Rights ruling has prompted Ukrainian human rights groups to demand a Constitutional Court review of the current lack of real mechanisms for releasing people sentenced to life imprisonment. The move is particularly important given strong grounds in very many cases for believing that life prisoners are either...

    Russian tanks entering Ukraine that the OSCE is mandated to miss
    Apr16

    Russian tanks entering Ukraine that the OSCE is mandated to miss

    Russia has spent four years denying responsibility for the tanks and huge arsenal of weapons provided to Kremlin-controlled militants in Donbas, and using OSCE observers to purportedly back this denial. While this is not the observers’ fault, the vast expanse of border area physically beyond their scope, as well as the clamps placed on what...

    Why Russians are not unique
    Apr15

    Why Russians are not unique

    Society For a long time, the idea of a “mysterious Russian soul” was perceived in the West, especially among lovers of classic Russian literature, if not with delight, then with a certain amount of benign curiosity and fascination. Russians themselves were also pleased to consider themselves special, different from others with their...

    The Strategic Goals of a Restored Russia
    Apr15

    The Strategic Goals of a Restored Russia

    The Lubyanka building (former KGB headquarters) in Moscow, photo via Wikimedia CommonsBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 796, April 15, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Soviet “deep state” survived the disintegration of the Soviet Union. It is back with a vengeance. The Soviet Union was not vanquished by the West in the Cold War. It simply...

    Despite His Victory, Putin’s Problems Will Grow
    Apr15

    Despite His Victory, Putin’s Problems Will Grow

    Vladimir Putin, image by Jedimentat44 at Flickr CCBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 795, April 15, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: On March 18, Russia elected Vladimir Putin for a fourth presidential term, making his rule the longest since Joseph Stalin’s. But this next term will be a new experience for both Putin and the Russian people. In terms...

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