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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Ukraine concerned at wavering support from Europe
    Sep20

    Ukraine concerned at wavering support from Europe

    Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister in charge of EU relations is worried that European support for her country is weakening. But the slow pace of reform and persistent corruption have discouraged the West. EurActiv France reports. …read more Source:...

    KGB 2.0? Report says Kremlin plan afoot for major Security-Service Shakeup
    Sep20

    KGB 2.0? Report says Kremlin plan afoot for major Security-Service Shakeup

    Russia plans to create a super security agency called the Ministry of State Security (MGB), the name once given to Josef Stalin’s Soviet spy apparatus before it was renamed the KGB after his death, Kommersant newspaper reports. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Separatists of the world unite in Moscow while Russia steps up repression of Crimean Tatars
    Sep20

    Separatists of the world unite in Moscow while Russia steps up repression of Crimean Tatars

    The Kremlin is funding a second separatist jamboree in Moscow on Sept 25. The event which purports to unite “parties and movements advocating for self-determination”, and which Russian embassies tout as in defence of minorities, will be held 4 days before the Supreme Court appeal against Russia’s criminalization of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis,...

    High stakes at high-level week for UN secretary-general hopefuls
    Sep20

    High stakes at high-level week for UN secretary-general hopefuls

    Nine candidates are still in the running for UN secretary-general (SG) as the UN general debate kicks off this week, the so-called ‘high-level week’ that may be a make or break moment for many of their candidacies. This critical lobbying opportunity comes after several twists in the race over the past couple weeks, setting the stage...

    Putin as Uncle Joe: Morals and Public Perception in U.S.-Russia Relations
    Sep20

    Putin as Uncle Joe: Morals and Public Perception in U.S.-Russia Relations

    History shows how little moral principles define U.S. perception of Soviet and Russian leaders. September 19, 2016 By Dmitry V. Shlapentokh Whether or not Donald Trump will be elected, his candidacy has already caused a heated discussion unlike any before in American political history. Critics state that Trump’s ideas, including those...

    The Geo-economic Challenges of the Eurasian Space
    Sep20

    The Geo-economic Challenges of the Eurasian Space

    The crisis in Ukraine has focused attention on military power as the main driver of events in the region. Yet, a number of geo-economic projects—proposed new pipelines and transport corridors—have the potential to dramatically reshape the politics and balances of the Eurasian space. What opportunities do they present, and how do the current...

    Ukraine’s Consolidation and What It Means for the West
    Sep19

    Ukraine’s Consolidation and What It Means for the West

    Maintaining pressure on Kyiv to deliver meaningful reforms while convincing the Kremlin to engage seriously in diplomacy is the challenge for Western policymakers. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    Ten Things the New US Ambassador to Ukraine Should Do
    Sep19

    Ten Things the New US Ambassador to Ukraine Should Do

    On August 18, Marie L. Yovanovitch became the US Ambassador to Ukraine. Yovanovitch is not new to the country; she served as the deputy chief of mission in Kyiv—the second in command—under Ambassadors Carlos Pascual and John Herbst months before the Orange Revolution erupted. She spent the bulk of her career working in the Eurasia region, with...

    Memo to the West: Reject Russia’s Illegal Duma Elections
    Sep19

    Memo to the West: Reject Russia’s Illegal Duma Elections

    On September 18, Russians went to the polls to elect 450 members of parliament. The big news is that Vladimir Putin’s United Russia performed surprisingly well, taking approximately 54 percent of the vote. But the underreported news is this: Russians elected four MPs from occupied Ukrainian Crimea, which is illegal and grossly violates...

    Do Not Give Up on Russian Democracy
    Sep19

    Do Not Give Up on Russian Democracy

    Transatlantic TakeTo no one’s surprise, Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Russia came nowhere close to challenging President Vladimir Putin’s regime. His United Russia party remains utterly dominant, and the only three other parties in the Duma will be the co-opted “systemic” opposition parties, such the Communists. The...

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